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# cuts - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

"Sickest and the poorest" set to be hit hardest by Budget cuts today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 9,322 Views 73 Comments

Budget speculation this morning is focused on increased prescription charges, cuts to medical cards and phone allowances for pensioners, and a decrease in dole payments for young unemployed people.

# cuts - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

Oct 12th 2013, 5:43 PM 5,680 Views 45 Comments

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# cuts - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about this year's Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about this year's Budget?

Oct 9th 2013, 9:27 AM 11,079 Views 122 Comments

This year’s adjustment will be closer to €2.5 billion than €3.1, Michael Noonan has confirmed. We ask, how concerned are you about the effects of next week’s Budget?

# cuts - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Unions unhappy with proposed pension cuts for Aer Lingus and DAA workers

Oct 8th 2013, 11:48 AM 4,231 Views 35 Comments

Last night, unions heard proposals that could see pensions cut by 15 per cent.

# cuts - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing

Sep 19th 2013, 2:44 PM 9,727 Views 84 Comments

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

# cuts - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest
# Lockout 2013
# Lockout 2013

People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protest

Sep 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 6,348 Views 78 Comments

Protesters have gathered outside Leinster House since 5am this morning to protest against austerity.

# cuts - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens
# Austerity
# Austerity

Higgins: It is important that austerity does not erode the rights of citizens

Sep 17th 2013, 1:55 PM 5,521 Views 82 Comments

Speaking at a reception for the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, he said the connection between economy, society and government is profoundly important.

# cuts - Monday 2 September, 2013

"The HSE is not fit for purpose" - Brendan Howlin
# Health
# Health

"The HSE is not fit for purpose" - Brendan Howlin

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:51 PM 4,430 Views 47 Comments

Howlin agreed that changing the health system is like “changing the spark plugs as the car is moving”.

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council
# St Michael's House
# St Michael's House

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council

Sep 2nd 2013, 3:33 PM 2,027 Views 16 Comments

Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha is tabling the motion this evening.

# cuts - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Column: It's unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight

Aug 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 24 Views 22 Comments

Disability specific services are being cut and those with disabilities who are being refused medical cards – and people have had enough, writes John Dolan.

# 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 9,072 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”.

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,879 Views 23 Comments

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# cuts - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’
# Cuts
# Cuts

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

Aug 18th 2013, 8:04 PM 16,296 Views 159 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

# cuts - Friday 16 August, 2013

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I hope I hold on to my health – I don’t think I can afford to get sick

Aug 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 57 Views 79 Comments

With the number of older people in consistent poverty doubling over just one year, pensioner Gordon* explains what daily life is like for him – and how he fears for the future.

# cuts - Thursday 8 August, 2013

New Dublin Bus proposals include pay cuts for management
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

New Dublin Bus proposals include pay cuts for management

Aug 8th 2013, 6:08 PM 9,018 Views 67 Comments

SIPTU has said it will ballot its members on the new recommendations early next week.

# cuts - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home
# Disability
# Disability

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Aug 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,018 Views 16 Comments

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

# cuts - Sunday 21 July, 2013

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Jul 21st 2013, 1:15 PM 10,087 Views 88 Comments

Is there a row in the camp over the issue?

# cuts - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute

Jul 10th 2013, 10:52 AM 6,930 Views 50 Comments

GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.

# cuts - Monday 8 July, 2013

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
# POCKET MONEY
# POCKET MONEY

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Jul 8th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,035 Views 14 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

# cuts - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:37 AM 9,610 Views 70 Comments

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# cuts - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’
# SMEs
# SMEs

Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’

Jun 25th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,325 Views 3 Comments

VAT reductions, rate cuts and halving the level of capital gains tax for entrepreneurs would increase consumer confidence say Chambers Ireland.

# cuts - Thursday 20 June, 2013

INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts
# SNAs
# SNAs

INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts

Jun 20th 2013, 8:19 PM 2,941 Views 41 Comments

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching

Jun 20th 2013, 11:23 AM 3,667 Views 44 Comments

Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.

# cuts - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Varadkar urges unions to engage with Bus Éireann, says cuts can't be postponed
# Cuts
# Cuts

Varadkar urges unions to engage with Bus Éireann, says cuts can't be postponed

May 2nd 2013, 4:51 PM 5,219 Views 59 Comments

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said that Bus Éireann would have to implement the LRC measures on 12 May unless “alternative approaches” could be found.

# cuts - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

Apr 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 28 Views 160 Comments

We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# cuts - Thursday 18 April, 2013

# cuts - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders

Apr 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,810 Views 70 Comments

The Junior Minister said that those arguing for a No vote are “arguing for the unknown”.

# cuts - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

Apr 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 145 Views 54 Comments

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

# cuts - Monday 8 April, 2013

Avon Cosmetics ceases trading in Ireland, cuts 400 jobs
# Avon
# Avon

Avon Cosmetics ceases trading in Ireland, cuts 400 jobs

Apr 8th 2013, 4:31 PM 23,961 Views 49 Comments

The company said today that the job cuts equate to about 1 per cent of Avon’s 39,100 employees.

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal PM announces severe spending cuts

Apr 8th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,644 Views 24 Comments

As the EU warned the debt-hit nation to respect the aims of its international bailout.

# cuts - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 39 Views 38 Comments

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.

# cuts - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 25 Views 6 Comments

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.

# cuts - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Government seeks pay cut for public servants earning over €60,000
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Government seeks pay cut for public servants earning over €60,000

Feb 21st 2013, 8:29 AM 8,510 Views 139 Comments

The INMO has said this is just one of the many proposals that was put on the table and the union is waiting to hear the full package.

# cuts - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts
# Cuts
# Cuts

Gardaí bring bank statements to Commissioner meeting to highlight cuts

Feb 20th 2013, 7:13 PM 9,861 Views 120 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.

Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit

Feb 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 23 Views 110 Comments

An across-the-board cut to child benefit was not a good move – but ministers on big salaries are removed from the realities of the man on the street, Nessa Toale writes.

Bulgarian government resigns amid protests
# Bulgaria
# Bulgaria

Bulgarian government resigns amid protests

Feb 20th 2013, 8:25 AM 3,600 Views 44 Comments

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

# cuts - Friday 15 February, 2013

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway
# Garda Cuts
# Garda Cuts

Garda Commissioner to meet GRA as plans for industrial action get underway

Feb 15th 2013, 8:27 AM 11,349 Views 121 Comments

The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.

# cuts - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Gardaí "won't be sitting idly by" if pay cuts are proposed
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí "won't be sitting idly by" if pay cuts are proposed

Feb 5th 2013, 11:31 AM 11,256 Views 156 Comments

The Garda Representative Association did not enter negotiations on the Croke Park Extensions – but if cuts are proposed, it may encourage members to begin industrial action.

# cuts - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

Closure of 95 garda stations to go ahead today

Jan 31st 2013, 7:38 AM 13,862 Views 105 Comments

Last night the Dáil voted down a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil to stop the closures.