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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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Nobody within our ranks i…


Nobody within our ranks is in agreement with the fiscal treaty. Everyone thinks it is a bad treaty. We don’t see any merit in it.

– David Begg, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

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The evidence suggests tha…


The evidence suggests that Ireland will have continued access to EU funding until we have regained market access regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming referendum as long as we meet the terms of the programme.

, Lecturer in Economics, University College Cork

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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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Irish Times/Ipsos/MRBI opinion poll: “Sinn Féin now second most popular party” in Republic


Irish Times – SF now second most popular party: Sinn Féin is now the second most popular party in the Republic, according to the latest Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll. The survey reveals a substantial increase in support for the … Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes: “Bruton kills two birds with quango conundrum” (Anthony Kelly)


“Fine Gael promised to axe one hundred and fifty wasteful quangos before they entered government. It’s now clear that they are going to tip toe around this issue, protecting the many positions of political patronage used for so long to … Continue reading

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“break free of the chains of the IMF/ECB”, foster coherent island economy, indigenous manufacturing & demand (Dr. John Bradley)


Remarks by Dr John Bradley at Sinn Féin conference: Towards a new Republic, June 18th, 2011 The island economy is a reality. But we still lack all island policy frameworks that will support and strengthen the SME sector and permit … Continue reading

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Some responses to British royal visit: Irish National Congress, Gerry Adams, Irish Central, Politico.ie


The Irish National Congress writes in British Royal Visit (PDF file): Outside of Ireland, this visit will be interpreted as signifying the end of all out-standing areas of disagreement between the Irish and UK governments in relation to the national … Continue reading

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Leo Varadkar, please call your office: FG to Burn Bondholders?


From Bloomberg – Bondholder Haircut by Ireland May Shut Italy, Spain Funding: …the nation’s new government, led by Enda Kenny, is seeking to extract better terms on its bailout loan and secure medium-term funding from the European Central Bank to … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s ‘Bertie-Speak’: Sunday Business Post – Jonathan O’Brien TD


From the Sunday Business Post – Sutherland’s ‘Bertie speak’ In your supplement (6/3/11), Peter Sutherland states that the ‘‘Irish economy is suffering from excessive negativity in business and society,” and that this is ‘‘interfering with the positivity needed to get … Continue reading

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Martin Ferris: leaked report confirms forestry firesale fear


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on natural resources Martin Ferris TD, has said that a media report based on a leak from the McCarthy Group on State Assets confirms fears over the future of Coillte and Bord na Mona. According to a … Continue reading

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“Ireland First” (… then the world): Disaster Capitalism & Shock Doctrine – Irish Style


So: Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins… former Labour tánaiste Dick Spring, former European commissioner and Goldman Sachs executive Peter Sutherland, financier Dermot Desmond, and prominent businessmen Philip Lynch, Seán O’Driscoll of Glen Dimplex, and Cork-based developer Michael O’Flynn… … have … Continue reading

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Election Update (28 February, 11:30am)


Irish American Information Service – “a good government requires a good opposition” – Adams Niall O’Dowd – All changed utterly in Ireland after this utterly dramatic election Eamonn Mallie – Why Unionism and the SDLP are now on alert in … Continue reading

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Election Update (27 February, 12:30pm)


NewsWhip.ie: New Dublin South TD Shane Ross urges public vote on IMF/EU deal Slugger O’Toole: #GE11 Profile: Fianna Fail no longer an undisputed “Republican Party”… TheJournal.ie: FG-Lab not likely to force bond haircuts, says Morgan Stanley [What? They’re not afraid … Continue reading

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Eamon Dunphy: ‘Vote Independents & Sinn Féin’, send the Establishment a defiant message


From AP/RN – Eamon Dunphy says ‘Vote Sinn Féin’ to send the Establishment a defiant message: EAMON DUNPHY, the outspoken TV and radio pundit, has urged people to vote Sinn Féin “to send Brussels a defiant message” over the banks, … Continue reading

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Sunday Independent columnist: “We can’t pay… let’s talk default… Thank God for Sinn Féin”


Via Politics.ie (H/T Saoirsí). We are not making this up. Brendan “Brenny Hill” O’Connor, previously known for his religious attachment to ever “boomier” property bubbles (“The smart, ballsy guys are buying up property right now” – July 2007), has undergone … Continue reading

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Leo Varadkar versus the World (10): Goodbody Stockbrokers – “half-burn the bondholders”


So, basically, Sinn Féin’s original position to “burn the bondholders” is now being advocated/repackaged by… Irish stockbrokers. Irish Independent – Government must force losses on bondholders, stockbroker claims: THE Government should immediately move to impose 50pc losses on all unguaranteed … Continue reading

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“But… nobody could have seen this coming…”


Answer (1): Mr. McWilliams – October 2003 Answer (2): An Phoblacht – ECONOMIC CRISIS: As far back as 2006, Sinn Féin was pointing out the structural problems in the Irish public finances; WHO WILL YOU BELIEVE NOW?

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Adams: “people want a seismic realignment”


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More “Economic Illiterates” versus Varadkar… Roubini & ex-IMF man call for “burden sharing”, compare government to “Ceausescu-era Romania”


Via Irish Economy blog … (Shhhh! No one tell this to Leo Voldemort and his fellow corporate-drones in Fine Gael!); from the ultra-republican Irish Times comes the news from the ultra-leftist international money-manager, Nouriel Roubini – Burden of bank debt … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Epic FFail! 24 hours is a long time in politics…


Via NewsDaily.com, from Reuters – Government’s death knell a joyous sound for Irish voters: ‘“We need to hurt them,” said Bernadette, a mother of four and owner of a wine importing business that has cut its staff to three from … Continue reading

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Ó Caoláin: “election must mark a sea change in Irish politics”


from An Phoblacht: THE general election must mark a sea change in Irish politics, Sinn Féin’s Dáil leader  has said. The priority of the new Dáil must be to reverse the cuts and challenge the IMF sell-out, he said.

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Political Change and People Power – New Possibilities in Ireland


Via Irish Left Review: Political Change and People Power ‘New Political Possibilities in Ireland for all Left-Wing Parties in Partnership with Civil Society’ Saturday, 5th February 2011 Gresham Hotel, Dublin People Power and Left Unity: Towards a New Ireland for … Continue reading

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