Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Signed in New Zealand amid Mass Protests 23:36 Feb 10 1 comments
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov?s interview to the National Interest Magazine March 29, 2017 Wed Mar 29, 2017 18:16 | Scott
Syrian War Report ? March 29, 2017: Advance On Jirah Military Airbase Wed Mar 29, 2017 15:43 | Scott
Not All That Tue Mar 28, 2017 23:16 | mod editor
Syrian War Report ? March 28, 2017: ISIS Retreats From Northeastern Sweida Tue Mar 28, 2017 15:35 | Scott
World SITREP Heads and Tails Mon Mar 27, 2017 17:51 | Scott
#Strike4Repeal: Strike Against the Citizens? Assembly? Wed Mar 08, 2017 07:51 | Máiréad Enright
Reflections on the Citizen?s Assembly (4): The Presentation of Dr. Dónal O?Mathúna Sun Feb 26, 2017 20:19 | GuestPost
Hague Justice Journal: Call for Papers Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:13 | GuestPost
Reflections on the Citizen?s Assembly (3): The Presentation of Dr. Joan McCarthy Tue Feb 14, 2017 14:01 | GuestPost
Reflections on the Citizens Assembly (2): The Presentation of Bobbie Farsides Tue Feb 07, 2017 05:44 | GuestPost
For lefties too stubborn to quit
#JobstownNotGuilty Assembly for Justice 19:29 Wed Mar 29, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Centenary Celebrations ?? 17:49 Wed Mar 29, 2017 | irishelectionliterature
Brexit: It giveth? and it taketh away? 16:30 Wed Mar 29, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Traditionalism, populism and immigration in Holland 15:57 Wed Mar 29, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
And what about voters attitudes in the UK to Brexit. 10:53 Wed Mar 29, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015
ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015
We are republishing this article by Stephen Donnelly TD who has been doing great work in exposing how Fine Gael have gone out of their away to facilitate vulture funds who are now preying on ordinary people by charging exorbitant rents and fueling the current property and are replacing the English absentee landlord of centuries past, with ruthless vulture funds capitalists of this era and essentially introducing a form of neo-fuedalism as increasing huge swaths of the population are either priced out of buying homes, or are signing up for debt that last close to a lifetime.
Forget the official Banking Inquiry report because Joe Higgins has written a much more better one and it asks the rights questions and gets to the heart of the matter by putting the whole saga in its proper context -something which the official report couldn't thing as it would mean asking fundamental questions. Indeed the inquriy itself and official report have been steeped in controversary with allegations of coverup because of numerous reports of key officials and whistleblowers in the regulator office and central bank were ignored and their evidence never making into the inquiry. The whistleblower made a formal complaint under the Protected Disclosures Act and (Village Magazine) "outlining a range of detailed concerns about how the Central Bank and some of its legal representatives were omitting huge swathes of vital documents, redacting many of the most crucial pieces of evidence, and delaying release of vital material until it was too late to use them in briefings for public hearings – in at least one case handing them over 24 hours before a scheduled interview about them."
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Puerto Rico Oversight Board Warns Island Can't Pay Vital Services 20:53 Wed 08 Mar 0 comments
The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety," as soon as June.
Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations 19:05 Thu 23 Feb 0 comments
Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas.
Puerto Rico House Approves Public Utility Reform Bill 20:03 Tue 16 Feb 0 comments
Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approved legislation to reform its highly indebted public utility company "PREPA."
Co. Clare TTIP Free Zone! 22:52 Thu 11 Feb 0 comments
Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
Commission defends inclusion of Health in EU-US TTIP trade talks 23:29 Mon 01 Jun 1 comments
The EU's negotiating team for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) met with civil society organisations inside the Commission on Wednesday (27 May) to defend the inclusion of the health sector in the trade deal.
Governments Negotiate UN Agreement on Global Development 18:07 Wed 13 May 0 comments
The United Nations, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank and finance ministries are meeting in New York to finalize an agreement for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July.
World Bank Announces Package of Aid and Loans to Ebola-Affected Countries 15:22 Fri 17 Apr 0 comments
The World Bank announces $650 million in new concessional loans and grants for Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia at the start of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings.
IMF Reports Debt and Human Crises Drive Uneven Growth; Global Stability and Economic Outlook Reports... 15:30 Wed 15 Apr 0 comments
The IMF issued a report today showing that debt and human crisis are driving inequality and financial instability. Jubilee USA Network calls for the establishment of structures to stabilize the global financial system and to protect low-income communities. The Ebola epidemic clearly demonstrates the need for these structures.
Did Steve Keen Get It Right? Feb 10 0 comments
Steve Keen is the author of Debunking Economics. He is critical of Neo-Classical Economics
#NAMA – Vulture Funds Win, Taxpayer Loses… Jun 23 0 comments
The drip feed of questionable deals carried out by NAMA is well under way. Regularly now, we see information reaching the public domain whereby NAMA have sold stressed assets at less than their real value and the purchasers are turning them over within 2 years, at profit ranging from 30% to 40%/ The purchasers are mostly foreign investment funds – ‘vulture funds ‘ – who have picked on the carcass of the stressed Irish property market. Many of them have retained the assets, and become serious players in the residential rental market in Ireland, especially Dublin, and have developed a controlling influence, managing to drive up rents astronomically in our capital city. This all doesn’t make them evil people – they just do what they do, it’s called unfettered Capitalism - our problem as Irish citizens is that our Government have allowed a situation to develop whereby the vulture funds win and the Irish tax payer loses. And our present Neo Liberal Government think that this is all fine. I believe otherwise. Here’s my Leader’s Questions with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week, who knows that all is not well. -
The Anti-Austerity Alliance have produced their own budget statement titled ‘From Corporate Tax Haven to Socialist Green Economy.’
Government Telling Lies To Protect Apple Sep 12 People Before Profit 3 comments
The political establishment have been left reeling by the size of the award made against Apple. They have launched an all-out propaganda war to try to recover ground.
DDCI Calls for Oireachtas Debate; Full Review of Tax Ruling Practices by the Revenue Commissioners Sep 04 Debt And Development Coalition Ireland 0 comments
DDCI Calls for Oireachtas Debate; Full Review of Tax Ruling Practices by the Revenue Commissioners Following Today’s EC Apple State Aid Ruling
Government must not appeal decision in Apple tax case Sep 01 Worker's Party 0 comments
WP says tax windfall must be used for ‘public compensation fund’ to build public housing
Press Release: Pension Poverty Time Tomb Aug 21 People Before Profit 0 comments
n August, a paper entitled “Inter-Governmental Group on Fuller Working Lives” appeared. It was an irrelevant document that did nothing to tackle the growing threat of poverty for older people.