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Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic
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Overwhelming majority of Irish people expect austerity to return after the pandemic

May 20th 2020, 12:39 PM 18,716 Views 69 Comments

Opposition parties and trade unions have made strong statements in recent weeks against possible public spending cuts.

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'
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'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'

Apr 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,634 Views 44 Comments

Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.

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

Dec 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,130 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2018, 10:40 AM 16,698 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,930 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:17 AM 19,111 Views 42 Comments

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

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

May 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,202 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 7,063 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Jul 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 5,068 Views 61 Comments

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.

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

Feb 27th 2017, 12:05 AM 40,885 Views 138 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 22,921 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Nov 11th 2015, 2:19 PM 13,096 Views 118 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2015, 12:07 PM 12,606 Views 60 Comments

“I have news for you – austerity sucks.”

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

Aug 31st 2015, 9:14 AM 15,336 Views 174 Comments

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

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

Jul 13th 2015, 12:42 PM 21,519 Views 110 Comments

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

Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter
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Leo Varadkar got a dig in at Paul Murphy yesterday on Twitter

Jul 12th 2015, 11:24 AM 31,750 Views 105 Comments

Ouch.

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

Jul 10th 2015, 11:00 PM 45,567 Views 241 Comments

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

What happens to currencies when they die?
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What happens to currencies when they die?

Jul 9th 2015, 1:50 PM 171 Views 70 Comments

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

Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout
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Greece latest: Prime Minister makes formal request for third bailout

Jul 8th 2015, 8:17 PM 20,762 Views 93 Comments

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

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw
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Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 74 Views 99 Comments

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

Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum
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Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum

Jul 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 107,779 Views 411 Comments

Celebrations are underway in Athens this evening.

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:57 PM 17,899 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Jun 25th 2015, 8:30 AM 216 Views 124 Comments

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.

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece
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Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Jun 24th 2015, 1:30 AM 146 Views 188 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 4:12 PM 27,716 Views 101 Comments

… and the Irish people in the back.

The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity
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The UN wants Ireland to vote on abortion and reconsider austerity

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:27 PM 17,664 Views 134 Comments

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

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh
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The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

Jun 14th 2015, 8:45 AM 48 Views 91 Comments

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.

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

May 15th 2015, 10:35 AM 17,796 Views 176 Comments

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

Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street
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Anti-austerity protesters clash with police near Downing Street

May 10th 2015, 12:53 PM 17,125 Views 160 Comments

Protesters threw smoke bombs and arrests were made.

Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow
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Protester arrested during Taoiseach's canvas in Carlow

May 8th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,069 Views 103 Comments

He was later released without charge.

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

May 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 463 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Apr 3rd 2015, 3:05 PM 37,854 Views 207 Comments

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

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

Mar 25th 2015, 8:07 PM 25,726 Views 154 Comments

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

German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece
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German politicians want to PAY holidaymakers to go to Greece

Mar 8th 2015, 11:30 AM 19,263 Views 26 Comments

It’s becoming a popular tourist destination for Germans.

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

Feb 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 180 Views 210 Comments

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

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?
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What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Feb 23rd 2015, 11:05 PM 49 Views 123 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 13,267 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2015, 9:45 AM 10,118 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Feb 5th 2015, 2:47 PM 21,238 Views 153 Comments

It was already done with a year ago, apparently.

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

Jan 31st 2015, 6:42 PM 11,827 Views 40 Comments

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

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