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EU Announcement Game Changer for Irish Energy Policy – Harkin

Date: January 23, 2014

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

“The announcements by the European Commission on emissions targets, together with the current consultation which is investigating the level of state aid for renewable energy production raises questions about the €3.2 billion Grid...[more]

Loss of €3.5 billion Contracts Unacceptable

Date: December 30, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

It was totally unacceptable that €3.5 billion in government contracts were being awarded outside the state in a situation where Irish companies could not afford the cost of tenders.[more]

Destroy €28 Billion Now says MEP

Date: December 10, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The Central Bank should be permitted to destroy €28 billion in sovereign bonds right now and thereby cease all interest payments on these bonds.[more]

Globalisation Fund Possible for Pfizer Workers in Newbridge says Harkin

Date: December 5, 2013

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance

It may be possible for the Irish Government to apply for funding from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist redundant workers in Newbridge following the announcement of 150 job losses in Newbridge by Pfizer...[more]

German Economy

Date: November 26, 2013

Category: Sligo Champion Articles, Euro/Finance

In a perverse kind of way I have some sympathy for our German friends these days. Not much mind you, but many ordinary German people and some of their politicians are quite taken aback at the recent turn of events. Up to now,...[more]

German Policy must change EU Commissioners Agree in response to Harkin Question

Date: November 21, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The German current account surplus is damaging the entire Eurozone according to two EU Commissioners who expressed this view in response to a question from Independent MEP Marian Harkin in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.[more]

Jackboot Tactics by Central Bank on Newbridge Credit Union Must be Opposed

Date: November 10, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

“Newbridge Credit Union may have had flu but the actions of the Central Bank, instead of providing a remedy, have resulted in full scale pneumonia with the patient on life support”. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian...[more]

European Budget

Date: October 29, 2013

Category: Sligo Champion Articles, Euro/Finance

Most people never think about the European Budget, yet they are glued to every detail of our own National Budget. The country is at a standstill for 48 hours while we wait, listen to and then digest the details. The question...[more]

MEP Welcomes Court Decision in favour of Credit Unions

Date: October 18, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The decision in the High Court in favour of the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) and Maynooth Credit Union which rejected the attempt of the Central Bank to have their legal action held in secret has been warmly welcomed by...[more]

MEP Slates Central Bank Attempt to Muzzle Credit Unions

Date: October 16, 2013

Category: Euro/Finance, News Article

The commitment of the government to the Credit Union movement expressed by the Minister for Finance in his budget speech, rings very hollow in view of the current attempt by the Central Bank and the Credit Union Regulator to...[more]

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