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# Socialist Party

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# Deadlock
Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that
Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.
# new left
Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE
Murphy announced he was parting ways with the Socialist Party last week.
# separate ways
Paul Murphy TD parts company with Socialist Party and plans to launch new group
Murphy is currently a TD for Dublin South-West.
Voices
Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland
This battle was part of a momentous ‘Game of Thrones’ to decide who would rule Ireland: British imperialism, Irish capitalism or the working class, writes Cian Prendiville.
# rally for justice
Hundreds gather in Dublin to protest Jobstown teen's guilty verdict
“If this was happening anywhere else in the world, we’d be saying that’s mad.”
# Backlash
Massive rise in donations to Anti-Austerity Alliance since Garda fundraising ban
Paul Murphy says the denial of a collection permit has been met with “a huge amount of support and shock.”
# left power
Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?
The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.
# spare a fiver
A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.
# Socialist upheaval
‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat
Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.
# Gender Quotas
After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?
We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.
# the 8th amendment
'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'
A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.
# The revolution will be televised
Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes
Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.
# Not so red after all
Unsurprisingly, the Socialists don't think RTÉ is biased in favour of them
Labour claims that the national broadcaster
# jobstown
Joan Burton 'would have to be a key witness' if Paul Murphy goes on trial
The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.
# Support
There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll
Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?
It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.
# Socialist revolution
Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?
One TD suggested as much at the weekend.
# Right2Water
Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike
The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.
# Boycott
What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?
Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?
# No deal
'Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods': Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.
# whoops
TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland
The AAA TD Ruth Coppinger tweeted a graphic using an image taken from an Australian news website.
# Scarpered
Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax
The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.
# Get smart fast
Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?
# October surprise
Socialist Paul Murphy beats Sinn Féin to win Dublin South-West by-election
The former MEP upsets the odds and beats Sinn Féin’s Cathal King by around 500 votes.
# Socialist revolution
New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'
The Socialists are celebrating tonight.
# Always going to happen
Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers
The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.
# budget 2015
The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?
What are your feelings?
# Protest
Sinn Féin's Dáil favourite: I'm not paying my water charges
Cathal King is telling his constituents what he’s doing, but not encouraging them to follow suit.
# Referendum
Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?
The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?
# dsw
Runners and riders update: Here's who's vying to take Brian Hayes' vacant Dáil seat
FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.
# paid with thanks
Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?
Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.
# Rent allowance
Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'
Tamara Kearns, who is homeless, said the new legislation does not deal with a number of key issues including rent control.
# By-election
Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat
The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.
# Election 2014
The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.
# so excited
No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.
# Election 2014
Joe Higgins: 'People are just thoroughly fed up'
The Socialist Party TD was speaking in Citywest as his party battle for a Dáil seat.
# Election 2014
Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin
It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.
# poster wars
Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters
One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.