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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Austerity

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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
Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.
Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?
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
Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.
Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence
One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.
Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
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.
The Socialist Party is changing its name
It wants to highlight the water tax issue with the name “Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party”.
Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?
Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.
A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009
Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.
Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.
Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress
Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.
Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party
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.
New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity
Community Platform who represent 30 leading Irish national organisations said it’s time for politicians to stand up for struggling families and communities.
Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?
At its core, the newly-registered AAA is asking people to vote for members of our already-established Socialist Party, says Aaron McKenna.
250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on
But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.
Adams calls for left to unite, says: 'Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make'
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.
Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity
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.
Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.
No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro
A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.
Hunger strikes and pepper spray - 2013 in protests
Abortion, flags and cuts cuts cuts – here’s a round-up of what people stood against this past year.
Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?
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.
Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?
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.
Column: Austerity has exacerbated inequality across our society
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.
Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes
From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.
Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity
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'
The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.
Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
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.
‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland
Several leaders of large trade unions in the US were in Dublin this week to argue against austerity. They also spoke to about the political deadlock in the US.
Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.
Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI
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
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.
Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets
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.
Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump
“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new columnist Damien Kiberd.
Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008
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.
Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party
The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.
Ex-IMF mission chief: 'Ireland needs a new jolt of growth'
Ashoka Mody has spoken out against austerity once again ahead of the October budget.
People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest
Protesters have gathered outside Leinster House since 5am this morning to protest against austerity.
Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
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 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s
A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.
Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.