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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# reduction

Last year
# reduction
Cheltenham Festival cutting capacity in 2023 due to ‘stretched’ facilities
This year attracted a record aggregate attendance of 280,627, but there will be a cap of 68,500 people per day for the four days next time out.
All time
# Finances
'Something has to change' - Harlequins back salary cap reduction in Premiership
Reports in the UK suggest a deal has already been agreed.
# In trouble
Irish Aviation Authority fears that air traffic will drop by 90%
The IAA said it handled 62,449 flights last month.
# personal injuries
Just under €300 million paid out last year for personal injuries
The highest single award last year was €908,749.
# fight the good fight
Operation Thor hailed a success as burglaries fall by 2,320 in the capital
The garda operation is set to continue for at least the next 12 months.
# the gun epidemic
The New York Times uses front page to call for gun control
It is the first time the newspaper has used the front page for an editorial since 1920.
# reduction
The Irish government is easing up on its requests for Facebook data
The first half of 2015 saw the lowest number of data requests from Ireland since Facebook started its reports.
How much rent would you have been paying in the 1990s?
Unsurprisingly, you would of been paying quite a bit less.
# insolvency
Thinking of going bankrupt? It's a lot cheaper than it used to be...
The cost is now less than a fifth what it was two years ago.
# put to the vote
Cork City Council to cut property tax by 10%
Louth councillors also voted to reduce the tax – by 1.5%.
# survey says
Dublin City Council to consider cutting property tax with residents calling for 15% reduction
Dublin City Council will tonight consider a reduction at a special meeting.
# on the streets
There has been a 94% drop in child begging cases being reported in Dublin since 1999
The ISPCC want you to report to it if you see a child begging.
# Pressure
Sony braces itself for major losses by slashing profit estimates
The electronics giant has slashed its expected income from €563 million to €183 million, a 67.5 per cent decrease, after disc market shrinks faster than expected
# air transport
Trains carry more air around than passengers during off-peak times, says Varadkar
Leo Varadkar has said he is in favour of introducing cheaper off-peak DART fares.
CAO applications for business courses on the rise
There has been a drop in CAO applications in teaching and law, but the demand for business courses has risen.
# Rubbish
Refund scheme for alcohol containers 'could reduce illegal dumping'
An Athy councillor says that introducing a refund deposit scheme would see fewer people dumping cans and bottles.
# Salary
Government expects "detailed proposals" from banks on salary reduction
Simon Coveney said today that the pillar banks had been contacted by the government about proposals to reduce salary levels.
# Donations
New guidelines reduce maximum donations to political parties
The guidelines also address corporate donations to parties and include strict rules on transparency.
# Cuts
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.
HSE deficit now at almost €400 million
The HSE said this is the first month in which there has been a reduction in the deficit reported. The INMO said the figures “fail to portray the real crisis facing the Irish public health service”.
# Dole
Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers
The Department of Social Protection recently introduced a measure to allow payments to be reduced by up to €44 a week for those refusing to take up job interviews, training, or employment offers.
# Road Deaths
Drop in road deaths in 2011
The number of road deaths in Ireland fell below 200 for the first time since road deaths began being recorded in 1959. There were 26 fewer fatalities in 2011 compared to 2009, latest figures from the Road Safety Authority show.
# Pensions
In full: what former ministers get after the government's new levy
We’ve gone through the list of ministerial pensions to see precisely how each living former minister is hit by the various levies.
# Pensions
Higher pension levy hits Ahern and Cowen - by €80 a week
High earners will still keep the vast majority of their huge pensions, as Brendan Howlin admits there is little the government can do.
# Pension cut
Government announces cut to public sector pensions over €100k
Brendan Howlin made the announcement during a debate on the legislation which will cut judges’ pay.
# Rate Cut
EBS to reduce its standard variable rate
The company is to reduce the rate in line with the European Central Bank’s recent rate cut.
# smokers
Photos on cigarette boxes "will reduce amount of smokers"
Senator Mary Moran told the Seanad that the introduction of combined photo and text warning will in the long-term reduce the number of people who smoke.
# Europe
Making mobile calls when abroad now costs less
The cost of roaming calls in Europe is now cheaper thanks to EU rules.