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#Austerity

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests Opinion

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95 Harry's Last Stand

'Rebel' RAF veteran and Twitter phenomenon Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95

The veteran’s illness was documented by his son after Smith gathered a huge following on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'The Repeal the 8th campaign should inspire the fight against the housing crisis' Opinion

Opinion: 'The Repeal the 8th campaign should inspire the fight against the housing crisis'

Benjamin Moore writes that the Repeal campaign can be a blueprint for fighting back against the current issues around housing and homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over We Made It

Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over

Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.

From TheJournal.ie Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event Thessaloniki

Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event

“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”

From TheJournal.ie Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young Budget 2018

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

From TheJournal.ie Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us? Opinion

Austerity is over apparently. But will Fine Gael's 10-year, €20 billion splurge wow us?

The new roadmap has to do three things: support the capital, develop the regions, and repair the defective anti-rural, anti-regional gene, writes Kealan Flynn.

From TheJournal.ie The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic Cutbacks

The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic

Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles

FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal is in limbo after a left-wing alliance toppled the government Anti-austerity

Portugal is in limbo after a left-wing alliance toppled the government

The conservative minority government was the shortest-lived administration in the country’s history.

From TheJournal.ie Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice Anti-austerity

Varoufakis gets rock star reception in London as he gives Corbyn advice

“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”

From TheJournal.ie "Evidence is mounting up" - TD says fundraising ban is another example of political policing Paul Murphy

"Evidence is mounting up" - TD says fundraising ban is another example of political policing

Paul Murphy isn’t being allowed conduct collections in Tallaght.

From TheJournal.ie 'This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece' Greek Tragedy

'This deal is misery, humiliation and slavery for Greece'

But some ordinary Greeks support a new bailout as the only option for their country.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter Shade
From TheJournal.ie Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow Feta-compli?

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

From TheJournal.ie What happens to currencies when they die? Opinion

What happens to currencies when they die?

We pursue it, discuss it, count it and obsess over it… but do we ever really think about what ‘money’ is?

From TheJournal.ie Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout Late Late Show

Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout

Alexis Tsipras has vowed to present “credible” reform plans before a deadline of tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum D-Day

Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum

Celebrations are underway in Athens this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now Austerity

Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now

They are braving bad weather as they make their feelings clear over the upcoming referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty Opinion

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

From TheJournal.ie Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece Opinion

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy accuses Michael Noonan of 'stabbing the Greek people in the chest' Tightrope Act

Paul Murphy accuses Michael Noonan of 'stabbing the Greek people in the chest'

… and the Irish people in the back.

From TheJournal.ie The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity 8th Amendment

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

The committee described Ireland’s laws on abortion as “highly restrictive”.

From TheJournal.ie The End (of the Euro) is Nigh Opinion

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.

From TheJournal.ie Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises Wrong Direction

Syriza has done another big U-turn on its election promises

The new Greek government is pushing ahead with privatising ports and airports.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street Fightback This post contains videos

Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street

Protesters threw smoke bombs and arrests were made.

From TheJournal.ie Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow Austerity

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

He was later released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie What has it really been like for older people during austerity? Opinion

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?

The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.

From TheJournal.ie Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma Old Money

Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma

But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite' Making An Entrance This post contains videos

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of 'traitor' and 'parasite'

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece Holliers

German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece

It’s becoming a popular tourist destination for Germans.

From TheJournal.ie Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power Opinion

Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

From TheJournal.ie What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland? Opinion

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

From TheJournal.ie It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle No Pressure

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

From TheJournal.ie Here's everything you need to know about business this week The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Greek debt deals, counting calories and the end of cheap booze.

From TheJournal.ie Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan So Long Farewell

Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan

It was already done with a year ago, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too The Change Is Now

The Irish weren't the only ones protesting today, the Spanish were out too

Thousands were out in support of the new anti-austerity party Podemos.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda? Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter Anti-austerity

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

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