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#Cuts

# cuts - Sunday 18 August, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# cuts - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# cuts - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

200 jobs to go at EBS Building Society

Staff are to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of industrial action after being informed of the cuts.

# cuts - Friday 25 January, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about garda station closures?

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that cutbacks will not affect the standard of policing, but are you worried about the closure of 100 garda station?

# cuts - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Gardaí expected to withdraw from Croke Park talks

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.

# cuts - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Hogan responds to outcry over plans to abolish town councils

The Minister said that councils would be given more powers – even though there would be fewer councillors.

UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today

The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.

# cuts - Friday 11 January, 2013

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.

# cuts - Thursday 10 January, 2013

National plan to save €721 million published by HSE

The plan includes an additional cut to primary care costs of €60 million, staff reductions of 4,000 and a promise to reduce waiting times.

Cut in elderly alarm scheme criticised as "penny-wise and pound-foolish"

Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.

General Practice in Ireland at "breaking point", says IMO

The Irish Medical Organisation said that budget cuts ‘could end the capacity to introduce universal GP care’.

# cuts - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs

Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.

# cuts - 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.

TSSA to ballot for industrial action for Bus Eireann workers

Bus Eireann has decided to introduce a range of cost-cutting measures, including cutting overtime, shift, premium and rota payments.

# cuts - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Labour senator James Heffernan resigns party whip

The Labour Party spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Heffernan has resigned the whip.