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EVERY household in the country will be hit with a new Public Service Broadcasting Charge

Another Rabbit pulled out of  Pat Rabbitte,s hat!


“Every household in the country will be hit with a new Public Service Broadcasting Charge”

Nobody will be able to refuse to pay the charge because it will apply regardless of whether you have a television, computer or any other device that can pick up public information.

The new universal charge will be collected in a way that tackles the current very high evasion rates of the TV licence fee – suggesting the payment mechanism could be modelled on the new property tax.

Currently nearly one in five households does not pay the TV licence fee and this is costing the government €30m a year in lost revenue.

Announcing major changes to the way public service broadcasting is funded Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte today gave a commitment the new charge will not exceed the current €160 a year licence fee………….

full article at source: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/every-single-home-to-be-hit-with-new-broadcasting-charge-29428338.html


By Thomás O Cléirigh


We are Paying for the lottery pensions of pampered and mindboggling arrogant politicians like Pat Rabbitte, Eamon Gilmore and the rest of the Leaches sucking us dry in the Dail. Now they want us to continue to pay the pampered Pre-Madonna’s in RTE their lottery salaries and their enormous pensions ,!

Labor’s Pat Rabbitte and the rest of the freeloaders in the Dail are the ones that have to go! Just look at his plumped up face from all that fine living at our expense!

This is the face of arrogance take a good look!

Government denies facilitating Apple tax avoidance

By Simon Carswell, Suzanne Lynch

The Government has denied claims in a US senate report that Ireland’s tax regime has allowed Apple to avoid paying billions of dollars in tax.

Speaking in Brussels this morning, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that Ireland has a “very transparent tax regime.”

The issues raised in the US Senate report, including the claim that Apple used two Irish subsidiaries which are not tax-resident anywhere, are “not issues that arise from the Irish taxation system,” he said

“They’re issues that arise from the taxation system in other jurisdictions and that’s an issue that has to be addressed first of all in those jurisdictions.”

Mr Gilmore said that while the Government will look at the report, Ireland has a very transparent tax regime.

“Let’s be very clear about this, Ireland has a very strong, very transparent tax regime. There are problems in other jurisdictions, those problems are going to have to be addressed.

“Any loopholes have to be closed off, and we will work to have those closed off both at European Union level and through the work we are doing at the OECD.”…

full article at source:http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/government-denies-facilitating-apple-tax-avoidance-1.1400752


see also :http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/mep-paul-murphy-rips-up-property-tax-form-in-european-parliament-595072.html



BUDGET: Gilmore has hung ordinary workers out to dry

Eamon Gilmore, leader of the Irish Labour Part...

Eamon Gilmore, leader of the Irish Labour Party, at the party’s 2010 conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“LABOUR is the party of work.” That was one of Eamon Gilmore’s mantras in last year’s General Election as he tried to convince voters that he was the man to fix our unemployment crisis.

Today the Tanaiste might want to consider giving his organisation a change of name — because this is a Budget that savages the ordinary worker and will leave more people in danger of getting ensnared in a poverty trap.

Labour’s proudest boast is that it managed to protect the core weekly pay rates for social welfare recipients.

When you look at what they had to sacrifice instead, however, this looks like a pretty hollow victory. The junior coalition partners apparently had no great problem with the PRSI increases that will cost every single worker above the minimum wage an extra €264 — no matter whether they are earning €20,000 or €20m a year………………………………

full article at source:  http://www.herald.ie/news/budget-gilmore-has-hung-ordinary-workers-out-to-dry-3317734.html

Feeble defense for tax arbitrage

“Ireland’s corporation tax rate was in the sights of the man most likely to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor when he met Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Berlin. Peer Steinbruck, the Socialists’ candidate to lead the party in next year’s election, also said he doesn’t personally believe in using EU funds to pay down bank debt.”

Now, here’s the problem: Steinbruck has been “deeply critical of Ireland’s generous corporation tax, blaming it for Germany losing income from German companies, when he was finance minister in the previous coalition government with Ms Merkel.”

Per report, “the Tánaiste tried to reassure him that Ireland’s tax rate of 12.5% — the second lowest in the EU — posed no threat to Germany… …

full article at source:  http://trueeconomics.blogspot.de/

Enda praying that walking on eggshells will do trick

By David Mc Williams

THIS is Enda’s eggshell referendum. For the Taoiseach knows all too well that there are few political minefields more lethal to the longevity of a government than a constitutional referendum and anything to do with children or family.

And so there was never any doubt that the wording of the Children’s Referendum would be meticulously picked over by legal-eagles for loopholes or for any hint of hubris before being unveiled — there couldn’t be the slightest suggestion that this was a charter for social-worker shock-troops to be able to snatch howling infants from their anguished mothers.

Lord knows, there are enough citizens cheesed off with the Government already, what with health cuts and household charges, without enraging a whole new swathe of voters by portraying themselves as something akin to the Child Catcher from ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

Finally the wording was ready for release yesterday (though its moniker 42A sounds more like a bus than an amendment).

Enda, Eamon Gilmore and Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald all trooped into the press centre in Government Buildings before noon. The trio were at pains to emphasise the importance of the referendum……………………….

full article at source:http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2012/09/20/enda-praying-that-walking-on-eggshells-will-do-trick

Oh Eamon, how power changed you…

Oh Eamon, how power changed you…

By Shaun Connolly 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How many U-turns does it take to make a hypocrite?

That is the awkward  question tormenting Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore after a  thundering leaflet from his Democratic Left days emerged denouncing those twin  evils — water charges and property taxes.
“How Many Councillors Does It  Take To Turn Off The Water Tax?” the 1994 missive demanded to know before  helpfully providing the answer that it just took Outraged Eamon and 14 others to  sink the tap tax.
And who could argue with Gilmore’s logic that “water  charges are another tax on workers on top of PAYE, PRSI and levies”.

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/oh-eamon-how-power-changed-you-190933.html#ixzz1sUCSUaqf


This is another champagne socialist, who has gotten fat and blubbered around the face and waste line .A life where Eamon will never have to put his hand into his own pocket, the taxpayers obliges everytime, Gone are the daft ideas that the state should be there for its citizens and in are the Austerity champions and new labour leads the way.

Gilmore another P**** on the gravy train in the Dail!

Protesters picket Labour conference

Hundreds of angry protesters have stormed Garda barricades at a Labour Party  conference.

Crowds of placard-waving campaigners broke through security lines to picket  the Bailey Allen building at NUI Galway, where the coalition party was holding  its annual party meeting.

The mob used a coffin draped in the Irish flag as a battering ram, chanting:  “They say cut back, we say fight back.”

There were reports of Gardai using pepper spray to hold the crowd back.

One 13-year-old protester from Ballymun said he was threatened with the  spray. “I’m here because I want to fight for my future,” said the young  protester. “I want to be able to go to college, but Eamon Gilmore won’t let that  happen.”

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/protesters-picket-labour-conference-16145013.html#ixzz1s2BoxJ20

then we get this news

MINISTER FOR the Environment Phil Hogan last night reiterated that the Government was determined to pursue all householders over payment of the €100 household charge and confirmed that local authorities would have a central role in pursuing those who had not paid to date for arrears and penalties.

Mr Hogan said more than 900,000 people had registered for the charge, and thanked those who had signed up to pay.

He added that, over the coming weeks, data protocols would be put in place to allow the Local Government Management Agency to draw up a comprehensive database.

Mr Hogan said the data protocols would allow the agency to contact State utility providers as well as the Land Registry and the Property Management Act to enable a thorough cross-checking to take place of those who had registered and paid to date and those who had failed to register.

The details will then be forwarded to the local authorities and notifications will be sent out to those who have yet to pay, reminding them of their obligation to pay in the same way as people are notified of their requirement to pay the charge for their TV licence, he said.

source: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0414/1224314730711.html


Up-Date from our friends at Focus Ireland

Eamon Gilmore pictured in Oslo.

Image via Wikipedia

Dear Machholz,

Supporters of Focus Ireland sent almost 3,000 e-mails to TDs and Senators calling for the appointment of a new Minister for Housing and Homelessness to have a voice in deciding the contents of the budget. Unfortunately, the Government decided not to make that appointment before budget day, but the high level of public scrutiny on the issue ensured that the homeless budget was largely protected. While so many areas of expenditure were being cut, the cuts to services to end homelessness were relatively small. So thank you for that support. It shows we can make a difference.

The decision on when to appoint a new Minister for Housing and Homelessness and who it will be, will be made by Deputy Eamon Gilmore, as leader of the Labour Party. Deputy Gilmore took the time to reply to everyone who participated in our campaign, but most people found his reply very unsatisfactory. He did not acknowledge tha t the appointment of a new Minister is entirely in his hands and did not explain the reasons for his delay. Most importantly he gave no assurance that when a new Minister is appointed that she or he will actually have a voice at cabinet.

We think these issues are so important that we are asking people to reply to Deputy Gilmore, expressing disatisfaction at his reply and emphasising the importance of recognising the scale of our housing crisis by having a Minister for Housing at the Cabinet table.

Please support this campaign by clicking here. We have drafted a letter for you – but the more you individualise it with your own thoughts on this issue, the stronger the campaign will be.

With thanks for your continued support,

Mike Allen

Director of Advocacy.


In the spirit of the time of the year I beg all of our followers to bombard this dithering politician to do the right thing .The most vulnerable are paying a severe price for the crimes of so called enlightened and educated people who are responsible for the collapse of our public finances.

We all owe it to ourselves to stand with these less well off fellow citizens and demand that they will not be made scapegoats just because they have no political voice. Do the decent thing  and support our friends at Focus Ireland in their campaign

Thank you and happy Christmas to all


Response from The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore T.D on Syria

Received to-day From The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D

25th  October 2011

Dear Mr. O Cleirigh,

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D, has asked me to thank you for your letter concerning Syria. The Tánaiste replied to a parliamentary question on Syria in the Dáil on 4 October, which I have attached for your information.

Full responce in PDF doc here:Eamon Gilmore on Syria


Yours sincerely,

Mary Connery

Private Secretary

Paddy Honohan, the Irish Central Bank and Justice for the Irish People


Christopher M. Quigley B.Sc., M.M.II., M.A.

Paddy Honohan, Governor of the Irish Central Bank, shamed himself when he
gave testimony to the Oireachtas Finance committee today.
When asked about debt forgiveness for struggling Irish citizens he retorted that it was the job of the Irish
banks to get back as much capital as possible and not “grant any gifts”. How dare he say such a thing.This is the very same person who had no problem with the following:

35 Billion in capital being GIFTED to NAMA developers on the 3rd of August 2011.30 Billion being GIFTED to Anglo Irish Bondholders through a 10 year promissory note.

17 Billion being GIFTED to the Irish Banking fraternity  to create a so called “core pillar banking system”.

All the above GIFTS are being bankrolled on the good faith and credit of the hapless Irish citizens.Irish consumers were motivated over ten years to enter into a lending boom overseen by an incompetent regulatory framework  under the command of the very self same Irish Central Bank which Paddy Honohan proudly and arrogantly currently presides over.When will the Irish people get JUSTICE from this heartless self serving mandarin?Paddy Honohan destroyed the negotiating position of Brian Lenihan and the Irish State with his mis-timed statements during the course of IMF/EU bailout crisis. For this he should have been made resign. Now he is exercising the same kind of treason on the average Irish debt consumer. Under his watch he wants blood extracted from Irish homes instead of compassion being granted.The Irish people deserve better, they need a break. They need fairness. What is good for the developer goose is good for the hard working gander.Irish citizen’s taxes will be used to bail out the banking mess for decades to come. Many of these citizens are in financial hell. Under the leadership of Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore the very least the new Irish government should do is to stand down this Central Banking Governor and insist that debt leniency be granted to families struggling to maintain homes and hearths. Justice and fairness are not a GIFT they are a right.



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