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# cuts - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates
# Transparency
# Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Nov 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 11,011 Views 19 Comments

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# cuts - Thursday 30 October, 2014

No extra 4% bonus for 'exceptional' Irish Water workers
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

No extra 4% bonus for 'exceptional' Irish Water workers

Oct 30th 2014, 1:30 PM 11,419 Views 67 Comments

Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.

# cuts - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'

Sep 24th 2014, 6:15 AM 4,927 Views 10 Comments

An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.

# cuts - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:19 PM 10,124 Views 53 Comments

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015
# Not Payback Time
# Not Payback Time

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:53 PM 8,228 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.

# cuts - Friday 22 August, 2014

Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government
# Cuts
# Cuts

Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government

Aug 22nd 2014, 10:14 AM 6,901 Views 23 Comments

Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.

# cuts - Friday 18 July, 2014

Industrial action threatened as Irish Rail plans to go ahead with pay cuts
# Possible Disruptions Ahead
# Possible Disruptions Ahead

Industrial action threatened as Irish Rail plans to go ahead with pay cuts

Jul 18th 2014, 1:18 PM 7,387 Views 28 Comments

The Transport Minister encouraged all employees to “reflect very carefully on the implications if Irish Rail is unable to secure its viability”.

# cuts - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 162 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# cuts - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts
# Ballot
# Ballot

Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts

Jul 6th 2014, 1:09 PM 8,035 Views 34 Comments

The result of a SIPTU ballot is expected to be known on 11 July.

# cuts - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
# PNA
# PNA

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work

Jun 25th 2014, 9:51 PM 6,926 Views 4 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.

# cuts - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets

Jun 19th 2014, 9:56 PM 7,053 Views 24 Comments

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

# cuts - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Warning of future nursing homes crisis if 'action isn't taken now'
# Growing Population
# Growing Population

Warning of future nursing homes crisis if 'action isn't taken now'

Jun 18th 2014, 10:41 PM 7,713 Views 11 Comments

Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.

# cuts - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures
# Waterford
# Waterford

Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures

Jun 17th 2014, 11:23 PM 7,161 Views 22 Comments

The company said it was always their preference to keep the plant open and promised to invest in the plant.

# cuts - Monday 16 June, 2014

Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measures
# Waterford
# Waterford

Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measures

Jun 16th 2014, 10:53 PM 13,787 Views 33 Comments

SIPTU staff voted in favour of the measures. TEEU members will vote tomorrow.

# cuts - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
# NBRU
# NBRU

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'

Jun 14th 2014, 4:45 PM 7,107 Views 39 Comments

However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.

# cuts - Monday 9 June, 2014

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years
# Support
# Support

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years

Jun 9th 2014, 6:38 PM 6,384 Views 7 Comments

This week is National Carers Week.

# cuts - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants
# We Care Do You
# We Care Do You

Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants

Jun 1st 2014, 8:45 AM 9,360 Views 41 Comments

A circular by the Department of Education outlines new guidelines that would see children with special needs subjected to reviews to keep their SNA supports.

# cuts - Friday 30 May, 2014

Bausch and Lomb staff receive letter stating redundancies are the "reality of the state of business"
# Cuts
# Cuts

Bausch and Lomb staff receive letter stating redundancies are the "reality of the state of business"

May 30th 2014, 10:27 PM 18,785 Views 55 Comments

The company, which is the biggest in Waterford, is seeking up to 200 redundancies.

# cuts - Friday 9 May, 2014

Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"
# Money Back
# Money Back

Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"

May 9th 2014, 8:02 PM 16,949 Views 88 Comments

As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.

# cuts - Friday 25 April, 2014

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?

Apr 25th 2014, 9:12 AM 19,382 Views 186 Comments

Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.

# cuts - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Apr 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,465 Views 100 Comments

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'
# Not Welcome
# Not Welcome

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid 'giving him a platform for spin'

Apr 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,113 Views 68 Comments

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

# cuts - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
# Troika
# Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Mar 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 123 Views 50 Comments

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.

# cuts - Sunday 9 March, 2014

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year
# Tighten Up
# Tighten Up

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

Mar 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 17,127 Views 71 Comments

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

# cuts - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity
# Recession Aftermath
# Recession Aftermath

New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity

Feb 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,188 Views 12 Comments

Community Platform who represent 30 leading Irish national organisations said it’s time for politicians to stand up for struggling families and communities.

# cuts - Sunday 9 February, 2014

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction
# Banking
# Banking

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

Feb 9th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,275 Views 42 Comments

The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.

# cuts - Thursday 9 January, 2014

# cuts - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
# Cuts
# Cuts

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,865 Views 73 Comments

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

# cuts - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Catholic marriage service ACCORD to cut staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

Catholic marriage service ACCORD to cut staff

Dec 19th 2013, 10:04 PM 10,592 Views 156 Comments

ACCORD says the amount of money it has had no choice but to cut staff after the amount of State funding it receives was cut.

# cuts - Monday 2 December, 2013

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

Dec 2nd 2013, 7:09 PM 12,112 Views 84 Comments

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.

# cuts - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'
# Older People
# Older People

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'

Nov 17th 2013, 1:41 PM 6,333 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# cuts - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
# Health Service
# Health Service

Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety

Nov 5th 2013, 10:14 PM 8,418 Views 18 Comments

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.

# cuts - Friday 25 October, 2013

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts

Oct 25th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,398 Views 88 Comments

The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.

Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide

Oct 25th 2013, 8:52 AM 5,071 Views 23 Comments

The company said the cuts will be mainly in administrative and support roles in its 112,000-strong workforce.

# cuts - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'
# Social Welfare Bill
# Social Welfare Bill

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'

Oct 24th 2013, 1:49 PM 7,151 Views 61 Comments

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

# cuts - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19,452 Views 219 Comments

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

# cuts - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Oct 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 67 Views 123 Comments

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts
# Grey Power
# Grey Power

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

Oct 19th 2013, 8:35 AM 10,058 Views 96 Comments

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# cuts - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'
# Bereavement Grant
# Bereavement Grant

Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'

Oct 15th 2013, 9:30 PM 10,362 Views 66 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened
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Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened