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# joe-higgins - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

The committee faces a crucial 24 hours in a bid to salvage its work.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 22 October, 2015

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”.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

On their first day back TDs had a row and Enda opened a newsroom

A long and eventful day in Leinster House.

# joe-higgins - 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.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 13 September, 2015

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?

# joe-higgins - 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.

# joe-higgins - 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.

# joe-higgins - 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.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# joe-higgins - Friday 1 May, 2015

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.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

# joe-higgins - 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?

# joe-higgins - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Expect leaflets coming through your door asking you not to pay water charges

There’s a national campaign on the way.

# joe-higgins - Monday 9 February, 2015

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.

# joe-higgins - Friday 30 January, 2015

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.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD

There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.

# joe-higgins - Friday 12 December, 2014

This video of TDs arguing over nothing is everything that's wrong with the Dáil

“Agree to disagree?” “I don’t agree to that.”

# joe-higgins - 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.

# joe-higgins - Monday 17 November, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Enda: I don't need Garda protection from water protesters

“Where I come from, we are well able to look after ourselves.”

# joe-higgins - Monday 10 November, 2014

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

And not for the first time either.

# joe-higgins - Saturday 11 October, 2014

New TD's call for water boycott: 'If people stick together we can beat this thing'

The Socialists are celebrating tonight.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 25 September, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist

There’s been some fashion disasters in the Dáil in recent years…

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'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.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry Socialist Switch-up This post contains videos

'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.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 15 June, 2014

# joe-higgins - 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…

# joe-higgins - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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…

# joe-higgins - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 29 April, 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.

# joe-higgins - 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”.

# joe-higgins - Monday 24 March, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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”.

# joe-higgins - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'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.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 12 December, 2013

'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”.

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