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# austerity - Monday 26 January, 2015

Who are Syriza?

Are they as radical as is claimed?

# austerity - Saturday 24 January, 2015

One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party

Paul Murphy says a Syriza win could provoke a ‘further radicalisation in Ireland’.

# austerity - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

# austerity - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.

# austerity - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Cork City Council faces administration if a budget isn't passed within two weeks

It is believed the last time a Budget struggled to be passed was 1991.

# austerity - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

# austerity - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Opinion: Budget 2015 is over... so have we left austerity behind?

The Finance Minister undoubtedly thought the best tactic was to make as few changes as possible, but will the Irish people be better off now?

# austerity - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: "Austerity as we know it is over" Budget 2015 This post contains videos

Michael Noonan: "Austerity as we know it is over"

Finance Minister tells he will be “cautious and prudent” to secure the economic recovery in the coming years.

State of the Nation: Will this be the day austerity finally came to an end?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# austerity - Friday 10 October, 2014

"We really need to ask ourselves as a society how are we failing young people"

Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.

# austerity - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth

For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.

# austerity - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

“This has to stop.”

# austerity - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be "significantly less" says Noonan, but don't leap for joy just yet

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

# austerity - Friday 22 August, 2014

Don't go beyond €500 million in budget cuts - that's what Investec are telling the Government

Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.

# austerity - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax

The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.

# austerity - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Richard Bruton: I don't want to talk about whether my brother is annoying the government

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been in the news in recent weeks.

# austerity - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.

# austerity - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# austerity - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

# austerity - Sunday 22 June, 2014

'Pinning the flesh back together is painful' - Eamon Gilmore's, um, graphic take on austerity

The Tánaiste has said that while Labour “can’t walk away from our mistakes”, the party’s achievements must be celebrated.

# austerity - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

# austerity - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour Austerity This post contains a poll

Young Fine Gael wants to reduce the minimum wage by €2 per hour

Despite explanations that the youth wing doesn’t want workers to lose money, people are not impressed.

The IMF is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader

The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# austerity - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Exclusive

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

Spending watchdog tells Government to stick to €2 billion austerity target

The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.

# austerity - Monday 2 June, 2014

Opinion: The issue at the heart of our housing crisis is an unaffordable private rental market

Adequate housing is a human right, vital to human dignity, security and well-being. No one deserves to be homeless – least of all a child – writes Senator Katherine Zappone.

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# 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

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

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…

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

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