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Economy, International

There has been a clear contradiction in the last week between international sources and the Irish government in relation to Ireland’s tax status. On the one hand we have the Taoiseach purporting that Ireland does not “do special tax-rate deals with companies”.  Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, has been adamant that Ireland’s corporate tax structure remains transparent. He has also toed the Taoiseach’s line that Ireland does not negotiate favourable or particular rates with any corporation.
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Economy

NO2CrokePark2 Campaign

Press Release 28th May.

ICTU Silence on anti-union legislation is deafening

Labour TDs and Senators must reject anti-union law

Protest at Dail Eireann on Wed at 5pm

In a statement today the NO2CrokePark2 Campaign called on ICTU to break its silence on the The Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill. The Bill, which is being rushed through the Dail and Seanad this week, is a fundamental attack on trade union rights and is being used to bully trade union members into accepting the Haddington Road Agreement.
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Economy

Unions Must Oppose Draconian Legislation and Defend Trade Union Rights

ICTU Must Condemn The Finance Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill

Protest at Dail Eireann on Wed at 5pm.

In a statement today the NO2CrokePark2 Campaign called on all trade unionists to oppose The Finance Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill. The Bill, which is being rushed through the Dail and Seanad this week, is a fundamental attack on trade union rights and is being used to bully trade union members into accepting the Haddington Road Agreement.

The Campaign is calling on all those concerned about trade union and democratic rights to protest at the Dail next Wednesday at 5pm.
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Economy, Protests

Today protesters gathered outside the Shelbourne hotel to voice their opposition against a

Protesters outside allsops auction

property auction organised by auctioneers Allsop. Protesters from both Anti-Eviction Ireland and the Ant-Eviction Task-force allege that many of the properties listed for auction are a result of illegal repossessions.

One of the protesters, Donal, said that the groups had come together against what they see as the immoral “repossession of houses” and “families, husbands, wives and children being evicted onto the street while bondholders were still being paid billions”. He also said that they had hoped hotels would become aware of the issue and not facilitate such auctions.
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