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#Budget Cuts

# budget-cuts - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be "significantly less" says Noonan, but don't leap for joy just yet
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:41 PM 9,696 Views 30 Comments

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

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 165 Views 66 Comments

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.

# budget-cuts - Friday 8 November, 2013

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'
# General Practice
# General Practice

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'

Nov 8th 2013, 12:01 PM 6,137 Views 35 Comments

The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.

# budget-cuts - Friday 25 October, 2013

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts

Oct 25th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,401 Views 88 Comments

The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant

Oct 25th 2013, 12:42 PM 8,889 Views 60 Comments

One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Oct 25th 2013, 7:10 AM 28 Views 32 Comments

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

# budget-cuts - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 70 Views 123 Comments

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.

# budget-cuts - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Budget cut of €3.1 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Tánaiste: Budget cut of €3.1 billion not necessary to meet deficit targets

Sep 24th 2013, 9:50 AM 4,547 Views 69 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has set out his stall ahead of Budget negotiations.

# budget-cuts - Friday 6 September, 2013

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,099 Views 40 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

# budget-cuts - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Three former garda stations licensed to be used by community groups
# Disused
# Disused

Three former garda stations licensed to be used by community groups

Sep 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,394 Views 26 Comments

How the closed garda stations should be used is decided by the OPW, which is engaging with 64 interested groups across the country.

# budget-cuts - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

"A 15-year-old boy is paralysed and can't come home from hospital"
# Housing Grants
# Housing Grants

"A 15-year-old boy is paralysed and can't come home from hospital"

Sep 3rd 2013, 9:15 PM 14,928 Views 21 Comments

A Fianna Fáil councillor says that budget cuts for housing adaptation have left some people stranded in hospitals and nursing homes.

# budget-cuts - Monday 2 September, 2013

Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour TD says protect social welfare, but FG TD says spending is not sustainable

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,960 Views 30 Comments

Two government backbenchers have outlined vastly different approaches to Budget 2014 in columns for TheJournal.ie in the last 24 hours.

Column: 'Now is not the time for excessive cuts that will damage our recovery'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Now is not the time for excessive cuts that will damage our recovery'

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:40 AM 6 Views 13 Comments

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys believes that an unnecessary €3.1 billion adjustment, as some in Fine Gael have proposed, would result in lower growth and loss of confidence and says that promissory note savings should be used.

# budget-cuts - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'

Sep 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 18 Views 124 Comments

Fine Gael TD Pat Deering believes that current social welfare spending is unsustainable and has urged the government to pursue a €3.1 billion budget cut in order to remove the “shackles of the Troika”.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Howlin: We want to ensure a 'basic threshold of decency' in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Howlin: We want to ensure a 'basic threshold of decency' in Budget 2014

Aug 21st 2013, 2:38 PM 5,822 Views 114 Comments

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has insisted today that the parameters of the budget adjustment in October have not yet been set.

# budget-cuts - Monday 19 August, 2013

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 9,078 Views 17 Comments

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”.

Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"
# Budget Cuts
# Budget Cuts

Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"

Aug 19th 2013, 8:02 AM 7,552 Views 104 Comments

Doctors are rolling out a nationwide campaign aimed at fighting budget cuts in the GP sector.

# budget-cuts - Thursday 4 April, 2013

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary
# Obama
# Obama

President Obama to give back $20,000 of his salary

Apr 4th 2013, 3:02 PM 11,647 Views 90 Comments

Five per cent of his salary will be given to Treasury to act in solidarity with federal workers by sharing in the budget cuts pain.

# budget-cuts - Saturday 2 March, 2013

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US
# United States
# United States

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:51 PM 4,674 Views 17 Comments

Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.

# budget-cuts - Friday 1 March, 2013

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts
# Sequester
# Sequester

United States braced for swingeing sequester of €85bn budget cuts

Mar 1st 2013, 8:01 AM 4,148 Views 14 Comments

Analysts say that the cuts, due to come into force overnight, will take a number of months to take effect and will see growth fall by as much as 0.7 per cent.

# budget-cuts - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Changing the car reg plates is a good idea if it saves jobs

Jan 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 292 Views 67 Comments

If it persuades people not to put off buying a car in 2013 – either through superstition or vanity – it will be a worthwhile exercise, writes Aaron McKenna.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Six students arrested after sit-in at Taoiseach’s constituency office
# Occupy Enda
# Occupy Enda

Six students arrested after sit-in at Taoiseach’s constituency office

Dec 12th 2012, 3:02 PM 18,895 Views 112 Comments

The students were protesting over the qualifying income threshold for the student maintenance grant being raised by 3 per cent.

# budget-cuts - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts
# Carers
# Carers

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts

Dec 11th 2012, 5:09 PM 5,305 Views 17 Comments

The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant
# Carers Protest
# Carers Protest

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant

Dec 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,811 Views 76 Comments

They are demanding the immediate restoration of the 19 per cent cut to the Respite Care Grant announced in the Budget.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

100 garda stations to close and 28 districts to amalgamate

Dec 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 15,359 Views 78 Comments

Apart from the closure of 98 part-time garda stations, two large stations in Stepaside and Kill O’ the Grange, Dublin will also close.

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations
# Austerity
# Austerity

Column: How the Government manages our Budget expectations

Dec 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 24 Views 21 Comments

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

# budget-cuts - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Oct 1st 2012, 5:25 PM 15,666 Views 111 Comments

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# budget-cuts - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,933 Views 35 Comments

Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Israel: two die following self-immolation protest over rising cost of living
# Israel
# Israel

Israel: two die following self-immolation protest over rising cost of living

Aug 1st 2012, 8:08 AM 3,950 Views 11 Comments

Separate fatal protests amid renewed opposition to escalating costs and Israeli government’s budget cuts.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012
# Fiscal Approach
From The42
# Fiscal Approach

Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012

Apr 4th 2012, 1:59 PM 1,228 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Sports Council must continue to tighten its belt for the foreseeable future with a further €1.5million reduction on their budget.

# budget-cuts - Monday 12 March, 2012

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs

Mar 12th 2012, 12:23 PM 6,727 Views 20 Comments

The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.

# budget-cuts - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Jan 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 3,852 Views 38 Comments

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

# budget-cuts - Monday 16 January, 2012

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets
# Health
# Health

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets

Jan 16th 2012, 12:56 PM 3,512 Views 52 Comments

The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.

# budget-cuts - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: The cuts (and petitions) outlined so far…

Nov 13th 2011, 3:04 PM 4,339 Views 54 Comments

Property charges, VAT increases and One Parent Family payments: Looking ahead to some of what may feature in next month’s Budget 2012 announcement.

# budget-cuts - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Local TD slams 'eviction' of patients as Abbeyleix nursing unit closes
# Abbeyleix
# Abbeyleix

Local TD slams 'eviction' of patients as Abbeyleix nursing unit closes

Nov 3rd 2011, 10:17 AM 459 Views 7 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said the move was “uncaring and insensitive”, and will not deliver significant savings for the HSE.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

Oct 12th 2011, 1:03 PM 1,160 Views 34 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.

# budget-cuts - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 2nd 2011, 7:56 PM 1,672 Views 4 Comments

In this evening’s fix: the latest from the presidential campaign trail and the Sinn Féin/Fine Gael war of words, 700 arrested in New York, and an early Halloween fright…

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Kenny: No date for reversal of minimum wage cut
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Kenny: No date for reversal of minimum wage cut

Mar 30th 2011, 2:44 PM 563 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that an exact date for a reversal of the minimum wage cut could not be set.

# budget-cuts - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse

Mar 24th 2011, 11:22 AM 1,663 Views 10 Comments

Ballymun drugs project is now treating the grandchildren of people who used their services 30 years ago.

# budget-cuts - Wednesday 8 December, 2010

Budget 2011: In Numbers
# Budget11
# Budget11

Budget 2011: In Numbers

Dec 8th 2010, 10:07 AM 2,543 Views 0 Comments

The main points of Budget 2011, broken down by TheJournal.ie into a by-the-numbers guide.

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