Clipping the Vultures Wings: from the Irish housing crisis to the Global debt crisis
3 May 2018
This event will link together the local and global impact of vulture funds. Join our speakers to discuss how the global financial system perpetuates these predatory practices all over the world, and learn what can be done both at home and overseas to end the vulture culture.
Antonio Gambini works with Belgian civil society organisation,CNCD 11.11.11, a leading organisation behind the introduction of pioneering anti-vulture funds legislation in Belgium. This legislation, passed in 2015, aims to curtail the speculative activities of vulture funds with regards to sovereign debt in developing countries. Join us to find out more about their work in getting the legislation passed as well as its impact so far.
Michael Byrne is a lecturer in political economy at UCD's School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice. His focus is on the politics of housing and the renting sector. Michael is actively involved with the Dublin Tenants' Association. He authored DDCI's 2015 research into the global role of vulture funds, and is an expert on their impact on the Irish housing crisis.
6.30pm, Thursday 3rd May
Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2