# cuts - Thursday 2 May, 2013
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said that Bus Éireann would have to implement the LRC measures on 12 May unless “alternative approaches” could be found.
# cuts - Saturday 20 April, 2013
We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# cuts - Thursday 18 April, 2013
# cuts - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
The Junior Minister said that those arguing for a No vote are “arguing for the unknown”.
# cuts - Monday 15 April, 2013
The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.
# cuts - Monday 8 April, 2013
The company said today that the job cuts equate to about 1 per cent of Avon’s 39,100 employees.
As the EU warned the debt-hit nation to respect the aims of its international bailout.
# cuts - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
At 38 per cent, Ireland has the highest rate of children at risk of poverty in Western Europe. But, far from protecting the vulnerable, the government has introduced austerity measures that mean the rich get richer, writes Richard Manton.
# cuts - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.
# cuts - Thursday 21 February, 2013
The INMO has said this is just one of the many proposals that was put on the table and the union is waiting to hear the full package.
# cuts - Wednesday 20 February, 2013
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said after the meeting he hopes nothing will be said or done to interfere with the public’s support.
An across-the-board cut to child benefit was not a good move – but ministers on big salaries are removed from the realities of the man on the street, Nessa Toale writes.
Protests against soaring electricity prices escalated into nationwide demonstrations against the right-wing government in recent weeks.
# cuts - Friday 15 February, 2013
The GRA said plans are in place for members to “turn off the goodwill tap” from 22 February if the government refuses to budge on pay cut proposals.
# cuts - Tuesday 5 February, 2013
The Garda Representative Association did not enter negotiations on the Croke Park Extensions – but if cuts are proposed, it may encourage members to begin industrial action.
# cuts - Thursday 31 January, 2013
Last night the Dáil voted down a motion tabled by Fianna Fáil to stop the closures.
# cuts - Tuesday 29 January, 2013
Staff are to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of industrial action after being informed of the cuts.
# cuts - Friday 25 January, 2013
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has said that cutbacks will not affect the standard of policing, but are you worried about the closure of 100 garda station?
# cuts - Thursday 24 January, 2013
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said the cuts to allowances that were put on the table today are unacceptable.
# cuts - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
The Minister said that councils would be given more powers – even though there would be fewer councillors.
The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.
# cuts - Friday 11 January, 2013
December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.
# cuts - Thursday 10 January, 2013
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.
Age Action said that a cut in the Seniors Alert Scheme “is a bad decision” with “terrible timing”, given recent attacks on elderly people.
The Irish Medical Organisation said that budget cuts ‘could end the capacity to introduce universal GP care’.
# cuts - Saturday 5 January, 2013
Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.
# cuts - Thursday 20 December, 2012
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
Bus Eireann has decided to introduce a range of cost-cutting measures, including cutting overtime, shift, premium and rota payments.
# cuts - Wednesday 19 December, 2012
The Labour Party spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Heffernan has resigned the whip.
# cuts - Sunday 16 December, 2012
In a letter to a Sinn Féin TD, one teacher said the government have no understanding of how further education works.
# cuts - Saturday 15 December, 2012
The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.
# cuts - Saturday 8 December, 2012
Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.
In a report the department said this is a key requirement of the new implementation of the Croke Park Agreement.
The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?
# cuts - Thursday 6 December, 2012
Willie Gleeson from the Association said that despite requesting meetings with the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner, they only found out about the cuts yesterday.
Two Dublin TDs want to stop the government from cutting child benefit – but if they can’t, will they vote against the Budget?
The cuts contained in this Budget fly in the face of Government statements on growth and protection. They’re difficult to justify, writes Michael Taft.
# cuts - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
Kenny said this budget would probably be the most challenging in the life of this government.
The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.