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# cuts - Friday 28 September, 2012

Spain set to release stress test results
# Spain
# Spain

Spain set to release stress test results

Sep 28th 2012, 10:07 AM 1,761 Views 3 Comments

The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.

# cuts - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Spanish police beat protesters after anti-austerity protest
# Protest
# Protest

Spanish police beat protesters after anti-austerity protest

Sep 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,658 Views 58 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered near the parliament building in Madrid over the cuts.

# cuts - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today

Sep 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,097 Views 26 Comments

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.

# cuts - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition

Sep 8th 2012, 7:45 AM 65 Views 154 Comments

Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?

# cuts - Friday 7 September, 2012

Reilly denies U-turn on personal assistant service cuts
# Health
# Health

Reilly denies U-turn on personal assistant service cuts

Sep 7th 2012, 8:23 AM 2,847 Views 32 Comments

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.

# cuts - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"
# Confidence
# Confidence

Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"

Sep 6th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,334 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.

# cuts - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts
# Health
# Health

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts

Sep 4th 2012, 11:56 AM 7,107 Views 60 Comments

The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.

# cuts - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts
# Health
# Health

Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts

Aug 31st 2012, 9:00 AM 3,805 Views 32 Comments

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.

# cuts - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets
# Health
# Health

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets

Aug 30th 2012, 5:49 PM 7,331 Views 64 Comments

The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.

# cuts - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff
# Cuts
# Cuts

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

Aug 22nd 2012, 12:42 PM 7,224 Views 40 Comments

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# cuts - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"

Aug 16th 2012, 2:27 PM 5,012 Views 34 Comments

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# cuts - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave
# ISPCC
# ISPCC

More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave

Aug 15th 2012, 12:18 PM 6,509 Views 18 Comments

The charity said it is €500,000 behind target despite salary cuts across the board this year.

Greece seeks austerity plan extension
# Greece
# Greece

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

Aug 15th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,368 Views 21 Comments

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.

# cuts - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

Jul 24th 2012, 1:18 PM 2,478 Views 14 Comments

Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.

# cuts - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

Jul 17th 2012, 11:30 AM 4,201 Views 104 Comments

It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.

# cuts - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand
# Budget
# Budget

Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand

Jun 26th 2012, 8:38 AM 1,937 Views 25 Comments

However, Enda Kenny wouldn’t discuss what might be on or off the table for Budget 2013.

# cuts - Monday 25 June, 2012

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts
# Budget
# Budget

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Jun 25th 2012, 8:37 AM 5,213 Views 73 Comments

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”.

# cuts - Friday 8 June, 2012

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’

Jun 8th 2012, 7:00 AM 101 Views 36 Comments

Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.

# cuts - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

Jun 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 54 Views 177 Comments

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

# cuts - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance
# Cuts
# Cuts

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

May 4th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,204 Views 5 Comments

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.

# cuts - Monday 23 April, 2012

# cuts - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ESB staff vote in favour of cost-cutting plan with 1,000 job losses
# Cuts
# Cuts

ESB staff vote in favour of cost-cutting plan with 1,000 job losses

Apr 11th 2012, 8:06 AM 3,397 Views 29 Comments

The State-owned energy provider has asked for around 700 voluntary redundancies with the remaining 300 jobs cut over the next three years.

# cuts - Monday 9 April, 2012

Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”
# Sony
# Sony

Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”

Apr 9th 2012, 5:23 PM 3,486 Views 27 Comments

Reports emerging from Japan say that the company will cut the jobs over the next year as it tries to return to profit.

# cuts - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland
# Jobs
# Jobs

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland

Apr 4th 2012, 3:13 PM 3,522 Views 18 Comments

The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.

No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes
# Mini-Budget
# Mini-Budget

No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes

Apr 4th 2012, 9:09 AM 1,597 Views 35 Comments

Hayes said a proposed €400million in cuts “would harm the economy” as it struggles to regain growth.

# cuts - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Mar 29th 2012, 7:49 PM 4,654 Views 3 Comments

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
# Cuts
# Cuts

RTE to cut top presenter pay by at least 30 per cent

Mar 29th 2012, 5:55 PM 7,706 Views 54 Comments

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.

# cuts - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Mar 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 17 Views 27 Comments

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.

# cuts - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:40 AM 72 Views 25 Comments

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.

# cuts - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?

Feb 14th 2012, 7:30 PM 99 Views 264 Comments

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?

# cuts - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending
# Cuts
# Cuts

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

Feb 2nd 2012, 11:56 AM 11,658 Views 131 Comments

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.

# cuts - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'
# HSE
# HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

Jan 21st 2012, 12:59 PM 4,109 Views 42 Comments

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.

# cuts - Monday 16 January, 2012

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns
# School Cuts
# School Cuts

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns

Jan 16th 2012, 6:31 PM 2,897 Views 9 Comments

Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.

# cuts - Sunday 15 January, 2012

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

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

Jan 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 3,324 Views 51 Comments

“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
# Health
# Health

HSE service plan to be revealed tomorrow

Jan 15th 2012, 12:08 PM 3,189 Views 17 Comments

Minister Reilly approved the redrafted plan which outlines cuts to the health services budget on Friday.

# cuts - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes
# Public Sector Reform
# Public Sector Reform

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

Jan 12th 2012, 8:01 AM 2,465 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# cuts - Friday 6 January, 2012

Beds to be closed in Tallaght hospital
# Tallaght Hospital
# Tallaght Hospital

Beds to be closed in Tallaght hospital

Jan 6th 2012, 1:13 PM 1,467 Views 1 Comment

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”.

# cuts - Friday 9 December, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand
# Opinion
From The Daily Edge
# Opinion

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand

Dec 9th 2011, 8:30 PM 3 Views 5 Comments

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…

# cuts - Thursday 8 December, 2011