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Child Benefit Cuts

5 May 2009 Socialist Party councillor Mick Barry responded to today’s IRISH INDEPENDENT story on child benefit cuts by saying: “Child benefit should not be means-tested, should not be taxed and should not be cut”. He said that a 10 percent flat rate cut in the benefit would hit a low-income family with three children to the tune of 55 ...

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Rejuvenation application for Tallaght Town Centre: a pre election gimmick.

 Councillor Mick Murphy opposed a motion to apply for “rejuvenation status” for Tallaght Town Centre at Mondays Tallaght Area Committee meeting and slammed the move as an attempt to distract from the disaster that is Tallaght Town Centre in the run in to Local Elections. “In July 2006 every other Councillor on SDCC voted to continue the rate of 2,800 ...

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ABANDONED COUNCIL DEPOT: Seagrange Park

PUBLIC MEETING APRIL 30th 8pmBoys National School, Brookstone Road. DERELICTION: DUMPING : DRUGS ABANDONED COUNCIL DEPOTA SERIOUS PROBLEM over the past 10 months the abandoned council depot at Seagrange Park has become more derelict, has experience increasing fly tipping and has now been raided by Gardaí with dogs looking for drugs. The perimeter wall has been broken and security compromised. ...

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Council projects worth millions under threat

By Councillor Clare Daly

FINGAL COUNCIL’S 2009 Capital Programme could be cut by .55 million following a financial directive from the Department of the Environment that prohibits the Council from using its full reserve fund of developers’ levies. This insane advice from the government directs that “expenditure is funded from income received or due within the year” and would mean that only existing works which have contracts can go ahead.

Having cut the Council’s funding already by 7%, the government is now preventing Fingal from spending money contributed by people when they bought their houses during the development boom.

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Local elections 2009 – Vote Socialist Party on 5 June

By Matt Waine

MANY PEOPLE will look to the local and European elections on 5 June to punish the Fianna Fail/Green Party government. The Socialist Party is standing in the local and European elections to offer working people a real alternative to job losses, wage cuts and the running down of our public services like health and education. Our candidates have a record that is second to none in fighting for the interests of workers and their communities.

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Links

Socialist Party in Northern Ireland – www.socialistpartyni.net Joe Higgins TD – www.joehiggins.ie Paul Murphy MEP – www.paulmurphymep.eu International Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) – www.socialistworld.net Socialist Party in England and Wales – www.socialistparty.org.uk Socialism Today, political magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales – www.socialismtoday.org Marxist Theory Introduction to Socialism Website – www.socialism.org.uk CWI Marxist resource site – www.marxist.net ...

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public meeting: Drynam Hall

As the economic crisis worsens and following the emergency budget at the beginning of the month the urgency to address the issue of Management Companies remains very high. The majority of residents object to paying the charge as a matter of principle. Now with rising direct & indirect taxes, pay cuts and job losses many more cannot afford to pay!. It is ...

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Brian Greene Budget comment

‘Fairness must be the cornerstone of all our efforts to achieve economic renewal,’ so said Finance Minister Brian Lenihan in his Budget Speech.  A monstrous political lie because he went on to announce the most unfair, savage and immoral Budget in the history of the State. With rising unemployment, the slashing of the jobseekers allowance by €100 per week is a vicious attack on young ...

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mobile phone mast halted in Bayside!

QUICK ACTION by residents in Bayside Square resulted in Fingal County Council being forced to move to prevent an application for a mobile phone mast by Threefold on the roof of the Squash & Leisure Building as exempted development, as the building contains a creche.

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Golden Circle Developers leave D15 high & dry

By Councillor Ruth Coppinger

IMAGINE THOUSANDS of houses left bereft of schools, open space or a community centre for years. Imagine green areas, playgrounds, parks and pitches left unfinished and/or withheld from residents for years while builders move on happily to their next profitable project. 

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