On Tuesday the 27th of March, Ben Gilroy, John Squires and People for Economic Justice served a summons on the office of the Taoiseach to answer charges of illegal activity over the bank bailout. People For Economic Justice state that the bailout is illegal under Bunreacht Na hEireann, the Irish Constitution, and is also illegal under international law.
An injunction was applied for to prevent the payment of a €3.1 billion to the Anglo Irish Bank bond holders due to be paid this Saturday 31st March 2012. The judge has given two weeks for the State to respond.
Please support Ben Gilroy, John Squires and People for Economic Justice in any way you can. The economic situation in Ireland has been caused by illegal activity. Those responsible must be held responsible, and the payments must be stopped. Fine Gael were elected on the promise of stopping this madness but have not done so.
Watch Ben Gilroy’s Announcement below
How far can this just cause go in the courts? Who knows. The case has to content with the fact that the defendant is the direct employer of every judge and civil servant that works on and against it. It is far better to fight for an inch, than to let this corrupt system continue to take miles however. This odious debt will fall at our children’s feet if we do something about it. Under United Nations law an odious debt, take on by a corrupt regime that has since been removed, can not fall on the people under which that regime ruled following their removal. That is undoubtedly the case in Ireland.
One important point to remember regarding this case, is that People For Economic Justice are not suing the Taoiseach or even the Government. They are suing the Office of the Taoiseach. This allowed the case to progress even if (or more likely when) Enda Kenny is no longer serving as Taoiseach, the case can progress unabated.