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Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors - BBC News
Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors.

That is one of the key findings of a review commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH).

However, the department said expanding student numbers to that extent would cost £30m a year and see services cut.
UK  NI  Northern  Ireland  NHS  Austerity 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Return of prescription charges considered - BBC News
NI sill got not government formed!
Bringing back prescription charges and means-testing domiciliary and day care services are among revenue-raising options suggested by the Department of Health.

An official briefing paper from the Department of Finance has laid out three scenarios as part of a budget preparation exercise.
NHS  Northern  Ireland  UK  Austerity 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Facebook to stop routing ad revenue via Ireland amid pressure over taxes | Technology | The Guardian
Company says it will book advertising revenue in countries where it is earned instead of through Dublin headquarters
Facebook  Ireland  Netherlands  tax  evasion  avoidance  offshore  haven  Google  Amazon  Luxembourg  European  Union 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
The most important Brexit speech last week wasn't given by Theresa May
The European Union’s mandate to its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is every bit as reality-detached as Brokenshire ruling out all of the available options. You can’t “resolve” the issue of the Irish border until there is a clear idea of what the future relationship will be. That’s why Barnier is trying to persuade member states to loosen his mandate so he can park the Irish question, albeit briefly.

But the most troubling problem of all is that even if Barnier succeeds in his task, the British government doesn’t have a solution to the border question, whenever it is discussed. 
Brexit  Northern  Ireland  Michel  Barnier 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Amazon and Apple caught in latest EU tax crackdown - BBC News
Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£221m; $293m) in back taxes after the European Commission said it had been given an unfair tax deal in Luxembourg.
The Commission also plans to take Ireland to court over its failure to collect €13bn of back taxes from Apple. // Double Irish w Dutch Sandwich
Apple  Amazon  tax  evasion  avoidance  European  Union  offshore  Luxembourg  Ireland  Dutch  Netherlands  Brexit  UK  haven 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Health service savings consultation launched - BBC News
While each trust have made their plans independently, some common themes have emerged such as the cutting of agency or locum staff and a reduction of non-urgent elective surgery.
The Belfast Trust proposals could mean the closure of around 100 bed places while the Northern Trust has also suggested closing two wards in Whiteabbey Hospital.
The proposals could be reversed should the Stormont government return and a health minister be appointed.
UK  NHS  Northern  Ireland  Austerity  STP  rationing  health  care  demand  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  Alcohol  Diet  self-medication  coping  mechanism  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  mental  S.A.D.  western  CVD  diabetes  Cancer  obesity  sedentary  lifestyle  public 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Tax evaders exposed: why the super-rich are even richer than we thought | Inequality | The Guardian
The higher one moves up the wealth distribution, the higher the probability ​​of hiding​ assets [...] More broadly, the key to successfully fighting tax evasion is to change the incentives for the providers of wealth concealment services. Over the last few years, a number of banks have pleaded guilty in the US to criminal conspiracies to defraud the Internal Revenue Service – yet they were able to keep their banking licences, and the fines they had to pay paled in comparison to their profits. A more ambitious approach would put criminal organisations out of business. If tax evasion ceases to pay, it will disappear.
UK  tax  evasion  avoidance  taxation  corporate  welfare  asset  capital  Thomas  Piketty  lobby  Delaware  USA  Luxembourg  Ireland  offshore  banking  money  laundering  Super  Rich  1%  Plutocracy  Oligarchy  revolving  door  KPMG  PanamaPapers  Switzerland  moral  ethics  crime  White-collar  HMRC  Austerity  gini  coefficient  inequality  social  mobility  income  poverty  trap  state  Meritocracy  Meritocratic 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
I’m glad a gay man of colour will be Irish prime minister, even if I abhor his politics | Emer O’Toole | Opinion | The Guardian
Yes, there are reasons to celebrate Leo Varadkar becoming leader of Fine Gael. But he is an austerity-championing neoliberal who is against reproductive rights [...] But Varadkar is a conservative. Left-leaning folk in Ireland are hoarse trying to explain to the faraways that, yes, we understand the optics – but this is Ireland, land of the topsy-turvy, where the election of a gay person of colour at the same time signals the entrenchment of anti-woman, anti-working-class austerity-as-usual. There have been understandably frustrated reactions, not only to the tone-deaf global coverage, but also to the ostensible “identity politics” signalled by LGBT rights groups welcoming Varadkar’s election.
Ireland  Abortion  LGBT  Leo  Varadkar  Austerity  far-right  Conservative  Identity  Politics  Culture  War 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Leo Varadkar: Ireland set to have first gay PM - BBC News
nachdem der brexit entschieden wurde von den alten weissen rentnern grossbritanniens. wird ein schwuler mixed-race doktor sohn eines einwanderes Irisher PM Irland und NI zusammen fuehren. passt.
Ireland  Brexit  Northern  reunification  border  European  Union 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Irish reunification referendum would be dangerous, says Bertie Ahern | World news | The Guardian
[Irland muss abstimmen ueber reunification, und Nord Irland ("border poll" ob man in uk verbleiben will oder irland und somit der EU beitreten will. lass da mal noch 5 jahre austeritaet und recession drueber wachsen in NI und keine transferleistungen von EU, und dann wird das schon.] In last June’s referendum, 56% of the Northern Irish electorate voted to remain within the EU.

But successive opinion polls in the region have also shown a consistent majority in favour of staying within the UK rather than linking up with the Irish republic.
Brexit  Northern  Ireland  Referendum  border  poll  UK  Theresa  May  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  European  Union  EU 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Brexit raises spectre of dearer Guinness and Baileys | Business | The Guardian
Extra costs and complexity of trade highlighted by Diageo drinks crossing Irish border many times during production process
Brexit  trade  deal  Ireland  UK  European  Union 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Martin McGuinness speaks to Jeremy Paxman in 2014 - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
peace and maybe even reunification. hastened by Brexit. &! Full speech: Bill Clinton's eulogy for Martin McGuinness - - "embrace the future together"
Northern  Ireland  Brexit 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain | World news | The Guardian
3 You can have any job you like in a tax haven as long as it’s in finance
To give some idea of how important finance is in tax havens, 42% of the national income of Jersey comes from the sector. Tourism contributes just 4%, and Jersey Royal potatoes and those famous cows a paltry 1%. The Cayman Islands had 234 banks for 52,000 people in 2011 (the UK had 370). Meanwhile the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Bermuda and Aruba all had a branch of each of the big four firms of accountants – as did the British Virgin Islands, despite being home to just 28,000 people.

4 They aren’t havens of prosperity for everyone
Brexit  UK  tax  evasion  avoidance  haven  European  Union  Ireland  neoliberal  neoliberalism 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Martin McGuinness seriously ill in hospital, reports say | Politics | The Guardian
The 66-year-old made no appearances during Sinn Féin’s successful assembly election last week and did not attend his local polling station with his wife, Bernie, to vote.

Sinn Féin has said McGuinness’s health is a private matter and it will not discuss it further.
premature  ageing  death  CVD  Cancer  Martin  McGuinness  chronic  sick  population  Northern  Ireland 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Assembly election: Sinn Féin hails 'watershed' result - BBC News // The election was called after the collapse of a coalition led by Arlene Foster's DUP and Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness.
Sinn Féin and the DUP now have three weeks to establish a government: Under Northern Ireland's power-sharing agreement, the government must be run by Irish nationalists and unionists together.
If a government cannot be formed within that time then, under law, another election will be called.
Northern  Ireland 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Ireland's forgotten mixed-race child abuse victims – video | World news | The Guardian
got to write an encompassing book 'the savages of the western anglo-saxon church in the 19th century' ireland church, workhouses (forced labour children and youths), childrens houses, pedophilia, racism, sexism, rape, rape of children and children raping children, and rape in marriage, ... SYSTEMIC. THE SYSTEM. representing society, going into politics (see allegations that Heath was pedohile, and there was a pedophile ring inside westminster, used for power (we know this about you, you vote our way or elese ...) // also workhouses in East Germany. And West Germany.
Religion  history  paedophilia  Racism  UK  Police  Society  book  Church  Westminster  Ireland  Scotland  Vatican  rape  sexual  assault  discrimination  Equality  Suffragette  Womens  Rights 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Netherlands 'will block UK-EU deal without tax avoidance measures' | Politics | The Guardian
The Netherlands will block any EU trade deal with the UK unless it signs up to tough tax avoidance regulations preventing it from becoming an attractive offshore haven for multinationals and the rich, the deputy prime minister of the country has said.
Brexit  UK  offshore  tax  evasion  avoidance  HMRC  European  Union  taxation  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Theresa  May  Philip  Hammond  Austerity  Tories  Conservative  Party  nondom  nasty  Ireland 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
McDonald's move will test the type of post-Brexit economy Theresa May wants - BBC News
some betting on the possibility, UK turning into a tax safe haven // The McDonald's announcement - which may not actually mean much in job terms - is part of a wider bet on the shape of the UK economy after the departure from the EU.
Brexit  Ireland  tax  evasion  avoidance  safe  haven  offshore  banking  corporate  rate  taxation 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
Keiser Report: Leprechaun Economics (E965) - YouTube
lol! Apple does not have a store in Ireland. Have to drive to Belfast (NI part of UK) to find Apple Store (Genius Bar). But Apple has outsourced (other company) its EU customer service to Ireland. Thus is not a resident, thus no specific law apply to look into their tax affairs.
tax  evasion  avoidance  Ireland  Apple  HMRC  Germany  European  Union  UK  USA  Commission 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Micheál Martin says Ireland could see 'reunification referendum' | UK news | The Guardian
The leader of Ireland’s main opposition party said he hopes Brexit will move Ireland closer to reunification.
Northern  Ireland  Ireland  Brexit  UK 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Growing calls for federal UK in wake of Brexit vote
[ out of a constitutional crisis the day after euref w pm quitting - should seek a new UK in a new world, different world ] According to Mr Fraser, the answer is federalism. An entrenched Scottish Parliament, an English Parliament sharing time at Westminster, English city regions with administrative but not legislative power, the replacement of the House of Lords with a senate representing "each federated part of the UK."
I do not intend in these musings to examine this particular set of ideas too closely. My attention is more aimed at the other advocate of federalism this week, Labour's Kezia Dugdale.
federalism  Devolution  devo-max  Holyrood  Mayor  City  of  London  Scotland  Northern  Ireland  Northern  Powerhouse  Manchester  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Brexit  House  of  Lords  Whitehall  Westminster  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  politician  democracy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Could the Scottish Parliament stop the UK from leaving the EU?
Ms Sturgeon, as she has made amply plain, wants more evidence that the people of Scotland are ready this time round to back independence. So she wants time. She needs time.
Hence, partly, the search for alternatives. The search for any means by which Scotland can maintain EU links.
To be clear again, this is a genuine, governmental search. Ms Sturgeon is not bluffing or deploying guile. She, authentically, wants ideas as to how to proceed.
Brexit  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Westminster  European  Union  Northern  Ireland 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
Inside Story - What's the future of the UK in the wake of Brexit? - YouTube
Felt left behind! proxy protest vote. Dog whistle racism/xenophobia. World of post-fact politics and post-fact campaigning! Still a protest vote vs the elite and establishment always promised Disneyland. Reclaiming democracy at home, from bureaucracy, unelected officials, unaccountable ones, in Brussels. Young voters; 3 in 10 voted. Scewed the result somewhat. This is a warning to mainstream parties around the western world. Politics is being hollowed out, voters go to either extremes as alternative!
Brexit  Indyref  2  England  unitedkingdom  UK  Wales  Northern  Ireland  disenfranchise  disenfranchised  immigration  inequality  Gini  coefficient  structural  unemployment  youth  unemployment  unemployment  poverty  child  poverty  fuel  poverty  populism  demagogue  demagogy  demographic  bubble  EEA  Freedom  of  Movement  Schengen  Agreement  Westminster  No  Representation  far-right  far-right  politics  austerity  right-wing  right-wing  extremism  Nigel  Farage  Conservative  Party  Labour  Party  Nationalism  Nationalismus  Altersarmut  UKIP  Identitätspolitik  identity  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  racism  Xenophobia  Xenophobic  babyboomers  Baby  Boomers  Boris  Johnson  David  Cameron  Jeremy  Corbyn  NHS  Crisis  Housing  Crisis  general  election  2015  long-term  unemployment  Fiscal  Pact  Schuldenbremse  Brussels  bureaucracy 
june 2016 by asterisk2a
A possible Brexit outcome nobody is talking about (self.Scotland)
What if Welsh, Northern Ireland and Scots save David Cameron' premiership till 2019. Till Tory Leadership race.
Brexit  Scotland  Indyref  2  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  Wales  Northern  Ireland 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
"PanamaPapers" ist "noch nicht zuende"
Harald Schumann ("Tagesspiegel") bedauert, dass die Auswahlkriterien bei den "PanamaPapers" nicht erklärt wurden. Verschwörungstheorien, der ICIJ wäre gesteuert, hält er für "völligen Quatsch". // namen aus aller welt. deutsche privat personen nicht genannt weil sie nicht in der oeffentlichkeit stehen? und man kein strafdelikt finden kann (used legal tax loophole) - das war die antwort der sueddeutschen. "ueber 1000 deutsche namen" [...] downside to wikileaks! //&! "PanamaPapers" eine ICIJ-Verschwörung? "Das ist Kokolores!" - - Lux Leaks - Swiss Leaks - ... [...] filtering who to write about. not everyone who used the service will not be named. why those (names and evidence) are not forwarded to justice department/steueramt is a bit WTF! keine "verdacht-bericht-erstattung."
Panama  Papers  tax  loopoles  tax  evasion  tax  amnesty  tax  avoidance  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  Germany  European  Union  Brussels  Luxembourg  Luxemburg  Ireland  UK  Cayman  Islands  CaymanIslands  Bahamas  investigative  journalism  journalism  journalismus  Whistleblower  Wikileaks  USA  Super  Rich  1%  plutocracy  oligarchy  conflict  of  interest  ICIJ  integrity  storytelling 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Northern Ireland's attorney general to appeal ruling on abortion ban | World news | The Guardian
In November, a high court judge found the almost blanket ban on terminations in the country was incompatible with human rights law
Ireland  abortion  feminism  feminist  human  rights  health  inequality  Religion  gender  inequality  gender  policing  gender  politics 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Little people brace for yet another hit as banks off hook -
Remember the Banking Inquiry? The big game changer that was set to sort out Irish bankers once and for all. It was destined to uproot the diseased banking culture. Ireland's little people would never again be bullied. A general election was even postponed to accommodate it.
Ireland  too  big  to  bail  too  big  to  jail  bank  bailout  GFC  economic  history  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  TBTF  toobigtofail  European  Union  zombie  banks  sovereign  debt  crisis  ECB 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Simon Hamilton announces 'biggest health system shake-up' in five years - BBC News
Create a transformation fund - a dedicated source of funding that supports innovation, collaboration and prevention.
NHS  Northern  Ireland  sick  population  prevention  intervention  health  crisis  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  chronic  diseases  Makers 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Former devolution body head Sir Kenneth Calman backs 'Union Charter' - BBC News
I don't think [the case for the Union] has been well enough articulated - it is still a case of 'them at Westminster' Sir Kenneth Calman, former head of the Scottish Commission on Devolution [...] Crossbench peer, Lord Judge, asked if there was merit in creating a Charter of the Union. Sir Kenneth replied: "The answer is yes. I think it would make the discussion easier about who does what, and how we benefit, how you benefit and how we all benefit. I think that would be very helpful. "Without that communication, the average citizen is left wondering who does what for me now - and it is Westminster's fault anyway - so, it is easier to put it the wrong way."
Scotland  Holyrood  Wales  Northern  Ireland  England  UK  Devolution  The  Smith  Comission  Scottish  Independence  Scottish  referendum  devo-max  The  Vow  Westminster  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  symptom  SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  David  Cameron  public  perception  public  opinion  public  debate  democracy  political  theory  social  contract 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
SNP conference: John Swinney to give Scottish councils business rate powers - BBC News
[ so who is actually going to pay tax? to repair roads, winder service, replace street lights, clean the city, police, NHS, ... to fund councils budgets that are already deep in the red and are cut further over the next 5 years. Public libraries, pools, social care, etc etc. dismantling britian. framing it as job creator. as if tax cuts create demand! lol. its a race to the bottom. ] Colin Borland, the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) head of external affairs in Scotland, said it was good news that cutting the cost of doing business was "at the heart of the deputy first minister's message". He said: "If used appropriately, these powers could give local economies a welcome boost and it will be interesting to see how many hard-pressed councils will be able to take advantage of them." UK Chancellor George Osborne has promised local authorities in England more flexibility over business rates by 2020.
corporate  tax  rate  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Devolution  George  Osborne  SNP  Scotland  England  Wales  Northern  Ireland  corporate  welfare  subsidies  subsidizing  austerity  Public  Services  Social  Services  budget2015  budget  deficit  elderly  care  Big  Society  deprivation  community  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  trickle-down  economics  economic  history  UK  fiscal  policy  monetary  policy  Richard  Koo  debtoverhang  household  debt  private  debt  consumer  debt  tax  code  tax  free  income  aggregate  demand  Supply  and  and  Supply  credit  card  debt  credit  card  mortgage  market  Super  Cycle  debt  servitude  PR  spin  doctor  Positioning  Tories  Conservative  Party  dogma  ideology  nasty  reframing  framing  academia  academics  Niall  Ferguson  secular  stagnation  western  world  fairness  GFC  Generationengerechtigkeit  babyboomers  constituency  vested  interest  interest  groups  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Makers 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Why we Polish are downing tools to get the recognition we deserve | John Zylinski | Comment is free | The Guardian
[ Tories and Co pit them, us all, against each other ]
immigrants  immigration  scape  goat  smoke  mirror  David  Cameron  UKIP  Nigel  Farage  George  Osborne  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  austerity  UK  Service  Sector  Jobs  job  market  job  creation  Sozialer  Abstieg  squeezed  middle  class  Niedriglohn  Niedriglohnsektor  Lohnzurückhaltung  lohndumping  labour  market  Workers  Union  Zeitarbeit  Leiharbeit  economic  history  industrial  policy  STEM  Manufacturing  manufactured  consent  propaganda  populism  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  national  interest  Xenophobia  racism  Tories  Conservative  Party  policy  folly  policy  error  Makers  social  contract  social  cohesion  social  tension  welfare  state  neoliberalism  neoliberal  babyboomers  Generationengerechtigkeit  skills  gap  skill-biased  technological  change  globalisation  globalization  borderless  flat  world  competitive  competitiveness  competition  London  economies  of  agglomeration  Westminster  SNP  Scotland  Wales  Northern  Ireland  progressive  coldprogression  kalte  Progression  financial  repression  bank  bailout  bailout  zombie  banks  GFC  recovery  political  theory  precarious  work  social  policy  Party  workin 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Sturgeon: SNP will keep foxhunting ban in revenge against Cameron | UK news | The Guardian
Party leader says it will vote against relaxing ban partly because prime minister has shown so little respect for its MPs since election [...] Sturgeon told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Since the election, David Cameron’s government has shown very little respect to the mandate that Scottish MPs have. On the Scotland bill, reasonable amendments backed by the overwhelming majority of Scottish MPs have been voted down. The English votes for English laws proposals brought forward go beyond any reasonable proposition and look to make Scottish MPs effectively second-class citizens in the House of Commons. So, I think if there’s an opportunity – as there appears to be here – and on an issue where David Cameron appears to be out of touch with majority English opinion as well, to actually remind the government how slender their majority is.”
SNP  Nicola  Sturgeon  Westminster  Hollyrood  UK  England  Scotland  Politics  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  Career  Politicians  David  Cameron  Devolution  The  Smith  Comission  Tories  Conservative  Party  The  Vow  Scottish  independence  referendum  Scottish  Privileged  Toff  Establishment  Wales  Northern  Ireland  democracy  Evel 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Evel proposals risk turning Commons into quasi-English parliament, MPs told | Politics | The Guardian
[Evel - English vote for english laws] [ Cameron's quick, not thought through, fix to get MPs along with The Vow and further Devolution to Hollyrood ] Denouncing the proposals as a “constitutional outrage”, the shadow leader of the Commons, Angela Eagle, argued that the government was “more interested in pursuing a partisan procedural fix rather than working to keep the union together”. She went on to accuse the Tories of putting narrow party interests first. “It is the case that the government’s changes will turn their slim majority of 12 into something over three figures if Scottish and Welsh MPs are to be prevented from voting. &! &! // &!
general  election  2015  The  Vow  Tories  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  Conservative  Party  House  of  Commons  UK  Scotland  England  Evel  Scottish  independence  referendum  Scottish  Devolution  devo-max  The  Smith  Comission  SNP  Wales  Northern  Ireland  compromise  Politics  election  campaign  promises 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Irland stimmt über Homoehe ab: Das bewegte Land - SPIEGEL ONLINE - "Yes! - wir leben in einem neuen Land": In Irland hat das Ja-Lager den Volksentscheid über die Homo-Ehe mit deutlicher Mehrheit gewonnen. Rund 62 Prozent der Wahlberechtigten hat sich dafür ausgesprochen.
Ireland  gay  marriage  gay  rights  Religion 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Ireland's divisive referendum on same-sex marriage - BBC News
Voters in the Republic of Ireland will make history on 22 May, by holding the world's first national referendum on legalising same-sex marriage.
Ireland  same-sex  marriage  gay  rights  human  rights  inequality  gay  marriage  Religion  Career  Politicians 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
sex discrimination act - Google Search
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 ... & Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 - // via "The Will of the People" BBC NI - (women were not welcome and not served in pubs ... 'women encroaching on male territory')
Patriarchy  UK  everyday  sexism  gender-based  discrimination  history  Religion  secularism  feminism  feminist  Northern  Ireland 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
A Pivotal Moment for Women Worldwide - YouTube
reproductive rights and abortion is a human rights case. // min 33 contraception failure rate and coverage by health care system/provider. // teenage pregnancy rate influenced/correlated by parental position and sex ed.
feminism  feminist  reproductive  rights  Hobby  Lobby  abortion  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  gender  inequality  gender  equality  Gini  coefficient  Religion  Career  Politicians  Stigma  secularism  society  culture  extremism  radicalism  gender  role  human  rights  sex-selective  abortion  healthcare  republicans  republican  USA  India  China  Ireland  Policy  Makers  contraception  sex  ed  sex  education  teenage  pregnancy 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
What is the Barnett formula and how does it work? | Politics | +!+!+ Pre-Vote - +!+!+ meh >> +!+!+ +!+!+ +!+!+ +!+!+ << meh The Vow was very very vague! Act of desperation without committing to something. As Politicians like to do. << !+!+! Scottish Devolution & English Devilution ( & Wales & NI Devolution ) has now to be figured out/agree/compromise on in less than a year; !+!+! !+!+!
devo-max  Devolution  Scottish  independence  referendum  Scottish  Scotland  Westminster  No  Representation  Northern  Ireland  Wales  UK  Toff  Establishment  London  Elite  Privileged  Barnett  Formula  Democratic  Process  democracy 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Strafen für Ärzte nach verweigerter Abtreibung für Inderin in Irland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Tod der jungen Inderin hatte eine emotionale Debatte in Irland ausgelöst und den Streit zwischen Abtreibungsgegnern und Befürwortern der Abtreibung im Land befeuert. Der Fall hatte bereits politische Folgen: Im Juli 2013 verabschiedete Irlands Parlament ein Gesetz, das einen Schwangerschaftsabbruch zulässt, wenn das Leben der Mutter gefährdet ist. Abtreibungen sind im katholisch geprägten Irland verboten. +++ & &! &! Abortion: Ireland's Guilty Secret? - !!!
Ireland  Religion  extremism  radicalism  abortion  reproductive  rights  ethics  morals  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  medical  care  medical  profession  Politics  Career  Politicians  woman's  right  over  her  body  human  tragedy  human  progress 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Irische Abtreibungsdebatte offenbart erzkonservative Strukturen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
dividing between politics/public policy and religion ... still an ongoing debate, but shouldn't be.
J  S  Mill  Ireland  conservative  liberalism  abortion  Religion  Politics 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
Dexia: Belgien muss Pleitebank wohl erneut mit Milliarden stützen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
The saga of Dexia continues, and with it the risk of Belgium to a widening debt-GDP ratio by assuming its debts.
The worst case is, a like-Scenario of Ireland, ...


Belgien kämpft schon jetzt mit hohen Schulden und einer drohenden Rezession - nun muss die Regierung in Brüssel wohl erneut Milliarden in die marode Dexia-Bank pumpen. Fachleute warnen, dass es für den Staat kritisch werden könnte.
2012  banking  crisis  bank  crisis  bailout  Ireland  sovereign  debt  crisis  Belgium  Dexia 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Spanien-Krise: Mogelpackung vor dem Bundestag - SPIEGEL ONLINE
eines der vertracktesten Probleme in der Euro-Krise geknackt worden sei: die Verwobenheit zwischen Staaten und ihren Banken. Indem Spanien seine Banken rettete, geriet der Staat selbst in Schwierigkeiten. Genau das war vor einigen Jahren auch das Problem in Irland. Der irische Staat hatte kein Schuldenproblem, bis er auf deutschen Druck anfing, mit Milliardenaufwand seine Banken zu retten [ to assume their debt obligations ].
angelamerkel  ange  Germany  ESM  2012  banking  crisis  GFC  bank  crisis  sovereign  debt  crisis  bailout  moralhazard  Spain  Ireland 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Too Big to Bail? Spain is Repeating Ireland’s Mistakes | Institute for New Economic Thinking

“Ireland went bankrupt stopping its banks going bankrupt,” Kinsella and Blyth write. “Spain simply cannot do this even if it wanted to: the problem is too big.”

They recommend several courses of action to prevent an Ireland-style collapse on a massive scale.


Spain's property bust (non performing loans and outright losses) on banks (& cajas lead by corrupt politicians) balance sheet is too big to underwrite (underwrite the debt). Spain is economically not able to underwrite all losses from its banks and cajas. And or able to nationalize and inject cash via gov debt with +6% yield. And Europe won't do it either ... I guess.

But 100bn last weekend into from via EFSF/ESM ... nobody knows if it was the last or the first of many.


This analysis show again that PIIGS are not all the same with their problems.
2012  EMU  Europe  PIIGS  sovereign  debt  crisis  ESM  EFSF  FROB  moralhazard  cajas  NPL  property  bubble  bubble  property  bankia  Ireland  banking  Spain  bailout 
june 2012 by asterisk2a
Galway, Galway Guide, Galway Ireland Information
galway ireland
- interesting weekend break destination.
- not dublin ...
vacation  holidays  holiday  ireland  travel 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Head Of Eurogroup Admits To Lying About "Secret Greek Meeting" Out Of Fears For Market Collapse - "When It Becomes Serious, You Have To Lie" | zero hedge
On the tape, Mr. Juncker says he has “had to lie” and, speaking about touchy economic topics, “When it becomes serious, you have to lie.”
EMU  Europe  Euro  PIIGS  greece  2011  sovereign  debt  politics  economics  default  restructuring  ireland  portugal  EFSF  ESM  ECB  Fed  fraud 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
Ireland Says Four Lenders Need $34 Billion After New Tests - Bloomberg
As Ireland’s bill to clean up Europe’s worst banking crisis reaches as much as 100 billion euros ($142 billion), the country’s authorities are counting on their latest financing plan to be enough.
The central bank yesterday instructed four lenders to raise 24 billion euros and will merge two of them. The government already injected 46.3 billion euros into the financial services industry and set up an agency that paid more than 30 billion euros for banks’ risky property loans in the past year. The total equates to about two-thirds the size of the Irish economy.
ireland  2011  bailout  AIB 
april 2011 by asterisk2a
When Irish Eyes Are Crying | Business | Vanity Fair
September 29, 2008, that Morgan Kelly became the startled object of popular interest. The stocks of the three main Irish banks, Anglo Irish, A.I.B., and Bank of Ireland, had fallen by between a fifth and a half in a single trading session, and a run on Irish bank deposits had started. The Irish government was about to guarantee all the obligations of the six biggest Irish banks. The most plausible explanation for all of this was Morgan Kelly’s narrative: the Irish economy had become a giant Ponzi scheme and the country was effectively bankrupt. But it was so starkly at odds with the story peddled by Irish government officials and senior Irish bankers—that the banks merely had a “liquidity” problem and that Anglo Irish was “fundamentally sound”—that the two could not be reconciled. The government had a report thrown together by Merrill Lynch, which declared that “all of the Irish banks are profitable and well capitalised.” ...
financialcrisis  Ireland  2008  bubble  AIB  AngloIrish  Financalmeltdown  bankrun 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
Accelerating Deposit Flight In Ireland Forces Irish Central Bank To Print Money Independent Of ECB | zero hedge
So let's do the math: ICB "money printing" has increased by €40 billion. For a country whose GDP is about €160 billion, this means that Ireland has printing the equivalent of 25% of its GDP. Put in American terms, this would be the equivalent of about $3.5 trillion in 3 months... In this context we wonder just what the ECB considers "systemically significant."
ECB  monetary  policy  trichet  2011  inflation  Ireland  banking  banks  bailout  Fed  USA  moneysupply  creation  fraud  AIB  EFSF  Europe  politics 
january 2011 by asterisk2a
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