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Nearly 140,000 children living in consistent poverty

Nearly 140,000 children living in consistent poverty | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
CSO income survey shows one-parent families twice as likely to be poor
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Budget 2016: Changes will have little impact on poorest in society

Budget 2016: Changes will have little impact on poorest in society | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
A budget analysis by ESRI experts takes account of the key tax and welfare moves
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Minister confirms existence of Garda 'Operation Mizen' for policing water charge protests - Newstalk

Minister confirms existence of Garda 'Operation Mizen' for policing water charge protests - Newstalk | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
The Minister for Justice has confirmed that a Garda operation code-named 'Operation Mizen' has been established as a measure for policing...
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€490m meant for local services diverted to Irish Water | Irish Examiner

€490m meant for local services diverted to Irish Water | Irish Examiner | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Headline €490m meant for local services diverted to Irish Water
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Councillors claim €17,000 for mileage but don't even drive - Independent.ie

Councillors claim €17,000 for mileage but don't even drive - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
TWO councillors who have no driving licences have claimed more than €17,000 between them in mileage over the past four years.
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Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin slams the Government for ‘yet another inevitable mess’ at Irish Water - Independent.ie

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin slams the Government for ‘yet another inevitable mess’ at Irish Water - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has slammed the Government for what he described as ‘yet another inevitable mess’ at Irish Water.
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HSE defends JobBridge post seeking psychologist

HSE defends JobBridge post  seeking psychologist | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Position will ‘bridge the gap between study and the beginning of their working lives’
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Plan to move homeless out of city to rural areas 'crazy' - Independent.ie

Plan to move homeless out of city to rural areas 'crazy' - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has insisted that a plan to move homeless people from Dublin city centre to rural areas was not motivated by tourism concerns.
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Minister hires former Fine Gael councillor as a chauffeur on wages of €630 a week - Independent.ie

Minister hires former Fine Gael councillor as a chauffeur on wages of €630 a week - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
European Affairs Minister Dara Murphy has hired a former Fine Gael councillor as his ministerial driver, the Irish Independent can reveal.
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Politicians can claim travel and accommodation expenses when sick

Politicians can claim travel and accommodation expenses when sick | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
TDs and Senators can be marked present at Leinster House even when they are ill, abroad on official business, or for other special circumstances.
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Photography agency: Gardaí used warrant to seize pictures of water protests

Photography agency: Gardaí used warrant to seize pictures of water protests | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
The founder of an Irish news photo agency has revealed he was forced to hand over photos from the agency's coverage of water protests to gardaí.
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No space in women’s refuges due to Dublin city housing crisis

No space in women’s refuges due to Dublin city housing crisis | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
State agency concedes that women fleeing domestic violence offered sleeping bags
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Law permitting water charges to be taken from wages and welfare approved by Seanad

Law permitting water charges to be taken from wages and welfare approved by Seanad | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
The Civil Debt Bill was passed in a vote this evening in the Seanad.
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Getting to know the shame of poverty

Getting to know the shame of poverty | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Naomi Linehan, media coordinator with the European Year for Development, reflects on the reality driving the author of The Shame of Poverty
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RTÉ says it’s ‘standard practice’ to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in

RTÉ says it’s ‘standard practice’ to give ministers questions before Budget phone-in | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
A story in The Times reports on the advance warning given to Ministers Noonan and Howlin yesterday morning.
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Revealed: the senior ministers in teacher pensions outrage - Independent.ie

Revealed: the senior ministers in teacher pensions outrage - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
THREE cabinet ministers responsible for introducing savage cuts in the Budget are holding on to their right to a teacher's pension when they leave office.
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Gardaí shut down stall handing out food and clothes to homeless in Dublin

Gardaí shut down stall handing out food and clothes to homeless in Dublin | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Gardaí say March For The Homeless must secure the correct permits.
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Government ministers received €27m in taxpayers' money for pay and expenses since 2011 - Independent.ie

Government ministers received €27m in taxpayers' money for pay and expenses since 2011 - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
GOVERNMENT ministers received more the €27m in taxpayers' money for pay and expenses since the Coalition was formed in 2011.
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Childcare can cost up to €25k for two toddlers - Independent.ie

Childcare can cost up to €25k for two toddlers - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Childcare for two young children can cost as much as an average Irish worker earns in a year, the Irish Independent can reveal.
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Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.
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Over 1,185 children homeless per night in Dublin between April and June

Over 1,185 children homeless per night in Dublin between April and June | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has told Newstalk that between April and June of this year, there were 1,185 children homeless each night.
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There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has spoken out after a family spent a night in an industrial unit
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Vaunted Nordic model is all the rage, but we mustn't ignore its flaws - Independent.ie

Vaunted Nordic model is all the rage, but we mustn't ignore its flaws - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Our latest political party, the Social Democrats, has expressed admiration for the vaunted "Nordic model" and thinks Ireland should adopt it. The Nordic model encompasses high
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Reilly won't commit to timeframe for ambitious childcare reforms - Independent.ie

Reilly won't commit to timeframe for ambitious childcare reforms - Independent.ie | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Minister for Children James Reilly will not commit to a timeframe for implementing ambitious changes to help families with the burder of childcare.
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Over 42,000 on Dublin City Council housing waiting list

Over 42,000 on Dublin City Council housing waiting list | Austerity Ireland | Scoop.it
Numbers at highest level to date as greatest demand for homes in northeast of the city
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