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#Privatisation

# privatisation - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the privatisation of Irish bus services continue?

Oct 17th 2019, 8:52 AM 25,116 Views 70 Comments

British bus firm Go Ahead has failed to meet the targets agreed with the National Transport Authority.

# privatisation - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

Dentists say government's new oral health policy will result in more teeth being extracted in both children and adults

Updated May 15th 2019, 11:25 AM 39,533 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Dental Association says policy will be ‘catastrophic’ for adults and children in lower income areas.

# privatisation - Friday 5 April, 2019

Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses

Apr 5th 2019, 2:04 PM 28,889 Views 26 Comments

Successful applicants will receive training and their pay package will be €32,000 per year.

# privatisation - Monday 3 December, 2018

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
# Transport
# Transport

Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender

Dec 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 20,172 Views 58 Comments

The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.

# privatisation - Monday 7 November, 2016

Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you in favour of water services remaining in public ownership?

Nov 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 34,814 Views 133 Comments

A bill is coming before the Dáil calling for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

'There's a real chance of a referendum on the ownership of water, but we need FF to back it'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'There's a real chance of a referendum on the ownership of water, but we need FF to back it'

Nov 7th 2016, 6:15 AM 9,664 Views 63 Comments

The bill, supported by 39 TDs, calls for a referendum on the ownership of Ireland’s water services.

# privatisation - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Ireland's railways could be the next up for privatisation...
# Private Practice
# Private Practice

Ireland's railways could be the next up for privatisation...

Jul 30th 2015, 6:00 PM 19,029 Views 126 Comments

The government is reportedly coming under pressure from the Union’s competition branch to put our rail services out to international tender.

# privatisation - Friday 15 May, 2015

Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises
# Wrong Direction
# Wrong Direction

Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises

May 15th 2015, 10:35 AM 17,795 Views 176 Comments

The new Greek government is pushing ahead with privatising ports and airports.

# privatisation - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company
# Concerns
# Concerns

Former minister who set up Irish Water says 'forces' at work to privatise company

Dec 10th 2014, 11:45 AM 21,563 Views 107 Comments

Fergus O’Dowd is calling for a referendum to be held next year.

# privatisation - Friday 14 November, 2014

Privatisation of bus routes stalled to allow for further talks with unions
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

Privatisation of bus routes stalled to allow for further talks with unions

Nov 14th 2014, 10:18 PM 6,674 Views 29 Comments

Both Siptu and the NBRU are opposed to the move.

'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'

Nov 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,437 Views 86 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# privatisation - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

Nov 5th 2014, 8:20 AM 996 Views 74 Comments

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# privatisation - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money
# Reform
# Reform

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money

Nov 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 529 Views 41 Comments

The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.

# privatisation - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)
# Alan Kelly
# Alan Kelly

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)

Oct 21st 2014, 8:56 PM 30,823 Views 169 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly has said he expects “a reinvigoration in customer focus”.

# privatisation - Friday 25 July, 2014

Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan
# On The Buses
# On The Buses

Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan

Jul 25th 2014, 11:19 AM 8,092 Views 38 Comments

Around 10% of bus routes will be privatised.

# privatisation - Friday 18 July, 2014

Protests called off as bus routes privatisation row heads to the LRC
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

Protests called off as bus routes privatisation row heads to the LRC

Jul 18th 2014, 6:25 PM 4,798 Views 5 Comments

Siptu and the NBRU were due to take part in protests next week.

# privatisation - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Government accused of moving to privatise seaweed cutting
# Connemara
# Connemara

Government accused of moving to privatise seaweed cutting

Apr 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,715 Views 30 Comments

Sinn Féin TDs want to know the governments plans for the future of seaweed harvesting on the Western seaboard.

# privatisation - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Got post to send to the UK? Do it before Royal Mail staff go on strike
# Strike
# Strike

Got post to send to the UK? Do it before Royal Mail staff go on strike

Oct 16th 2013, 4:18 PM 3,977 Views 5 Comments

Workers at the postal service will strike for the first time in four years on 4 November.

# privatisation - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches
# Childcare
# Childcare

Burton: "Questions to be asked" about privatisation of creches

Jun 9th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,550 Views 28 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, the Minister said that some parents are leaving their jobs because of the cost of childcare.

# privatisation - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city's illegal dumping problem
# Dirty Dublin
# Dirty Dublin

Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city's illegal dumping problem

Apr 14th 2013, 9:15 AM 11,204 Views 50 Comments

The Dublin Litter Blog showcases the overstuffed bags, rubbish and random items illegally dumped on the capital’s streets.

# privatisation - Thursday 21 March, 2013

SIPTU members to protest against EU water privatisation
# Europe
# Europe

SIPTU members to protest against EU water privatisation

Mar 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 3,901 Views 36 Comments

The members, which include local authority workers, are to protest outside the Dáil today.

# privatisation - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Poll: Would you welcome more privatisation of bus routes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you welcome more privatisation of bus routes?

Oct 18th 2012, 11:02 AM 6,465 Views 87 Comments

Private bus operators have said they could save the State up to €30 million a year if they take over some subsidised bus routes. But would you welcome more privatisation of bus routes?

# privatisation - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Increase in Dublin bin charges set to kick in from today
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Increase in Dublin bin charges set to kick in from today

Jul 1st 2012, 7:45 AM 5,705 Views 27 Comments

The waste collection companies say that the price rise is to cover the cost of the Government landfill levy.

# privatisation - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.

May 19th 2012, 8:00 AM 223 Views 77 Comments

The two troubled semi-states are living in fantasyland, writes Aaron McKenna. Why should we keep them there?

# privatisation - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Italy's economy 'on the right track' - IMF
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's economy 'on the right track' - IMF

May 16th 2012, 5:26 PM 2,290 Views 9 Comments

IMF official says Italy has made notable progress since Mario Monti took office.

# privatisation - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Column: How do you solve a problem like the public sector?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How do you solve a problem like the public sector?

Apr 7th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,924 Views 115 Comments

The public sector is old, bewildered and struggling, writes Cormac McGrane. Here’s what we need to do.

# privatisation - Monday 23 January, 2012

Emergency meeting over Dublin city bins 'disaster'
# Bins
# Bins

Emergency meeting over Dublin city bins 'disaster'

Jan 23rd 2012, 10:35 AM 3,793 Views 16 Comments

Dublin City councillors are angry with the city managers over how the bin collection service was privatised, saying residents are confused over what’s happening.

# privatisation - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover
# Bin Collection
# Bin Collection

Councillor criticises 'disruption and confusion' of Dublin bin changeover

Jan 22nd 2012, 7:04 PM 4,304 Views 26 Comments

Sinn Féin Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha said the council had failed to negotiate the handover properly with private operators Greyhound.

# privatisation - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Column: Selling State assets risks damaging our future for short-term gain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Selling State assets risks damaging our future for short-term gain

Jan 17th 2012, 8:30 PM 68 Views 45 Comments

The Government is considering selling key State companies, writes Donal Palcic – but are the returns worth it for what we will lose?

# privatisation - Friday 30 December, 2011

Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…

Dec 30th 2011, 9:15 AM 365 Views 60 Comments

With the deadline for a privatisation plan at hand, Fergal Browne warns of the pitfalls of selling public companies to private investors.

# privatisation - Friday 23 December, 2011

16k people sign petition asking for Thatcher's funeral to be privatised
# Thatcher
# Thatcher

16k people sign petition asking for Thatcher's funeral to be privatised

Dec 23rd 2011, 10:57 AM 9,249 Views 96 Comments

The former British prime minister hasn’t died – but 16,000 people have signed a petition on a UK government website calling for the private sector to bear the cost of her funeral.

# privatisation - Monday 24 October, 2011

Cork and Shannon airports could be privatised - Varadkar
# Airports
# Airports

Cork and Shannon airports could be privatised - Varadkar

Oct 24th 2011, 10:14 AM 1,266 Views 16 Comments

The transport minister has said the two airports are losing millions of euro every year.

# privatisation - Monday 19 September, 2011

Strife at the ESB as unions clash over strike plans
# State Assets
# State Assets

Strife at the ESB as unions clash over strike plans

Sep 19th 2011, 9:27 AM 511 Views 8 Comments

The TEEU has hit out at fellow union Unite, saying it is “not appropriate” to threaten shutdown of Ireland’s electricity supply.

# privatisation - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Government planning minority stake sale for state companies
# State Assets
# State Assets

Government planning minority stake sale for state companies

Jul 31st 2011, 12:17 PM 403 Views 6 Comments

Plan aims to raise €2 billion to support state infrastructure projects.

# privatisation - Friday 15 July, 2011

Italy faces crunch vote on austerity package
# Italy
# Italy

Italy faces crunch vote on austerity package

Jul 15th 2011, 7:07 AM 168 Views 0 Comments

Italy’s finance minister warns that Europe needs a plan because “like on the Titanic, not even the first-class passengers will be saved”.

# privatisation - Sunday 29 May, 2011

A quarter of Bank of Ireland to remain in private hands - report
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

A quarter of Bank of Ireland to remain in private hands - report

May 29th 2011, 3:33 PM 497 Views 0 Comments

Despite resistance from the bank, quasi-nationalisation appears inevitable but the government does want to keep a portion of the Bank of Ireland in private ownership.