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# Cuts

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Spain set to release stress test results
The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.
Spanish police beat protesters after anti-austerity protest
Thousands of protesters gathered near the parliament building in Madrid over the cuts.
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.
Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition
Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?
Reilly denies U-turn on personal assistant service cuts
The Minister for Health said he deplored the fact that people had to stay up all night protesting because of the fear of service cuts.
Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"
The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.
Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts
The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.
Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts
Fianna Fáil has asked why James Reilly is “nowhere to be seen”, while the HSE admits there are more announcements about bed closures to come.
HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets
The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.
'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.
Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"
A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.
More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave
The charity said it is €500,000 behind target despite salary cuts across the board this year.
Greece seeks austerity plan extension
The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.
FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts
Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.
Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.
Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand
However, Enda Kenny wouldn’t discuss what might be on or off the table for Budget 2013.
Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts
Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.
Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’
Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.
Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall
We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.
Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance
The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.
ESB staff vote in favour of cost-cutting plan with 1,000 job losses
The State-owned energy provider has asked for around 700 voluntary redundancies with the remaining 300 jobs cut over the next three years.
Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”
Reports emerging from Japan say that the company will cut the jobs over the next year as it tries to return to profit.
O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.
No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes
Hayes said a proposed €400million in cuts “would harm the economy” as it struggles to regain growth.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
RTE to cut top presenter pay by at least 30 per cent
The salaries of the top twenty presenters are to be cut by at least 30 per cent as part of a major plan to reduce costs, the Director General announced today.
Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense
Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.
Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?
We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?
Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.
Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.
School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns
Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.
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.
HSE service plan to be revealed tomorrow
Minister Reilly approved the redrafted plan which outlines cuts to the health services budget on Friday.
Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes
The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.
Beds to be closed in Tallaght hospital
The hospital closed more than 30 beds on 29 December and will close the rest by the end of January, the INMO has said. The hospital has said that it is putting measures in place “with patient safety in mind”.
Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…