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# Cuts

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The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates
Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.
No extra 4% bonus for 'exceptional' Irish Water workers
Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.
'Budget 2015 needs to give struggling families the peace and security they're entitled to'
An alliance of charities are calling for cuts to be reversed before tax breaks are introduced.
Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won't be necessary - Howlin
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
The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.
Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government
Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.
Industrial action threatened as Irish Rail plans to go ahead with pay cuts
The Transport Minister encouraged all employees to “reflect very carefully on the implications if Irish Rail is unable to secure its viability”.
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
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.
Irish Rail staff to have their say on proposed cuts
The result of a SIPTU ballot is expected to be known on 11 July.
Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.
Michael Noonan will do 'whatever it takes' to reach deficit targets
The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015
Warning of future nursing homes crisis if 'action isn't taken now'
Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.
Bausch & Lomb express 'gratitude' to workers for voting in favour of cost cutting measures
The company said it was always their preference to keep the plant open and promised to invest in the plant.
Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measures
SIPTU staff voted in favour of the measures. TEEU members will vote tomorrow.
Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.
Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years
This week is National Carers Week.
Schools are campaigning against new plans for reviews of special needs assistants
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.
Bausch and Lomb staff receive letter stating redundancies are the "reality of the state of business"
The company, which is the biggest in Waterford, is seeking up to 200 redundancies.
Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they've made it their union's "primary goal"
As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.
Poll: Should pay cuts in the civil service be reversed?
Unions are calling for pay rises ahead of tax cuts for the general public.
Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?
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'
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.
Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
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.
HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year
The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.
New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity
Community Platform who represent 30 leading Irish national organisations said it’s time for politicians to stand up for struggling families and communities.
30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction
The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.
Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.
Catholic marriage service ACCORD to cut staff
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.
HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC
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.
'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.
Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety
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.
Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.
Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide
The company said the cuts will be mainly in administrative and support roles in its 112,000-strong workforce.
Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it's 'mean and cruel'
A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…
Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
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.
Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health
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
The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.
Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'
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’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.