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# socialist-party - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Hundreds gather in Dublin to protest Jobstown teen's guilty verdict

“If this was happening anywhere else in the world, we’d be saying that’s mad.”

# socialist-party - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Massive rise in donations to Anti-Austerity Alliance since Garda fundraising ban

Paul Murphy says the denial of a collection permit has been met with “a huge amount of support and shock.”

# socialist-party - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.

# socialist-party - Thursday 18 June, 2015

A LOT more money is donated to the Socialists than Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil

It could be linked to the anti-water charge movement.

# socialist-party - Monday 8 June, 2015

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat

Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.

# socialist-party - Sunday 31 May, 2015

After Averil’s shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# socialist-party - Friday 8 May, 2015

‘The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don’t know what it’s like’

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# socialist-party - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes The Revolution Will Be Televised This post contains videos

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# socialist-party - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Unsurprisingly, the Socialists don’t think RTÉ is biased in favour of them

Labour claims that the national broadcaster

# socialist-party - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Joan Burton ‘would have to be a key witness’ if Paul Murphy goes on trial

The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.

# socialist-party - Saturday 24 January, 2015

There's MORE good news for Enda and Joan in the latest opinion poll

Shane and Lucinda, maybe not so much.

# socialist-party - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for a party or Independent candidate in the next general election?

It’s looking likely that Independents will play a considerable role in the next Government.

# socialist-party - Monday 24 November, 2014

Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?

One TD suggested as much at the weekend.

# socialist-party - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

# socialist-party - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

‘Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods’: Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland

The AAA TD Ruth Coppinger tweeted a graphic using an image taken from an Australian news website.

# socialist-party - Friday 17 October, 2014

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax Scarpered This post contains videos

Mary Lou: Socialists were nowhere to be seen after telling people to boycott property tax

The Sinn Féin deputy says that Socialist TD Paul Murphy ran on a slogan in Dublin South-West.

# socialist-party - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are 8 things we learned from yesterday’s two Dáil by-elections

The votes are counted and the Dáil has two new opposition TDs, but what does it all mean?

# socialist-party - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Socialist Paul Murphy beats Sinn Féin to win Dublin South-West by-election

The former MEP upsets the odds and beats Sinn Féin’s Cathal King by around 500 votes.

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers

The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.

# socialist-party - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

The Socialists think they could raise €3.3 billion by taxing millionaires

The Socialist Party, or the Anti-Austerity Alliance as they’re calling themselves, launched their budget proposals today.

# socialist-party - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay your water charge bill?

What are your feelings?

# socialist-party - Friday 3 October, 2014

Sinn Féin’s Dáil favourite: I’m not paying my water charges

Cathal King is telling his constituents what he’s doing, but not encouraging them to follow suit.

# socialist-party - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?

The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?

# socialist-party - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat Dsw

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat

FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.

# socialist-party - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Which political parties received the biggest donations last year?

Note: Labour and Fianna Fáil aren’t in the running.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

# socialist-party - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes’s vacant Dáil seat

The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.

# socialist-party - Monday 26 May, 2014

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote

Socialist MEP Paul Murphy lost his seat tonight but told reporters we haven’t seen the last of him yet…

# socialist-party - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL This post contains videos

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West

Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.

# socialist-party - Saturday 24 May, 2014

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process ‘excited’ him

Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.

Joe Higgins: ‘People are just thoroughly fed up’ Election 2014 This post contains videos

Joe Higgins: ‘People are just thoroughly fed up’

The Socialist Party TD was speaking in Citywest as his party battle for a Dáil seat.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# socialist-party - Friday 2 May, 2014

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters Poster Wars This post contains images

Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters

One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Eamon Gilmore will be hoping Europe’s top MEP can ease his Labour pains

It’s been a tough 24 hours for the Tánaiste but he has a big visitor today.

# socialist-party - Monday 28 April, 2014

Joe Higgins to quit Dáil at end of this term to clear way for Coppinger

The outspoken TD’s insisting he will stay in politics “in a different capacity”.

# socialist-party - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Here’s why most political parties aren’t ready for the two by-elections happening next month

The government looks set to move to writ for elections in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath next month catching many of the possible candidates on the hop as they focus on the local and, in some cases, European elections.

# socialist-party - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Here’s how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May’s elections

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

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