The Sunday Business Post ran a story claiming that vulture funds who bought up the loan books of Irish financial institutions are likely to step up pressure for payment after the general election. Annette Mooney of People Before Profit said, ‘The report in the Sunday Business Post is a terrible warning of what is to come. Far … More VULTURE FUNDS TO SWOOP AFTER ELECTION
Every parent worries when a young child has delayed speech. Early assessment and intervention is vital. But it often does not happen because of a lack of funding. International research suggests that the case load for a speech and language therapist should lie somewhere between 30 and 65 cases. In Ireland, however, the case load … More SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY: WHY THE WAITING LISTS?
Back in 2008, a single person could earn €35,400 before being hit with the top rate of income tax. Now it is €33,800. The property tax for an average home in south Dublin city is €585. Water charges are currently capped at €260 a year for a family but will rise if we do not … More TAXING THE MANY TO SUBSIDISE THE FEW
Irish third-level education is facing a major funding crisis. Public funding has been cut extensively since the beginning of the economic crisis, while the student body is expected to have grown by approximately 30% by 2028. Annette Mooney, People Before Profit candidate for Dublin Bay South says: “It has been the policy of the government to shift … More FINE GAEL PLAN: MAKE STUDENTS PAY OFF COLLGE FEE DEBT
Public sector workers have suffered more than most since the crash began. Here is what was lost under Fine Gael- Labour and Fianna Fail-Green governments. ■ NUMBERS: The number of public servants has been cut by 41,745 since the crash of 2008. Those left behind were told to ‘give more for less’. In meant that many … More PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS – WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT
The water charges brings in €250 million in tax and the property tax brings €435 – that is €685 million between them. We could impose a Robin Hood tax on financial transactions instead. This is a tiny charge of 0.1% on bonds and shares and 0.01% on derivative trading. The EU Commission – which supports this Financial … More HERE IS HOW TO GET RID OF WATER CHARGES AND PROPERTY TAX
People Before Profit wants to re-distribute the wealth so that we are not continually subsidising the wealthy. One way we can do this is to abolish the water and property tax and transfer the tax burden to the financial sector. Annette Mooney from People Before Profit explained ‘The water charges are supposed to raise €250 million in … More WE PAY A 12 CENT CHARGE FOR USING ATM – SO WHY CAN’T FINACIERS PAY THE ROBIN HOOD TAX
Tesco have announced that long serving members of staff are on ‘inflexible contracts’ and are demanding that they take wage cuts. This is shocking behaviour from a highly profitable firm – and we should show solidarity with workers and tell Tesco: BACK OFF About 1,000 members of staff are affected and it would mean a cut … More TESCO: CUT YOUR PROFITS – NOT WORKERS WAGES
The average wholesale price of oil and gas has fallen by 40 percent but electricity and gas consumers have hardly noticed any price fall. People Before Profit spokesperson, Annette Mooney said, ‘We were told that privatisation would lead to cheaper prices but the current experience shows that this was a lie. ‘Most of the profitable parts … More OIL PRICES TUMBLE – SO WHY NO DROP IN ELECTRICITY OR GAS BILLS?
A recent Oxfam report has shown how the top 1 percent of billionaires are gaining more of the world’s resources as 62 billionaires now own more than 3.6 billion people. Ireland is doing its very best to help this trend towards grater inequality by creating a tax haven for its own 1% billionaire class. It … More STOP THE TAX FUGITIVES – MAKE THE MILLIONAIRES PAY UP