Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the scheduled parliamentary vote on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement […]

Ibec Sets Out Business Priorities And Solutions For The Irish Government

Following the appointment of a new Taoiseach and his cabinet, Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published a set of briefs outlining the business priorities for each ministerial portfolio. Launching the cabinet briefs, Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec, stated: “In the global race for investment, it is critical that Ireland does not lag […]

Snow White delivers Apple Tax petition with 10, 000+ signatories

An open letter, signed by over 10,000 people, was delivered this morning at 10am to the Irish government at Leinster House before the Cabinet met to decide on whether to appeal the Apple Tax ruling by the European commission. Open letter: The letter was delivered by a member of the Uplift campaigning organisation dressed as Snow White. Snow […]

EU Commission says evictions are the result of Irish government policy – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has stated that the European Commission has acknowledged that the Irish Goverment’s merciless policy choices have led to a substantial increase in family home repossessions. Carthy, who is a member of the EU parliament’s economic & Monetary Affairs Committee, stated that the Commission’s response to […]

The AET condemns the government enabling eviction

The Anti Eviction Taskforce strongly condemns the intentions of the Irish Government in seeking to change the 2011 Judgment on the Land and Conveyance Law Reform Act 2009. This Judgment currently makes it difficult for banks to gain repossession orders and has been one of the few protections available to distressed mortgage holders. Its existence is a […]

MEP demands submissions on Fiscal Treaty are released after Irish government blocks their release

      E.U. says release of Irish submissions would be threat to E.U. stability ·         What did the government say? Wall of Silence must be broken ·         Did government argue for the inclusion of the ‘Blackmail Clause’? Socialist Party / United Left Alliance MEP for Dublin […]

Government announces €5,000 incentive for electric vehicles

The Irish Government, the ESB and the Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced a comprehensive partnership to position Ireland as a European leader in electric transport. Today’s Definitive Agreement includes the development of a nationwide electric car charging infrastructure by ESB, the supply of electric cars by the Renault–Nissan Alliance from 2011, as well as Government policies […]