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# Austerity
Honohan: The government's budgetary policy makes sense
The Irish Central Bank governor has said that the ‘steady course’ the government charted and stuck to has been key to restoring lender credibility.
# Budget 2014
'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore
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.
# Budget 2014
Ruairí Quinn: 'The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion'
The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?
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?
# cso stats
Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.
# Disability Services
HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget
The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.
# 2013 lockout
Three thousand sign up to 'lock the Government out of the Dáil'
A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.
# Budget 2014
Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan
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.
Column: Pre-Budget politics - lies, damned lies and a gullible public
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.
# Budget 2014
Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.
# Austerity
SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to 'Americanisation of Europe'
Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.
# Cutbacks
Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession
Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.
# Austerity
Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity
The association said that if the government succeeds in creating more jobs, more harsh cuts should not be needed.
# Austerity
Gilmore: No need to do more than necessary to meet deficit target
The Tánaiste said that it is important not to put the country’s recovery at risk.
# Austerity
'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today
The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about the rain, the rain, and more of the rain…
# Budget 2014
Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity
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.
# Budget 2014
Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
“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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.
# Austerity
'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief
Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.
# Deficit Target
No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach
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”.
# confrontation
Rabbitte confronted by protestors in Dublin city centre pub
The Communications Minister was followed into by anti-austerity protestors before gardaí intervened earlier this evening.
# Greece
Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote
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.
# Greek Protests
Greece readies itself for another general strike
Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.
Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
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
Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says
The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.
Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.
# Budget 2014
How much does it cost you to send your child to school?
Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.
# Dublin
200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges
The letter was handed in by people from the Jail the Bankers protest that took place this evening in Dublin city centre.
Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types
Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.
# aldi ski suits
8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession
We’re up all night to get Bucky.
# austerity measure
Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas 'tuck shop' closes
The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.
# Your Say
Poll: Should protesters demonstrate outside politicians' homes?
Abortion and austerity protests have been held outside TDs’ family homes in recent weeks.
# Architecture
Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer
Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.
Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax
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
Irish journalists plan protest over shutdown of Greek broadcaster
The solidarity demonstration coincides with a 24-hour general strike in Greece – the country’s third this year.
# shut down
This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air
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.
Column: Ireland should implement 'equality budgeting' to protect society's most vulnerable
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.