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#Austerity Measures

# austerity-measures - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Opinion: What has the State done to protect citizens' human rights?

It’s important to understand the experience of the people affected by our six-year recession and impacted by harsh austerity measures.

# austerity-measures - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.

# austerity-measures - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Portugal government faces backlash over austerity

Demonstrators gathered outside Parliament after the Finance Minister announced his plans to introduce steep tax increases.

# austerity-measures - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes Spain This post contains images

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# austerity-measures - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Column: Austerity is driving the whole world towards recession

Spending cuts and tax hikes are hurting Ireland and the world, writes former US Labour Secretary Robert Reich.

# austerity-measures - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Embattled Greek PM to form new government

George Papandreou made the shock announcement after a day of violent street protests against austerity plans

Tear gas fired at protesters in Greece as thousands march against austerity measures

Irish people living in Athens have told that violence is being caused by a small minority, and that life there has become very difficult.

# austerity-measures - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Anti-austerity protests turn violent in Athens Greece This post contains images

Anti-austerity protests turn violent in Athens

Thousands marched peacefully today, but at least five people have been injured and 24 arrested when police and protesters clashed in central Athens.

# austerity-measures - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Portugal and Ireland’s woes dominate EU summit

The political crisis in Portugal takes the shine off the EU’s new crisis strategy, which was due to be signed off at the summit.

# austerity-measures - Friday 1 October, 2010

Ecuador's President released in bloody rescue mission Ecuador This post contains videos

Ecuador's President released in bloody rescue mission

A revolt over austerity measures has plunged the country into anarchy.

# austerity-measures - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

The ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) has been lambasted by a Nobel Prize winning economist this afternoon.

Blogging for the New York Times Paul Krugman says the analysis in this morning’s ESRI report, which calls for €7.5bn in cuts over the next four years  is pulled “out of thin air”.

Krugman is highly critical of the institutes approach, arguing that further cuts may be self-defeating. Krugman is speaking as the government met today at Farmleigh to cut more than €3bn from the 2011 Budget, a move endorsed by the IMF.

Krugman says: “the policy conclusions are not, in fact, derived from the analysis — they come out of thin air. The authors simply assert that more austerity now would lead to a lower risk premium and hence higher growth, based on no evidence I can see.”

He dismisses the report saying it is a “pure appeal to the confidence fairy.”

This is not the first time Krugman has slammed austerity measures in Ireland.  In June, he wrote: “All that savage austerity was supposed to bring rewards… But the reality is that nothing of the sort has taken place: virtuous, suffering Ireland is gaining nothing.” Krugman’s comments had been brought about by an article by a feature in the New York Times about Ireland.