Category Archives: Accountability

Alert: Government Attempts to Pass ESM with Minimal Public Debate


Today – Wednesday, & Tomorrow – Thursday The Government will seek Dail approval of: The Article 136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties which authorises the setting up of the permanent Eurozone loan fund, the European Stability Mechanism + A … Continue reading

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4 Reasons the ESM Treaty is illegal


The reasons which lead us to believe that the ESM Treaty as it stands is illegal under EU law and therefore unconstitutional in Ireland The proposal to ratify the European Stability Mechanism Treaty as it stands and to approve the … Continue reading

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“A Federation for the Eurozone and a Confederation for the rest of the EU”


(Note: The following replaces & corrects earlier version of 7/May) TWO TREATIES FOR THE EUROZONE AND AN AMENDMENT TO  ONE OF THE EU TREATIES  – ALL RELATED TO EACH  OTHER! Reply to Dr Gavin Barrett, Senior Lecturer in European Law, … Continue reading

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Euro-spawned divergent growth and inflation caused external payments imbalances


Euro-spawned divergent growth and inflation caused external payments imbalances. Government profligacy did not divide ‘saints’ from ‘sinners’. In the good years Germany was a near-sinner. Its budget deficit exceeded the Eurozone average and was a whisker below the 3% Maastricht … Continue reading

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Gilmore: Ireland could apply to IMF if we reject the treaty


Via Politics.ie: Gilmore: Ireland could apply to IMF for money even if treaty rejected | BreakingNews.ie Tánaiste: Ireland could apply for second bailout with No vote – Newstalk.ie

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Ghostbusters quote, with special guest, Karl Whelan


Those “out-of-context” quotes… … & supposed Sinn Féin leaflet controversy, in a nutshell. Courtesy of the original Ghostbusters, and Professor Karl Whelan(*): Dr. Karl Whelan: Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake … Continue reading

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Vincent Browne & Joe Costello: “Labours way or Frankfurts”, Howlin & TD Expenses, Shatter vs. Fianna Fáil


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#OccupyDameStreet public statement: the lock-down of the department of Finance


Media Advisory Updated- 25TH of January, 2011 – 06:30 GMT We are Occupy Dame Street, part of the Occupy Ireland and global Occupy movement. This morning at 6.30 am the beginnings of a social time bomb exploded in Dublin city … Continue reading

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“Everyone qualified to explain what happened complicit in pushing this… would give the rope to hang commentariat”


From Phillip Pilkington, writing at NakedCapitalism: “almost every single person in Ireland today qualified to explain what happened was complicit in pushing this economic ideology. And so to explain to the Irish people what actually happened would be to give … Continue reading

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Update (2): Bloody Sunday: Past… Present….. Future?


Brendan O’Neill / Spiked – The moral hijacking of Bloody Sunday:On the 40th anniversary of the massacre in Derry, it is remarkable how much Britain has exploited this event to its advantage… Courtesy of Saville, Bloody Sunday is now understood … Continue reading

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Ireland’s SOPA: “proposed law leaves future of Irish internet to discretion of Irish judges” – “the people will not accept diktat”


Stop SOPA Ireland Website; Politics.ie – Open letter from Tom Murphy, founder of boards.ie, to Sean Sherlock: Proposed New Law Minister Seán Sherlock has proposed a new law which is best explained here. It will be enacted by a single … Continue reading

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Update: Vincent Browne vs. “The Condescending Euro Prick”


Via: Mish – Irish Journalist Hounds ECB Official Regarding Irish Taxpayer Bailout of French and German Banks; Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing – Irish journalist humiliates EuroBank technocrat who won’t stop ducking hard questions; Max Keiser – Vincent Browne v … Continue reading

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RTE forced to apologise for harmful report on Shell Protesters (Celtic League)


RTEs coverage of the long running dispute between Shell Oil and the community group opposed to their development of a gas refinery in North Mayo has long been questioned. The broadcaster has seemed too willing to accept the propaganda pumped … Continue reading

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People’s Movement budget demonstration: European Parliament office, Molesworth Street Dublin, Tue. 6 Dec. 1 pm


People’s Movement budget demonstration Assemble at the European Parliament office (Molesworth Street) Dublin. Tuesday 6 December, 1 p.m.

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UPDATE: “Deutschebank Uber Alles: Germany Imposes VAT Tithe On Ireland” (ExiledOnline.com)


Via ExiledOnline.com: Reuters – Exclusive; Ireland to raise VAT in December budget: Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he will not reveal the exact measures until he presents the budget on December 6.However, according to a document presented to the … Continue reading

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“Ultimate winner today will be candidate who garners enough 2nd, 3rd & even 4th preferences.” (Irish Times)


From the Irish Times – In order of preference: how to maximise the effectiveness of your vote: TODAY, FOR only the second time since 1938, a presidential election will ultimately be determined by the second, third and fourth preferences cast … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution – Referendum on Inquiries by the Oireachtas: For/Against


Referendum on Inquiries by the Oireachtas Wording 2° Each House shall have the power to conduct an inquiry, or an inquiry with the other House, in a manner provided for by law, into any matter stated by the House or … Continue reading

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Irish Emigrants Choose Michael D Higgins As Next President: Ballotbox.ie


The aim of the site was to highlight that Irish emigrants are immediately disenfranchised upon leaving the country. This is in stark contrast to many other democracies, including the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, and most EU countries.An estimated … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Gallagher versus Gallagher – I did not have Chequal relations with that man…


From Irish Central: Deciding what kind of country we want to live in – the Irish presidential race: Choosing Sean Gallagher as president could mean choosing to return to Ireland’s old ways From Politics.ie: Sean Gallagher talking to Rachael English … Continue reading

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[correction]”The Debt Generation’s” David Malone: Talk, Q&A – Saturday 22nd/Oct. (evening) in Dublin


From his Golem XIV blog: Great thanks to Seanán Kerr who is busy arranging a talk, Q&A and perhaps a panel discussion on Saturday 22nd (evening) in Dublin. I will give you more details as they are confirmed. But for now … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different: a bank display sign says…


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Vote on European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) in the offing – People’s Movement


Will we approve the ESM without a referendum? Ollie Rehn has said that he expects euro-zone countries to quickly agree—by September at the latest—to widen the scope of the European Financial Stability Fund that was agreed at a summit meeting … Continue reading

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Good Europeans: German Constitutional Court to be taken to European Court of Human Rights (People’s Movement)


The German Constitutional Court has announced that it will present its ruling on the challenge against the euro-zone bail-out on 7 September. Separately, the Europolis Group, made up of fifty-five German entrepreneurs, has announced that they will take the German … Continue reading

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Berlusconi instructed to rule by decree by ECB secret letter, impose new austerity measures (People’s Movement)


The president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, and his successor-designate, Mario Draghi (governor of the Bank of Italy), have sent a letter to Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, dictating the terms on which the ECB is prepared to … Continue reading

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Attempts to permit law enforcement agencies function inside EU frequently at expense of individual rights (StateWatch)


Statewatch Analysis: Implementing the “principle of availability” The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) The European Police Records Index System (EPRIS) The Information Exchange Platform for Law Enforcement Authorities (IMP) http://www.statewatch.org/analyses/no-145-ecris-epris-ixp.pdf Co-operation between the police and judicial authorities of the … Continue reading

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