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I already covered this in the 2nd edition of Sins of the Father, but additional confirmation here.

From page 115 of ECB Annual Report for 2013. Thanks to Nessa Ni Chasaide of Debt and Development Coalition for the reference.


Look Left out now


New LookLeft out now!

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This issue includes:

Who Watches the Watchmen: The Gardai, drugs and the working class

Look Back in Anger: Brian Hanley on remembering the reality of WW1

Conor McCabe on Ireland, the frontline of the class war

Sean Garland pays tribute to RMT leader Bob Crow

LookLeft talks to Andy Irvine

Kevin Brannigan on the struggle to save the home of Irish football

Interview with Belfast’s Red Devil: Des O’Hagan

Jennifer Silva on Economic Uncertainty and Mental Health

Mark Walshe on Making a market out of education

Chris Hudson asks Where is progressive unionism?

And much, much more….



Presentation at the Communist Party of Ireland event, “We All Partied? They Partied, We Paid”. Connolly House, 29 March 2014.

just compared the registered sales from Jan-Mar 2013 to registered sales Jan-Mar 2014 and this is what came out. A 40 percent drop in average house prices in Cavan, a 40 percent rise in average house prices in Sligo. The number of sales is quite small - 84 for Sligo during the Jan-mar period in 2014, and 69 in 2013, while Cavan had 81 sales in Jan-mar 2013 and 199 in Jan-mar 2014. Nationally, averages prices are up 3 percent from first quarter 2013 to first quarter 2014. But the range in changes to average prices by county is quite striking.


Looking at household property in Ireland for the first time since I’d say 2011 and this is some stuff I’ve been playing around with today. Based on the property price register for Jan-March 2014.
irish property price 2014

irish property price 2014 sales


Margaretta D’Arcy on the Saturday Night Show 22 March 2014, the day of her release from Mountjoy prison.


This event will take place in the Mechanics’ Institute, Limerick, 25 March 2014 at 7pm. All welcome.

Facebook event link here.

The Bottom Dog, together with the Limerick Council of Trade Unions, invites you to a public seminar ‘Researching Finance in Ireland - a guide for trade unionists and activists’ - this Tuesday night, Feb 25th, 7pm, at the Limerick Mechanics Institute.

The seminar will be facilitated by Conor McCabe - author of ‘Sins of The Father: decisions that shaped the Irish Economy’. This event is a follow-on from his inspiring seminar series ‘Economics as if People Really Mattered’, which also took place at the Mechanics Institute through May and June of last year.

Conor McCabe is among the foremost critics of the Irish government’s economic policies; his work continues to shed light on the socially destructive character the financial interest, locally and internationally.

Tuesday’s event will be of interest to anyone concerned with developing understanding and/or researching in this area, particularly with respect to role of finance in Ireland’s economic decline, its continued power and influence - who benefits and who loses.

Join us on Tuesday night. All are welcome.



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