Republic of Ireland

Five Reasons to Vote People Before Profit

1. To elect candidates who oppose the water charges. Every People Before Profit elected representative will actively campaign against the water charges and help build a mass demonstration against the charges for September 20.

2. To break the stranglehold of Fianna Fail/Fine Gael/Labour on Irish politics. Between them these three mainstream parties have wrecked the country, corrupted Irish politics and made ordinary people pay the price. We need a radical alternative.

Q+A ON WATER CHARGES

Water charges are likely to be one of the key concerns in the upcoming elections. Here we explain why People Before Profit are so opposed to charging for water.

Why are People Before Profit opposed to water charges?

Interview with economist Brian O'Boyle on Irelands bank debts & bond holders.

In September 2008 members of the Irish government worked with senior Irish bankers and legal professionals to guarantee the debts of six key Irish banks. This decision has cost Irish taxpayers around €85,000 million. This number is hard to understand but it works out at roughly €20,000 for every person in the country or €40,000 for every person paying taxes. This money has to be found somewhere and here we look at the roots of the bailout, the political choices made by the Irish elites and the cost of the bailout for Irish people.

Shamefaced - Facebook Pays Just 0.6% Tax

Facebook uses a subsidiary in Ireland to collect advertising revenue from around the world. Accounts filed in Dublin this week show that business is booming, with international earnings rising to £1.5 billion Sterling in 2012, up from £840million Sterling in 2011.
But the Irish government collected just £4.4 million in tax from the world's largest social media company last year – that’s a tax rate of 0.6%.

PBPA message of support to M&S workers

Stay strong and don’t be broken

Protests Stop Installation of Water Meters

Pre-Budget Demonstration, 1pm Sat 12 Oct, Parnell Sq, D1

12/10/2013 - 13:00
12/10/2013 - 14:30
Etc/GMT

Dublin Council of Trade Unions

Pre-Budget Demonstration

SOLIDARITY and RESISTANCE

Assembling at 1 pm on Saturday 12th October at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, to march to the GPO.

The budget for 2014 is expected to take yet another €3 billion out of the economy, at a rate of two to one in favour of cuts over taxation. This will affect health, education, social protection and community services. It will not create one new job.

Alternative sources of revenue exist:

Remove the tax loopholes and ensure the multinationals pay corporation tax in full

Pre-Budget Demonstration, Sat 12 Oct, 1pm Parnell Sq, D1

Dublin Council of Trade Unions

Pre-Budget Demonstration
SOLIDARITY and RESISTANCE

Assembling at 1 pm on Saturday 12th October at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, to march to the GPO.

The budget for 2014 is expected to take yet another €3 billion out of the economy, at a rate of two to one in favour of cuts over taxation. This will affect health, education, social protection and community services. It will not create one new job.

Alternative sources of revenue exist:

September 18: Day of Protest and Peoples Assembly at Dail

Enough is Enough!
A PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY outside DAIL EIREANN, 6pm SEPTEMBER 18TH

FIVE YEARS after the onset of economic crisis, the policy of bank bail-outs and austerity is a disastrous failure. Unemployment remains at crisis levels and tens of thousands of educated young people leave the country every year.

How Austerity Kills By DAVID STUCKLER and SANJAY BASU

Republished from: NY Times website, May 12, 2013

EARLY last month, a triple suicide was reported in the seaside town of Civitanova Marche, Italy. A married couple, Anna Maria Sopranzi, 68, and Romeo Dionisi, 62, had been struggling to live on her monthly pension of around 500 euros (about $650), and had fallen behind on rent.

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