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# austerity - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The Economist calls for 'helping hand' for the Irish

“There are a couple of ways in which Mrs Merkel could help Ireland.”

# austerity - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Column: Let’s address Ireland’s problems this year, as well as our own

Our towns and cities are hamstrung by budget cuts – but a new initiative could help find solutions and save money, writes Barry Flinn.

# austerity - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# austerity - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks

Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.

# austerity - Monday 17 December, 2012

Prize Bond prizes to fall as cost of borrowing goes down

The NTMA, which issues prize bonds, has lowered the rate it uses to calculate the overall number of prizes on offer.

# austerity - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister

This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?

# austerity - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil Protest This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS, VIDEO: austerity protest outside Dáil

Hundreds of people marched on the Dáil this evening after Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin’s announcements.

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations

‘Kite-flying’ and reframing debates – the Government has well-practiced methods of shaping the public discussion, writes Kieran Allen.

# austerity - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.

Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.

Column: Labour TDs should not support budgets that hurt working people

Austerity is failing, writes Labour TD Patrick Nulty – and the party’s representatives should not support it indefinitely in the Dáil.

# austerity - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Column: Sharing power is bad for the health of junior coalition partners

Sharing government can be like a bad marriage, writes Rory Costello – and it certainly looks that way for Labour.

# austerity - Monday 26 November, 2012

Join’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

# austerity - Saturday 24 November, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added uncomfortable Gardaí Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added uncomfortable Gardaí

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

SIPTU condemns 'fascist behaviour' at today's austerity protest Anti-austerity This post contains images

SIPTU condemns 'fascist behaviour' at today's austerity protest

SIPTU president Jack O’Connor alleges that protesters carrying Sinn Féin and ULA banners attempted to disrupt proceedings.

Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS) Protest This post contains images

Thousands take part in Dublin anti-austerity march (PHOTOS)

As many as 8,000 people are marching through Dublin city centre to protest against austerity measures.

# austerity - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# austerity - Monday 19 November, 2012

Student campaign against cuts to pick up speed

Pre-Budget protests will take place across the country this week.

# austerity - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# austerity - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know this morning…

Flight disruption as anti-austerity protests taking place across Europe

Flights, trains and transport links across Europe are expected to be impacted by anti-austerity protests taking place across the continent today.

# austerity - Monday 12 November, 2012

Greece tops agenda for EU finance ministers in Brussels

The Greek parliament agreed a tough cost cutting budget yesterday amid noisy protests in the capital.

# austerity - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote

More than 80,000 people took part in the anti-austerity protest in Athens ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.

# austerity - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least

Mariano Rajoy ruled out seeking a bailout in 2012 – but vowed to do it if faced with persistent, high borrowing costs.

Greece strikes again, this time for 48-hours

The strike comes a day before parliament is to vote on a new raft of cuts needed to get international aid to avoid default.

# austerity - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Violence breaks out at Greek anti-austerity protest

Tens of thousands of people took to the street during the country’s second general strike in a month with shops closed and public services slowing down for 24 hours.

# austerity - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts Cuts This post contains images

Photos: Protesters march to Dáil over home help cuts

The HSE is planning to cut around 450,000 home help hours between now and December – but demonstrators say the cuts need to be reversed.

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

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

# austerity - 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 - Sunday 14 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added man smells

Here’s what we loved, learned and shared today.

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.

# austerity - Saturday 13 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Suing for the right to piddle in peace; bank begs people not to pay cash; Enda upstages Rosanna.

# austerity - Friday 5 October, 2012

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.

We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.

# austerity - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Column: Why banks have begun picking our pockets (and more is still to come)

We need more straight talking on the status of Irish banking, writes expert Ronan Coburn.

# austerity - Saturday 29 September, 2012

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all Oh... This post contains videos

VIDEO: What's happening with protests in Spain? Taiwanese animation explains it all

It’s a slightly surreal take on what’s happening across Spain.

# austerity - Friday 28 September, 2012

Spain set to release stress test results

The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.

# austerity - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests Greece This post contains images

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests

There were scenes of violence on the streets of Athens today.

Greek workers begin another general strike

Protests are also planned against the latest round of austerity measures.

# austerity - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Spanish police beat protesters after anti-austerity protest

Thousands of protesters gathered near the parliament building in Madrid over the cuts.

# austerity - Saturday 15 September, 2012

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity Austerity This post contains images

PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity

Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.