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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Cuts

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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.
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?
Gardaí expected to withdraw from Croke Park talks
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.
Hogan responds to outcry over plans to abolish town councils
The Minister said that councils would be given more powers – even though there would be fewer councillors.
UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today
The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.
Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries
December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.
National plan to save €721 million published by HSE
The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.
Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"
Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.
General Practice in Ireland at "breaking point", says IMO
The Irish Medical Organisation said that budget cuts ‘could end the capacity to introduce universal GP care’.
Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs
Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.
Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
TSSA to ballot for industrial action for Bus Eireann workers
Bus Eireann has decided to introduce a range of cost-cutting measures, including cutting overtime, shift, premium and rota payments.
Labour senator James Heffernan resigns party whip
The Labour Party spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Heffernan has resigned the whip.
Further education sector to be damaged by budget cuts
In a letter to a Sinn Féin TD, one teacher said the government have no understanding of how further education works.
Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government
The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.
Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government
Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.
Department to cut over 3,200 jobs next year in health service
In a report the department said this is a key requirement of the new implementation of the Croke Park Agreement.
Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?
The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?
Association of Garda Sergeants 'heard about cuts at same time as media'
Willie Gleeson from the Association said that despite requesting meetings with the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner, they only found out about the cuts yesterday.
Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts
Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?
Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies
The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.
Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"
Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.
Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments
Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.
Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget
The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.
Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs and scale back global operations
The jobs will be cut in a move to boost efficiency, as Citi focuses on 150 cities worldwide that have the highest growth potential in consumer banking.
Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.
Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.
Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers
The Justice Minister also said he is unable to say when recruitment will recommence despite the high numbers expected to retire this year.
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.
In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access
Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.
Irish nurses and midwives to march against health cuts
The INMO is calling on its members to protest on Saturday against further cuts in health services in Ireland.
Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled
Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.
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.
Health Minister urged to 'come clean over secret plan for more cuts'
Billy Kelleher has called the prospect of downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital “extremely worrying” and asked James Reilly to immediately clarify plans for the facility.
Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.
Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid
Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.
Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts
The HSE is planning to cut around 450,000 home help hours between now and December – but demonstrators say the cuts need to be reversed.
Falling donations results in €1.5m shortfall for Barnardos
A new director’s report shows income from donations fell to €6.8 million from €7.4 million the previous year.
Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September
Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.
Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure
Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.