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#Tobin Tax

# tobin-tax - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them

Concerns about jobs at the IFSC are among the reasons that Ireland has not signed up to implementing a levy on financial transactions despite Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany and France all doing so.

# tobin-tax - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

10 EU states to bring in financial transaction tax legislation

Its estimated the tax could yield as much as €57 billion if introduced on a EU-wide basis but concerns remain in Ireland that its introduction could see jobs transferred abroad.

# tobin-tax - Friday 12 October, 2012

Column: Financial transaction tax? Nice idea, but it won’t work this way

Proposals for a European financial transaction tax are wishful thinking – and won’t hinder the bankers, writes Arthur Doohan.

# tobin-tax - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a financial transaction tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a financial transaction tax?

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has rejected the introduction of a tax on financial market transactions but what do you think of the idea?

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses Tobin Tax This post contains videos

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

# tobin-tax - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Column: The financial transaction tax is a must for Ireland’s future

Imagine the difference €500million could make for our ailing health services – yet the Government is opposed, writes Labour MEP Nessa Childers.

# tobin-tax - Friday 22 June, 2012

Four biggest Eurozone countries to push for €130 billion stimulus

France, Germany, Italy and Spain agree to lobby for a €130 billion growth plan at next week’s summit in Brussels.

# tobin-tax - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

MEPs clear way for 'opt out' on transaction tax feared by Noonan

A European Parliament committee allows countries to opt out of a transactions tax – a proposal Michael Noonan openly opposes.

# tobin-tax - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# tobin-tax - Monday 30 January, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a 'Robin Hood' tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a 'Robin Hood' tax?

A transaction tax would raise revenue for the government – but may encourage financial institutions to take their business elsewhere. What do you think?

Sarkozy says he will impose a French 'Robin Hood' tax

The French president is proposing to introduce a 0.1 per cent levy on financial transactions as well as a number of other reforms ahead of a re-election battle in April.

# tobin-tax - Saturday 21 January, 2012

France and Germany in new plan to harmonise corporation tax - reports

Ireland looks likely to come under heavy pressure over our corporate tax rate, after details emerged of a new set of proposals from the EU power-brokers.

# tobin-tax - Monday 9 January, 2012

'Merkozy' to meet after French issue ultimatum on transaction tax

Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that France will go it alone with the controversial ‘Tobin tax’ if agreement is not reached.

# tobin-tax - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Financial transactions tax would be bad for Ireland - FF

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson has warned that jobs could be at risk if Ireland had to adopt the tax while Britain opts out.

# tobin-tax - Friday 9 December, 2011

Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If there was a referendum, how would you vote on the new EU deal?

Ireland’s one of the 26 Euro members signing up to a new financial agreement. Do you support our signing up?

What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland? EU

What's in the new EU deal - and what does it mean for Ireland?

We try to cut through the legal language and figure out precisely what 26 EU members have signed up to in Brussels.

Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change EU

Hungary may adopt new EU deal - with UK veto the only obstacle to Treaty change

Hungary may now also sign up to the deal agreed by euro members overnight – leaving the UK as the only EU member outside it.

# tobin-tax - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Noonan 'welcomes' new initiative of Sarkozy and Merkel; FF has 'cause for concern'

Michael Noonan shows cautious optimism after France and Germany outline plans for a Eurozone ‘financial government’.

France and Germany merge corporate tax rate – and call for ‘Eurozone government’

Sarkozy and Merkel want collective Eurozone ‘government’, and call on other countries to make laws balancing their budgets.

# tobin-tax - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

MEPs back plans for tax on financial transactions

The European Parliament gives its backing to a ‘Tobin Tax’ on all transactions, asking Brussels to investigate the €200bn plan.

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