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# cutbacks - Monday 26 November, 2012

Join’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

# cutbacks - Monday 12 November, 2012

Greece tops agenda for EU finance ministers in Brussels

The Greek parliament agreed a tough cost cutting budget yesterday amid noisy protests in the capital.

# cutbacks - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Lone parent to ‘swap lives’ with senator

Single mother Andrea Galgey and Senator John Gilroy will see how the other side lives for a new project.

# cutbacks - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today

Vote due this evening on Health Minister after Fianna Fáil proposes that Reilly’s performance has in power has resulted “in more chaos” across the health service.

# cutbacks - Monday 3 September, 2012

Gluten-free product allowance cut for coeliacs

Irish Pharmacy Union says HSE introduced cut with immediate effect – and no warning.

# cutbacks - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Detroit fugitive has to hand himself into police twice

A 36-year-old man got into an argument at a party, killing two people – but had difficulty getting police to arrest him.

New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures

Tony O’Brien also says the €130 million in cuts is absolutely vital if the HSE is to ensure it doesn’t run out of money.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# cutbacks - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Jay Leno takes pay cut in bid to save Tonight Show jobs

NBC Universal programme laid off about two dozens workers on Friday in move to cut costs.

# cutbacks - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Union says science education damaged by cutbacks

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland said our pool of highly skilled graduates is at risk of diminishing if the government fails to invest more in education.

# cutbacks - Monday 14 May, 2012

Assembly calls on British and Irish govts to support RTÉ London correspondent

RTÉ recently announced it would close its London office from September 2012.

# cutbacks - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Unemployed "two or three times more likely" to die by suicide - TD

Suicidology organisation’s president and TD does concede that high rate of suicide among unemployed linked to those with psychiatric illness being less likely to have a job.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Poll: Should we close more garda stations to save money? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we close more garda stations to save money?

The Minister for Justice has warned of further closures, but what do you think?

# cutbacks - Monday 26 March, 2012

Small businesses being 'thrown to the wolves' by late payments - ISME

A survey of small businesses found it takes an average of 71 days to receive payment – and ISME is blaming big businesses and government agencies.

# cutbacks - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Column: Why we need career guidance counsellors - and why all the stereotypes are wrong

“The double-jobbing teacher”, “the leaflet pusher” – student guidance counsellor Pamela O’Leary has heard all the stereotypes about her profession but says cuts to the service will hurt vulnerable children most.

# cutbacks - Friday 6 January, 2012

Rural areas to be left without garda patrol cars

In Clare, 8 garda cars have not been replaced after being decomissioned – leaving just 13 cars patrolling the entire county.

# cutbacks - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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RTÉ pull the plug on national basketball finals coverage

The cost involved in airing Euro 2012 and the Olympics has contributed to the coverage being cancelled after 25 years.

# cutbacks - Monday 5 December, 2011

Gardaí warn that station closures 'will change DNA of policing'

31 Garda stations will be closed as part of Budget cutbacks – a move that Gardaí say will destroy the ethos of community policing.

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

# cutbacks - Monday 28 November, 2011

Join's #Budget 2012 virtual panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country on how the Budget impacts them.

# cutbacks - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Money from 'sugar tax' should go to dental schemes, say dentists

Irish Dental Association also highlights the fact that the HSE post of Chief Dental Officer has been lying idle for TEN years.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

RTÉ stars could have salaries cut by 30 per cent

Director General Noel Curran says RTÉ prepared for possibility of some presenters moving to rival broadcasters. We look at what those cuts would do to the top earners’ pay packets…

# cutbacks - Monday 12 September, 2011

Gilmore: ECB official's comments are annoying and unhelpful

An ECB economist suggested Irish public sector pay should be cut. The Tánaiste wasn’t impressed.

# cutbacks - Monday 15 August, 2011

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

# cutbacks - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Thousands expected for anti-austerity march

The Enough Campaign is organising the protest against the EU/IMF programme in Dublin today.

# cutbacks - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

# cutbacks - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report

The Department of Education said that the reduced allocation of special needs teaching hours could be increased in some schools – if demand is less than expected.

# cutbacks - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Almost 2,000 An Post workers will leave by 2015

However, the employees’ union says the reduction in numbers will only be achieved by voluntary leaving.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

# cutbacks - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Reduction in special needs assistants concerns parents

Parents and teacher’s unions have condemned a cap on the number of special needs assistants in schools – as well as reduction is resource hours – saying the move will target the most vulnerable.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: 2,000 jobs to go at AIB, Japan declares the maximum nuclear alert level at Fukushima, and the demise of the Coco Pops mascot?

Cabinet agrees to spending review

The Minister for Public Expenditure said that he wanted spending changes to be made early in the life of the government, so ministers did not become “captured” by their departments.

# cutbacks - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Budget 2011 hits ministerial planes, (cranes) and automobiles

Pooling the Mercs and dropping the Learjet: the Government find themselves transported to a new era of getting around.

First Budget 2011 cutback: Is Brian Lenihan wearing last year's tie? Budget11 This post contains images

First Budget 2011 cutback: Is Brian Lenihan wearing last year's tie?

Today’s dark blue tie with light stripes looks very similar to the one he donned to present Budget 2010.