Upcoming Events

National | Economics and Finance

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Lacking moral courage to name names

offsite link Real democracies and referendums Anthony

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply Anthony

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Are Russia and Turkey on a collision course? Fri Feb 28, 2020 02:38 | The Saker
[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] The murder of the Iranian hero-martyr General Soleimani created a situation in which a war between Iran and the Axis of Kindness

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/02/27 ? Open Thread Thu Feb 27, 2020 20:30 | Herb Swanson
2020/02/27 20:30:03Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The Covert Financial War Against Hezbollah: Lebanon?s Money Trail Thu Feb 27, 2020 16:29 | The Saker
by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog The new Lebanese Government has been pre-destined to fail; and for no wrong doing on its part. Actually, PM Diab formed the cabinet

offsite link Don?t Hold Your Breath for ?World War III?: World War IV Has Already Begun Thu Feb 27, 2020 15:56 | amarynth
A. B. Abrams on Today?s Great Power Conflict for The Saker Blog “A. B. Abrams is the author of the book ?Power and Primacy: A History of Western Intervention in

offsite link The Afghanistan ?peace deal? riddle Wed Feb 26, 2020 19:04 | amarynth
Pepe Escobar for the Saker Blog : Posted with permission  As far as realpolitik Afghanistan is concerned, with or without a deal, the US military want to stay in what

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Latest Listings Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 | Human Rights

offsite link Latest Updates Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:32 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Interview with Dave Robinson of Stiff Records 14:25 Fri Feb 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Saor Éire Acton Group the Story 1967-73 12:08 Fri Feb 28, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 11:25 Fri Feb 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Democratic legitimacy 11:00 Fri Feb 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Seanad vocational panels ? some calculations 22:37 Thu Feb 27, 2020 | Tomboktu

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

© 2001-2020 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