Economy

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Exiting the Bailout

Nov
2013
20

Economy

Clare describes the IMF involvement in Ireland having facilitated a redistribution of wealth from the public to the failed bankers and in doing so stripping away vital social services.

Click on the link below to hear her contribution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQk6zEUxes0&feature=youtu.be

Economy, Oral Questions

Asks Minister about the recent High court handling of Newbridge Credit Union being handed over to Permanent TSB, the implications for Credit Unions and the important issue of accountability in our financial institutions.  Click on the Links below to hear the discussion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSBLWQb5lcM&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpJK5BLkCcQ&feature=youtu.be

Economy, Oral Questions

Clare asked the Minister for Finance about the cost to the tax payer over the recent debacle regarding letters erroneously sent out for payment of property tax.  Click on the link below to watch the discussion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzbL2WJ4Nws&feature=youtu.be

Economy

By Jacob Richards

Over the last few days the government has been quick to highlight the impending conclusion of Ireland’s bailout package as a clear sign of economic recovery. The media have eagerly jumped on the bandwagon with claims that the final bailout review visit by the troika is a “historic day.” Such headlines fit the general narrative of neo-liberalism whereby once, we as a sovereign nation can return to the financial markets, everything will be just fine and dandy again. The reality is that this is just opportunistic spin and drivel by our government and media who are quite content to sing the same tune. 
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