Government Regional Policy Fails Offaly says MEP

The publication of the CSO County Incomes and Regional GDP study confirms the failure of the current National Spatial Strategy to provide balanced regional development and raises serious issues concerning the recommendations of the Pat Spillane CEDRA report. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin, speaking while canvassing in Co. Offaly on Friday, April […]

Normal levels of construction needed for economic development and recovery – Hogan addresses construction forum

As part of the Governments’ Action Plan For Jobs, a Stakeholder Workshop was held in Government Buildings this morning (7th June 2013) to focus on the key areas of infrastructure investment; commercial and residential property; and the Construction Sector’s role in supporting the domestic economy and jobs.   The Workshop was moderated by Frances Ruane of […]

Thousands set to march tomorrow on Dublin Castle in a massive show of opposition to property tax and austerity

Ahead of tomorrow’s national demonstration against the property tax robbery, campaign activists and supporters greeted EU dignitaries and finance Ministers arriving at Dublin Castle with a banner advertising the weekend protest. Paul Murphy MEP at Dublin Castle said: “EU finance ministers looking out their car windows on the journey from Dublin Airport to the city […]

Innovative web platform to assist Irish people stuck in debt

Cavan business man Hugh Leddy is to launch an innovative web platform in early 2013 to assist the 100,000 Irish people stuck in debt by matching them with potential ‘ordinary’ business angels. Leddy is currently raising funds for his project, called Debtrow, that will act like a dating agency for debt laden individuals, putting them […]

4th July, Independence Day for Children with Special Needs

On Wednesday next, 4th July, children with special needs, and their parents and school support workers, will take to the streets and lay claim to the independence that should be the birth-right of these children. Unfortunately, because of the catalogue of cutbacks being imposed by the current Fine Gael/Labour government, that fundamental human right is […]

Mortgage To Rent Scheme Provides Certainty And Security For Low Income Families Most Affected By Economic Turmoil

The Government is determined to provide certainty and security for families who face the imminent prospect of repossession of their family home according to Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD.   Minister O’Sullivan was speaking today (28 June, 2012) at the launch of the ‘mortgage to rent’ scheme.  The scheme is specifically targeted […]

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest?

The Fiscal Compact Treaty, In Ireland’s best interest? Would the ESM and Fiscal Compact have prevented the recession? Not according to the Economist; The pact’s rigidity would make recessions worse, and the new fiscal rule would not have kept Ireland or Spain out of trouble. Not according to the Davy Report (Bloomberg: Conall Mac Coille, […]

United Left Alliance rejects Austerity Treaty and calls for No vote in referendum

The ULA today rejected the Austerity Treaty as a bankers treaty, in continuity with the bank bailouts already made, and an attack on the living standards of ordinary people and the public services on which we depend. The ULA demands a full public debate on the treaty and will vigorously campaign for a ‘no’ vote […]

ECB gets Valentines Card but Government Shows Little Love to People

On Valentine’s Day, the Anglo: Not Our Debt campaign has called on the Irish Government to show people in Ireland that it “really cares” by suspending repayments of Anglo Irish Bank’s debts. The Debt Justice Action network – encompassing a unique coalition of representatives from the trade union, community, faith-based, global justice, environmental and academic […]

Household tax the first step to property and water taxes

The Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes has claimed that Government plans to introduce water taxes by 2014 mean that ordinary households will be hit with stealth taxes of 1000+ euro within two years when the combined cost of water tax and property tax are taken into account. The Campaign challenged Minister Hogan’s contention that […]

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