Over 40 leading civil society organisations have so far joined with Claiming Our Future to call for the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax in Ireland. We are united in the belief that the brunt of the financial crisis should not be burdened on those least able to afford it. Attac Ireland is a proud member of the coalition. For a full list of organizations VISIT THIS LINK! If your organisation wants to join the campaign, please get in touch with Claiming our Future, Nina Sachau at nina [at ] claimingourfuture.ie or 087 3340698
About the campaign: A new website has been launched to show you what the Robin Hood Tax is and how it could change Ireland. WATCH THE VIDEO:
Yes, it’s that simple: The financial crisis and recession have left massive holes in our public finances. The banks should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.
Right now ten other EU countries are about to introduce this small tax on banks – called the Financial Transaction Tax or Robin Hood Tax.
But why is Ireland – of all countries! – NOT among them?
We urge the Irish Government to join the 10 EU countries that are introducing the Financial Transaction Tax: ACT NOW BY SIGNING THE PETITION!
The 350 Million Euro per year from a Robin Hood Tax could go a long way to helping make Ireland and the world a fairer place: By example help solve the housing crisis, address child poverty, invest into public services and help address climate change and poverty overseas.
We really think it is time for the Irish Government to stand with the people and not with the banks. Especially now that our European Neighbours are doing it. This is what we are going to tell the Irish political parties when we meet them end of January. Elections are looming and we want a new Government to introduce the Robin Hood Tax.
So please act quickly: The more people that sign up, the louder we become when we meet the Policy makers in January!
The Robin Hood Tax is small change for banks – but big change for Ireland!