Month: February 2011

Independent candidate calls for probe into ‘economic treason’ allegations

Independent candidate calls for probe into ‘economic treason’ allegations Sunday Feb 13th 2011 Eamonn Blaney, independent candidate in Dublin North East and co-founder of the New Vision alliance of independent candidates, is calling for a formal trial to investigate the allegations of “economic treason” that have been levelled against the outgoing government. “I am deadly …

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‘New Vision’ tells of public anger

New Vision tells of public anger PAUL CULLEN and MARIE O’HALLORAN INDEPENDENTS: A GROUP of Independents standing under the banner of New Vision says they could win seats if the anger expressed by people on doorsteps translates into votes. Eamonn Blaney, spokesman for the group, said 20 Independent candidates had so far committed to the …

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Political consensus behind disastrous decision Kenny, Cowen & Gilmore

The bank guarantee represented the most spectacular single transfer of wealth ever in the history of this country, from society at large to a financial elite. The elite being depositors of more than €100,000 (depositors up to €100,000 had been guaranteed previously) and bondholders who had lent money to the banks. Even if the banks had not collapsed subsequently, it was still a huge transfer of wealth because of the insurance it gave the big depositors and bondholders.