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FINAL UPDATE: Citizen’s Campaign South East – Fiscal/Austerity Treaty Referendum: Public Meetings (Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford)


Update/change: Last public referendum meeting – Wexford Town (Tues 8pm St Josephs) FINAL UPDATE: TUESDAY 29th May           Wexford town Wexford Sinn Féin @St Joseph’s Community Centre, Bishopswater, Wexford Town John Corcoran (Irish Commerical Tenants’ Association) Oisin Ó Conail (Co. Wexford … Continue reading

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People’s Movement Referendum Campaign


Warning: Permanent Austerity Ahead! The People’s Movement has opened an office in central Dublin for the duration of the referendum campaign on the Permanent Austerity Treaty. The office is at 5 Cavendish Row, directly opposite the Gate Theatre. We are … 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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France, Germany agree transaction tax for “true European economic government” (People’s Movement)


The Germans and French agree again! France and Germany have agreed plans for a transaction tax as part of a deal to set up a new “true European economic government” for the euro zone; but they demand that the tax … 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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Important new book – “Sins of the Father”, Conor McCabe (People’s Movement)


This recent publication is an important contribution and a radical departure from the received wisdom about the present economic crisis in Ireland. There is a hackneyed narrative in Ireland and beyond that lays the blame for the economic and social … Continue reading

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Germany to propose unelected austerity “stability council” (People’s Movement)


The German minister of economics and technology, Philipp Rösler, has told reporters that the EU should create a new institution, a “stability council,” of unelected supervisors that would ensure that member-states stick to budget temperance, limit debt, and keep the … Continue reading

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EU commissioner for economic affairs, Olli Rehn, & Herman van Rompuy: our EU Humpty Dumptys (People’s Movement)


‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many … Continue reading

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A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of democracy (Guest post)


All the powers of the European Union have entered into a Holy Alliance to exorcise this spectre: the European Council, Commission, Central Bank, Court of Justice, German Chancellors, French Presidents and national politicians who are prepared to do almost anything … Continue reading

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Influential MEP calls for shale gas extraction regulation (Guest Post)


One of the most influential members of the European Parliament is proposing a new directive that would penalise or even ban the exploitation of shale gas, the controversial new fossil fuel that is tipped as the major energy source of … Continue reading

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SIPTU call for moratorium on oil & gas licenses until Oireachtas review complete, step in right direction (Guest Post)


A moratorium should be placed on the issuing of oil and gas exploration licences until the completion of a promised Oireachtas review of the licensing system, a wide-ranging and very informative SIPTU report on the development of Ireland’s hydrocarbon resources … Continue reading

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2 presidential candidates/Irish MEPs, refuse release of expense, allowance claims (Guest Post)


Two presidential candidates are among Irish MEPs refusing to release details of their expense and allowance claims. Both are Fine Gael presidential hopefuls: Mairead McGuinness and Gay Mitchell are among eight MEPs who declined to reveal their recent expenses when … Continue reading

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The truth about the pension situation in Ireland (Guest Post)


Michael Noonan recently revealed in the Dáil that: ‘With the changing demographics there is an increasing number of elderly people in our communities. It is not as imbalanced as it is across continental Europe. We seem to be about 20 … Continue reading

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Portugal’s ‘junk’ status – can we be far behind? (Guest Post)


The ECB has suspended a minimum rating requirement for Portuguese bonds after one of the major credit rating agencies earlier this week downgraded Portugal to ‘junk status’. The EU Bank has decided to suspend ‘until further notice’ the minimum rating … Continue reading

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Ireland must surrender budget control to EU – Peter Sutherland, chairman of Goldman Sachs International (Guest Post)


IRELAND should be willing to give Brussels more control over the country’s fiscal and budgetary policy as part of any efforts to save the European Union, former Attorney General and EU commissioner Peter Sutherland has said. The ex-attorney general said … Continue reading

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Peoples’ Movement: We need a referendum on the European Stability Mechanism (Guest Post)


Following the last EU summit when the European Stability Mechanism Treaty was agreed by the participants, the People’s Movement called a press conference and pamphlet launch which was almost completely ignored by the media. Our subsequent picket outside the Dáil … Continue reading

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Peoples’ Movement calls for Referendum: ESM increases Ireland’s borrowing by €9.2 Billion


The European Stability Mechanism and the case for an Irish Referendum: Press Conference & Demonstration The People’s Movement will hold a press conference in Buswell’s Hotel at 11:30 on Thursday next  tomorrow today, to launch its booklet ‘The European Stability … Continue reading

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Guest Post: EU “solidarity” that can only make our bad situation even worse


Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, along comes a new piece of EU “solidarity” that can only make our bad situation even worse. The Tánaiste, Éamon Gilmore, has admitted that Ireland will be required to pay approximately … Continue reading

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Where are the Lisbon Jobs Now? EU/ECB Epic Fail!


Lisbon and EU/IMF two bad deals for Ireland – McDonald: Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has said the EU’s encroachment on Ireland’s sovereignty is the inevitable result of bad deals negotiated by this Government and supported by Fine Gael and … Continue reading

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Peoples’ Movement: Don’t Let Them Con You Again


PRESS RELEASE – People’s Movement – South East Campaigning group urges voters not to let Fiann Fail, Fine Gael, Labour and Green parties “con” them again During the last Lisbon campaign, Government and main opposition parties misled voters. “Yes for … Continue reading

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Peoples’ Movement: Thank God It’s Thursday (2)


From The Peoples’ Movement: “The Budget – Made In Brussels: Packaged in Ireland“ Dublin – 27 January 2011 People’s Movement Protest We’ve been robbed: repudiate the debt! EU Commission offices, Molesworth Street Thursday, 27 January 2011, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Peoples’ Movement: Thank God it’s Thursday…


From The Peoples’ Movement: “Thursday NEXT is protest day!” THE FINANCE BILL The debate on the Finance Bill which on becoming law, will implement the provisions of the ‘Brussels Budget’; the most horrendous in the history of this state, will … Continue reading

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Irish Fishermen’s Organistation: Quotas Must Benefit All Fishermen


In a statement issued today, the Irish Fishermen’s Organisation (IFO) said: Minister Connick was pleased with his negotiations in Brussels during the December quota meeting with €223million Quota for Irish Fishermen. But isn’t a pity it is not for the … Continue reading

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Peoples’ Movement: What Is The Solution?


From Peoples’ News No. 39 (PDF file) – ‘So, who really benefits from euro membership?’: Only one country has truly benefited economically from membership of the euro, and that country is Germany. … having made herself the most competitive part … Continue reading

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Wed. Dec. 8: 
EU – friend or foe 
for Ireland’s economic recovery?


PUBLIC MEETING: National University of Ireland, Maynooth – Pol/Soc John Hume building, North Campus, Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 6:00 p.m. Speakers: 
Mick O’Reilly, Dublin Trades Council; 
Dr Mary Murphy, NUIM Prominent trade unionist says EU-IMF financial crisis threatens whole of … Continue reading

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