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#Spending Cuts

# spending-cuts - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# spending-cuts - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?

With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# spending-cuts - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Column: It’s time to examine our corporate tax rate

We’re regularly told that “everything is on the table” for the Budget, writes Michael Taft. So what about corporation tax?

# spending-cuts - Friday 5 October, 2012

Column: We’re told more austerity is inevitable. That’s not the whole story.

We hear a consensus that more big cuts are necessary – but there is an alternative, writes Tom Healy. Here it is.

# spending-cuts - Friday 14 September, 2012

Column: Austerity has an unequal impact on women. So let’s fix this.

Statistically speaking, spending cuts hit women hardest – but protecting disadvantaged groups should be at the heart of the Budget, write Orla O’Connor and Clara Fischer.

# spending-cuts - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters

Fears over ceding our sovereignty are misplaced – people do it all the time, writes Ronan Lyons. Here’s what we should be focusing on instead.

# spending-cuts - Monday 2 July, 2012

Budget 2013: The speculation so far

Lots of speculation but no firm indication of what lies ahead this December. We round up what measures have been in the news and speculated on so far.

# spending-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.

# spending-cuts - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Government policy is 'not an austerity strategy', says Howlin

The Minister for Public Expenditure also said economists’ calls to pour resources into a stimulus strategy reminded him of “Fianna Fáil circa 1977″.

# spending-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.

# spending-cuts - Friday 2 December, 2011

Let us know: What would YOU do in the Budget?

Ireland must find savings of €3.8billion next week. How would you do it?

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Two-thirds of people back Government's overall Budget strategy

An independent poll shows most people support the focus on spending cuts rather than tax increases.

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Cabinet meets to finalise Budget spending cuts

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

# spending-cuts - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved

The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

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

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

One in five small firms hiring staff in next three months

However, an industry association said the environment is still very challenging for small businesses.

# spending-cuts - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.

# spending-cuts - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Government plays down apparent spending cuts revelations

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you should known this morning…

# spending-cuts - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Taoiseach: “Everything is on the table” in December’s Budget

Enda Kenny says his government is ‘prepared to be radical’ in the Budget – and refuses to clearly rule out raising income taxes.

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Government will publish a deficit reduction plan, says Minister

The Finance Minister has said that, next month, the government will publish a broad outline of spending cuts and tax increases planned for the next three or four years.

# spending-cuts - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Find 20 per cent in government spending cuts, ministers ordered

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

# spending-cuts - Monday 1 August, 2011

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default

But not everyone’s happy including the president.

# spending-cuts - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday

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

# spending-cuts - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Yes, the global economy is in turmoil... but banks have to start lending

Ireland needs to order its banks to resume lending to small and medium businesses in order to fuel a recovery, argues Nick Leeson.

# spending-cuts - Sunday 3 July, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# spending-cuts - Friday 1 July, 2011

While Greece riots, Italy passes €47bn austerity plan

Europe’s financial worries deepen as Italy plans for more austerity measures to balance its budget.

# spending-cuts - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Stormont Executive approves budget cut plan

Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson have hailed the agreement as a ‘first class budget’.