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Entries Tagged as 'Austerity'

7 year olds and Austerity Politics

April 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Irish Politics, Social Policy

The Social Welfare Bill 2012 begins its journey through the Oireachtas tonight . It proposes changes to the entitlement to the One Parent Family Payment, Pension age qualification and also will introduce new fraud control measures. There has been very little said in public discourse about the changes to the One Parent Family payment and […]


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Mauled by the Celtic Tiger – CESR report published

February 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics, Recession, Social Policy

International human rights organisation the Centre for Economic and Social Rights yesterday published a report reviewing the impact of recession on human rights in Ireland. Mauled by the Celtic Tiger: Human Rights in Ireland’s Economic Meltdown reviews Ireland’s commitments to international human rights instruments, research and statistics available on the impact of austerity on Human, […]


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‘Now remember Luis needs to know what the story is!’

March 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics

At today’s EU Leader Summit, more great photos of the leaders.  Here we have Enda Kenny meeting Jose Socrates, the prime minister of Portugal who failed to get an austerity budget through. (Photos courtesy of the Council of the European Union)     But then arrived the Greek Prime Minister Papendreou, he was not bearing […]


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