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On Monday 15th February we wrote to all political parties and alliances that are standing for election and asked them to give us their position on Ireland joining the other 10 EU countries and introdoce a Robin Hood Tax. Here is what we wrote:
We are writing to you today to enquire your position on introducing a Financial Transaction Tax in Ireland. We will be publishing parties position on our website www.robinhoodtax.ie in the next 10 days.
Micheál Collins from the NEVIN Economic Research Institute just published his paper:
Estimating the Revenue Yield from a FTT for the Republic of Ireland
Download: Estimating the Revenue Yield from a FTT for the Republic of Ireland (PDF)
On Tuesday, we launched the Robin Hood Tax Ireland campaign! 40 organisations from across the country joined the coalition calling on the Irish government to back a small tax on banks that could do a world of good. Here's how it went down.
Trade unions, community organisations, global justice groups, and environmental organisations are launching a campaign for Ireland to sign up to this Euro zone initiative.