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  • May 21: Tackling Tax as a Justice Issue » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    on Southern countries the actors and institutions involved Ireland s responsibilities and where the potential action points for tax justice are Places are limited soif you are interested please book a place as soon as possible by emailing morina debtireland org Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for 2014 Archive for 2013 Archive for 2012 Archive for

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/05/13/may-21-tackling-tax-as-a-justice-issue/ (2015-10-30)
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  • PR: EU finance ministers debate financial transaction tax, Ireland stands idly by » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    Organisation of the Unemployed Social Justice Ireland and the National Women s Council of Ireland The eleven Member States involved in bringing forward this Financial Transactions Tax include Germany France Greece and Spain The tax will raise 0 1 on trading in bonds and 0 01 on trading in derivatives The proposal has been advanced through an enhanced cooperation procedure The Irish Government chose not to opt into this procedure and has played no role in the development of this initiative It could have raised between 300 and 500 million Euro for the Irish exchequer Niall Crowley convenor of Claiming our Future said We are disappointed that the Government did not take the opportunity to make the financial services sector contribute to the recovery of Irish society and economy It is extraordinary that the financial services lobby has been able to persuade the Government to opt out of this tax A Financial Transactions Tax would raise much needed revenue for the exchequer reduce harmful economic activity by short term speculators and high frequency financial traders and make resources available to invest in public services address climate change eliminate poverty and support development aid he added Supporters will spread this message today on social media platforms in a coordinated action at 11am targeting over 100 000 people They will be asking Minister Michael Noonan to reconsider the Irish Government s position and to introduce the Financial Transactions Tax Further Information Nina Sachau Claiming our Future 087 3340698 nina claimingourfuture ie Note to Editors Full list of organisations calling for the introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax Irish Congress of Trade Unions Services Industrial Professional Technical Union SIPTU Mandate and IMPACT Christian Aid Ireland Debt and Development Coalition Ireland Oxfam Ireland Trocaire and Comhlamh Cultivate Feasta CELT Centre for Environmental Living Training

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/05/06/pr-eu-finance-ministers-debate-financial-transacti/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Write to Minister of Finance Michael Noonan, today » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    to clear up the mess they helped create The message is going out to over 100 000 people all of Ireland on Social Media at 11 am Join them now today and write your email to the Minister of Finance Michael Noonan Make the message heard write your email here Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/05/06/write-to-minister-of-finance-michael-noonan-today/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Claiming our Future at the May day protest » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    and learn more here about the idea behind the declaration Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for 2014 Archive for 2013 Archive for 2012 Archive for 2011 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network that comprises individuals and organizations from a broad

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  • Niall Crowley reports on the FTT debate on April 29th » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    I m not an economist phenomenon at play Micheál Collins argued for the introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax in Ireland It would enable the financial exposure of society to the financial sector to be monitored Given that society has ended up underwriting financial institutions we need to know what is going on It is a tiny tax on trades but given the volume of trading it offers significant revenue We need new forms of exchequer revenue to address the deficit The tax will dampen the attractiveness of short term speculative financial transactions those driven by profiteering with questionable real economic return Brendan Bruen argued that a Financial Transactions Tax would put Ireland at a competitive disadvantage Pragmatism was required in a context where the US the far Eastern financial centres and most relevantly the UK and Luxembourg would not be implementing such a tax Jobs corporation tax and payroll tax and a large payroll are at stake These activities could transfer to the UK and Luxembourg The tax does not discriminate in relation to different types of activity It will not reduce the risks as it won t impact on high risk transactions that have huge rewards It will only hit low risk transactions Micheál Collins pointed out that it was difficult to be definitive on these issues Some financial sector activity will disappear This will cost jobs but jobs in the high risk end of the financial sector rather than the substantive business side The full scale of the risk needs to be taken into account When the sector functions well there are returns in corporation tax When it goes wrong there are huge costs to the State The tax is set at a level where there is no business sense in companies moving to other locations The

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/04/30/niall-crowley-reports-on-the-ftt-debate-on-april-2/ (2015-10-30)
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  • May Day Fest: We are not leaving! » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    6 30pm Live music from 8 on the main stage with Fiona Dunkin and one of Ireland s leading hiphop artists Costello Costello will be accompanied by special guests bringing you some of the best hiphop Ireland has to offer Rounding off the night and the festival will be DJ sets from DJ Bob representing Standard Crew DonRosco and Executive Steve More information on their facebook site https www facebook

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/04/28/may-day-fest-we-are-not-leaving/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Urgent Action: Help us spread the message » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    SIgn up now to share the message with your friends We are using a platform called Thunderclap to flood Facebook and Twitter at the excact same time on May 6th at 11am http thndr it 1kY1xl0 On May 6th eleven other EU countries plan to announce a Financial Transaction Tax but Ireland is not among them In our message we will be asking people to write an email to Minister of Finance Michael Noonan to make our message heard The Irish Government should change its position and announce a Financial Transaction Tax Banks hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create Sign up now We need to get 100 people to agree to share this message on facebook and twitter and it will be send to thousands of people all over Ireland at the same time on May 6th http thndr it 1kY1xl0 Events Past Events News Other News October 2015 September 2015 May 2015 April 2015 February 2015 January 2015 Archive for 2014 Archive for 2013 Archive for 2012 Archive for 2011 Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/04/22/urgent-action-help-us-spread-the-message/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Press Release: Claiming Our Future Hosts Debate on Financial Transactions Tax » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    introduce the Financial Transactions Tax Countries like Germany France Greece and Spain are planning to announce their agreement on this tax at the May 6 th ECOFIN meeting Claiming our Future has been campaigning for the Irish government to change its position and to announce a Financial Transactions Tax It is now organising a public meeting where one of the main proponents for the tax Dr Micheál Collins Senior Researcher Nevin Economic Research Institute and one its main detractors Brendan Bruen Director Financial Services Ireland IBEC will debate the arguments for and against Ireland introducing this Financial Transactions Tax This will take place on Tuesday 29th of April from 6pm 7 30pm in Jurys Inn Hotel IFSC Custom House Quay Dublin 1 Speaking in advance of the event Niall Crowley convenor of Claiming our Future said The introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax would raise much needed revenue for the exchequer reduce harmful economic activity by short term speculators and high frequency financial traders and make resources available to invest in public services addressing climate change eliminating poverty and supporting development aid The tax proposed by the European Commission is small at 0 1 on trading in bonds and shares and at 0 01 on trading in derivatives It is extraordinary that the financial services lobby has been able to persuade the Irish Government to opt out of this tax A sector that has cost Ireland so dearly in recent years is being exempted from its responsibility to support the recovery of our society and our economy People interested in attending the debate can register in advance through www claimingourfuture ie or http fttinireland eventbrite ie ENDS Contact Nina Sachau Claiming our Future 087 3340698 nina claimingourfuture ie Note to Editors Claiming Our Future is a civil society non party

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2014/04/22/press-release-claiming-our-future-hosts-debate-on/ (2015-10-30)
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