TD for Wicklow and East Carlow. Fighting for job creation, economic justice and political reform.

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Monthly archive May, 2011

The Finance Bill, the pension levy and our mounting debts

Yesterday in the Dáil I strongly opposed the Government’s proposed €2b Pension Levy. This levy could have profound negative implications on our society for years to come. Our Goverment cannot take risks like this without fully understanding and sharing the potential costs and benefits.

The ECB Didn’t Bail us Out, We Bailed Them Out

Last week we were visited by the ghosts of Banking Past, Present and Future. Let’s take them in order: The Nyberg report provided a damning indictment of the greed and incompetence of senior managers in Irish banks. The payoff of €3m to Colm Doherty, the ex-CEO of AIB, confirmed this culture is still alive and...