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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 19 September, 2014


# austerity - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# austerity - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Adams calls for left to unite, says: ‘Sinn Féin will keep every commitment that we make’

In his address to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis tonight, Gerry Adams hit out at a “toxic political culture” that he claimed was created by the partition of Ireland in the 1920s.

# austerity - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Emer Costello: Single-party FG government would have implemented Greek-like austerity

In the first in our series of interviews with candidates for the European elections, the sitting Labour MEP says she’ll run on her record and complains that the media is partly responsible for her lack of profile.

# austerity - Saturday 4 January, 2014

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.

# austerity - Monday 30 December, 2013

No more austerity, not even for the sake of the euro

A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.

# austerity - Friday 27 December, 2013

Hunger strikes and pepper spray – 2013 in protests

Abortion, flags and cuts cuts cuts – here’s a round-up of what people stood against this past year.

# austerity - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Column: Will the State meaningfully combat racism in Ireland?

A report released earlier this week about levels and experiences of racism in Ireland has provided an important, albeit brief, snapshot of racism in our country, writes James Carr.

# austerity - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?

There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.

# austerity - Monday 18 November, 2013

Column: Austerity has exacerbated inequality across our society

The well-being of the most vulnerable in society has been completely disregarded in the European Central Bank policy of enforcing debt slavery on peripheral countries like Ireland, writes Rory Hearne.

# austerity - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Govt won’t admit it but we’ve been battered by new taxes

From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.

# austerity - Friday 8 November, 2013

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on ‘brink of collapse’

The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.

# austerity - Tuesday 5 November, 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.

# austerity - Sunday 27 October, 2013

‘This is more than dollars and cents’: US trade unions bring anti-austerity message to Ireland

Several leaders of large trade unions in the US were in Dublin this week to argue against austerity. They also spoke to about the political deadlock in the US.

# austerity - Friday 25 October, 2013

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

# austerity - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

SIPTU boss “reluctant to predict numbers” ahead of pre-Budget march

The demo, calling for “an end to austerity and an end to cuts” takes place from 1pm this afternoon on Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

# austerity - Friday 11 October, 2013

Mick Wallace: It’s time for the government to equality-proof budgets

Why should the Irish people not have some say with regard to how public resources – their resources – are allocated? Equality budgeting is successful in other jurisdictions, writes Mick Wallce TD.

# austerity - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new columnist Damien Kiberd.

# austerity - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008

A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.

# austerity - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Greek police launch crackdown on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party

The party’s leader and a number of other members have been arrested as police get tough after the murder of a leftist musician.

# austerity - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

From Business ETC Ex-IMF mission chief: ‘Ireland needs a new jolt of growth’ Budget 2014

Ex-IMF mission chief: ‘Ireland needs a new jolt of growth’

Ashoka Mody has spoken out against austerity once again ahead of the October budget.

# austerity - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest

Protesters have gathered outside Leinster House since 5am this morning to protest against austerity.

# austerity - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

# austerity - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Austerity ‘resembles sub-Saharan policies’ of 1980s

A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.

# austerity - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: ‘No more cuts’

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# austerity - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From Business ETC Honohan: The government’s budgetary policy makes sense Austerity

Honohan: The government’s budgetary policy makes sense

The Irish Central Bank governor has said that the ‘steady course’ the government charted and stuck to has been key to restoring lender credibility.

# austerity - Monday 9 September, 2013

‘Austerity hawks’ want to use Ireland as ‘economic experiment’ – Gilmore

Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.

# austerity - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Ruairí Quinn: ‘The budget cut has to be less than €3.1 billion’

The Education Minister was speaking with just over a month to go until Budget 2014.

# austerity - Friday 6 September, 2013

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

# austerity - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From Business ETC Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories Cso Stats

Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories

The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.

# austerity - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

Three thousand sign up to ‘lock the Government out of the Dáil’

A protest group – led by property tax hunger striker Tony Rochford – is planning a large-scale demonstration as TDs return from their break.

# austerity - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Wealth tax? Probably not going to happen, says Michael Noonan

The Minister for Finance says he won’t comment specifically on Budget 2014 proposals, but has given three reasons why he doesn’t think a wealth tax is possible.

# austerity - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Pre-Budget politics – lies, damned lies and a gullible public

The campaign to pummel the public into submission with ‘strategic’ pre-Budget scaremongering has begun in earnest – and the media is lapping it up, writes Paul Allen.

# austerity - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

From Business ETC Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans Budget 2014

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

# austerity - Friday 2 August, 2013

SIPTU President claims austerity is leading to ‘Americanisation of Europe’

Jack O’Connor tells the MacGill summer school that austerity is a “violence perpetrated against working people”.

# austerity - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Almost everyone has cut spending as a result of recession

Cutting back on going out to pubs and restaurants is the most likely area of saving for households.

# austerity - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From Business ETC Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity Austerity

Irish Exporters Association: 2014 must be the last year of austerity

The association said that if the government succeeds in creating more jobs, more harsh cuts should not be needed.

# austerity - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Gilmore: No need to do more than necessary to meet deficit target

The Tánaiste said that it is important not to put the country’s recovery at risk.