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Austerity

# 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.

‘SIPTU Grassroots Unite’ to protest in Dublin today

The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.

# austerity - Friday 26 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about the rain, the rain, and more of the rain…

From Business ETC Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don’t ease-up on austerity Budget 2014

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don’t ease-up on austerity

The bank has also cut its forecast for growth of the country’s economy or gross domestic product from 1.2 per cent this year to 0.07 per cent blaming the falls in the export of goods and services.

# austerity - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# austerity - Monday 22 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# austerity - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.

From Business ETC ‘Moving away from austerity is the sensible action’ – former IMF mission chief Austerity

‘Moving away from austerity is the sensible action’ – former IMF mission chief

Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.

# austerity - Friday 19 July, 2013

No more “difficult budgets” after this year – Taoiseach

That is as long as deficit targets are met and the economy does not deteriorate, but otherwise it “should be the last of the difficult budget”.

# austerity - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Rabbitte confronted by protestors in Dublin city centre pub

The Communications Minister was followed into by anti-austerity protestors before gardaí intervened earlier this evening.

Greek lawmakers gear up for crucial austerity vote

Under proposed reforms, thousands of civil servants in Greece will have eight months to find new posts or accept those offered to them. Otherwise, they would lose their job.

# austerity - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# austerity - Friday 12 July, 2013

Column: Austerity isn’t working – so what alternatives exist for October’s Budget?

Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.

# austerity - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# austerity - Monday 8 July, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money POCKET MONEY

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

# austerity - Saturday 6 July, 2013

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

# austerity - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

200 hand letter to gardaí demanding Anglo charges

The letter was handed in by people from the Jail the Bankers protest that took place this evening in Dublin city centre.

# austerity - Monday 1 July, 2013

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types

Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.

# austerity - Friday 28 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession Aldi Ski Suits

8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession

We’re up all night to get Bucky.

# austerity - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Belt-tightening at Leinster House as Oireachtas ‘tuck shop’ closes

The Celtic Tiger-era store – deemed no longer ‘viable’ – is to close down tomorrow.

# austerity - Monday 17 June, 2013

Poll: Should protesters demonstrate outside politicians’ homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should protesters demonstrate outside politicians’ homes?

Abortion and austerity protests have been held outside TDs’ family homes in recent weeks.

# austerity - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Cutbacks force Architectural Archive to close for summer

Ireland’s ‘buildings record’ says it has to make its six staff temporarily redundant.

# austerity - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax

After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.

# austerity - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Irish journalists plan protest over shutdown of Greek broadcaster

The solidarity demonstration coincides with a 24-hour general strike in Greece – the country’s third this year.

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air

The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.

# austerity - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Ireland should implement ‘equality budgeting’ to protect society’s most vulnerable

While Minister Joan Burton’s criticism of EU-policy is laudable, much can be done domestically to stem inequality and poverty in Ireland, writes Clara Fischer.