We urge the Irish government to recognise the existential aspect of environmental risk, as well as the complex challenges posed by the global financial system's high dependency on oil. Ireland is particularly vulnerable to financial collapse and its community banking sector needs to be strengthened and taxation reforms carried out in order to help mitigate this.
"Most of the progressive thinkers and writers I look to for insight deprecate rentiers (or so I believe). I am a rentier. How should I feel?" asks Graham Barnes.
You can now see videos from the one-day conference hosted by Feasta and Sensible Money on May 31st to explore the consequences of our malfunctioning money system and some of the proposals for its reform, replacement or supplement.
This residential property tax will be collected on every home in Ireland. The rate you will pay, under this system, depends on the full value of your property including the building. The square footage, the number of bedrooms in your home, energy rating, are some examples of the features that assessors will use [...]
by Konrad. The Irish government has covered discussion of the proposed property tax in a blanket of silence. We fear the worst. The developers, speculators and banks are set for another bail-out by the ordinary citizen. But it is not too late yet if we wake up and demand a Site Value Tax instead of a property tax that will exempt the 1%.
The Environmental Pillar has added its weight to the growing push for a Site Value Tax in Ireland. Today (18 October) it released a policy on Site Value Tax, outlining the social, economic and environmental benefits that would be delivered by its implementation.