Poles sent €841million home from Ireland in 2009: Times

gijoe

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And a total of €4.6billion since 2004. The 2009 total amounts to circa €4000 per Pole in Ireland which seems to an extraordinary amount when you add in children. But the line below takes the biscuit....

He said remittances were very much a part of an open economy and it would be wrong to characterise these transfers of money as a negative for the Irish economy
Poles based in Ireland repatriate €841m - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 26, 2010
....of course it has an negative impact you idiot and your argument about an 'open economy' is totally meaningless you moron.
 


edwin

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Fair play to them. Irish people have done the same thing for centuries.
 

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Sher they should be spending it on TVs and cars. How dare they save money.
 

eoghanacht

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Imagine a relative not sending a few bob home to alleviate his own families financial difficulties.
 

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As others have said, nothing to see here. Good on them.
 

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As others have said, nothing to see here. Good on them.[/QUOTE

except it isnt very good for the irish economy and i thought the whole idea if them being here was because it would be good for the economy
They paid rent, bought groceries, paid tax, bought booze and ciggies,clothes etc...and sent any excess home. There is a lot of Irish putting the excess into savings rather than spending it...is there any real difference??????
I see the article quotes 2009 figures...wonder what 2010 figures are??
 

Nonsence & lies

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Yep our open door policy was great for landlords and Lidl and of course banks, all those lovely fees with every transfer.
 

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They paid rent, bought groceries, paid tax, bought booze and ciggies,clothes etc.
I see the article quotes 2009 figures...wonder what 2010 figures are??
With the collapse of the building industry and the generally poor state of the economy? Probably a lot lower.

But then again this is the Irish Times and not exactly the most trustworthy of newspapers:

The scuffle, the tension, the gas - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 23, 2010
"The campaign against Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to reduce the French retirement age seemed to be petering out until this week’s intervention by students and oil workers."

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Yes there is a difference the money is LEAVING THE COUNTRY AND WILL NEVER BE SPENT OR INVESTED HERE.

That's QUITE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

If we allow people to come here from poorer countries to work, you have to accept they will send money home.

After all, it is their money to do what they like with.
 

jmcc

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If we allow people to come here from poorer countries to work, you have to accept they will send money home.

After all, it is their money to do what they like with.
True. But the child benefit issue seemed to be a way of the Irish taxpayer subsidising cheap labour.

Regards...jmcc
 

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They paid rent, bought groceries, paid tax, bought booze and ciggies,clothes etc...and sent any excess home. There is a lot of Irish putting the excess into savings rather than spending it...is there any real difference??????
I see the article quotes 2009 figures...wonder what 2010 figures are??
Lol! Bought ciggies and booze-they SOLD ciggies and booze.
 

spidermom

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If we allow people to come here from poorer countries to work, you have to accept they will send money home.

After all, it is their money to do what they like with.


AGREED!!!...just as it is an Irish Citizen's choice to spend their money as they wish!

True. But the child benefit issue seemed to be a way of the Irish taxpayer subsidising cheap labour.

Regards...jmcc
AYE...!!!
This for sure, is a issue!
 

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True. But the child benefit issue seemed to be a way of the Irish taxpayer subsidising cheap labour.
Knowing what others have done before them I have to suspect that there is a fair amount of Personation.

Poles are as entitled as any other EU citizen living here to housing benefits and child allowance and other benefits. I have no quarrel with that.

But it's as easy for a Pole as it is for an Irishman to move out of the country quietly and leave his paperwork behind in the care of a relative.
 

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it can safely be assumed that gijoe would have similarly harsh words for any irish person who spends money in a foreign country while on holiday.

what does he propose? for all irish euro banknotes to be electronically tagged so that they cannot be brought out of the state's jurisdiction? for all immigrants' bank accounts to be monitored so that they do not wire any of their income back home?

a totally ludicrous thread, even more so given the history of the irish diaspora.
 


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