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#Austerity

# austerity - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 15th 2014, 11:03 PM 19,214 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans
# Stability Programme Update
# Stability Programme Update

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Apr 15th 2014, 6:03 PM 8,365 Views 41 Comments

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Apr 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,474 Views 100 Comments

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report
# Budget
# Budget

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Apr 15th 2014, 8:25 AM 5,306 Views 51 Comments

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

# austerity - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence
# Clashes
# Clashes

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence

Apr 13th 2014, 10:40 AM 6,252 Views 44 Comments

One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.

# austerity - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
# Troika
# Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Mar 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 134 Views 50 Comments

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# austerity - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The Socialist Party is changing its name
# Water Tax
# Water Tax

The Socialist Party is changing its name

Mar 11th 2014, 12:57 PM 12,959 Views 94 Comments

It wants to highlight the water tax issue with the name “Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party”.

# austerity - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?
# Facing The Music
# Facing The Music

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 98 Views 11 Comments

Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.

# austerity - Friday 7 March, 2014

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009
# Debt
# Debt

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009

Mar 7th 2014, 10:31 PM 6,159 Views 15 Comments

Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance
# Accounting
# Accounting

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance

Mar 7th 2014, 7:00 PM 17,724 Views 86 Comments

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.

# austerity - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress
# Austerity
# Austerity

Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress

Mar 6th 2014, 9:47 PM 36,438 Views 283 Comments

Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.

# austerity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party
# Austerity
# Austerity

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

Feb 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 115 Views 84 Comments

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

# austerity - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity
# Recession Aftermath
# Recession Aftermath

New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity

Feb 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,234 Views 12 Comments

Community Platform who represent 30 leading Irish national organisations said it’s time for politicians to stand up for struggling families and communities.

# austerity - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?

Feb 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 767 Views 155 Comments

At its core, the newly-registered AAA is asking people to vote for members of our already-established Socialist Party, says Aaron McKenna.

# austerity - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

Feb 12th 2014, 9:21 AM 14,665 Views 100 Comments

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# austerity - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'

Feb 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 10,309 Views 134 Comments

In his address to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis tonight, Gerry Adams hit out at a “toxic political culture” that he claimed was created by the partition of Ireland in the 1920s.

# austerity - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity

Jan 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,400 Views 70 Comments

In the first in our series of interviews with candidates for the European elections, the sitting Labour MEP says she’ll run on her record and complains that the media is partly responsible for her lack of profile.

# austerity - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
# Cuts
# Cuts

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,899 Views 73 Comments

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

# austerity - Monday 30 December, 2013

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro
# Attitudes
# Attitudes

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro

Dec 30th 2013, 2:29 PM 17,731 Views 106 Comments

A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.

# austerity - Friday 27 December, 2013

Hunger strikes and pepper spray - 2013 in protests
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

Hunger strikes and pepper spray - 2013 in protests

Dec 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 7,226 Views 13 Comments

Abortion, flags and cuts cuts cuts – here’s a round-up of what people stood against this past year.

# austerity - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?

Dec 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 86 Views 63 Comments

A report released earlier this week about levels and experiences of racism in Ireland has provided an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in our country, writes James Carr.

# austerity - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?

Nov 26th 2013, 7:37 AM 181 Views 121 Comments

There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.

# austerity - Monday 18 November, 2013

Column: Austerity has exacerbated inequality across our society
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Austerity has exacerbated inequality across our society

Nov 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 74 Views 78 Comments

The well-being of the most vulnerable in society has been completely disregarded in the European Central Bank policy of enforcing debt slavery on peripheral countries like Ireland, writes Rory Hearne.

# austerity - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes

Nov 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 25 Views 106 Comments

From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.

# austerity - Friday 8 November, 2013

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity
# Joseph Stiglitz
# Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity

Nov 8th 2013, 12:32 PM 14,268 Views 116 Comments

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'
# General Practice
# General Practice

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'

Nov 8th 2013, 12:01 PM 6,148 Views 35 Comments

The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.

# austerity - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
# Health Service
# Health Service

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

Nov 5th 2013, 10:14 PM 8,431 Views 18 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time this evening claimed that hospital chief executives have warned of delays in cancer treatment due to budgetary reductions.

# austerity - Sunday 27 October, 2013

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland
# Interview
# Interview

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland

Oct 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,131 Views 23 Comments

Several leaders of large trade unions in the US were in Dublin this week to argue against austerity. They also spoke to TheJournal.ie about the political deadlock in the US.

# austerity - Friday 25 October, 2013

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Oct 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 15,625 Views 74 Comments

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

# austerity - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Oct 12th 2013, 4:09 PM 6,177 Views 62 Comments

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

SIPTU boss "reluctant to predict numbers" ahead of pre-Budget march

Oct 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,486 Views 30 Comments

The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

# austerity - Friday 11 October, 2013

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets

Oct 11th 2013, 1:00 PM 41 Views 88 Comments

Why should the Irish people not have some say with regard to how public resources – their resources – are allocated? Equality budgeting is successful in other jurisdictions, writes Mick Wallce TD.

# austerity - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

Oct 8th 2013, 10:58 PM 77 Views 66 Comments

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd.

# austerity - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008
# Austerity
# Austerity

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:41 AM 4,971 Views 47 Comments

A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.

# austerity - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party
# Greece
# Greece

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

Sep 28th 2013, 10:55 AM 4,994 Views 25 Comments

The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.

# austerity - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Ex-IMF mission chief: 'Ireland needs a new jolt of growth'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Ex-IMF mission chief: 'Ireland needs a new jolt of growth'

Sep 25th 2013, 9:08 AM 5,115 Views 52 Comments

Ashoka Mody has spoken out against austerity once again ahead of the October budget.

# austerity - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest
# Lockout 2013
# Lockout 2013

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest

Sep 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 6,361 Views 78 Comments

Protesters have gathered outside Leinster House since 5am this morning to protest against austerity.

# austerity - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
# Austerity
# Austerity

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Sep 17th 2013, 1:55 PM 5,536 Views 82 Comments

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

# austerity - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s
# Cautionary Tale
# Cautionary Tale

Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s

Sep 12th 2013, 9:16 AM 6,698 Views 56 Comments

A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.

# austerity - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
# Austerity
# Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Sep 11th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,959 Views 46 Comments

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.