Why I joined.
Colum Maher, 30 from Dublin South West, explains why he joined the Socialist Party.
“I’m looking at the current political system in Ireland and I can see it’s very flawed. Basically it rewards the rich and punishes the people it should be rewarding.
I was made unemployed at the start of March. Because of my experience, I’ve seen a big company taking advantage of their staff that were willing to work for them. When someone in another department decided to leave the company, instead of getting a replacement, they just dumped it onto other people.
I just feel that it’s time for some kind of political change in this country. For me it’s unacceptable, we consider ourselves a developed country, and yet we can’t even provide people here with their basic needs”.