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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Austerity

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# Cutbacks
Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.
# Global Recession
'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'
Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.
Voices
Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests
The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.
# harry's last stand
'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95
The veteran’s illness was documented by his son after Smith gathered a huge following on Twitter.
Voices
Opinion: 'The Repeal the 8th campaign should inspire the fight against the housing crisis'
Benjamin Moore writes that the Repeal campaign can be a blueprint for fighting back against the current issues around housing and homelessness.
# we made it
Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over
Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.
# Thessaloniki
Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event
“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”
Voices
Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young
The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.
Voices
Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us?
The new roadmap has to do three things: support the capital, develop the regions, and repair the defective anti-rural, anti-regional gene, writes Kealan Flynn.
# Cutbacks
The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic
Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
# factcheck
FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles
FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.
# Anti-austerity
Portugal is in limbo after a left-wing alliance toppled the government
The conservative minority government was the shortest-lived administration in the country’s history.
# Anti-austerity
Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice
“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”
# Paul Murphy
"Evidence is mounting up" - TD says fundraising ban is another example of political policing
Paul Murphy isn’t being allowed conduct collections in Tallaght.
# Greek tragedy
'This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece'
But some ordinary Greeks support a new bailout as the only option for their country.
# shade
Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter
Ouch.
# feta-compli?
Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow
The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.
Voices
What happens to currencies when they die?
We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?
# Late Late Show
Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout
Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present “credible” reform plans before a deadline of tomorrow night.
Voices
Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw
It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.
# D-Day
Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum
Celebrations are underway in Athens this evening.
# Austerity
Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now
They are braving bad weather as they make their feelings clear over the upcoming referendum.
Voices
Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty
Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.
Voices
Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece
Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.
# tightrope act
Paul Murphy accuses Michael Noonan of 'stabbing the Greek people in the chest'
… and the Irish people in the back.
# 8th amendment
The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.
Voices
The End (of the Euro) is Nigh
With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.
# wrong direction
Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises
The new Greek government is pushing ahead with privatising ports and airports.
# fightback
Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street
Protesters threw smoke bombs and arrests were made.
# Austerity
Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow
He was later released without charge.
Voices
What has it really been like for older people during austerity?
The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.
# old money
Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma
But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.
# making an entrance
Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'
Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.
# Holliers
German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece
It’s becoming a popular tourist destination for Germans.
Voices
Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power
They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.
Voices
What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?
Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.
# no pressure
It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle
The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about Greek debt deals, counting calories and the end of cheap booze.
# so long farewell
Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan
It was already done with a year ago, apparently.
# The change is now
The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too
Thousands were out in support of the new anti-austerity party Podemos.