Budget will make life 'untenable' for many families, says Finlay

Budget will make life 'untenable' for many families, says Finlay

The Government was tonight accused of plunging more people below the breadline as figures showed one in 10 households borrowed to meet ordinary living expenses.

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Union threatens campaign of civil disobedience

Union threatens campaign of civil disobedience

A union today called workers to launch a campaign of civil disobedience in protest at the Government’s national recovery plan.

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Anglo chief: Opposition must pass budget

Anglo chief: Opposition must pass budget

The Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank stated today that opposition parties have no option but to pass the budget.

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Lenihan insists minimum wage cut will create jobs

Lenihan insists minimum wage cut will create jobs

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan has claimed that the cut in the minimum wage outlined in the Government's austerity plan will help create jobs by encouraging employers to take on more staff.

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ICTU: Four-year plan could cost 90,000 jobs

Trade union leaders have said today that the Government's four-year austerity plan will cost 90,000 jobs.

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Crisis 'will impact on the North', says Robinson

Crisis 'will impact on the North', says Robinson

Ireland, north and south, will suffer in international eyes from the collapse of the Republic’s economy, DUP leader Peter Robinson has said.

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Ryan: Govt must 'deal the cards we're dealt'

Ryan: Govt must 'deal the cards we're dealt'

The Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government is willing to continue to tackle the current economic downturn "in the public interest".

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Parents Council angry with cutbacks in education

The National Parents Council is seeking a meeting with the Minister for Education regarding cutbacks in his department.

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Government to make more cutbacks

The Government is making more cutbacks; the latest to be affected is the Department of Education.

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