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Building a new mass party for working class people

A SOCIALIST PARTY statement on how a new left can be built.

The Socialist Party warmly welcomes the successes of the People Before Profit Alliance, the Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Action Group as well as the gains for independent lefts and the Workers Party in Cork and  Waterford in the local elections. Combined with the excellent results achieved by the Socialist Party in the locals but particularly Joe Higgins’ outstanding victory in the Euro elections, the position of socialists has been significantly strengthened.

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Socialist Youth Protest

By Laura Fitzgerald

THE FOREMOST employers’ organisation in the country, IBEC, is becoming increasingly vocal in its condemnation of the Joint Labour Committee (JLC) system. The JLC system sets minimum pay and conditions in certain industries, including catering, contract cleaning and the hotel sector.

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Wipe out Fianna Fail

Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry this morning (Thursday 4 June) called on voters to double the Socialist Party representation in Cork City Council and to “wipe out” Fianna Fail in tomorrow’s elections.Cllr Barry is standing for re-election in Cork North Central and his party colleague Dave Keating is seeking election in the Cork North East ward.Cllr Barry said:  “I am ...

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Department must acquire Tyrrelstown schools

Now that planning permission has been given by Fingal County Council for the building by Twinlite Developments of two schools in Tyrellstown (F08A/0787), the Dept of Education must immediately step in and take responsibility for these schools, as it does ordinarily in other areas. In July, Joe Higgins and I objected to this planning application, not to delay permanent schools ...

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Management fees limbo must be ended

Thousands of residents in Ongar, Latchford, Tyrrelstown and elsewhere remain locked into contracts with private management companies and are increasingly falling into arrears as the recession bites. Such residents should use the local elections to pass judgement on the parties who stood over this. They must elect candidates who have real track records – not just vocal opposition or gimmicks ...

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