Category Archives: Independence/Nationalism

What would happen if Ireland left the Euro?


Emmett O’Connell – The Consequences of Monetary Union (1972); The Economist – Coming In From The Cold, Lessons from Iceland: … the extra cost to a country of not standing by its banks can be surprisingly small… the benefits to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The “Fiscal Compact” Treaty & Irish Referendum: Pay No Attention to that Article 136 Behind the Curtain!


Treaty text is here. Initial and subsequent drafts here and here and here. BBC Q&A here. Peoples’ Movement – Commentary on the EU Permanent Austerity Treaty (Fiscal Compact Treaty); NationalPlatform.org – We need to postpone ratifying the ESM Treaty until … 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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Conor McCabe – Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy. Pearse Centre, Dublin @ 2:30pm, Saturday 15 October.


Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture 2011 – Conor McCabe: Rancher & Banking Interests in the Irish Economy Dr. Conor McCabe will deliver the Raymond Crotty Memorial Lecture for 2011 in the Pearse Centre (27 Pearse Street), Dublin, at 2:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Important Conference – The EU in crisis: Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. 7-8 October 2011


The EU in crisis Prospects for regaining Ireland’s sovereignty. Friday-Saturday 7-8 October 2011 The Ireland Institute 27 Pearse Street Dublin 2 Friday 7 October 7.30pm Was ‘Social Europe’ a con? Speakers: David Begg, General Secretary, ICTU Alex Gordon, General President … Continue reading

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“La Maison: The History of a Breton” – Yann Fouéré


La Maison – The History of a Breton Drwm, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth http://www.llgc.org.uk/drwm La Maison – The History of a Breton is the second part of the memoirs of Yann Fouéré who was born in 1910. He … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Europe and European Nationalism (George Friedman/StratFor)


The Crisis of Europe and European Nationalism is republished with permission of STRATFOR. When I visited Europe in 2008 and before, the idea that Europe was not going to emerge as one united political entity was regarded as heresy by … Continue reading

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Desmond Greaves Summer School: “Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis” – Irish Times


From The Irish Times – Economist sees Irish echoes of US crisis: “The closest decade to this one as far as real growth in gross domestic product was the 1930s. There was 1.3 per cent growth per year then, and … Continue reading

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1878: Irish last with imperial army in Afghanistan – had more influence over British institutions then than today in EU


That Guy Mitchell Again… The Tallaght Express breathlessly reports that some of the girls and boys of Dublin South-West Young Fine Gael recently travelled to Belgium as guests of the presidential aspirant Gay Mitchell. While there they visited NATO headquarters, … Continue reading

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The Anti-Empire Report: Libya and the world we live in (William Blum)


“Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?” – Television address by Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011 A few hours later NATO hit a target in Tripoli, killing Gaddafi’s … Continue reading

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Sarkozy and Merkel want eurozone “government” (People’s Movement))


Twice-yearly summits of the heads of the seventeen euro-zone governments are to become the “cornerstone” of the new economic government of the euro-zone, according to Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel. They are also pushing all seventeen states that use the … Continue reading

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Auf Wiedersehen… Yet? Is Germany Preparing to Exit the Euro?


New Economic Perspectives / Marshall Auerback – A Tale of Three Germanys: Is Germany Preparing to Exit the Euro?: The Germans were willing to go into a currency union because by construction that agreement removed the weapon exchange rate depreciation … Continue reading

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There is still a little time left for Ireland to foil this power grab by the Eurozone elite (National Platform)


This ESM Treaty is the first use of the “self-amending” Article 48.6 TEU of the EU Treaties which was inserted by the Treaty of Lisbon. It is seen by the Fine Gael-Labour Government, as well as by its Fianna Fail … Continue reading

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When will armed wing of British establishment decommission & commit to “constitutional” politics, democratic values?


IntelNews.org – Documents reveal MI5 role in Guyana coup: On October 9, 1953, 133 days after the British Guiana election results, Britain launched a military coup codenamed Operation WINSDOR. Hundreds of British soldiers onboard the warship HMS Superb stormed Guiana’s … Continue reading

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The Problem, Outlined: ECB & the Property Bubble


Real-World Economics Review blog – Will the popular movements teach the European Central Bank economics?: …like the Communist Party in the Soviet Union, acceptance of the ideology is the price for admission into the clique of economists who can influence … Continue reading

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“Ireland needs to leave” Eurozone – Prof. Kinsella, Smurfit Graduate School of Business


From Irish Central – Leading economist urges Ireland to quit the Eurozone ASAP; Kinsella claims lack of leadership will bankrupt Europe: “The economic forecasts on which Ireland’s budgetary policies – and the bailout – have been constructed have now been … Continue reading

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“It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare… Neofeudalism – that’s what the European Central Bank is all about” – Michael Hudson


IMF the Economic Hangman “It’s as if Finance has become the new mode of warfare” Michael on the Keiser Report, discussing the role of finance in the EU debt crisis. How does Wall St and the IMF fit into the … Continue reading

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Bulgaria gets Euro jitters (People’s Movement)


The Bulgarian Minister of Finance, Simeon Djankov, has said that Bulgaria is rethinking its plan to adopt the euro until the crisis is properly ironed out. “We want to know before we join the euro zone what the opportunities are … Continue reading

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Update: DEPFA: the €35 Billion German Debt Grenade at the heart of the Irish Balance Sheet


[Links to David Malone blog fixed] Thanks to sinsin @ Politics.ie: Depfa demise could have been Ireland’s biggest headache – Independent.ie IFSC German banks’ warning to Elderfield – Independent.ie Hypo Real Gets EU50 Billion Government-Led Bailout (Update3) – Bloomberg Central … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Euro: “Apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?” (Anthony Coughlan)


“The member states whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the euro area as a whole. The granting of any required financial assistance under the mechanism will … Continue reading

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3 years into crisis still trying to “save the euro” – when we should have decided to leave (People’s Movement)


Three years into the crisis and we are still trying to “save the euro,” when we should have decided to leave, set our own interest rate, scorched the bondholders, and allowed the new Irish pound to find its own value. … Continue reading

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What the Euro-Federalists want in the face of the debt crisis (Anthony Coughlan)


“By the end of the summer Angela Merkel and I will be making joint proposals on economic government in the eurozone. We will give a clearer vision of the way we see the Eurozone evolving. Our ambition is to seize … Continue reading

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Irish political elite’s history of blatant dishonesty, cynicism in EU fisheries policy (People’s Movement)


“As deputies are aware, one vital aspect of EEC fisheries policy which came into operation on 1 February 1971 had been a cause of concern to all of us. This concern arose from that part of Community policy which provided … Continue reading

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Greaves Summer School: Friday to Sunday, 9th to 11th September, 2011


Dates & Venue: 9th to 11th September (Friday to Sunday) 2011. The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse St, Dublin 2 (beside Trinity College) Topics: Friday 9th September 19.30: The International economic crises (making the periphery pay) Fred Magdoff is a professor … Continue reading

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