Upcoming Events

National | Economics and Finance

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Alison O’Connor and professional deceit

offsite link Educating Marian Finucane Anthony

offsite link Denis O’Brien: Are the sharks closing in? Anthony

offsite link Kathy Sheridan: Afraid to speak truth to power? Anthony

offsite link Una Mullally: The youth of Ireland are on the march Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Elusive Middle East Peace Tue Dec 18, 2018 16:18 | The Saker
by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog Subtle news sources coming on the grapevine allude to impending Middle East fresh peace talks. The end of the ?War on Syria? will

offsite link Skripal vs Khashoggi: Some countries are more equal than others Tue Dec 18, 2018 16:12 | The Saker
by John Freeman for The Saker Blog International politics and hypocrisy have always gone together like sewers and stink, but the contrast between the recent media and government reactions to

offsite link Syrian Army Is Set To Respond To Any Future Israeli Attacks Tue Dec 18, 2018 04:11 | Scott
Syrian War Report ? Dec. 17, 2018: Syrian Army Is Set To Respond To Any Future Israeli Attacks   The Syrian Armed Forces will respond by force to any Israeli

offsite link Vesti Special Report! Incredible Year of Harvests in Russia as Country Tops World Grain Markets Mon Dec 17, 2018 21:20 | The Saker

offsite link A historical journey into Crimea Mon Dec 17, 2018 21:06 | The Saker
Washington insists sanctions will remain until Russia returns the peninsula to Ukraine, but this will never happen. For Moscow, Crimea is back to where it belongs, and this is a

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Storms and Winter Damage To Homes Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:08 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Body In Africa Must Set A Better Example Wed Nov 14, 2018 16:13 | Human Rights

offsite link 112 Pro-Biafra Imo Women Arrested Sat Aug 25, 2018 16:30 | Human Rights

offsite link Traveller Community in Galway Fri Aug 03, 2018 16:28 | Human Rights

offsite link US Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Thu Jul 19, 2018 16:32 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Keep calm? nothing to see here? 18:10 Tue Dec 18, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Border polls? 11:08 Tue Dec 18, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link SFFG 09:15 Tue Dec 18, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link That no-confidence motion? 06:37 Tue Dec 18, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link That May speech today? 13:57 Mon Dec 17, 2018 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Press notice 6th April 2016 - Robin Hood presents €1.8bn at Leinster House

category national | economics and finance | press release author Thursday April 07, 2016 17:21author by Claiming Our Future - Claiming Our Futureauthor email nina at claimingourfuture dot ieauthor phone 087 3340698 Report this post to the editors

Today campaigners of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign presented a cheque for €1.8bn at Leinster House in Dublin. It represents the amount of revenue a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) could raise over the 5 year lifespan of the next Government. Also called the Robin Hood Tax, its implementation would oblige financial institutions to pay a tiny tax on trading in bonds, shares and derivatives.
img_8800_robin_hood_wants_to_take_from_rich_to_give_to_irish_government.jpg

Press notice 6th April 2016 - Robin Hood presents €1.8bn at Leinster House

Today campaigners of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign presented a cheque for €1.8bn at Leinster House in Dublin. It represents the amount of revenue a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) could raise over the 5 year lifespan of the next Government. Also called the Robin Hood Tax, its implementation would oblige financial institutions to pay a tiny tax on trading in bonds, shares and derivatives.

Nina Sachau from Robin Hood Tax Campaign Ireland: “As the new Government is being negotiated it is becoming clear that difficult decisions will be made in relation to how budgets are allocated. Given these realities, we simply cannot understand why the main political parties continue to ignore the potential of a Financial Transaction Tax, and stand by the banks. However, we were delighted to be greeted today by People Before Profit and the Green Party who are both supporting the implementation of the tax.”

“The revenue raised by the Financial Transaction Tax in Ireland could help solve a lot of problems the financial institutions have helped create and led to our economic crisis. The revenue could by example help solve the housing crisis, address child poverty and be invested into better public services. We urge the main parties to introduce the tax in the next Programme for Government, especially in light of 10 other EU countries introducing it within the year.”

Further Information: Nina Sachau nina@claimingourfuture.ie, 087 3340698

www.robinhoodtax.ie, HASHTAG: #MakeBankersPay

___________________

Note to the editor:

Currently 43 Irish Civil Society Organisations are joining the call for a Robin Hood Tax in Ireland. They include the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Mandate, UNITE the Union, SIPTU, Trocaire, Christain Aid, Oxfam, Feasta, Cultivate; European Anti Poverty Network, the Irish Naitonal Organisation of the Unemployed, Social Justice Ireland, and the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Full list of coalition members here http://www.robinhoodtax.ie/coalition

The ten Member States involved in bringing forward this Financial Transactions Tax include Germany, France, Greece and Spain. The tax will raise 0.1% on trading in bonds and 0.01% on trading in derivatives. The proposal has been advanced through an ‘enhanced cooperation procedure’. The final agreement, including tax rates, is expected in June 2016. The Irish Government has to date failed to opt into the EU enhanced cooperation procedure that obliges financial institutions to pay a tax on bonds, shares and derivatives.

Only two Irish parties are currently supporting the Financial Transaction Tax: People Before Profit and the Green Party, who both met up today with Robin Hood Tax campaigners in front of Leinster House.

The Robin Hood Tax Campaign is a campaign by Claiming Our Future.

Claiming our Future is a civil society, non-party political network of people and organisations committed to an Ireland based on the values of equality, environmental sustainability, participation, accountabilty and solidarity. It is based in 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.

Related Link: http://www.robinhoodtax.ie

img_8784_robin_hood_wants_to_take_from_rich_to_give_to_irish_government_robin_hood_wants_to_take_from_rich_to_give_to_irish_government.jpg

robinhoodtax_ie_logo.jpg

© 2001-2018 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy