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Monthly archive February, 2014
Tom Curran to run in South Wicklow

Tom Curran to run in South Wicklow

I’m delighted to be supporting Tom Curran as a candidate in the upcoming Local Elections. Tom will be running in the South Wicklow Municipal District, which includes Arklow, Aughrim and Avoca. Tom is a man of great integrity who has learned the importance of speaking up for those who need support. He will make a...
An outrageous act of vandalism and sheer stupidity

An outrageous act of vandalism and sheer stupidity

The Government is about to throw 13,000 Irish families to the vultures. In just a few weeks, their mortgages, taken out with Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS), are to be sold to the highest international bidders. But the Government, in an act of raw stupidity and vandalism, is expressly forbidding the families from bidding for...
IBRC Liquidation: 13,000 families thrown to the wolves

IBRC Liquidation: 13,000 families thrown to the wolves

On February 11, 2013 I raised the issue of how the IBRC Mortgage Book will be sold with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. 13,000 mortgages are to be sold, most likely to international investors; as a result, the families that own these mortgages will lose any protection offered by the Central Bank’s code of conduct and other...
An opportunity missed to improve examinership & save jobs

An opportunity missed to improve examinership & save jobs

At 9pm on Wednesday night, the Government voted down a Bill that would have saved thousands of Irish companies and tens of thousands of Irish jobs. And it would have been achieved without spending a single cent of taxpayers money. Sounds too good and too bad to be true, right? Here’s what happened. In the...