Elections

Tommy Sheridan – a socialist fighter on a worker’s wage

Tommy Sheridan is standing in the Glasgow North East by-election on 12 November. Standing as a "Workers' MP on a Worker's Wage" for Solidarity - Scotland's Socialist Movement - Tommy contrasts strongly with the disgraced former incumbent, Michael Martin (now Lord Martin of Springburn), whose resignation as Speaker and as an MP, triggered this by-election, in an area that has been represented by Labour since 1935.

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Government on the ropes after election defeat

By Kevin McLoughlin

Socialist Party defeats Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein

IN 2007 Bertie Ahern won a third successive general election, bringing Fianna Fail close to an overall majority. In 5 June Bye Election Ahern’s nominee, his hapless brother Maurice, came fifth in the Bye Election in the Dublin Central constituency which they had dominated for decades!

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Joe Higgins elected as MEP – election results REPORT


Joe Higgins’ stunning victory in the Dublin Euro Constituency, getting 12.5% of the first preference vote, out polling Sinn Fein and defeating two sitting MEPs, was the final part in a weekend of drama and great election results for the Socialist Party in Ireland.

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Joe Higgins elected as MEP!

“The Best Fighter Money Can’t Buy”Socialist Party candidate Joe Higgins has won the third seat in the European Parliament elections in Dublin, beating Fianna Fáil candidate and sitting MEP Eoin Ryan and Sinn Fein’s MEP Mary Lou McDonald. Joe was elected on the 7th count with 83,366 votes. He was declared elected at 5.15am and was joined in the celebrations ...

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Joe Higgins in fight for Euro seat!

Joe Higgins, Socialist Party candidate in the Dublin European Elections constituency is fighting to win the last seat. Whereas support for Joe Higgins is increasing support for his nearest rivals for the seat Fianna Fail’s Eoin Ryan and Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald is falling. Polls have made it clear that Proinsias de Rossa and Gay Mitchel are safe and ...

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New mass party for working class needed

By Paul Murphy

“IRELAND NEEDS a new political party; one that reflects the sweeping reassessments that have taken place in the past six months, ever since the old order started to disintegrate…. One popular, coherent movement is what is required.”

Justine McCarthy, writing in the Sunday Tribune (3 May), expressed an essential truth that the Socialist Party believes about the political situation in Ireland – there is a desperate need for a new mass party to represent working class people.

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Vote Socialist Party on June 5th

IRELAND IS experiencing the worst recession of any industrialised country since the 1930s. This is the legacy of Fianna Fail’s 12 years in power.

Fianna Fail and the Greens have introduced two draconian budgets that have cost working class people thousands in extra levies, taxes, and lost allowances. 500,000 will be unemployed by Christmas.

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Call for government to be punished

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Socialist Party launch election campaign

Socialist Party Pledge to resist Fianna Fail/Green Party Cuts Which Will Wreck Local Services. Call for FiannaFail/Greens To Be Punished For Policy Of makWindow Postering Ordinary People Pay For Crisis. The savage programme of cuts in public expenditure by the FiannaFail/Green Party government will have a devastating effect on local services.

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