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# cuts - Yesterday’s News

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?

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid ‘giving him a platform for spin’

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Sunday 9 March, 2014

HSE launched over 640,000 medical card reviews last year

The HSE has also contacted 102,027 people to ask them if they’re still in the country.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Sunday 9 February, 2014

30 former AIB senior execs asked to take pension reduction

The news broke last year that senior executives were being asked to take voluntary pension cuts.

# cuts - Thursday 9 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Catholic marriage service ACCORD to cut staff

ACCORD says the amount of money it has had no choice but to cut staff after the amount of State funding it receives was cut.

# cuts - Monday 2 December, 2013

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.

# cuts - Sunday 17 November, 2013

‘Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government’

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Friday 25 October, 2013

From Business ETC Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide Jobswatch

Volvo slashes 2,000 jobs worldwide

The company said the cuts will be mainly in administrative and support roles in its 112,000-strong workforce.

# cuts - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Minister says welfare bill protects against poverty, TDs say it’s ‘mean and cruel’

A slight difference of opinion over Budget cuts in the Dáil chamber today…

# cuts - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts Protest This post contains images

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

# cuts - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Budgeting our depression? Funding cuts are disastrous to mental health

Cuts to medical card allowances and social welfare payments have a direct impact on peoples’ the mental health – I know because I am one of those affected, writes Kate Bellamy.

Pensioners urged to turn out for Dáil rally against Budget cuts

The protest is being timed for the fifth anniversary of the large scale protest that followed the 2008 Emergency Budget.

# cuts - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Howlin says notion of ‘shame’ over bereavement grant abolition ‘entirely inappropriate’

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

“Sickest and the poorest” set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

# cuts - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants’ association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# cuts - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about this year’s Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about this year’s Budget?

This year’s adjustment will be closer to €2.5 billion than €3.1, Michael Noonan has confirmed. We ask, how concerned are you about the effects of next week’s Budget?

# cuts - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers

Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.

# cuts - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can’t sell for social housing

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Monday 2 September, 2013

“The HSE is not fit for purpose” – Brendan Howlin

Howlin agreed that changing the health system is like “changing the spark plugs as the car is moving”.

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha is tabling the motion this evening.

# cuts - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Column: It’s unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight

Disability specific services are being cut and those with disabilities who are being refused medical cards – and people have had enough, writes John Dolan.

# cuts - Monday 19 August, 2013

TD accused of ‘recycling’ two-year-old list of education cuts

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has raised concerns about spending cuts proposed by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn ahead of October’s Budget, but Labour says he’s trying to “increase his personal profile”.

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# cuts - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

# cuts - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# cuts - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From Business ETC New Dublin Bus proposals include pay cuts for management Dublin Bus

New Dublin Bus proposals include pay cuts for management

SIPTU has said it will ballot its members on the new recommendations early next week.

# cuts - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mother: Cuts to my teen’s day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

# cuts - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From Business ETC ‘No discussion’ on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014 Budget 2014

‘No discussion’ on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Is there a row in the camp over the issue?

# cuts - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute

GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.

# cuts - 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.

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