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# austerity - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there ‘go to bed hungry’

Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.

# austerity - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Classy election poster in Limerick sums up Irish politics to perfection Ah Shhtop

Classy election poster in Limerick sums up Irish politics to perfection

The party of “Fianna Something Or Other”.

# austerity - Friday 9 May, 2014

Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they’ve made it their union’s “primary goal”

As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.

# austerity - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC Roll back on ‘penal austerity taxes’-Ibec Tax Back Special

Roll back on ‘penal austerity taxes’-Ibec

The Taoiseach reaffirmed his commitment to tax cuts – but only if the economy is performing well.

# austerity - Monday 5 May, 2014

# austerity - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# austerity - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Opinion: Recovery can’t be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage

Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.

# austerity - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan

Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.

# austerity - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be ‘wiped out’ within three years

Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.

# austerity - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

From Business ETC Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans Stability Programme Update

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

# austerity - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence

One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.

# austerity - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# austerity - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The Socialist Party is changing its name

It wants to highlight the water tax issue with the name “Stop the Water Tax – Socialist Party”.

# austerity - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.

# austerity - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009 Debt

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009

Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.

From Business ETC Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance Accounting

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.

# austerity - Thursday 6 March, 2014

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Pics: Gardaí injured in clashes with protesters at European People’s Party congress

Three men were arrested as groups of anti-austerity protesters demonstrated outside the Convention Centre in Dublin today.

# austerity - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

# austerity - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

New collection of interviews shows the human impacts of austerity

Community Platform who represent 30 leading Irish national organisations said it’s time for politicians to stand up for struggling families and communities.

# austerity - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: Is the Socialist Party cloaking itself as ‘Anti-Austerity Alliance’?

At its core, the newly-registered AAA is asking people to vote for members of our already-established Socialist Party, says Aaron McKenna.

# 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 TheJournal.ie 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.