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Water charges , medical cards and continuing austerity were the the issues that cropped up again and again on the doorsteps , according to politicians who felt the wrath of voter anger when the votes were counted over the weekend. Many voters it seems have not felt the benefits in their pockets despite talk of recovery and it seems many more years of belt tightening and austerity lie ahead. John Bruton , former Taoiseach and now representing Ireland’s financial services sectors, is quoted in today’s Irish Independent saying we’d signed up to strict budgetary rules under the Lisbon Treaty and ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0528/620123-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-28-may-2014/?clipid=1587720
Tonight Sinn Fein is hosting a rally in the Mansion House at 7pm, as well as representatives of various Irish unions, the guest speakers are a group of union leaders from the United States. The theme of the event is “In common cause against austerity” Sean was joined by Terry O'Sullivan General President’s of the Labourers International Union of North America.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1023/482183-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-23-october-2013/?clipid=1339741
Next Tuesday as Michael Noonan takes to his feet for Budget 2014, protesters are expected to gather outside Leinster House to once again voice their objections to further budget cuts and tax increases. Our reporter Brian O’Connell travelled to Dundalk last night to talk to some of those who’ve joined one of the newer No To Austerity movements and who’ve been protesting in recent weeks.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1009/479279-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-9-october-2013/?clipid=1328552
... and what have we had to do for austerity?http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drivetime/programmes/2013/0726/464872-drivetime-friday-26-july-2013/?clipid=1275992
In her Drivetime column this week, Alison O'Connor looks at a party that's become the meat in an austerity sandwich.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/drivetime/programmes/2012/1106/355015-drivetime-tuesday-6-november-2012/?clipid=942077
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