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Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Paul Murphy: If we are serious about tackling Covid, we must get real on ventilation

Updated Tue 10:00 AM 38,340 Views 74 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says ventilation has been all but ignored by the government in the battle against Covid.

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 26,375 Views 44 Comments

The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.

Saturday 1 May, 2021

Paul Murphy: This May Day, imagine a world without weekends...
# Trade Union Movement
# Trade Union Movement

Paul Murphy: This May Day, imagine a world without weekends...

Updated May 1st 2021, 4:00 PM 30,741 Views 75 Comments

The People Before Profit TD looks at the history of May Day and assesses the challenges of the modern workplace.

Thursday 21 January, 2021

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: It's time to break the cycle of lockdowns and go for zero Covid in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 9:00 PM 94,383 Views 101 Comments

The RISE TD argues that now is the time for an overhaul of our approach to Covid-19 so we can make this lockdown the last.

Friday 16 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 16th 2020, 12:45 PM 34,006 Views 68 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Jun 18th 2020, 12:30 PM 16,872 Views 82 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The #JobstownNotGuilty social media campaign was absolutely necessary'

Jun 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 5,673 Views 93 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 14th 2017, 9:45 AM 294 Views 192 Comments

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

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 247 Views 66 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 133 Views 166 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

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

Jan 26th 2015, 6:55 PM 35 Views 122 Comments

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
# Right To Water
# Right To Water

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

Mar 21st 2014, 6:04 PM 129 Views 96 Comments

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
# Generation Failed
# Generation Failed

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

Feb 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 40 Views 60 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 74 Views 118 Comments

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
# Turkey
# Turkey

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

Jun 9th 2013, 8:12 PM 43 Views 20 Comments

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”.