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# cuts - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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

Spanish schoolchildren to be rationed toilet paper in new austerity drive

Dec 7th 2011, 3:24 PM 3,433 Views 24 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Infographic of the day: Budget 2012

Dec 7th 2011, 12:13 PM 4,070 Views 6 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2011, 10:18 PM 1,528 Views 0 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' panel: Married with children

Dec 6th 2011, 9:58 PM 3,594 Views 17 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Unemployed

Dec 6th 2011, 9:57 PM 2,971 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

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

Dec 6th 2011, 8:10 PM 2,532 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

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

Dec 6th 2011, 7:02 PM 16,966 Views 152 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Dec 6th 2011, 1:18 PM 2,549 Views 80 Comments

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

Get ready: It's Budget Day (pt 1)
# Budget2012
# Budget2012

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

Dec 5th 2011, 7:44 AM 4,519 Views 35 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

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

Dec 4th 2011, 10:57 AM 4,768 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

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

Dec 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,137 Views 32 Comments

We spoke to a wide range of TheJournal.ie 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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many people will austerity kill?

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:47 AM 12 Views 34 Comments

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

# cuts - Monday 28 November, 2011

Join TheJournal.ie's #Budget 2012 virtual panel
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Join TheJournal.ie's #Budget 2012 virtual panel

Nov 28th 2011, 7:23 PM 2,971 Views 41 Comments

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country on how the Budget impacts them.

# cuts - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators
# Health Service
# Health Service

HSE chief executive to be questioned by TDs and senators

Nov 24th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,208 Views 5 Comments

Cathal Magee will face questions about the health service crisis when he appears before an Oireachtas committee.

# cuts - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

CF centre in Cork sees almost 100 per cent more patients than expected
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

CF centre in Cork sees almost 100 per cent more patients than expected

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:33 PM 2,371 Views 2 Comments

The centre in Cork University Hospital had planned to deal with 75 patients with cystic fibrosis a year – but there’s almost double that attending right now.

# cuts - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

Nov 22nd 2011, 7:21 AM 1,594 Views 36 Comments

Ministers are due to meet this morning for final discussions on next month’s Budget, with welfare expected to be on the chopping block.

# cuts - Friday 11 November, 2011

'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure
# Abbeyleix
# Abbeyleix

'Shocked' residents battle to save Abbeyleix nursing unit from closure

Nov 11th 2011, 1:04 PM 811 Views 21 Comments

Closing the unit down will unfairly target its vulnerable and elderly residents, leaders of the campaign told TheJournal.ie.

# cuts - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today
# Spending Cuts
# Spending Cuts

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

Nov 10th 2011, 8:03 AM 455 Views 4 Comments

Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.

# cuts - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Burton: ‘We’re not talking about’ €700m cut to social protection

Nov 9th 2011, 8:50 AM 820 Views 19 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said she was “very confident” a figure reported this morning was not accurate.

# cuts - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Ireland to close its embassy in the Vatican
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Ireland to close its embassy in the Vatican

Nov 3rd 2011, 6:08 PM 2,765 Views 89 Comments

Embasies in Iran and East Timor will also close ‘to implement savings’.

# cuts - Friday 14 October, 2011

Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Rabbitte says cabinet’s budget negotiations will be ‘extremely difficult’

Oct 14th 2011, 9:02 AM 398 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Communications believes that the government should go no further then cutting €3.6 billion in the forthcoming budget.

# cuts - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn

Oct 12th 2011, 9:05 AM 1,644 Views 66 Comments

It is hoped that efforts to reduce fraud and decrease rental supplements could return savings of €1 billion.

# cuts - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Brendan Howlin: No guarantees on public sector pay cuts
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

Brendan Howlin: No guarantees on public sector pay cuts

Oct 5th 2011, 7:45 AM 918 Views 14 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure has said “all bets are off” unless savings are delivered under the Croke Park deal.

# cuts - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations
# Budget
# Budget

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations

Oct 2nd 2011, 12:57 PM 598 Views 3 Comments

Comments made by the Justice Minister in the Dáil last week about proposed cuts on the way in his department have been dismissed as figures taken from a savings proposal.

# cuts - Monday 12 September, 2011

‘Extremely painful’ Budget on the way, Rabbitte warns
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

‘Extremely painful’ Budget on the way, Rabbitte warns

Sep 12th 2011, 8:54 AM 1,102 Views 44 Comments

The energy minister says there is “no more low-hanging fruit” for the €3.6billion in savings which the government wants.

# cuts - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Court rules against fire service cuts but union pledges vote on industrial action
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

Court rules against fire service cuts but union pledges vote on industrial action

Sep 6th 2011, 11:07 AM 1,041 Views 17 Comments

The Labour Court ruling blocking proposed cuts in Dublin Fire Brigade this year has been welcomed by two unions but another plans to ballot members on possible industrial action.

# cuts - Monday 5 September, 2011

National Lottery could be put up for sale
# Lotto
# Lotto

National Lottery could be put up for sale

Sep 5th 2011, 8:40 PM 634 Views 25 Comments

The government is reportedly contemplating including the National Lottery in a list of state assets being considered for sale.

# cuts - Friday 2 September, 2011

Fall in Garda numbers will have 'significant impact' on policing services
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Fall in Garda numbers will have 'significant impact' on policing services

Sep 2nd 2011, 8:09 AM 725 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí warn of knock-on effects of early retirements which could leave one in twelve stations without a permanent garda.

# cuts - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Dublin firefighters may vote in favour of industrial action

Aug 25th 2011, 5:31 PM 782 Views 8 Comments

IFESA, representing many firefighters and paramedics in Dublin, will ballot its members next week over cuts to overtime, training and annual leave.

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered
# Public Spending
# Public Spending

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered

Aug 25th 2011, 11:04 AM 906 Views 24 Comments

Minister Brendan Howlin has asked his cabinet colleagues to submit far-reaching plans to slash spending.

# cuts - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Anglo begins talks with unions on 130 job cuts
# Anglo
# Anglo

Anglo begins talks with unions on 130 job cuts

Aug 18th 2011, 9:20 AM 200 Views 6 Comments

The bank said it hopes to encourage voluntary redundancies, but will lay off staff if targets are not met.

# cuts - Monday 15 August, 2011

Overtime may be axed in €1.7m Dublin Fire Brigade budget shortfall
# Fire Brigade
# Fire Brigade

Overtime may be axed in €1.7m Dublin Fire Brigade budget shortfall

Aug 15th 2011, 3:58 PM 2,231 Views 18 Comments

Concerns raised over capacity of capital’s fire brigade to cope with proposed cuts to training, overtime and annual leave.

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

Aug 15th 2011, 10:28 AM 9,166 Views 81 Comments

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

# cuts - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Italy austerity measures: Government "puts its hands into the pockets of Italian people"
# Italy
# Italy

Italy austerity measures: Government "puts its hands into the pockets of Italian people"

Aug 13th 2011, 7:41 AM 454 Views 3 Comments

The new measures include a ‘solidarity’ tax for high earners. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said “our hearts are bleeding”.

# cuts - Friday 8 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Jul 8th 2011, 7:33 PM 742 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…

# cuts - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday

Jul 5th 2011, 10:01 PM 2,688 Views 14 Comments

The emergency unit is being replaced by an ‘urgent care unit’, but what does that mean? What can it treat?