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Economy, Protests

read the family home tax – frequently asked questions
Homeowners are bracing themselves as Revenue gears up to deliver tax assessment forms to more than 1.6 million homes in the coming days.  They will be demanding that you agree a valuation on your home for the new property tax, and to let them know how you intend to pay it.

What an absolute kick in the teeth for citizens the length and breadth of the country!  It is nothing more than legalised extortion.  Anyone who bought a house in the past twenty years has already paid massive taxation for the privilege.  Of the average €300,000 price tag for a modest dwelling, over €165,000 went back to the Government in stamp duty, development levies, PAYE, VAT on materials and subcontracted labour.
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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Protests

Save Ireland’s Forests protest at Leinster House on Wednesday 27th February 5pm – sign the petition

Protests, Worker's Rights

Over 4,000 nurses and other health workers, ambulance and fire crews, Gardai and other public sector workers who work 24/7 held a fantastic and militant rally in Tallaght this week. They are in my opinion absolutely right in saying they can’t, and won’t take any further cuts in pay.
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Economy, National, Protests

Last night a mockery was made of our parliamentary democracy. Under the guise of “parliamentary democracy”, legislation of monumental importance was rammed through the Dáil

March Against Austerity

in a timeframe inadequate for most government T.D’s let alone the opposition to come to terms with. Thus T.D’s effectively voted on a bill they had little or no time to grasp the implications of. What sort of a parliamentary democracy is that?

If this serves to highlight one thing, it is the need for Irish citizens now more than ever to make their voices heard. Protests and demonstrations must begin in huge numbers, starting this weekend if the Irish people are to find a voice. The government must realise that Irish people will no longer passively accept decisions of such monumental implications being rammed through the Dáil. The Irish people must have their say on the future of this country and the imposition of banker’s debts on generations more to come. Let their voices be heard.

Join the protests on Saturday February 9th taking place throughout the country. Take to the streets in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Sligo. Make the government feel the pressure of its citizens. The time is here to unite and oppose.