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Government Policy on Credit Unions Anti-Competition

Date: January 19, 2016

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Restrictions on the activities of Credit Unions and barriers erected by the Central Bank to prevent competition with the banks were described in the European Parliament as anti-competitive and in contravention of EU Competition...[more]

European Parliament Votes for Multinationals to Pay Fair Share of TAX

Date: November 25, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

New measures to tackle tax evasion by multinational companies were endorsed by the European Parliament Special Taxation Committee in Strasbourg today, Wednesday, November 25th.[more]

New €2000 Credit Union Loan Scheme Welcomed

Date: November 17, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The government announcement that an alternative borrowing mechanism to extortionate moneylenders is to be provided before Christmas has been welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.[more]

A Chink of Light from Draghi?

Date: November 12, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Despite the fact that the President of the ECB Mario Draghi repeated the discredited mantra that the crisis was entirely home made in regard to Ireland’s banking debt, nonetheless he did not slam the door shut when questioned...[more]

Did the ECB force Ireland’s hand?

Date: November 6, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

MEPs to question Draghi[more]

Government Accused of Disjointed Policy on Credit Unions

Date: November 1, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Disjointed government policies see the Tanaiste asking Credit Unions to help consumers to avoid moneylenders coming up to Christmas, while the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan was planning to restrict the same credit unions in...[more]

MEP Slams Government on Leader and Credit Unions

Date: October 27, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The government instead of encouraging genuine community involvement in local development had devised a process which would ensure political control over the former LEADER programme. [more]

MEP Slams Noonan on Credit Union Mortgages

Date: October 25, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been accused of damaging the Credit Union Movement in order to bolster the banks and ensure continued access to cheap money from credit unions.[more]

Draghi to answer Irish MEPs on Bank Bailout

Date: September 10, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The evidence given by Mr Ajai Chopra at today's banking inquiry, that Ireland was forced to accept a disproportionate burden in the bailout due to pressure from the European Central Bank, emphasises the importance of the...[more]

New Bank Branches Emphasise Failure of Government Rural Policy

Date: September 7, 2015

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The decision by Allied Irish Bank to open three new branches in Dublin and Cork while, hopefully, an indication of national economic recovery was a further sign of the failure of the balanced regional and rural development...[more]

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