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# aaa - Thursday 6 February, 2020

From alliances to acrimony: Why is the Irish left so fond of a split?

A brief history of the left-wing splits and alliances of the past decade.

# aaa - Friday 10 March, 2017

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is changing its name

A spokesperson told that the move was brought about to expand the focus of the party.

# aaa - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Fianna Fáil is the most popular party in the country

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin have both lost ground.

# aaa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill

Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD.

# aaa - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'They're trying to pull a sly one': Dáil suspended over Irish Water row

TD Mick Barry would not resume his seat after claiming the government had handpicked the chairperson for the water committee.

# aaa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Ruth Coppinger will become the first woman nominated for Taoiseach AAA

Ruth Coppinger will become the first woman nominated for Taoiseach

The Dublin West TD says she represents an “alternative to the failed policies of the 1%”.

# aaa - Monday 7 March, 2016

"We think these charges should be dropped" - Paul Murphy defiant after Jobstown hearing

The cases of the Jobstown 18 have been put back to April. Meanwhile, another water protest is planned for this Thursday.

# aaa - Saturday 20 February, 2016

What's it like to be a first-time candidate? We went canvassing to find out

You hear a lot about water charges, unwanted trees and Angela Merkel.

# aaa - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Into the storm: Scrambling for votes in one of the country's most volatile constituencies

14 months on from the Jobstown protest, can Labour hang on to a seat? Dublin South-West is looking impossible to call – as we discovered in a night on the doorsteps…

# aaa - 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.

# aaa - Sunday 6 December, 2015

I'm not a AAA fan but we shouldn't be able to restrict funding because we don’t like the look of them

To restrict the fundraising ability because some members might theoretically commit public order offences is a disturbing development, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# aaa - Friday 20 November, 2015

'Outrageous': Paul Murphy reacts to AAA losing its collection ban appeal

The party was refused a permit because the money might be used to ‘encourage an unlawful act’.

# aaa - Monday 16 November, 2015

This is why Paul Murphy paid his €1,150 property tax bill

The AAA TD said the “mass boycott” of the property tax is over.

# aaa - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Sinn Féin accused of "power grab" over the Right2Change pact

Ruth Coppinger says Sinn Féin were “paving the way” for Fianna Fáil to be returned to government.

# aaa - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a vote pact with other left-wing parties - but not everyone's up for it

The party has confirmed it will join left-wing parties and independents in a voting transfer pact.

# aaa - Monday 19 October, 2015

# aaa - Monday 12 October, 2015

What is political policing and is Paul Murphy being watched?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has been at the centre of several controversies since Murphy was elected to the Dáil last year.

# aaa - Friday 9 October, 2015

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners Budget 2016 This post contains videos

How the Socialists would abolish water charges, property tax and USC for low-earners

Paul Murphy talks about AAA’s radical alternative to current government policy.

# aaa - Saturday 3 October, 2015

AAA fighting garda ban on collecting money (but their lawyers say not to talk about it)

The party were supposed to hold a press conference yesterday.

# aaa - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Enda is the most popular leader in the country, but it's not all good news for him

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# aaa - Friday 18 September, 2015

Another TD is being brought to court over a water protest

Joan Collins is due to appear before court on the same day as Paul Murphy.

# aaa - 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.

# aaa - 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.”

# aaa - Friday 11 September, 2015

Paul Murphy: 'I learned the latest on Jobstown charges from the media - again'

An RTÉ report this evening detailed what charges those involved would be facing.

# aaa - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Gardaí ban Paul Murphy from collecting because it might encourage lawbreaking

The anti-water charges TD isn’t being allowed conduct collections in Tallaght.

# aaa - Friday 28 August, 2015

Paul Murphy: It's quite shocking gardaí are 'spying' on water protesters

He and his AAA colleagues have written to the Justice Minister.

# aaa - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

AAA expels councillor who threatened to cut activist's throat

Limerick councillor John Loftus is no longer considered a member of the AAA.

# aaa - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

'I'll cut your f***in throat': AAA councillor says death threat was a moment of madness

The Anti-Austerity Alliance will meet later to discuss the threat made against an activist in Limerick.

# aaa - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Paul Murphy: 'No one told me I'm going to be charged over Jobstown protests'

The TD is among those expected to be charged over the protest last November.

# aaa - 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.

# aaa - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senators abandon cars after protesters shut down street outside Leinster House

A female Garda was hit in the face with a traffic cone, and one man was arrested.

# aaa - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Irish Water STILL won't tell us how many people have paid their bills

The AAA TD has been thwarted in his latest attempt to uncover payment rates.

# aaa - 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.

# aaa - Sunday 17 May, 2015

# aaa - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

A local councillor has called for the removal of the LGBT pride flag from Cork City Hall

Councillor Terry Shannon says it is not right to be flying a Yes flag but not a No one.

# aaa - 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.

# aaa - Saturday 11 April, 2015

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges? The Left Way This post contains videos

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

We asked Ruth Coppinger to outline what the Socialists would do if they abolished Irish Water and water charges.

# aaa - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# aaa - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Paul Murphy was a bit concerned there wouldn't be enough bills to bin at his 'Bin your Bills' protest

The Anti Austerity Alliance has launched a “counter-offensive” against Irish Water, outside the beleaguered utility’s HQ.

# aaa - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

AAA sends legal letter to Sinn Féin amid anti-water charge infighting in Limerick

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has accused a Sinn Féin councillor of “scurrilous lies”.

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