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# Cutbacks

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# Cutbacks
Pay cuts on the cards as RTÉ announces cost-saving plans
Details of a voluntary redundancy scheme will be announced in the coming weeks.
# Cutbacks
RFU announces plans to make 139 staff redundant
The English union has suffered significant financial pain because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
# 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.
# Cutbacks
Saracens prepare to tell stars if players must be offloaded
The club’s interim CEO has also said he is not giving any thought to the prospect of relegation.
# will leahy
'Today could be our last': Breakfast presenter addresses widespread RTÉ service and job cuts at start of show
It was announced last night that RTÉ is to cut 200 jobs as part of a major restructuring plan.
# not sorry
Garda Commissioner: 'I'm not apologising for cutting overtime'
Drew Harris said he has a responsibility to show good management of public money.
# Funding
Hundreds of young people may be left without disability service location after leaving school
Money that was allocated for the provision of services now has to be used to rent new premises so there is a place for these services to be provided.
# Cutbacks
Ericsson 'regrets' cuts as more than 100 of its Irish staff lose their jobs
The Swedish company is facing falling sales and tough competition.
# Cutbacks
Donald Trump donates part of salary to National Park Service
Some have branded the move a stunt as the US President has proposed budget cutbacks to the service.
# Cutbacks
Trump's climate plan labelled 'a colossal mistake that defies science'
“Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump’s mind, but nowhere else.”
# 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.
# life on the beat
'HIV tests, regular assaults and identifying bodies': The life of a 22-year old garda
The struggles facing new officers who earn under €24,000 a year.
# Cutbacks
Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts
IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.
# Cutbacks
Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.
# Cutbacks
'She's in agony': Four year old faces months of pain due to dental service cutback
The woman’s mother said she feels completely helpless.
# parade rained on
The PSNI are set to miss the Paddy's Day parade in New York
The six-counties police force has pulled out of the showpiece parade in Manhattan on March 17
# Chief Justice
Ireland's judges are struggling to 'maintain services to which people have a right'
Ireland has the lowest number of judges per capita in Europe.
# still ill
Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'
GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.
# Local Authorities
Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months
The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.
# Cutbacks
Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision
The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.
# Cutbacks
'From scumbag to student': The power of prison education
A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.
# Schools
Warning of "crisis of school leadership" over unsustainable cutbacks
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Princiapls has warned that problems could occur due to the failure to invest in management structures in schools.
# NASRA
Targets for ambulance response times 'impossible' to meet
Cutbacks in the number of personnel and vehicles have caused ‘serious delays’, according to the The National Ambulance Service Representative Association
# The Liberties
'Secret Millionaire' community centre in Dublin's inner city closes down
The St Nicholas of Myra centre in The Liberties in Dublin’s inner city had become a hub for people in the area – but now it faces the same fate as so many community centres.
# Cutbacks
Patients with life threatening conditions on cardiac rehab waiting list for six months
A new survey finds more than 1,800 patients are on the cardiac rehabilitation waiting list for up to six months.
# Cutbacks
Anzhi Makhachkala to sack former Man United assistant... after just 16 days
Rene Meulensteen will reportedly lose his job as part of a major scale down at the big-spending Russian club.
# 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.
# Budget 2014
How much does it cost you to send your child to school?
Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.
Voices
Micheál Martin: Reversing special needs assistants cutbacks is only fair
Even as Education Minister Ruairi Quinn “was doing the right thing on resource hours, he refused to back down on Special Needs Assistants”, writes the FF leader.
# Architecture
Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer
Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.
# Greece
RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending
ERT will cease operations for three months, and is likely to reopen with only a fraction of its current workforce of 2,800.
Voices
Column: Action plans for young people may be laudable - but they're just window-dressing
The Government says it is prioritising young peoples’ mental health while, at the same time, cutting the role of counsellors, writes Gerry Flynn.
# Cuts
200 jobs to go at EBS Building Society
Staff are to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of industrial action after being informed of the cuts.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures?
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that cutbacks will not affect the standard of policing, but are you worried about the closure of 100 garda station?
# Garda
Callinan: Gardaí will not lose contact with community due to cutbacks
Commissioner Callinan said that he is committed to “policing through people and not through buildings or bricks and mortar”.
# garda stations
95 Garda stations to close by end of month
Garda authorities have released a full list of the 95 stations which will close within the next 12 days.
# Spain
Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
# Austerity
Prize Bond prizes to fall as cost of borrowing goes down
The NTMA, which issues prize bonds, has lowered the rate it uses to calculate the overall number of prizes on offer.