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# cuts - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Greece seeks austerity plan extension

The Greek Prime Minister will suggest spending cuts be spread over four years instead of two in his talks with German and French leaders next week.

# cuts - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.

# cuts - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Reports that Defence Forces troops to be cut are 'speculation'

It was reported today that 500 troops are to be cut from the Defence Forces – but this has been denied.

# cuts - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Taoiseach: Programme for Government pledges stand

However, Enda Kenny wouldn’t discuss what might be on or off the table for Budget 2013.

# cuts - Monday 25 June, 2012

Budget 2013: Minister refuses to rule out income tax increases and welfare cuts

Pat Rabbitte insists the govt hasn’t “engaged” yet on the budget, but he personally wants to sit down for talks “without any red lines”.

# cuts - Friday 8 June, 2012

Column: End this ridiculous, wasteful culture of ‘salami slicing’

Not all areas deserve equal cuts – but there ARE some things we could do without, writes William Campbell.

# cuts - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Column: 10 places where the Budget’s axe needs to fall

We can’t have our cake and eat it, warns NAMAwinelake – here are the areas where unpalatable savings will have to be made.

# cuts - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.

# cuts - Monday 23 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

In today’s 5 at 5: Man jailed for ‘road rage’ manslaughter; protest over care home cuts; no apology from D’arcy for ‘f-bomb’.

# cuts - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ESB staff vote in favour of cost-cutting plan with 1,000 job losses

The State-owned energy provider has asked for around 700 voluntary redundancies with the remaining 300 jobs cut over the next three years.

# cuts - Monday 9 April, 2012

Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”

Reports emerging from Japan say that the company will cut the jobs over the next year as it tries to return to profit.

# cuts - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

O2 to cut 120 jobs in Ireland

The company is looking for voluntary redundancies from its workforce of 1,100 people.

No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes

Hayes said a proposed €400million in cuts “would harm the economy” as it struggles to regain growth.

# cuts - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

RTE to cut top presenter pay by at least 30 per cent

The salaries of the top twenty presenters are to be cut by at least 30 per cent as part of a major plan to reduce costs, the Director General announced today.

# cuts - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# cuts - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense

Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.

# cuts - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Column: Athens is burning – so why are Ireland’s streets still quiet?

We haven’t rebelled at cut after cut, writes Fergal Browne. So are Irish people really such pushovers, or are there more complex factors at work?

# cuts - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

# cuts - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow' HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

# cuts - Monday 16 January, 2012

School cuts could lead to death of rural Ireland, councillor warns

Cllr Declan Hurley said institutions making up the “backbone” of rural communities were now all under threat.

# cuts - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Column: Why we need career guidance counsellors - and why all the stereotypes are wrong

“The double-jobbing teacher”, “the leaflet pusher” – student guidance counsellor Pamela O’Leary has heard all the stereotypes about her profession but says cuts to the service will hurt vulnerable children most.

HSE service plan to be revealed tomorrow

Minister Reilly approved the redrafted plan which outlines cuts to the health services budget on Friday.

# cuts - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# cuts - Friday 6 January, 2012

Beds to be closed in Tallaght hospital

The hospital closed more than 30 beds on 29 December and will close the rest by the end of January, the INMO has said. The hospital has said that it is putting measures in place “with patient safety in mind”.

# cuts - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand Opinion

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…

# cuts - Thursday 8 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# cuts - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Spanish schoolchildren to be rationed toilet paper in new austerity drive Austerity

Spanish schoolchildren to be rationed toilet paper in new austerity drive

Cuts to education budgets mean that schools in the north east of the country are having to be more frugal.

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.

# cuts - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

Readers' panel: Married with children

John, a father of five, says he’ll be hit hard by road tax and the cut in child benefit – and says that not enough is being done to support entrepreneurs.

Readers' Panel: Unemployed

Glyn Carragher is relieved that unemployment benefit hasn’t been cut – but is worried that the Government has taken no action on job creation.

Let us know: What do you think of the Budget?

So now that we’ve heard the entire Budget, what do you think? Was it better or worse than you’d expected?

Budget 2012: Who exactly has to pay the €100 Household Charge?

The new Household Charge is one of the most controversial proposals in the Budget – but who exactly is going to have to pay the new €100 charge?

"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister

In a radio interview this morning, Health Minister James Reilly has said that no one will die in Irish hospitals because of the cuts announced in yesterday’s Budget.

# cuts - Monday 5 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Get ready: It's Budget Day (pt 1)

Today will be the first of two days during which the details of Budget 2012 will be unveiled. Here’s the latest on what we can expect between now and Tuesday afternoon.

# cuts - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Child benefit cuts will target families with three or more children only

The cut will not apply to all child benefit payments – only those for third and subsequent children, according to reports today.

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.

# cuts - Friday 2 December, 2011

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

The debate on the health service is a morass of figures. But cuts are life-or-death moral choices, writes Aaron McKenna.