Socialist Party demands stand alone Plebiscite whereby massively far-reaching proposals can be properly debated. Forcing a Plebiscite on May 23 along with Local and Euro Elections, with no adequate time for debate, would be anti-democratic and unacceptable.Read More »
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Leading anti-fracking campaigner and Socialist Party member Donal O'Cofaigh has been selected by anti-fracking activists to stand as a local election candidate in Enniskillen in May. Here he outlines the importance of the election campaign and the fight for a seat to strengthen the movement to stop fracking beyond the elections.Read More »
Paul Murphy, members of the Socialist Party, and many more supporters of Paul’s work as an MEP have put in a huge effort to highlight crucial issues and to put Paul in the best position possible to retain the seat won by Joe Higgins in 2009, which Paul took over three years ago in March 2011.Read More »
New figures released for 2013 highlight how Ireland is a country of widening inequality, with a massive divide growing between the super-rich elite and big business on the one hand and the majority of the population subjected to brutal austerity on the other.Read More »
The Youth Guarantee was the crowning achievement of the Irish Presidency of the EU in 2013. The Labour Party have hailed it from the rooftops, Emer Costello MEP, has even gone to the bother of holding meetings around the city to promote it. But what does it really guarantee?Read More »
We are living in a world where there is massive social and economic inequality. This situation is outlined in the Oxfam briefing paper “Working for the Few” which shows that the top one percent of the population have increased their income since 2008 and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. While multinationals get away with paying a minimal tax rate we are bombarded by such unfair taxes as the property tax and the up-coming water charge.Read More »
An explosion of anger ripped through the Northside of Cork city when the trustees of Catholic primary schools in the North Cathedral parish announced plans to shut the North Mon primary school, evict 171 boys and forcibly amalgamate the school with the nearby St Vincent’s girls school.Read More »
Socialist Party MEP, Paul Murphy, responded to further revelations about the level of corporation tax paid by Apple Sales International and said that this again raises questions which the Taoiseach must answer:Read More »
As if JobBridge wasn’t bad enough, the government will this year start to roll out their Gateway scheme and hope to have it fully operational by next year.Read More »
Lectures family to make "difficult choices" and "think anew" about their housing needs.Read More »