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# cuts - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Further education sector to be damaged by budget cuts

In a letter to a Sinn Féin TD, one teacher said the government have no understanding of how further education works.

# cuts - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.

# cuts - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government

Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.

Department to cut over 3,200 jobs next year in health service

In a report the department said this is a key requirement of the new implementation of the Croke Park Agreement.

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?

# cuts - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Association of Garda Sergeants 'heard about cuts at same time as media'

Willie Gleeson from the Association said that despite requesting meetings with the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner, they only found out about the cuts yesterday.

Labour TDs meet with Burton in last-ditch bid to stop child benefit cuts Exclusive

Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?

Column: This Budget isn't just bad - it's at odds with Government policies

The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.

# cuts - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Taoiseach: Property tax is "both progressive and fair"

Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.

Budget 2013: Breakdown of changes to social welfare payments

Cuts to the child benefit rate is causing anxiety this evening, along with a range of other newly-announced changes.

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

Citigroup to cut 11,000 jobs and scale back global operations

The jobs will be cut in a move to boost efficiency, as Citi focuses on 150 cities worldwide that have the highest growth potential in consumer banking.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.

# cuts - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers

The Justice Minister also said he is unable to say when recruitment will recommence despite the high numbers expected to retire this year.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

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In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

# cuts - Monday 19 November, 2012

Irish nurses and midwives to march against health cuts

The INMO is calling on its members to protest on Saturday against further cuts in health services in Ireland.

# cuts - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Labour TD calls for bankers' pay and pensions to be tackled

Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Monday 5 November, 2012

Health Minister urged to 'come clean over secret plan for more cuts'

Billy Kelleher has called the prospect of downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital “extremely worrying” and asked James Reilly to immediately clarify plans for the facility.

# cuts - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

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Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators

The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.

# cuts - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid

Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.

# cuts - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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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.

# cuts - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Falling donations results in €1.5m shortfall for Barnardos

A new director’s report shows income from donations fell to €6.8 million from €7.4 million the previous year.

# cuts - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September

Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - 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.

# cuts - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today

Vote due this evening on Health Minister after Fianna Fáil proposes that Reilly’s performance has in power has resulted “in more chaos” across the health service.

# cuts - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Column: Let’s get real – Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should be in coalition

Labour isn’t happy in Government and Fianna Fáil merely snipe, writes Aaron McKenna. Why shouldn’t our two historically opposed parties get together?

# cuts - Friday 7 September, 2012

Reilly denies U-turn on personal assistant service cuts

The Minister for Health said he deplored the fact that people had to stay up all night protesting because of the fear of service cuts.

# cuts - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"

The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.

# cuts - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Coeliac Society "seeking clarification" on product allowance cuts

The society says it was not contacted directly by the HSE about the changes, which would affect coeliacs under certain State schemes.

# cuts - Friday 31 August, 2012

Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts

Fianna Fáil has asked why James Reilly is “nowhere to be seen”, while the HSE admits there are more announcements about bed closures to come.

# cuts - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets

The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.

# cuts - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

'Grave concerns' over controversial HSE plan to fire hospital staff

The HSE has produced a report which proposes getting rid of all agency staff in three hospitals – but the plan has drawn harsh criticism.

# cuts - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "putting lives at risk"

A Dublin TD has said that reduction in ambulance services in Dublin could put lives at risk.

# cuts - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

More than half of ISPCC staff take unpaid leave

The charity said it is €500,000 behind target despite salary cuts across the board this year.