Panel Discussion on Financial Transaction Tax - 29 April

This event is on Tuesday, 29 April from 6.00pm-7.30pm at Jurys Inn Hotel, IFSC, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

Panel: Dr. Micheál Collins (Senior Researcher Nevin Economic Research Institute), Brendan Bruen (Director Financial Services Ireland/IBEC).

Chair: Dr. Mary Murphy (Central Group Claiming our Future)

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Around the world people are campaigning for the introduction of a financial transaction tax (also called the Robin Hood Tax), believing that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share of the global financial crisis.

In the EU, 11 countries are currently preparing to introduce a financial transactions tax under a special ‘enhanced cooperation procedure’. This is a legislative measure that can be adopted by a minimum of 9 countries if a policy does not enjoy sufficient support for adoption across the whole EU.

The Irish Government did not opt in this opportunity to introduce the financial transaction tax, while countries like Germany, France, Greece and Spain are planning to announce their agreement on the tax on 6 May at the ECOFIN, where all the EU finance ministers meet.

One week before this potential announcement Claiming our Future wants to discuss the arguments for and against Ireland introducing the Financial Transaction Tax.

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