Following on from his previous statement of support for the striking Bus Eireann workers and his subsequent visits to the picket lines in Broadstone and Busaras Joe Higgins TD has submitted a request to the Ceann Comhairle for a topical issue debate to be held in the Dáil tomorrow on more »
By Stephen Boyd The resounding rejection of Croke Park II by public sector workers presents an important opportunity...
By Matt Waine, ON Saturday April 13th, nearly 10,000 people marched in Dublin against the introduction of the Property...
By Joe Higgins TD Can an institution, like a human person, suffer from schizophrenia? Judging by the latest report...
From this week the latest bitter austerity pill will be administered to our hard pressed low and middle income earners as letters arrive in every home from the Revenue Commissioners demanding the new property tax. Although having the Revenue logo, they will arrive by edict of the Troika, the economic more »Read more ›
A new alliance of fighting unions needed to campaign for ‘no’ vote across the public service Responding the the walkout by UNITE, the CPSU, INMO and the IMO from the Croke Park II talks Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins said: “The walkout of these four unions combined with those unions and more »Read more ›
A strange paradox emerges in the posture struck by the political and media establishment in response to two major issues dominating the news over the past two weeks – the treatment of women in the Magdalen Laundries and the continuation of the saga of the former Anglo Irish Bank. Since more »Read more ›
Eyewitness reports of Garda violence at South Dublin County Council, on 11 February. Photo: Paul Murphy MEP being arrested by plain clothes Gardaí. Campaigners against the property tax — who staged one of a number of peaceful protests at Councils today – have questioned why Gardai at South Dublin County more »Read more ›
On RTE radio’s This Week Programme today the general secretary of ICTU David Begg voiced support for the property tax about to be levied on homeowners. The property tax will be the biggest austerity measure of all and if fully implemented along with water charges will see bills approaching €1,000 more »Read more ›