* Yet 6 out of 10 Traveller children live in a family where their mothers have no formal education or some primary education only.
Mandate Trade Union 25 March 2013
11 May 2010Dear Chief Secretary,Im afraid to tell you theres no money left.Sincerely,Liam Byrne.chief secretary to the Treasury.
“The British Government hasrun out ofmoney because all the moneywas spent inthe good years.”George Osborne, 25 February2012
“So we cannot just carry on as we are. Unless we reform oureconomy - rebalance demand, restructure banking, and restore thesustainability of our public finances - we shall not only jeopardiserecovery, but also fail the next generation.”Mervyn King, TUC Conference, 15 September 2010.
5 March 2009. QE : £75billion10 October 2011. QE : £75billion2009 – 2011. corporate bondpurchase via asset purchasefacility : £375 billion2012: Monetary PolicyCommittee approve a further£50 billion.“So we cannot just carry on as we are. Unless we reform oureconomy - rebalance demand, restructure banking, and restore thesustainability of our public finances - we shall not only jeopardiserecovery, but also fail the next generation.”Mervyn King, TUC Conference, 15 September 2010.
Long Term Refinancing Operations(LTRO)21 December 2011: €489.2 billion to523 banks – 3yrs @ 1 per cent29 February 2012: €529.5 billion to800 banks – 3yrs @ 1 per cent
Long Term Refinancing Operations(LTRO)21 December 2011: €489.2 billion to523 banks – 3yrs @ 1 per cent29 February 2012: €529.5 billion to800 banks – 3yrs @ 1 per cent“Some banks, particularly in Spain and Italy, usedportions of those funds to buy higher-yieldingbonds issued by their governments at a time whenmost investors remained skittish, and it helpedreduce government borrowing costs.But many banks primarily used the funds to paydown maturing debts or simply deposited themoney at other banks or with the ECB itself, eventhough they yield less. The infusion fell short ofsome politicians hope that it would stimulate banklending to customers in struggling European
Closing down of Dissent - Attacks on Equality in IrelandEquality Bodies – closed down or with reduced Budgets Combat Poverty Agency –closed 2008 incorporated into the Department of Social Protection Equality Authority – 2009 43% cut and now being merged with the Human Rights Commission Women’s Health Council – closed 2009 Crisis Pregnancy Agency – closed and merged with the Health Service Executive Irish Human Rights Commission -Budget cuts since 2009 and merged with Equality Authority Equality for Women Measure - co-funded by EU Operational Programme ---budget partly transferred out ofthis area and now under Dept. For Enterprise, Trade and Employment National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) _Closed 2009 Gender Equality desk at the Department (Ministry) of Justice, Equality and Law Reform – Desk Closed 2009 Gender Equality Unit – Department of Education – Closed early 2000s Higher Education Equality Unit – UCC -Closed and merged into Higher Education Authority (early 2000s) National Women’s Council of Ireland -158 member organisations- budget cuts of 15% in 2008-11 and 38% in2012 Traveller Education cutbacks 2011 and 2012 – all 42 Visiting teaches for Travellers removed* Rape Crisis Network Ireland – core Health Authority Funding removed 2011 SAFE Ireland network of Women’s’ Refuges - core Health Authority Funding removed 2011 People With Disabilities in Irelands (PWDI) - funding removed 2012 National Carers’ Strategy – abandoned 2009Kathleen Lynch, Equality Studies UCDSchool of Social Justice 20
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