Invitation: Robin Hood Tax – The potential for a campaign in Ireland - 19 Nov

A financial transactions tax or the ‘Robin Hood Tax’ is a tax on banks that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate. Across Europe and the world hundreds of thousands of Robin Hood supporters believe that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.

Nowhere is that mess more evident than in Ireland, and yet the Robin Hood Tax campaign has yet to take off here, despite the high profile of the campaign in the UK and in other European countries. Ireland is not one of the 11 EU countries that are due to launch a European Financial Transaction Tax in 2014. But Ireland can still decide to implement the tax!

Claiming our Future
invites you to a meeting with an international campaigner to find out more about where the campaign is today, and to explore the potential of the campaign in the Irish context. The meeting will take place on 19 November, 2013 at the National Women's Council, 2/3 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 from 2.00pm-4.00pm.

This meeting is open to anyone who believes that an alternative to austerity is possible and should include a tax justice solution that includes a financial transactions tax. For more information see the UK website:

Speaker: Teresa Marshall, Public Services International


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