ESRI REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MCCREEVY’S BLINKERED AND DAMAGING ECONOMIC POLICIES

10 October 2003

“Today’s ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary highlights once again how blinkered ideology and political cynicism rather than sound economics are driving Minister McCreevy’s policies. “Having overheated the economy during the boom, he is now cutting too deeply for the long-term good of the economy. His policies are described by the ESRI as ‘contractionary’ despite the downturn … Continue reading ESRI report highlights McCreevy’s blinkered and damaging economic policies

BURTON SEEKS INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITMENTS FOR HANSFIELD SDZ

5 October 2003

Speaking ahead of a special hearing of An Bord Pleanála on the Hansfield Special Development Zone (SDZ), Joan Burton, T.D. for Dublin West, and Labour Party Spokesperson on Finance, has said that “whereas Dublin 15 has the capacity for more housing, there is a need to ensure that infrastructural support for new housing, is mandatory … Continue reading Burton seeks infrastructure commitments for Hansfield SDZ

EXCHEQUER FIGURES DAMNING IN CONTEXT OF C&AG REPORT ON COST OF TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH

2 October 2003

The Exchequer figures for the third quarter published this evening by the Department of Finance make very disappointing reading once again for employment and economic activity in Ireland with the exception of housing, which is surging ahead with high inflation and this in turn is reflected in increased receipts from VAT and stamp duty. The … Continue reading Exchequer figures damning in context of C&AG report on cost of tax breaks for the rich

WHOPPING €300 MILLION PROFIT FROM FINGAL LAND DEALS. – “THIS IS REAL CAUSE OF SKY HIGH HOUSE PRICES” SAYS JOAN BURTON

1 October 2003

Over €300 million profit was netted last year alone by a handful of landowners and developers in Fingal ,according to a detailed study published in the Irish Independent ( August 29th). This study reveals that as few as 25 individuals and companies control half of the development land in Fingal and are the main beneficiaries … Continue reading Whopping €300 million profit from Fingal Land deals. – “This is real cause of sky high house prices” says Joan Burton

ROUTE 39 QBC FLAWS SHOWN IN SURVEY – PASSENGERS DEMAND A BETTER SERVICE; SAY JOAN BURTON TD AND CLLR PEGGY HAMILL

1 October 2003

Blanchardstown’s Bus Corridor is the only one in Dublin where no improvement has happened in bus journey times according to survey by the Dublin Transport Office. Bus users on the 39,38 and 37 routes are not surprised. They know the Blanchardstown route is a Quality Bus Corridor only in name. It does not have a … Continue reading Route 39 QBC flaws shown in Survey – Passengers demand a better service; say Joan Burton TD and Cllr Peggy Hamill

MANY QUESTIONS FOR COLLINS AND FF ON OFFSHORE ACCOUNT

26 September 2003

The publication today by the Revenue Commissioners of another list of tax defaulters list, who have paid almost €35m in settlements, including the holders of hundreds of bogus offshore accounts is a stark reminder of the extent to which many of the great and good in Irish society unlawfully evaded paying their fair share of … Continue reading Many questions for Collins and FF on offshore account

EBAY ANNOUNCEMENT A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT FOR WEST DUBLIN

16 September 2003

Labour Party Deputy for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has welcomed today’s announcement by internet auctioning company eBAY that they are to create 800 new jobs at a facility in Blanchardstown by 2005. However, Deputy Burton warned that such developments should not allow for government complacency on the jobs front. Deputy Burton commented, “Following last week’s … Continue reading Ebay announcement a welcome development for west Dublin

CONFIRMATIO OF 3-COM JOB LOSSES WORSE THAN EXPECTED

10 September 2003

Labour Party Finance Spokesperson, and Deputy for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has described the confirmation from the 3COM technology plant in Blanchardstown that it is to shed 640 jobs as “especially crushing given that the number of redundancies is worse than we had been led to expect.” Deputy Burton continued, “I am extremely disappointed that … Continue reading Confirmatio of 3-Com Job losses worse than expected

JOAN BURTON’S OBSERVATIONS ON DRAFT COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

9 September 2003

Fingal County Council has begun the process of drawing up a new Development Plan. Labour TD, Joan Burton, has made a submission to the County Manager drawing attention to the needs of Dublin 15 for schools, public transport and infrastructure before the green light is given to yet more thousands of houses in the area. … Continue reading Joan Burton’s observations on Draft County Development Plan

GOVT PURSUIT OF DEBT RELIEF INADEQUATE AND PIECEMEAL

4 September 2003

Labour Party Finance Spokesperson, Deputy Joan Burton, has called on the Government to insist that Irish representatives to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank come before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to explain their efforts to pursue debt relief and a fair deal for developing countries. Deputy Burton’s comments come as representatives from the … Continue reading Govt pursuit of debt relief inadequate and piecemeal