Upcoming Events

National | Miscellaneous

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link The Wholesome Photo of the Month Thu May 09, 2024 11:01 | Anti-Empire

offsite link In 3 War Years Russia Will Have Spent $3... Thu May 09, 2024 02:17 | Anti-Empire

offsite link UK Sending Missiles to Be Fired Into Rus... Tue May 07, 2024 14:17 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link US Gives Weapons to Taiwan for Free, The... Fri May 03, 2024 03:55 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Russia Has 17 Percent More Defense Jobs ... Tue Apr 30, 2024 11:56 | Marko Marjanović

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Just Stop Oil Co-Founder Roger Hallam Jailed for Five Years and Four Other Activists for Four Years ... Fri Jul 19, 2024 09:00 | Will Jones
Just Stop Oil co-founder Roger Hallam has been jailed for five years and four other activists for four years for conspiring to organise protests that blocked the M25 motorway.
The post Just Stop Oil Co-Founder Roger Hallam Jailed for Five Years and Four Other Activists for Four Years Over Blocking M25 appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link This is Why Electricity Costs Twice as Much in Britain as in the USA Fri Jul 19, 2024 07:00 | Dr John Fernley
There's a reason that electricity costs twice as much in Britain as in the USA, says Dr. John Fernley. It's because of brainless plans like Ed Miliband's to power us with a sun that doesn't shine when we need it most.
The post This is Why Electricity Costs Twice as Much in Britain as in the USA appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jul 19, 2024 01:19 | Richard Eldred
A summary of the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the ?climate emergency?, public health ?crises? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Don?t Fall for the Government?s Latest Heat Pump Con Thu Jul 18, 2024 20:00 | Andrew Montford
The problem with heat pumps is they're fundamentally uneconomic, and no amount of shifting the costs around can hide that, says Andrew Montford. So beware the Government's latest bait-and-switch ruse to get you to buy one.
The post Don’t Fall for the Government’s Latest Heat Pump Con appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Hounded Out of Her Job for Publishing Gender Critical Authors Thu Jul 18, 2024 18:19 | Will Jones
A female publisher is pursuing her case for unfair dismissal after she was hounded out of her job for publishing gender-critical author Kathleen Stock. These woke witch hunts must stop.
The post Hounded Out of Her Job for Publishing Gender Critical Authors appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link Netanyahu soon to appear before the US Congress? It will be decisive for the suc... Thu Jul 04, 2024 04:44 | en

offsite link Voltaire, International Newsletter N°93 Fri Jun 28, 2024 14:49 | en

offsite link Will Israel succeed in attacking Lebanon and pushing the United States to nuke I... Fri Jun 28, 2024 14:40 | en

offsite link Will Netanyahu launch tactical nuclear bombs (sic) against Hezbollah, with US su... Thu Jun 27, 2024 12:09 | en

offsite link Will Israel provoke a cataclysm?, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Jun 25, 2024 06:59 | en

Voltaire Network >>

‘The Great Gas Giveaway; How the Elites Have Gambled Our Health And Wealth’

category national | miscellaneous | press release author Thursday May 28, 2009 13:12author by Volunteer.... - Afri Report this post to the editors

Press Launch at Buswell’s Hotel, Friday May 29 11am.

Afri’s new report, ‘The Great Gas Giveaway; How The Elites Have Gambled Our Health And Wealth’ explains how the government has squandered existing resources and refused to reconsider the ownership and exploitation of the country’s natural resources, despite possessing all the necessary tools to do so.

Ireland has entered a period of economic crisis which has affected workers,
farmers, children and the elderly alike. This week prominent Harvard economist
Niall Ferguson (‘The Ascent of Money’) warned that Ireland was the global
‘prime candidate’ for outright bankruptcy. The government has cut health
services, slashed education spending and rolled back welfare provision, warning
all the time that this is merely the beginning of even harder times to come. If
that wasn’t enough Irish taxpayers are footing the lion’s share of the
Catholic Church’s child abuse bill, a scandalous waste of resources on behalf
of the country’s most privileged institution.

Yet there is one lucrative potential source of state revenue which has been
ignored by government and opposition alike, a source of finance which has
permitted other countries to boost social spending even in times of economic
downturn.

Reclaiming even a portion of the revenues that should rightfully be ours would
obviate the need for some of the cut-backs and would stimulate the economy,
relieve the impact of recession and boost employment prospects. For example,
the estimated cost of building the Metro North is €3.7 billion, a sum that
could comfortably be financed from the revenues accruing from the Corrib Gas
field and other sites, had they not been given away to private companies.

An investment of €1 billion, made possible by a mere 10 per cent stake in the
Corrib Gas field, would generate a revenue stream that would obviate the need
for such penny-pinching measures as the closure of three wards in Crumlin
Children’s Hospital due to a €9.6 million deficit.

The list of potential beneficiaries is long – the out-of-hours social service
helpline recommended in the recent Monageer report, and which the government
tells us we cannot afford, could easily be financed – costing only €15
million. The €156 million savings from scrapping the Christmas social welfare
bonus could readily be recouped by judicious investment of even a small
proportion of what the government’s stake should be in the country’s oil
and gas reserves.

It is still not too late for the government to renegotiate gas contracts and
retake control of the country’s sovereign natural resources. It is time for
the Government and the Irish Public to wake up to this reality.

Ends.

Afri: 01 882 7563/7581
email: afri@iol.ie
web: www.afri.ie
Related Link: http://www.afri.ie

Related Link: http://www.afri.ie
author by old codger - pensionerpublication date Thu May 28, 2009 14:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We will never get this country on a fair and prosperous course with the present set of political gangsters in power.
Unfortunately this is not the first swindle pepretrated on the Irish people. At one time we had the best fishing grounds in Europe and the most organic farming system, Raymond Crotty pointed this out to politicians and if these assets had been developed we could have multi billion euro industries today. Our politicians poohpood this idea it was much easier to join the EU and get handouts.
There is a great silence now on this issue, just as there is on the oil and gas giveaway, but they still ignore our vote on Lisbon and frighten the people into voting again for a yes vote which they will accept.
Unless the people smarten up they will continue to swindle this country. If Shell decides that our tax on the gas is too high what can we do about it? All the power is in their hands now.THANKS TO FIANNA FAIL AND THE GREENS.
A YES VOTE ON LISBON WILL SHOW THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE WHAT COWARDS WE ARE.

 
© 2001-2024 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