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#People Before Profit

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Dublin community protests against racism following attack on Afghan family
# Rathfarnham
# Rathfarnham

Dublin community protests against racism following attack on Afghan family

May 11th 2016, 8:56 AM 17,177 Views 154 Comments

Two men and a teenage boy were set upon by a gang of men and told to “go back to your own country” last week.

'I couldn't show my face in my area if I took home a TD's salary'
# Obscene
# Obscene

'I couldn't show my face in my area if I took home a TD's salary'

Mar 13th 2016, 8:15 AM 54,126 Views 191 Comments

Gino Kenny has strong views on TD’s pay and says he’ll only take home the average industrial wage.

The 8 most likely governments after the next election
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

The 8 most likely governments after the next election

Jan 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 48,440 Views 123 Comments

As the election looms large, we assess what coalition options are on the table.

Now they're polling above Labour, AAA-PBP want to be grouped with the big parties
# Playing With The Big Boys
# Playing With The Big Boys

Now they're polling above Labour, AAA-PBP want to be grouped with the big parties

Nov 18th 2015, 6:17 PM 16,560 Views 69 Comments

They’re sick of being lumped as ‘Independent/Others’.

She's a witch! Meet the woman who could be Ireland's first Pagan TD
# Hocus Voteus
# Hocus Voteus

She's a witch! Meet the woman who could be Ireland's first Pagan TD

Oct 31st 2015, 8:30 AM 18,693 Views 81 Comments

But Deirdre Wadding hopes it will be her radical left policies rather than her religion that will have voters under her spell.

New left-wing party could make Gerry Adams the next Taoiseach
# Sinn Féin Government
# Sinn Féin Government

New left-wing party could make Gerry Adams the next Taoiseach

Oct 8th 2015, 9:15 PM 22,117 Views 121 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit would consider coalition with Sinn Féin after the next election, says one of its TDs.

Is this the left-wing party you've been waiting for?
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

Is this the left-wing party you've been waiting for?

Sep 16th 2015, 11:41 AM 17,479 Views 191 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit are joining forces.

Councillor dies of suspected heart attack while driving
# People Before Profit
# People Before Profit

Councillor dies of suspected heart attack while driving

Aug 11th 2015, 11:15 PM 25,664 Views 12 Comments

His colleagues have expressed their shock at his passing.

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

May 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 11,376 Views 45 Comments

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?
# Coverging
# Coverging

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?

Apr 29th 2015, 6:56 PM 9,792 Views 44 Comments

They’re giving it a try.

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?
# Uniting The Left
# Uniting The Left

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?

Apr 26th 2015, 9:15 AM 10,759 Views 112 Comments

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole
# Unemployed Help
# Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole

Apr 24th 2015, 6:05 AM 72,021 Views 167 Comments

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

Apr 20th 2015, 10:00 PM 14,848 Views 74 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

Leo compares Enda to Michael Collins and smaller parties to a Monty Python sketch
# No Surprises There
# No Surprises There

Leo compares Enda to Michael Collins and smaller parties to a Monty Python sketch

Apr 14th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,933 Views 110 Comments

No word on whether silly walks will be introduced at Leinster House.

Amid "fascist" claims, Dublin City Council wants jailed water protesters released
# Free The Four
# Free The Four

Amid "fascist" claims, Dublin City Council wants jailed water protesters released

Mar 3rd 2015, 9:58 AM 14,227 Views 181 Comments

A motion was passed by 27 votes to 22.

Dublin councillors won't have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets
# No Rules To Be Broken
# No Rules To Be Broken

Dublin councillors won't have to foot €6,000 bill for printing anti-water charge leaflets

Feb 26th 2015, 12:58 PM 8,421 Views 79 Comments

People Before Profit condemns the misuse of public monies.’

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference - and a journalist was asked to leave
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Some protesters gathered outside the Fine Gael conference - and a journalist was asked to leave

Feb 21st 2015, 2:33 PM 13,506 Views 42 Comments

Around 170 people have turned up outside the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'
# Personal Experience
# Personal Experience

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'

Feb 6th 2015, 10:55 PM 46,842 Views 130 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

Here's how much will be spent on cleaning streets and repairing paths in Dublin
# Budget
# Budget

Here's how much will be spent on cleaning streets and repairing paths in Dublin

Nov 11th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,547 Views 23 Comments

The city council passed its annual budget last night.

Watch: Joan Burton wants to know why water protesters have expensive phones and cameras
# Like Hollywood
# Like Hollywood

Watch: Joan Burton wants to know why water protesters have expensive phones and cameras

Oct 9th 2014, 2:25 PM 75,530 Views 416 Comments

Her comments follow scuffles between protesters and gardaí in Clare Hall earlier this week.

Ex-MEP "would prefer" if People Before Profit had stayed out of Dáil race
# Left-wing Tensions
# Left-wing Tensions

Ex-MEP "would prefer" if People Before Profit had stayed out of Dáil race

Sep 9th 2014, 11:59 AM 9,002 Views 54 Comments

Socialist Paul Murphy wasn’t happy with PBP after losing his seat in the Euros. Now they’ve declared a candidate in Dublin South-West.

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?
# Referendum
# Referendum

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

Aug 30th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,524 Views 36 Comments

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks
# Battle
# Battle

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

Aug 14th 2014, 8:07 PM 11,036 Views 84 Comments

Joan Collins and two Dublin councillors have been ordered to stop the blockade – but workers have vowed to continue to picket.

High Court orders Dublin councillor to stop blockading Greyhound trucks
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

High Court orders Dublin councillor to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

Aug 9th 2014, 2:00 PM 21,535 Views 146 Comments

But Cllr Gino Kenny has vowed to break the injunction.

Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
# Conflict
# Conflict

Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Jul 19th 2014, 8:25 PM 44,941 Views 418 Comments

People Before Profit’s Hugh Lewis said constituents had contacted him, saying the were “disgusted” that the flag was flying at a time of such conflict.

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel
# Support
# Support

Dublin City Council votes for an arms and trade embargo on Israel

Jul 15th 2014, 8:26 AM 9,965 Views 137 Comments

The DCC wants the Irish Government to follow suit.

Thirsty for a revolution? No ... we're not, insist Raheny's elderly residents
# Protesting The Protests
# Protesting The Protests

Thirsty for a revolution? No ... we're not, insist Raheny's elderly residents

Jun 14th 2014, 8:15 AM 21,087 Views 155 Comments

Residents of Tonlegee Drive aren’t huge fans of water charges. But they’re not too keen on the people protesting the charges either, as TheJournal.ie discovered…

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote

May 26th 2014, 6:20 AM 19,442 Views 68 Comments

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…

'He doesn't know where the hell I was born': Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out
# Accent
# Accent

'He doesn't know where the hell I was born': Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out

May 16th 2014, 2:58 PM 58,668 Views 257 Comments

When Dette McLoughlin questioned the Taoiseach about water charges, he asked her where she was from. McLoughlin claims a garda approached her after the incident, looking for her details.

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...
# Doorbell
# Doorbell

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...

May 4th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,751 Views 97 Comments

If you intend to engage with politicians on the doorstep, what do you plan on saying?

Candidate to replace poster vandalised by bacon with new 'diversity poster'
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Candidate to replace poster vandalised by bacon with new 'diversity poster'

May 3rd 2014, 11:45 AM 15,560 Views 78 Comments

People Before Profit candidate Memet Uludag, who is originally from Turkey, noticed on Thursday that bacon had been stuck to his posters.

"Outrage" as vandals tape bacon to posters of candidate with Turkish background
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

"Outrage" as vandals tape bacon to posters of candidate with Turkish background

May 2nd 2014, 2:34 PM 25,190 Views 131 Comments

Memet Uludag — who has been living in Ireland since 1998 — noticed the items stuck to his election posters in Blanchardstown yesterday.

Postmasters distance themselves from campaign to 'Name and Shame' TDs
# Post Office
# Post Office

Postmasters distance themselves from campaign to 'Name and Shame' TDs

Mar 20th 2014, 8:11 PM 18,639 Views 28 Comments

However, the local elections candidate says he will continue with the campaign, and hopes that it will spread nationwide.

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative

Feb 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 9,899 Views 189 Comments

The self-proclaimed socialist says no one is representing the working-class people in Ireland or Europe.

Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel
# Corrib
# Corrib

Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 17,555 Views 20 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break

Oct 25th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,800 Views 34 Comments

The Dáil will sit an extra day to focus on the bill, which was heard for the first time in the chamber yesterday.

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 21st 2013, 9:30 PM 36,979 Views 263 Comments

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

Closure of women's refuge would throw futures of families 'into chaos'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Closure of women's refuge would throw futures of families 'into chaos'

Aug 14th 2013, 8:56 AM 6,300 Views 50 Comments

There are plans to close the Wexford Women’s Refuge from next month because it has overrun its budget.

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

Apr 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,754 Views 120 Comments

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

Dec 11th 2012, 6:54 PM 26,156 Views 0 Comments

People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.