# austerity - Yesterday’s News
The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.
# austerity - Tuesday 18 November, 2014
It is believed the last time a Budget struggled to be passed was 1991.
# austerity - Wednesday 29 October, 2014
Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.
# austerity - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
The Finance Minister undoubtedly thought the best tactic was to make as few changes as possible, but will the Irish people be better off now?
# austerity - Tuesday 14 October, 2014
Finance Minister tells TheJournal.ie he will be “cautious and prudent” to secure the economic recovery in the coming years.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# austerity - Friday 10 October, 2014
Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.
# austerity - Sunday 5 October, 2014
For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.
# austerity - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
“This has to stop.”
# austerity - Tuesday 2 September, 2014
The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.
# austerity - Friday 22 August, 2014
Positive economic trends on nearly every front make for an easier budget.
# austerity - Wednesday 20 August, 2014
The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.
# austerity - Thursday 14 August, 2014
# austerity - Monday 21 July, 2014
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.
# austerity - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn’t care about them
The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.
# austerity - Monday 23 June, 2014
Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.
# austerity - Sunday 22 June, 2014
The Tánaiste has said that while Labour “can’t walk away from our mistakes”, the party’s achievements must be celebrated.
# austerity - Friday 20 June, 2014
We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?
# austerity - Thursday 19 June, 2014
Despite explanations that the youth wing doesn’t want workers to lose money, people are not impressed.
The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.
Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.
# austerity - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.
This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?
The Fiscal Advisory Council is urging the government to stick to this year’s target, but promising an easing off of austerity next year.
# austerity - Monday 2 June, 2014
The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.
# austerity - Sunday 25 May, 2014
Michael Kilcoyne was elected on the first count, almost doubling the quota. A recount has been called and will take place tomorrow afternoon.
# austerity - Monday 12 May, 2014
The party of “Fianna Something Or Other”.
# austerity - Friday 9 May, 2014
Senior civil servants want their pay cuts reversed, and they’ve made it their union’s “primary goal”
As part of the three-year Haddington Road Agreement, salaries above €65,000 that were cut were due to be restored when it expired.
# austerity - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
The Taoiseach reaffirmed his commitment to tax cuts – but only if the economy is performing well.
# austerity - Monday 5 May, 2014
# austerity - Friday 2 May, 2014
Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.
# austerity - Thursday 1 May, 2014
Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.
# austerity - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.
# austerity - Tuesday 29 April, 2014
Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.
# austerity - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…
Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.
Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?
Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.
# austerity - Sunday 13 April, 2014
One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.