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Archive for November, 2010

THE IMF AND IRELAND


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[Statement from the Communist Party of Ireland]
The imposed “solution” to the Irish state’s growing and deepening crisis is to make every person an indentured servant to the needs and interests of EU finance houses, in particular to German banks. The National Pension Fund is now to be squandered to bail out banks that should have […]

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UPDATE, 2 DECEMBER, 2PM: THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Ireland in Crisis: Challenging the Consensus
8.00pm, Thursday, 2 December 2010
Speakers:
Anthony Coughlan (Director of the National Platform EU Research and Information Centre, Dublin, and President of the Foundation for EU Democracy, Brussels. He is Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin)
Sinéad […]

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UPDATE, WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER, 3.30PM: MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Public meeting: A Justice response to the IMF/ECB intervention
Wed 1st December, 6.30 pm
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
Chair: Nessa Ní Chasaide, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland.
Speakers:
Michael Taft (UNITE): The Irish crisis and the EU-IMF intervention
Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Latin America Solidarity Centre): Lessons […]

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Figures are from the 2008 Census of Industrial Production.
Total direct employment by foreign manufacturing companies in Ireland: 92,128.
This is about five per cent of total employment.
These figures are for manufacturing only. They do not include jobs in services.
The international and financial services and software export sector in 2008 employed around 58,000 people - and the […]

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The People’s Movement supports the ICTU demonstration in Dublin on Saturday.

While acknowledging that the demands are narrow and limited, this demonstration provides the best possibility at the moment for large-scale mobilisation against the EU/IMF austerity measures imposed on this country.
We have decided that we will ask members and supporters to march with their union […]

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