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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 16 October, 2020

Paul Murphy: The case is growing for a ‘Covid Tax’ on the rich to avoid future austerity

RISE TD Paul Murphy is part of a new Europe-wide campaign for a ‘Covid Tax’, to avoid saddling people with years of austerity after the pandemic.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Paul Murphy: Green members shouldn't back the deal with FF and FG - it's just not worth it

RISE TD Paul Murphy says, ‘By going into government, your party is signing up to significant concessions’.

Friday 30 June, 2017

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'

TD Paul Murphy writes candidly about the “relief, gratitude, anger and sadness” that accompanied the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Jobstown trial.

Saturday 14 January, 2017

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'

Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.

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Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Who was this Budget for? Big business, landlords and property developers

It is summed up by the fact that while TDs will benefit by more than €50 a week, young unemployed people will get a miserly €2.70, writes AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy.

Monday 6 July, 2015

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

Monday 26 January, 2015

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water

There have been countless examples of how little Commissioners care about ordinary people. Now they have snubbed a proposal which almost 1.9 million people have put their names to, writes Paul Murphy MEP.

Friday 7 February, 2014

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people

The government’s real response to unemployment is two-pronged: forced emigration and using mass unemployment to try to drive down wages and conditions, writes Paul Murphy MEP.

Sunday 15 December, 2013

Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin

The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.

Sunday 9 June, 2013

Column: Solidarity is vital to show Turkish protesters the world is watching

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy travelled to Istanbul to see the protests first-hand – and in his diary from the visit he tells us that the response from the country’s Prime Minister has been “brutal”.