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#Austerity

# austerity - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Alan Shatter 'humbled', HSE versus the China baby video: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: HSE officials too busy watching video of Chinese baby to appear on Prime Time, and parents using clothes recycling containers to mind children…

# austerity - Friday 31 May, 2013

'Blockupy' protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.

Firefighters vs police in Spain austerity protest

Riot police charged at firefighters during the protest, which took place in front of the Catalunya Parliament in Barcelona.

# austerity - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

The Evening Fix: Now with added footage from inside a tornado

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Joan Burton no longer believes in austerity

In a letter signed by a number of European politicians, the Irish Minister said Europe needs to move on to its next stage of recovery.

# austerity - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Poll: Do you trust the European Union to represent your interests? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust the European Union to represent your interests?

A new survey has shown a massive decline in favourable views of the EU. So, do you trust them to make decisions that are right for you?

# austerity - Monday 13 May, 2013

Column: Insinuating that young people ‘aren’t bothered’ with politics is insulting and false

Various political scandals and our current economic woes have increased levels of mistrust in politicians among young people. This does not mean we are apathetic, we just need to be engaged, writes Órla Ryan.

# austerity - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# austerity - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Children's Minister 'constantly amazed' at lack of basic services

In a recent broad-ranging interview, Frances Fitzgerald talks about schools being ‘too ashamed’ to stand up to bullying, ‘unacceptable’ waiting lists and ‘bad news’ in service inspections.

'Time to ease off on austerity and abandon planned tax hikes' - IBEC

IBEC says Ireland could drop the ‘new taxes’ planned for Budget 2014 and still meet the EU’s targets.

# austerity - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

Poll: Has President Michael D Higgins crossed the line by criticising Europe? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has President Michael D Higgins crossed the line by criticising Europe?

Some believe the president has overstepped the remit of his office by criticising EU austerity policies in an interview with the Financial Times.

# austerity - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Backlash against austerity means more countries using Irish model, says Gilmore

The Tánaiste says Ireland’s model has always been to cut costs, while also increasing investment to encourage growth.

# austerity - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown

Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.

# austerity - Friday 26 April, 2013

Berlusconi wants new government to 'confront' EU's austerity agenda

The 76-year-old former premier is set to join a new grand coalition – and says he’s hoping to be made the Minister for Finance.

# austerity - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Italy's next PM drives to nomination meeting in his own Fiat minivan

Enrico Letta looks set to form a new government next week amid opposition in his own party and from the Five Star Movement led by ex-comedian Beppe Grillo.

# austerity - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme Austerity

Typo of the Day: Austerity hits Ireland's budget for World Food Programme

We are living way beyond our means…

Barroso: Austerity is 'fundamentally right' - but is approaching its limits

The European Commission president says, however, it is an ‘unacceptable prejudice’ to blame some countries for others’ problems.

# austerity - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Leading pro-austerity academic paper may have included fatal Excel error

A 2010 paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff found that growth falls dramatically as debt increases. Or does it?

President Higgins: We cannot ignore the suffering of European citizens

In an address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Higgins said citizens placed their trust in elected members and they must act in their best interests.

Tesco leaves US as profits drop by 51 per cent

The supermarket behemoth said the further round of austerity measures has impacted customer spending in Ireland.

# austerity - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Adams calls on Labour to leave government in Ard Fheis address

The Sinn Fein leader said that “a real Labour Party” would not be in government with Fine Gael.

# austerity - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Austerity-only policy for Ireland was a mistake, admits former IMF chief IMF

Austerity-only policy for Ireland was a mistake, admits former IMF chief

Ashoka Mody says the Troika chose to go down an austerity-only route instead of conceding on terms and conditions.

# austerity - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Column: The EU need not look beyond its own borders to see widespread poverty

At 38 per cent, Ireland has the highest rate of children at risk of poverty in Western Europe. But, far from protecting the vulnerable, the government has introduced austerity measures that mean the rich get richer, writes Richard Manton.

# austerity - Friday 29 March, 2013

Merkel ally: Taoiseach told Irish people truth about 'hardship' they'd face

German MEP, Elmar Brok, said that Fine Gael’s support for some of the previous government’s policies had made it able to “sell” austerity and financial hardship to the Irish people.

# austerity - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland

The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.

# austerity - Friday 15 March, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers consider Cyprus bailout

The meeting of finance ministers will follow day two of a summit by EU leaders which will focus on the Syrian crisis.

# austerity - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How a citizen protest movement is stopping evictions in Spain

The citizen-run Platform for Mortgage Victims helps people who can’t pay their mortgages and says it has blocked almost 600 evictions so far.

# austerity - Thursday 28 February, 2013

"You are a privileged generation" - Barroso to TCD audience

José Manuel Barroso also said he was “confident” that the United Kingdom would choose to remain a part of the European Union after its upcoming referendum.

Barroso: 'We can see light at the end of the tunnel'

The President of the European Parliament affirms, however, that MEPs will probably not pass the EU’s draft seven-year Budget.

IBEC appeals for 'no more taxes' to try and ease austerity

The employers’ group says ordinary people have been hit with enough new charges and taxes, and can’t handle any more.

# austerity - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Bulgarian government resigns amid protests

Protests against soaring electricity prices escalated into nationwide demonstrations against the right-wing government in recent weeks.

# austerity - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity* All About The Money

12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity*

*May not actually be feasible.

Europe-wide report says austerity is not working

The report – the first in-depth examination of the impact of current austerity policies within Europe – has called for a ‘fair solution’.

# austerity - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Column: What’s happening to left-wing parties in Ireland?

A significant impact of Labour being in government is the failure of left-wing ideas and alternatives to austerity to gain further popular support, writes Dr Rory Hearne.

# austerity - Friday 8 February, 2013

Kenny: EU budget 'a good deal for Ireland and a good deal for Europe'

The Taoiseach has welcomed a deal limiting EU spending between 2014 and 2020 to €960 billion.

European Parliament leaders: We will veto hard-fought EU budget

The leaders of the four main groups say ‘non’ to the deal – making it virtually impossible for Ireland to steer it past MEPs.

Leaders strike a deal on EU budget until 2020

The deal comes in spite of what were seen as key differences between France and the UK over the EU’s fiscal future.

# austerity - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Here is how much was won on Prize Bonds last year

The amount has increased significantly over the past three years as people sought safe places to put their money.

# austerity - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Taoiseach: Youth employment will be priority for EU Presidency

His comments came in light of a report today that showed a rise in suicide in Ireland clashed with both the economic downturn and an increase in unemployment.