At the same time as cutting €35 million directly from young people in Budget 2014, the government proudly announced €14 million for its Youth Guarantee scheme. The spin suggesting that this would seriously tackle youth unemployment only added insult to the injury of the robbery of young people through the dole cuts and introduction of fees for FAS apprentices.Read More »
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Monika Janas, interviewed Paul Murphy, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin on the stance he has taken against JobBridge exploitation and youth unemployment.Read More »
For years now workers have been told by right-wing politicians and economists that we need to tighten our belts whilst waxing lyrically about “green shoots of recovery”.Read More »
Recent Central Bank figures on mortgage arrears reveal an enormous crisis brewing. With all of the focus on the hundreds of austerity measures this government are implementing, the relentless rise in mortgage arrears numbers has, so far, not gotten the attention it deserves.Read More »
Every effort by workers and MANDATE to force sweatshop owner of Arcadia Group Philip Green meet workers' demands should be supported.Read More »
The war on the elderly, sick, bereaved, disabled, young unemployed people & women goes on. Profits, wealth and high earnings left untouched again.Read More »
The Socialist Party’s budget statement can be read and downloaded here. Or to download it as a PDF, click here.Read More »
The crisis faced by working people, the unemployed, students and pensioners in Ireland is a crisis of capitalism. While the crash in Ireland has had its own special features related to the property bubble and an historic over reliance on Foreign Direct Investment, this should not obscure the fact that capitalism, a system based on private ownership of key sections of the economy as well as economic activity being geared towards profit and not need and the absence of rational planning of resources, is a crisis prone system that has to be replaced.Read More »
..but SWP’s sectarian decision could damage chances
It has been confirmed that it is the intention that Socialist Workers Party member, Councillor Brid Smith would be a People Before Profit Alliance candidate in the European Elections next May for the Dublin constituency. When this information initially appeared a few days ago via social media, it caused bewilderment and shock.Read More »
Press Statement: Paul Murphy MEP (Socialist Party)
- No vote indicates a deep distrust of government and a desire to check pro austerity establishment
- Government’s campaign deeply cynical and lacked any shred of credibility