Should You Listen To Brendan Burgess?

Brendan Burgess is a man who RTÉ roll out at the slightest talk of economic decent. Most recently he was wheeled out by RTÉ to offer an alternative point of view to that of Seamus Sherlock, who is currently attempting to save his house from repossession.

Here is a video of  Brendan Burgess advising people around the time of the bailout, that the low-priced shares of the Irish banks were NOT a sign of trouble in the pipeline (which we of course now know they most certainly were a sign of trouble), but that in fact we would look back at that point in time in years to come with a deep sense of regret for not “filling our boots” with shares, as they would increase exponentially in value.

The Sound Advise Of Brendan Burgess:

Our own favourite part would undoubtedly have to be at the very end when the presenter turns to Brendan Burgess and says “Well on your own head be it!”.

The point to take away from this is of course that for a so-called expert, Brendan Burgess has been wrong time and time again. Go to YouTube, enter “Brendan Burgess” into the search engine, and watch a few more videos. We’ll be willing to bet that you can’t make it to the end and still find him a credible source of financial information from before, during, and after the boom!

If you’d like an alternative view-point about Brendan Burgess, with a credibility worthy of Brendan Burgess then check out his personal site.

Ben Gilroy on Prime Time

This is one of the earliest interviews with Ben Gilroy before Constitution Halts Sheriff went viral on the internet. In this interview, which occurred on RTÉ’s Prime Time, Ben discusses the lack of action by the current government in dealing with the astronomical number of home owners who are currently in negative equity. These people see absolutely no tangible route out of this problem.

Ben covers the possibility of abandoning his current house and renting somewhere affordable. He also covers the suggestion of renting his own house out, or simple passing the keys over to the bank and allowing them to sell it. As Ben states in the video, this is simply kicking the can down the road. What are people in Ben Gilroy’s circumstances to do when they reach retirement age, and are no longer able to afford to rent a property?

This video is significant to People For Economic Justice as it gives a little insight into what caused Ben Gilroy to start questioning the legal system. His housing situation made him realise that there must be a better way to run a country and a banking system so that this sort of thing can’t happen. Constraints can surely also be put in place, so that this can be done without racking up massive amounts of odious debt. During his studies Ben came across information which he uses to halt Sheriffs and Receivers across the country keeping people in their homes.

In the coming months we will be showing more and more videos of Ben Gilroy and People For Economic Justice using nothing more than their rights as Irish Citizens, under the Irish Constitution. They will keep people in their homes, despite massive strain from banks and sheriff’s to get them out. They will keep legitimate small business owners on their premises, where they can continue their life’s work, and renegotiate their repayments with the banks. This is surely preferable to being forced out onto the street, watching their businesses be stripped down and sold to the highest bidder. The irony of this solution being, that the banks seem to prefer that it very rarely actually covers the debt.