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Peoples News
international / eu / other press Monday March 24, 2014 - 21:42 by Gary Boyne   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 25, 2014 - 23:26)   image 1 image
THE PEOPLES NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website http://www.people.ie/english5.html

The Peoples Movement Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peoplesmovementireland?ref=hl
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Protest Against Austerity and Militarisation
dublin / eu / event notice Friday February 28, 2014 - 19:20 by Gary Boyne   text 3 comments (last - friday march 07, 2014 - 10:41)   image 2 images
Big EU Political Meeting Friday 7th March IN DUBLIN city

Friday 7th March The first protest will commence at 9:00 and end at 10:00. We will assemble at the Custom House at 8:45.

Friday 7th March The second protest will commence at 13:00 and end at 2:00. We will assemble at 12:45 at the Custom House. ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Friday February 28, 2014 - 17:52 by Albert Collins   text 2 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 - 20:43)
"Sir,

In recent times we have witnessed the ousting of two democratically elected presidents. The Egyptian president Morsi was deposed in an army coup, which, strangely, was not regarded elsewhere as a coup. Pro-Morsi demonstrators suffered about 800 casualties at the hands of the police and army. Little outside sympathy was shown towards the massacred and their families. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Tuesday February 18, 2014 - 23:28 by O. O'C   text 3 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 - 18:55)
THE PEOPLE’S NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website http://www.people.ie/

The Peoples Movement Blog http://www.irishreferendum.org/

The Peoples Movement Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/peoplesmovementireland?ref=hl ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Thursday January 30, 2014 - 20:20 by O. O'C   text 1 comment (last - friday january 31, 2014 - 03:15)
http://www.people.ie/news/PN-98.pdf
Peoples News issue no. 98 Date: 26 – 1 – 14
Table of Contents below

THE PEOPLE’S NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective

Back issues of the newsletter are available from the website www.people.ie

The Peoples Movement Blog www.irishreferendum.org
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dublin / eu / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 - 10:34 by protester   text 6 comments (last - monday january 27, 2014 - 09:41)
This Saturday at 9.00am sharp outside EU House on Molesworth street I will be protesting against the EU / Governments Blue Star Programme in Primary Schools , the training day for teachers who are taking part in the programme takes place there from 9am-3pm and I want to show my opposition to what they are doing.

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international / eu / other press Monday January 13, 2014 - 09:23 by O. O'C.   text 2 comments (last - monday january 13, 2014 - 17:19)   1 attached file
THE PEOPLE’S NEWS contains comment on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective ... read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Saturday December 21, 2013 - 16:39 by O. O'C.
The competitiveness dogma will not solve the present euro-zone crisis, as it is downward pressure on wages (and therefore consumer demand) and on government spending that has locked European economies into spirals of decline.
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national / eu / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 18, 2013 - 20:33 by O. O'C.   video 2 video files
“Ireland holds the undesirable position of being the only country currently undergoing a banking crisis that features among the top-ten of costliest banking crises along all three dimensions [..fiscal cost, increase in debt and output loss..], making it the costliest banking crisis in advanced economies since at least the Great Depression. And the crisis in Ireland is still ongoing”
(Laeven and Valencia, 2012: 19-20)

“That in what pertains to the control of credit the constant and predominant aim shall be the welfare of the people as a whole”
Bunreacht na hÉireann, Article 45, Directive Principles of Social Policy ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Sunday December 15, 2013 - 22:52 by O. O'C.   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 26, 2013 - 22:57)
• Number of people employed: Down by 13 per cent since January 2008.

• Number of people unemployed: Up from 107,000 in January 2008 to 296,300 today.

• Annualised domestic growth rate: –1.2 per cent.

• Net emigration: The number of people leaving the country is higher than the number coming in by 35,000. Gross emigration was more than 80,000 last year alone. In six years it went from the highest net immigration level in Europe to the highest emigration, overtaking the Baltic states and Kosovo. Meanwhile a group of students and other young people in Dublin has launched a campaign called “We’re not leaving” after the Government sent out letters encouraging young people to seek jobs abroad.

• Government deficit as a proportion of GDP: 7.3 per cent.

• Public debt: 121 per cent of GDP in 2013, up from 91 per cent in 2010 and 105 per cent in 2011.

• Household debt: 200 per cent of GDP. There are people living on €50 per week or less after paying their bills. We have had eight austerity budgets since 2008; in the community sector there have been cuts of 35 to 40 per cent.

• Value of assets underpinning household debt: –56 per cent since the crisis began.

•Mortgages in arrears for more than six months: 17 per cent of all mortgages. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / eu / opinion/analysis Thursday December 12, 2013 - 16:35 by O. O'C.   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 12, 2013 - 22:08)   image 2 images
At a time when the Government is advancing the ridiculous proposition that the Irish State is "regaining its economic sovereignty" by leaving the Eurozone bailout, sensible people will be more concerned at the possibility of a Cypriot-style "bail-in" for the Irish banks, entailing confiscation of customer deposits over €100,000, as the euro-currency crisis continues and the planned EU "banking union" makes provision for such steps.
The continuing Eurozone crisis was discussed at the EPAM conference in Athens, Greece, last weekend week.
At this event representatives of organisations from different EU countries agreed on the vital need for the Eurozone States to re-establish their national currencies and work towards the dissolution of the Eurozone, which is destroying the democracy of the peoples and States that use the euro and wreaking economic destruction and social misery on country after country.
Below for your information is a copy of the joint press statement that was issued after this conference on behalf of the participant organisations.
It was signed by Anthony Coughlan on behalf of the above organisation. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / eu / event notice Sunday November 03, 2013 - 21:48 by Frank Keoghan   text 10 comments (last - friday november 15, 2013 - 11:02)   image 2 images
A new exhibition examining the referendum campaign in 1972 on Irish membership of the (then) EEC is due to be opened in Templebar on Saturday 16th November 2013. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / eu / event notice Sunday May 19, 2013 - 18:58 by PUAT-Dublin   image 1 image
This is the beginning of a decentralized, inclusive and participatory process. We wish to build it collectively, joining all forces available. Henceforth, the date of the 1st of June will be spread on a European scale, and we urge everyone to join this international protest against the troika and against austerity... for the peoples to take control of their lives.

We urge all citizens, with or without party, with or without a job, with or without hope, to join us. We urge all political organizations, social movements, unions, parties, collectives, informal groups, to join us. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / opinion/analysis Sunday February 10, 2013 - 23:12 by Ordinay Citizen   text 2 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 - 19:35)
How we are being made to like a bad Anglo deal and only long term solution is for us to have a government without FF or FG and what they could do if/ when they get into power. ... read full story / add a comment
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international / eu / feature Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 20:28 by OO'C   text 4 comments (last - tuesday january 22, 2013 - 21:39)   image 1 image
Where we are on the 40th anniversary of joining the EEC.

This is part one of a two part series and the second article can be found here ... read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / feature Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 20:25 by OO'C   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 06, 2013 - 16:45)   image 1 image
Irish Referendum Practice from McKenna (1995) to McCrystal (2012).

This is part two of a two part series. To read the first article in the series you can find it here ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / event notice Monday November 05, 2012 - 15:59 by FRANK KEOGHAN   1 attached file
Crotty v. An Taoiseach (1986) was a landmark decision of the Irish Supreme Court which found that Ireland could not ratify the Single European Act unless the Irish Constitution was first changed to permit its ratification. The case established that significant changes to EU treaties required an amendment to the Irish constitution – always done by means of a referendum – before they could be ratified by Ireland.

‘The question therefore is whether the State in attempting to ratify this Treaty is endeavoring to act free from the restraints of the Constitution.’
—Walsh J (Supreme Court Judge)
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international / eu / other press Monday July 23, 2012 - 00:04 by T   text 1 comment (last - thursday december 26, 2013 - 23:13)
As reported by the financial blog The Automatic Earth written by Nicole Foss, she has reported that the German magazine Der Spiegel dropped a bombshell this morning in an article that the IMF plans to dump Greece in September. So far the Der Spiegel article is in German. Normally they will eventually publish articles in English.

"Griechenland könnte schon im September pleitegehen. Der Internationale Währungsfonds hat nach Informationen des SPIEGEL der Brüsseler EU-Spitze signalisiert, dass er sich nicht an weiteren Hilfen für das Land beteiligen werde."

Greece could go bankrupt as early as September. Spiegel has obtained information that the IMF told the Brussels leadership it would not make more money available for help to Greece.

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dublin / eu / event notice Saturday June 16, 2012 - 11:44 by pat c
People’s Movement Picket

We want a referendum on the ESM!

Veto the amendment to Article 136!

1:30 on Tuesday 19th June outside Dail Eireann
(Kildare St. entrance) ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / press release Wednesday June 06, 2012 - 12:07 by O.O'C.   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 06, 2012 - 13:51)
The Government will seek Dail approval of:
The Article 136 TFEU amendment to the EU Treaties which authorises the setting up of the permanent Eurozone loan fund, the European Stability Mechanism
+ A motion to approve the ESM Treaty which is authorized by this amendment
+ A motion to approve future Government spending on the ESM,

TODAY - WEDNESDAY, AND TOMORROW - THURSDAY.
A guillotined debate on the second reading of the latter Bill will take place TOMORROW. ... read full story / add a comment
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