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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 18, 2014 18:00 byArielle Retrosi
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments between Argentina and holdouts who refused two debt restructuring deals after Argentina defaulted on its debts in 2001. The Supreme Court Justices will determine if predatory hedge fund, NML Capital can obtain information from US Banks that reveal Argentina's holdings in order to target those assets for debt payments. The Obama Administration is siding with Argentina in the case. In the summer, the Supreme Court will also decide if it will hear a much broader case between Argentina and the hedge funds that impacts extreme poverty, official US debt policy and country debt restructuring. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Aibreán 11, 2014 20:54 byArielle Retrosi
The annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings are focusing on the role of high debt burdens in both global economic recovery and increasing inequality. At the onset of the meetings, the G24 released an IMF statement noting that the IMF's failure to implement quota reform and the outcome of the US Supreme Court Argentina/NML Capital case impacts global inequality. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Sathairn Aibreán 05, 2014 19:37 bySeán Ó Murchú
Cork Airport is being left in the lurch while other Irish airports receive new services. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Márta 25, 2014 17:27 byArielle Retrosi
Jubilee USA Network, a religious anti-poverty coalition, along with 78 other religious and development groups filed with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Márta 14, 2014 10:54 byv for vendetta   text 2 comments (last - dé domhnaigh márta 23, 2014 13:25)   image 1 image
Sadly, Tony Benn has died aged 88 "After the war people said, 'If you can plan for war, why can't you plan for peace?' When I was 17, I had a letter from the government saying, 'Dear Mr. Benn, will you turn up when you're 17 1/2? We'll give you free food, free clothes, free training, free accommodation, and two shillings, ten pence a day to just kill Germans.' People said, well, if you can have full employment to kill people, why in God's name couldn't you have full employment and good schools, good hospitals, good houses?" -Tony Benn (1925-2014): read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Luain Márta 10, 2014 23:46 byWayne Flanagan Tobin
Post offices: loss of community, Tesco takeover and rush to electronics?
In a press statement Wayne Flanagan Tobin an independent candidate for elucidates the current situation regarding local post offices.
Flanagan Tobin opened:
“Post offices have served a very important role over the years as far as the payment of welfare, and those on welfare are concerned. People have been able to go into the post offices and collect their welfare payments without any big stigma being attached, and they have often gotten to know the post master or post office staff and have developed good relationships with them. “ read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / press release Déardaoin Márta 06, 2014 18:00 by32 County Sovereignty Movement   image 1 image
Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny are now recruiting. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Márta 06, 2014 17:17 byRobert Long
Foreign backed coup in Kiev.

This year will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Observing the media of Europe and the U.S one could be forgiven for seeing startling similarities between 2014 and 1914. Imperialist powers and entangling alliances pitting the world into two opposing camps over the fate of a small nation. In this case the autonomous Republic of Crimea. Crimea which is an autonomous region belonging to Ukraine but with an ethnic Russian majority has held the attention of world since the Pro-Russian government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by rioters in the countries capital of Kiev on February 23rd, 2014.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Céadaoin Feabhra 19, 2014 17:02 byArielle Retrosi   text 2 comments (last - déardaoin feabhra 20, 2014 16:20)
Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which 92% of all Argentine bond holders restructured their defaulted debt. Predatory hedge fund, NML Capital leads a small group of holdouts who won judgments for payment in lower US Courts. NML Capital never invested in Argentina and bought the debt cheaply after Argentina's default. Because sovereign lending is contracted in the United States, the precedent the case sets impacts some of the poorest economies around the globe and allows these hedge funds to target assets that benefit poor people. The International Monetary Fund, the Paris Club, legitimate investors, the US and most governments oppose this predatory behavior because it cancels the benefits of debt relief, makes sovereign debt restructuring more difficult and limits credit to poor countries read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Feabhra 14, 2014 20:06 byArielle Retrosi
Argentina will file its final US Supreme Court appeal in the NML Capital hedge fund debt case before this Tuesday, February 18th. Legal observers, economists, investors, the United Nations, the Obama Administration, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the religious community have closely monitored the proceedings. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Eanáir 24, 2014 19:28 byArielle Retrosi
Washington, DC - Heads of state, financial ministers, celebrities and representatives from many of the worlds most powerful corporations are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the 2014 World Economic Forum. This year's theme of the forum is "The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business." The Forum has focused on income inequality, the impacts of low economic growth and climate change. In advance of this year's forum Oxfam International released a report that noted that the world's 85 richest individuals have as much wealth as 3.5 billion people or half the world's population. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Máirt Eanáir 14, 2014 21:32 bynewsmedia   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin feabhra 05, 2014 13:09)
Greedy ISPs move to cash in on providing tiered Internet access
Judges at a federal appeal court in Washington have dealt what could well be a mortal blow to the freedom of the Internet. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Dé Luain Eanáir 13, 2014 22:24 byArielle Retrosi
Yesterday, Pope Francis appointed nineteen new Cardinals from around the world. Sixteen of the nineteen are eligible to vote for the next Pope. There were no new Cardinals selected from the United States. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Luain Eanáir 13, 2014 19:05 byArielle Retrosi
The Supreme Court will review a lower court's order for banks to give information on Argentine assets, including those assets held outside of US jurisdiction, to a group of hedge funds seeking to collect from Argentina's 2001 default. Additionally, the High Court will review if it is legal for these predatory hedge funds to target assets for collection outside of a US jurisdiction.
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national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Máirt Nollaig 31, 2013 17:48 byRNU PRO   image 4 images
Through our endorsement of Revolutionary Republicanism, we stated without apology that the defence of Irish Sovereignty, the achievement of true Independence and the struggle for Socialism were mutually inclusive tasks and that negation of one signalled a dangerous rejection of the other. We stated clearly that the mobilisation of the masses is a task which cannot be bypassed and that key to that task is the presence of Republicanism within and alongside day to day struggles of workers, campaigning groups and communities.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Luain Nollaig 23, 2013 19:11 byJennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt nollaig 24, 2013 05:03)
On December 13th, the Isles of Man, Jersey and Guernsey signed an intergovernmental agreement with the United States to improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a US federal law designed to combat offshore tax evasion. The Isles signed a similar agreement with the United Kingdom in October. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Nollaig 20, 2013 14:33 byJennifer Tong, Policy & Communications Director
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 18, 2013 16:26 byprank the pranksters   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin nollaig 19, 2013 11:08)
We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal
, negatively impacting the course of the Deutsche Bank's share.

1) Deutsche Bank finances in upheaval; CFO fired
2) Deutsche Bank restates its financial statements read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé Máirt Nollaig 17, 2013 18:09 byJennifer Tong
Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Déardaoin Nollaig 05, 2013 22:10 byG Grace (+ indy elf)   text 4 comments (last - dé máirt nollaig 10, 2013 22:56)   image 1 image
Former South African president and anti-aparteid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 read full story / add a comment
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