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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Joe Higgins

All time
# No report at all?
The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.
# Courts
Anti Austerity Alliance to "strongly consider" constitutional action against collections ban
The alliance says that the ban on door-to-door collections is “political policing” and is hampering their “development”.
# have you missed them?
On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom
A long and eventful day in Leinster House.
# Socialist revolution
Is this the left-wing party you've been waiting for?
The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit are joining forces.
# Banking Inquiry
How many of these TDs can hold their seats?
Banking inquiry members have faced a heavy workload this year, but has it damaged their chances of re-election?
# operation mizen
Paul Murphy: It's quite shocking gardaí are 'spying' on water protesters
He and his AAA colleagues have written to the Justice Minister.
# left power
Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?
The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.
# spare a fiver
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.
# no country for young men
Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
Spare a thought for Niall Horan.
# marriage referendum
Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
Do you support same-sex marriage?
# Analysis
A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...
Analysis: The former ECB head was robust and defiant and views the crisis somewhat differently.
# That voicemail
Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'
The former ECB president has been answering questions from members of the banking inquiry today.
# Uniting the Left
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?
# we won't pay
Expect leaflets coming through your door asking you not to pay water charges
There’s a national campaign on the way.
# He's out
Paul Murphy released from garda custody, says he didn't answer questions about Jobstown
Murphy was still in his pyjamas when offficers called to his south Dublin home, his partner has said.
# quick march
Next mass 'day of action' on water charges will be in March (not April)
Tomorrow’s protests aren’t being organised centrally, but the next ‘Right2Water’ action will happen before the first bills arrive.
# fiiiiight
'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD
There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.
# waiting for oh-god
This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil
“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”
# No deal
'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.
# Joan Burton
Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests
Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.
# Irish Water
Enda: I don't need Garda protection from water protesters
“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”
# Not for turning
Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher
And not for the first time either.
# Socialist revolution
New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'
The Socialists are celebrating tonight.
# Abortion
Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution
Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.
# property supplements
What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out
Terms of reference for the investigation into the collapse of the Irish banking system were finalised today.
# Fashion
Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist
There’s been some fashion disasters in the Dáil in recent years…
# Response times
'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests
Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.
# Socialist switch-up
'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry
The Socialist Party TD has been nominated to serve on the inquiry by the Dáil’s Technical Group this afternoon.
# ruled out
"If it was offered to me I wouldn't take it." - Boyd-Barrett will not take spare seat on banking inquiry
Joe Higgins is next in line for says Boyd-Barrett
# Election 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…
# loud noises
Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
# Election 2014
Joe Higgins: 'People are just thoroughly fed up'
The Socialist Party TD was speaking in Citywest as his party battle for a Dáil seat.
# Not happy
16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.
# Election 2014
The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years
Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.
# socialist realism
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”.
# Dublin West
Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation
These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.
# Garda Whistleblower
Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him
The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.
# St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach: New York St Patrick's Day parade 'about our Irishness and not about our sexuality'
“I understand that about 500,000 people participate in the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. I don’t know how many of those are gay and lesbian people and that is a matter for themselves,” Enda Kenny told the Dáil this evening.
# Human Rights
'You must be joking': Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins raised the issue of human rights during an Oireachtas committee meeting this evening.
# sale of state assets
'A betrayal', 'deeply cynical' - Opposition parties line up against Bord Gáis Energy sale
Fianna Fáil have described timing of the proposed deal as “deeply cynical” while Sinn Féin say it is “shortsighted”.