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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# People Before Profit

Last year
2022
# exchanging fire
PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark
The Taoiseach was asked to explain ‘what was going on’ when NATO visited Cork
# Dying with dignity
Special committee on assisted dying to be established 'as soon as humanly possible'
TD Gino Kenny said that delays to the establishment of the committee have been “extremely frustrating”.
# Legislation
Bill to be introduced that would legalise personal use of cannabis
It’s set to be introduced by People Before Profit, but would have to get Dáil approval to progress.
# Liffey Valley
Liffey Valley staff stage protest against introduction of parking charges for workers
A People Before Profit TD says it’s ‘tantamount to a pay cut’.
# pay as you go
Taoiseach criticised for lack of clarity on disconnection moratorium for pay-as-you-go customers
Martin maintains there are extra protections in place to protect customers.
# Cost of living coalition
Organisers expect ‘very many thousands’ at cost of living protest in Dublin on Saturday
The organisers hope the demonstration will pile pressure on the government ahead of the budget.
# Cost of Living
'This is not a crisis for everybody': Protesters blast inaction on cost of living at the Dáil
The protest was organised by the Cost of Living Coalition.
# barely getting by
Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.
Voices
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
# Drugs
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
# Ukraine
People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”
# Neutrality
Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland’s neutrality has never stopped us participating in world events.
All time
# Alternative budgets
Rent freeze, free transport, more homes: Here's what other parties say they would do if in power
A refundable tax credit is contained in Sinn Féin’s alternative budget.
# energy grid
Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.
# Bank Holiday
Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.
# People Before Profit
'The left is pulling together': Dublin TD Paul Murphy has joined People Before Profit
Murphy had previously set up the eco-socialist party RISE.
# Non-runner
Taoiseach: 'Zero-Covid strategy is not possible or sustainable'
NPHET does not recommend such a strategy, says Micheál Martin.
# CETA
Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement
TD Neasa Hourigan has told the party that she will vote against the motion if it goes ahead tomorrow.
# Covid-19
Government voting against motion to pay student nurses described as 'betrayal'
The Solidarity-People Before Profit (PBP) motion was defeated by 77 votes to 72.
# debenhams workers
'Outrageous': Opposition TDs hit out at High Court injunction against Debenhams protestors
The former employees are locked in a dispute over redundancy terms.
# black lives matter
'It doesn't educate anyone': Calls to remove Galway's memorial to 'genocidal' Christopher Columbus
The monument is located near the Spanish Arch.
# March
Hundreds take to Dublin streets calling for left-wing government
Several hundred people from various groups took part in a protest this afternoon.
# Comeback Kid
PBP's Gino Kenny, who conceded defeat yesterday, retains Dublin Mid-West seat
Kenny said he thought he was “political toast” 24 hours ago.
# ge2020
Galway West PBP candidate suspended from party over claim he 'smashed phone'
Loughnane was one of Solidarity-PBP’s two candidates in the constituency.
# ge2020
Bríd Smith: The main political parties 'loaded the gun and pulled the trigger on the pension age'
People Before Profit TDs have called for the pension age to be reversed to 65.
# new left
Paul Murphy unveils new political grouping called RISE
Murphy announced he was parting ways with the Socialist Party last week.
# housing protest
Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.
Voices
Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action
Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.
# John Lyons
People Before Profit councillor resigns from party due to issues with leadership
He said he intends on forming a new group later this year.
# RedC
Fine Gael loses ground but still manages to increase lead over Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll
It’s not good news for Micheál Martin heading into the next Dáil term.
# log off
'No family should be living in a shed': Warning over plan to allow log cabins as a form of housing
Sinn Féin housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin said landlords would take advantage of the law if it was changed.
# sex education bill
Bill to introduce factual sex education in schools progresses despite Fianna Fáil opposition
The bill seeks to introduce information on sexuality, gender and consent to all schools regardless of ethos.
# let's talk about sex
'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.
# Dublin City Council
Catalan flag step closer to flying over City Hall after Dublin City councillors vote in favour of motion
Earlier this year, Dublin City councillors voted to fly the Palestinian flag over City Hall as a gesture of solidarity.
# unsecure tenancy
Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home
Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.
# bessborough
'I gave birth to my child on a metal table at 18, alone in a room in a convent'
Deirdre Wadding says her time in the Cork mother and baby home in 1981 has haunted her ever since.
# Eighth Amendment
'Get out of our lives': Call for abortion penalty to be reduced to €1 fine
A new bill aimed at decriminalising abortion in Ireland will be debated by the Dáil tomorrow.
# north of the border
The 32-county People Before Profit and why it's anti-austerity and pro-Brexit
The party has two representatives in Stormont.
# the popular kids
Poll support for left-wing parties 'shows the huge impatience for Repeal referendum'
Today’s poll puts support for the Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit at 9% – up three points since the last poll.
# To 27b or not to 27b
People aren't happy about a proposed change to this Dublin Bus route
The 27b route is set for some changes from 10 July onwards.