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#Richard Boyd-Barrett

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 12 February, 2018

Elderly people can't leave hospital due to council taking up to 18 months to fit walk-in showers and ramps

The Housing Department has also confirmed that the waiting list for home ramps is up to 10 months.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

Dáil votes for Ireland to join Pesco EU military defence pact

The motion was passed by 75 votes to 42 and was supported by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

'We're being asked to sell out our neutrality': Government accused of trying to rush EU defence deal vote

Some argue Pesco is the first step towards an EU army.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 7 August, 2017

'People realise it could be them': 4,400 sign petition to stop Dun Laoghaire eviction

The residents have written to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy about the issue.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Transplant patient was homeless and living in his car on Killiney Hill before being hospitalised

James* says he has been homeless since he returned to Dublin from England last year.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'It is soul-destroying to see my daughter crying every day with the pain in her back'

Karen and Sarah-Ann Cline-Mitchell met with the Minister for Health yesterday to find out when she will get a date for her operation.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 26 February, 2017

26 Justice Department employees suspended from duty with full pay

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett, who received the information, contrasted this with the fact the Garda Commissioner is still in her role.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'It's vital we stand up against it': Anti-Trump protest to take place outside US embassy in Dublin

TD Richard Boyd Barrett warned Trump’s win will boost openly fascist groups in Europe and the rest of the world.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo Slaughter In Syria This post contains videos

Watch: Micheál Martin calls AAA-PBP the 'pro-Russia alliance' as Dáil gets angry about Aleppo

The Fianna Fáil leader refused to withdraw the remark.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'No one should have to stand up in the Dáil and talk about their daughter's death to bring about change'

In a wide-ranging interview, Richard Boyd Barrett talks about the rise of the left, tragic housing stories and his personal experience with fatal foetal abnormalities.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 6 August, 2016

'I put the words about Trump in Enda Kenny's mouth and he repeated it. I'm glad he said it'

Richard Boyd Barrett says he’s happy the Taoiseach spoke out against Trump.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 7 July, 2016

'We were right all along': organisers of huge 2003 Dublin march against Iraq War

Some 100,000 Irish people protested on 15 February 2003 to oppose the invasion.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 10 March, 2016

No Taoiseach, no government: Enda resigns but will stay as a caretaker

TDs have failed to elect a Taoiseach for the 32nd Dáil.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 25 January, 2016

This radical left alternative has no leader and different views on Sinn Féin

The Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit alliance launched a common principles document today.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Now they're polling above Labour, AAA-PBP want to be grouped with the big parties

They’re sick of being lumped as ‘Independent/Others’.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Enda Kenny absolutely loves talking about the people he meets

The Taoiseach meets a lot of people who tell him a lot of things.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

This TD is relieved that Enda doesn't have any strange engagements with pigs Piggate This post contains videos

This TD is relieved that Enda doesn't have any strange engagements with pigs

The David Cameron pig-gate controversy got a run out in the Dáil earlier today.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Is this the left-wing party you've been waiting for?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit are joining forces.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Dun Laoghaire residents protest against bus route cutbacks

People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett said residents across Dun Laoghaire are “absolutely furious” at the proposed cuts.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 26 June, 2015

'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges

Richard Boyd Barrett has said the measure is “draconian”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening

Michael Noonan said he’s “confident” he has addressed the opposition’s concerns.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together? Uniting The Left This post contains videos

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett Fatal Foetal Abnormality This post contains videos

Other families’ bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella – Boyd Barrett

The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil? Loud Noises This post contains videos

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?

Richard Boyd Barrett turns up the volume whenever he takes to his feet in the chamber.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised War On Drugs This post contains videos

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time

It was all cleared up a few days later…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 6 February, 2015

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities' Personal Experience This post contains videos

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000

Some people want the controversial charged abolished altogether.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 1 November, 2014

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...

“The level of non-cooperation and non-engagement with Irish Water shows that the Government should just give up now.”

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 31 October, 2014

More than 100,000 will turn up at water charge protests tomorrow, predicts TD

The claim came as Pat Rabbitte said the public mood is being “exploited”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 16 June, 2014

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?

Is it better in or out?

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