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#Austerity

# austerity - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Honohan: The government's budgetary policy makes sense
# Austerity
# Austerity

Honohan: The government's budgetary policy makes sense

Sep 10th 2013, 10:12 AM 3,300 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Central Bank governor has said that the ‘steady course’ the government charted and stuck to has been key to restoring lender credibility.

# austerity - Monday 9 September, 2013

'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore

Sep 9th 2013, 5:54 PM 9,551 Views 93 Comments

Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.

# austerity - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'

Sep 8th 2013, 2:01 PM 8,220 Views 42 Comments

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

# austerity - Friday 6 September, 2013

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

Sep 6th 2013, 10:09 AM 8,394 Views 155 Comments

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

# austerity - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
# Cso Stats
# Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

Aug 28th 2013, 2:34 PM 11,048 Views 85 Comments

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# austerity - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

Aug 27th 2013, 10:58 PM 10,732 Views 81 Comments

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'
# 2013 Lockout
# 2013 Lockout

Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'

Aug 27th 2013, 9:29 PM 14,059 Views 128 Comments

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

# austerity - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan

Aug 24th 2013, 7:52 PM 21,608 Views 232 Comments

The Minister for Finance says he won’t comment specifically on Budget 2014 proposals, but has given three reasons why he doesn’t think a wealth tax is possible.

# austerity - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public

Aug 13th 2013, 8:45 PM 29 Views 66 Comments

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

# austerity - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Aug 7th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,000 Views 46 Comments

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

# austerity - Friday 2 August, 2013

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'
# Austerity
# Austerity

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:03 PM 10,077 Views 153 Comments

Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.

# austerity - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession

Aug 1st 2013, 2:05 PM 10,315 Views 75 Comments

Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.

# austerity - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity
# Austerity
# Austerity

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity

Jul 30th 2013, 10:23 AM 4,378 Views 20 Comments

The association said that if the government succeeds in creating more jobs, more harsh cuts should not be needed.

# austerity - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Gilmore: No need to do more than necessary to meet deficit target
# Austerity
# Austerity

Gilmore: No need to do more than necessary to meet deficit target

Jul 27th 2013, 12:49 PM 4,429 Views 70 Comments

The Tánaiste said that it is important not to put the country’s recovery at risk.

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today
# Austerity
# Austerity

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today

Jul 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,675 Views 63 Comments

The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.

# austerity - Friday 26 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 26th 2013, 10:15 PM 21,805 Views 9 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the rain, the rain, and more of the rain…

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity

Jul 26th 2013, 9:27 PM 5,547 Views 76 Comments

The bank has also cut its forecast for growth of the country’s economy or gross domestic product from 1.2 per cent this year to 0.07 per cent blaming the falls in the export of goods and services.

# austerity - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,899 Views 211 Comments

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# austerity - Monday 22 July, 2013

# austerity - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 21st 2013, 8:00 PM 11,412 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief

Jul 21st 2013, 2:31 PM 6,736 Views 32 Comments

Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.

# austerity - Friday 19 July, 2013

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach
# Deficit Target
# Deficit Target

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach

Jul 19th 2013, 3:26 PM 8,336 Views 108 Comments

That is as long as deficit targets are met and the economy does not deteriorate, but otherwise it “should be the last of the difficult budget”.

# austerity - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Rabbitte confronted by protestors in Dublin city centre pub
# Confrontation
# Confrontation

Rabbitte confronted by protestors in Dublin city centre pub

Jul 17th 2013, 10:18 PM 21,945 Views 90 Comments

The Communications Minister was followed into by anti-austerity protestors before gardaí intervened earlier this evening.

Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote
# Greece
# Greece

Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote

Jul 17th 2013, 6:25 PM 3,447 Views 7 Comments

Under proposed reforms, thousands of civil servants in Greece will have eight months to find new posts or accept those offered to them. Otherwise, they would lose their job.

# austerity - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Greece readies itself for another general strike
# Greek Protests
# Greek Protests

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Jul 16th 2013, 9:36 AM 2,581 Views 10 Comments

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# austerity - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 134 Views 73 Comments

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

# austerity - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says
# Austerity
# Austerity

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

Jul 10th 2013, 7:37 AM 3,799 Views 52 Comments

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# austerity - Monday 8 July, 2013

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
# POCKET MONEY
# POCKET MONEY

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Jul 8th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,052 Views 14 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

# austerity - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Jul 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 10,850 Views 52 Comments

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

# austerity - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges
# Dublin
# Dublin

200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:25 PM 16,339 Views 114 Comments

The letter was handed in by people from the Jail the Bankers protest that took place this evening in Dublin city centre.

# austerity - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types
# Column
# Column

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types

Jul 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 130 Views 36 Comments

Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.

# austerity - Friday 28 June, 2013

8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession
# Aldi Ski Suits
From The Daily Edge
# Aldi Ski Suits

8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession

Jun 28th 2013, 12:58 PM 29,367 Views 58 Comments

We’re up all night to get Bucky.

# austerity - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
# Austerity Measure
# Austerity Measure

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes

Jun 27th 2013, 10:28 AM 9,216 Views 41 Comments

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# austerity - Monday 17 June, 2013

Poll: Should protesters demonstrate outside politicians' homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should protesters demonstrate outside politicians' homes?

Jun 17th 2013, 9:47 AM 21,384 Views 233 Comments

Abortion and austerity protests have been held outside TDs’ family homes in recent weeks.

# austerity - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer
# Architecture
# Architecture

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Jun 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,616 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.

# austerity - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax

Jun 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 82 Views 126 Comments

After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.

# austerity - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Irish journalists plan protest over shutdown of Greek broadcaster
# Austerity
# Austerity

Irish journalists plan protest over shutdown of Greek broadcaster

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,861 Views 29 Comments

The solidarity demonstration coincides with a 24-hour general strike in Greece – the country’s third this year.

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air

Jun 12th 2013, 8:54 AM 15,090 Views 73 Comments

The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.

# austerity - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Ireland should implement 'equality budgeting' to protect society's most vulnerable
# Austerity
# Austerity

Column: Ireland should implement 'equality budgeting' to protect society's most vulnerable

Jun 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 14 Views 50 Comments

While Minister Joan Burton’s criticism of EU-policy is laudable, much can be done domestically to stem inequality and poverty in Ireland, writes Clara Fischer.