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Happy New Year. And three reasons that I’m deleting my Facebook account for it:

The short version: if you are constantly feeding and consuming social media, then A. it isn’t free – you are literally (not metaphorically) donating your life and mind to a private company for their and others’ profit… B. ….it’s at … Continue reading

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Sinn Féin in World News

Wall Street Journal – Sinn Fein Gains Clout, Irish Polls Show: Sinn Fein’s campaign to reject the European Union’s new fiscal treaty seems set to fail, but it has succeeded in boosting support for a party that has become the … Continue reading

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… were Ireland to apply for a second bail-out…

… were Ireland to apply for a second bail-out prior to July 1st 2013, it would be granted if such an application were accompanied by a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated between Ireland, the EU and the IMF – similar to the first bail-out. This funding is not contingent upon the ratification of the Fiscal Treaty.

– Michael Taft, Research Officer with Unite the Union, & Tom McDonnell, policy analyst at TASC.

Source: TheJournal.ie/Progressive-Economy.ie

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The evidence suggests that Ireland will have continued access to EU funding

The evidence suggests that Ireland will have continued access to EU funding until we have regained market access regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming referendum as long as we meet the terms of the programme.

, Lecturer in Economics, University College Cork

Source: economic-incentives.blogspot.com

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Q. Where will we get the money?

Q. Where will we get the money if we vote No on 31 May?

A. Where will the Government get the money to pay the €11 billion the ESM Treaty will require from us, with an open-ended treaty commitment to pay further sums thereafter without limit?

Q. But where will we still get the money ?
A. We will get it by holding a referendum on the Article 136 TFEU amendment and the ESM Treaty, as that is constitutionally necessary in order to authorize these proposals as they stand. The 16 other Eurozone States will have to persuade us to vote Yes in such a referendum if they are to establish the kind of Stability Mechanism which the ESM Treaty envisages. They can do this by agreeing to forgive the private bank debt they have insisted should be imposed on Irish taxpayers, plus the Anglo-Irish promissory notes etc. A referendum can also be used to press the Eurozone authorities to agree a growth strategy for the Eurozone instead of the present failed austerity policies.

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Enda Kenny on house taxes, 1994

It is morally wrong, unjust and unfair to tax a persons home.

– Enda Kenny on house taxes, 1994

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