Getting it in Proportion

Numbers in billions are hard to get your head round. Socialist Worker makes some comparisons:  €1.6 billion – the amount Greece was demanded to pay the Troika on Tuesday 30 June.  €1.6 billion – the increase in the personal fortune of Denis O’Brien last year. €1.6 billion is only one quarter of O’Brien’s total personal […]

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Did You Know?

Joan Burton justified capping the rent allowance in 2012 by claiming in the Dail the cut would “ensure rents would not increase” and “not cause homelessness for anyone.”  Rents have skyrocketed again in Dublin compared to last year and now average €1,358 euro a month.  And according to the Dublin Local Authority Homeless Services, there […]

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Did You Know?

The world’s super-rich had between $21 trillion and $32 trillion of wealth hidden in tax havens by the end of 2010. This astounding figure is larger than the combined wealth of the United States and Japan, and up to $280 billion in lost tax revenues. The global elites involved in this massive tax fraud are […]

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Nearly 9,000 people were sent to prison in Ireland last year for non-payment of fines. This includes more than 2,000 women; a massive increase on the 159 women sent to prison for this 'offence' in 2007. More than 400 were also sent to jail for not paying a TV licence that finances 83 staff at RTE on 100,000 euro plus salaries. In contrast, not one banker or politician was sent to jail for destroying the country. Jail the Bankers, not the Poor!

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Nearly 9,000 people were sent to prison in Ireland last year for non-payment of fines. This includes more than 2,000 women; a massive increase on the 159 women sent to prison for this ‘offence’ in 2007. More than 400 were also sent to jail for not paying a TV licence that finances […]