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# socialist-party - Friday 3 January, 2020

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:48 AM 9,751 Views 2 Comments

Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.

# socialist-party - Monday 30 September, 2019

Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE
# New Left
# New Left

Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE

Sep 30th 2019, 2:09 PM 38,207 Views 141 Comments

Murphy announced he was parting ways with the Socialist Party last week.

# socialist-party - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Paul Murphy TD parts company with Socialist Party and plans to launch new group
# Separate Ways
# Separate Ways

Paul Murphy TD parts company with Socialist Party and plans to launch new group

Updated Sep 26th 2019, 7:00 PM 41,517 Views 107 Comments

Murphy is currently a TD for Dublin South-West.

# socialist-party - Monday 8 April, 2019

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Limerick Soviet of 1919 is part of a hidden history of Ireland

Apr 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 23,265 Views 45 Comments

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.

# socialist-party - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Hundreds gather in Dublin to protest Jobstown teen's guilty verdict
# Rally For Justice
# Rally For Justice

Hundreds gather in Dublin to protest Jobstown teen's guilty verdict

Oct 22nd 2016, 2:45 PM 27,928 Views 0 Comments

“If this was happening anywhere else in the world, we’d be saying that’s mad.”

# socialist-party - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Massive rise in donations to Anti-Austerity Alliance since Garda fundraising ban
# Backlash
# Backlash

Massive rise in donations to Anti-Austerity Alliance since Garda fundraising ban

Sep 12th 2015, 7:44 PM 31,197 Views 188 Comments

Paul Murphy says the denial of a collection permit has been met with “a huge amount of support and shock.”

# socialist-party - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?
# Left Power
# Left Power

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

Aug 8th 2015, 9:18 PM 26,883 Views 144 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.

# socialist-party - Thursday 18 June, 2015

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil
# Spare A Fiver
# Spare A Fiver

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

Jun 18th 2015, 9:21 AM 16,485 Views 61 Comments

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

# socialist-party - Monday 8 June, 2015

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat
# Socialist Upheaval
# Socialist Upheaval

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat

Jun 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 16,767 Views 68 Comments

Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.

# socialist-party - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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 11,326 Views 45 Comments

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

# socialist-party - Friday 8 May, 2015

'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'
# The 8th Amendment
# The 8th Amendment

'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'

May 8th 2015, 11:56 AM 21,822 Views 119 Comments

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# socialist-party - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes
# The Revolution Will Be Televised
# The Revolution Will Be Televised

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Apr 12th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,650 Views 173 Comments

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# socialist-party - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Unsurprisingly, the Socialists don't think RTÉ is biased in favour of them
# Not So Red After All
# Not So Red After All

Unsurprisingly, the Socialists don't think RTÉ is biased in favour of them

Apr 2nd 2015, 1:23 PM 11,056 Views 109 Comments

Labour claims that the national broadcaster

# socialist-party - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Joan Burton 'would have to be a key witness' if Paul Murphy goes on trial
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Joan Burton 'would have to be a key witness' if Paul Murphy goes on trial

Mar 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 11,891 Views 112 Comments

The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.

# socialist-party - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll
# Support
# Support

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Jan 24th 2015, 7:48 PM 26,932 Views 194 Comments

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

# socialist-party - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

Dec 4th 2014, 9:45 AM 9,555 Views 118 Comments

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# socialist-party - Monday 24 November, 2014

Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?

Nov 24th 2014, 1:09 PM 20,066 Views 166 Comments

One TD suggested as much at the weekend.

# socialist-party - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:08 PM 40,074 Views 237 Comments

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?
# Boycott
# Boycott

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:15 AM 15,219 Views 154 Comments

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

# socialist-party - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

'Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods': Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions
# No Deal
# No Deal

'Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods': Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Nov 19th 2014, 12:00 PM 15,032 Views 140 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland
# Whoops
# Whoops

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland

Nov 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 36,089 Views 109 Comments

The AAA TD Ruth Coppinger tweeted a graphic using an image taken from an Australian news website.

# socialist-party - Friday 17 October, 2014

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax
# Scarpered
# Scarpered

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax

Oct 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 18,736 Views 208 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.

# socialist-party - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections
# Get Smart Fast
# Get Smart Fast

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday's two Dáil by-elections

Oct 12th 2014, 8:35 AM 11,610 Views 32 Comments

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# socialist-party - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Socialist Paul Murphy beats Sinn Féin to win Dublin South-West by-election
# October Surprise
# October Surprise

Socialist Paul Murphy beats Sinn Féin to win Dublin South-West by-election

Oct 11th 2014, 7:50 PM 54,423 Views 244 Comments

The former MEP upsets the odds and beats Sinn Féin’s Cathal King by around 500 votes.

New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:04 PM 13,257 Views 103 Comments

The Socialists are celebrating tonight.

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers
# Always Going To Happen
# Always Going To Happen

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers

Oct 11th 2014, 12:12 PM 10,172 Views 45 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.

# socialist-party - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires

Oct 8th 2014, 2:59 PM 12,763 Views 135 Comments

The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.

# socialist-party - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?

Oct 5th 2014, 10:08 AM 65,501 Views 451 Comments

What are your feelings?

# socialist-party - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sinn Féin's Dáil favourite: I'm not paying my water charges
# Protest
# Protest

Sinn Féin's Dáil favourite: I'm not paying my water charges

Oct 3rd 2014, 5:36 PM 14,742 Views 147 Comments

Cathal King is telling his constituents what he’s doing, but not encouraging them to follow suit.

# socialist-party - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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 9,487 Views 36 Comments

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

# socialist-party - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Runners and riders update: Here's who's vying to take Brian Hayes' vacant Dáil seat
# Dsw
# Dsw

Runners and riders update: Here's who's vying to take Brian Hayes' vacant Dáil seat

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:30 PM 10,867 Views 36 Comments

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.

# socialist-party - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?
# Paid With Thanks
# Paid With Thanks

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Jul 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,173 Views 59 Comments

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'
# Rent Allowance
# Rent Allowance

Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'

Jun 17th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,756 Views 32 Comments

Tamara Kearns, who is homeless, said the new legislation does not deal with a number of key issues including rent control.

# socialist-party - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat
# By-election
# By-election

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat

Jun 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 22,934 Views 62 Comments

The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.

# socialist-party - Monday 26 May, 2014

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 19,401 Views 68 Comments

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

# socialist-party - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West

May 25th 2014, 2:35 AM 70,735 Views 201 Comments

Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.

# socialist-party - Saturday 24 May, 2014

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
# So Excited
# So Excited

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him

May 24th 2014, 6:18 PM 14,414 Views 48 Comments

Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.

Joe Higgins: 'People are just thoroughly fed up'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Joe Higgins: 'People are just thoroughly fed up'

May 24th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,852 Views 19 Comments

The Socialist Party TD was speaking in Citywest as his party battle for a Dáil seat.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,825 Views 13 Comments

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# socialist-party - Friday 2 May, 2014

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters
# Poster Wars
# Poster Wars

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters

May 2nd 2014, 6:15 AM 16,282 Views 32 Comments

One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.

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