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#Joe Higgins

# joe-higgins - Monday 23 November, 2015

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now
# No Report At All?
# No Report At All?

The banking inquiry is in a real mess right now

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:56 AM 9,085 Views 54 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Anti Austerity Alliance to "strongly consider" constitutional action against collections ban

Oct 22nd 2015, 4:20 PM 11,549 Views 0 Comments

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
# Have You Missed Them?
# Have You Missed Them?

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

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:50 PM 20,091 Views 47 Comments

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?
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

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

Sep 16th 2015, 11:41 AM 17,429 Views 191 Comments

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
# Banking Inquiry

How many of these TDs can hold their seats?

Sep 13th 2015, 10:00 PM 20,431 Views 68 Comments

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
# Operation Mizen
# Operation Mizen

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

Aug 28th 2015, 5:27 PM 20,080 Views 199 Comments

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?
# Left Power
# Left Power

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

Aug 8th 2015, 9:18 PM 26,869 Views 144 Comments

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
# Spare A Fiver
# Spare A Fiver

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

Jun 18th 2015, 9:21 AM 16,479 Views 61 Comments

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
# No Country For Young Men

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

May 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 28,310 Views 67 Comments

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# joe-higgins - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
# Marriage Referendum
# Marriage Referendum

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

May 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 27,480 Views 250 Comments

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
# Analysis

A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn't wrong...

May 1st 2015, 6:08 AM 17,087 Views 81 Comments

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'
# That Voicemail
# That Voicemail

Trichet denies telling Brian Lenihan to 'save your banks at all costs'

Apr 30th 2015, 5:50 PM 20,683 Views 90 Comments

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
# Uniting The Left

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

Apr 26th 2015, 9:15 AM 10,718 Views 112 Comments

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
# We Won't Pay
# We Won't Pay

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

Apr 9th 2015, 7:58 AM 12,267 Views 135 Comments

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
# He's Out
# He's Out

Paul Murphy released from garda custody, says he didn't answer questions about Jobstown

Feb 9th 2015, 10:57 PM 158,140 Views 845 Comments

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)
# Quick March
# Quick March

Next mass 'day of action' on water charges will be in March (not April)

Jan 30th 2015, 12:05 PM 14,192 Views 243 Comments

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
# Fiiiiight
# Fiiiiight

'The established parties are snobby' - Independent TD

Jan 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 9,972 Views 23 Comments

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
# Waiting For Oh-god
# Waiting For Oh-god

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

Dec 12th 2014, 4:27 PM 9,808 Views 38 Comments

“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
# No Deal
# No Deal

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

Nov 19th 2014, 12:00 PM 15,020 Views 140 Comments

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
# Joan Burton
# Joan Burton

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Nov 17th 2014, 11:05 AM 29,255 Views 290 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Nov 11th 2014, 7:19 PM 19,553 Views 131 Comments

“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
# Not For Turning
# Not For Turning

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

Nov 10th 2014, 3:55 PM 18,768 Views 96 Comments

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'
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

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

Oct 11th 2014, 7:04 PM 13,254 Views 103 Comments

The Socialists are celebrating tonight.

# joe-higgins - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution
# Abortion
# Abortion

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Sep 25th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,793 Views 201 Comments

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
# Property Supplements
# Property Supplements

What role did the media have in the financial crisis? The banking inquiry wants to find out

Sep 24th 2014, 4:54 PM 8,284 Views 36 Comments

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
# Fashion
# Fashion

Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist

Aug 24th 2014, 10:15 AM 21,247 Views 48 Comments

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
# Response Times
# Response Times

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Jun 24th 2014, 3:34 PM 12,754 Views 116 Comments

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
# Socialist Switch-up

'I've convicted the system over and over': Joe Higgins is relishing the banking inquiry

Jun 17th 2014, 10:30 PM 10,718 Views 64 Comments

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

"If it was offered to me I wouldn't take it." - Boyd-Barrett will not take spare seat on banking inquiry
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

"If it was offered to me I wouldn't take it." - Boyd-Barrett will not take spare seat on banking inquiry

Jun 15th 2014, 1:33 PM 8,909 Views 28 Comments

Joe Higgins is next in line for says Boyd-Barrett

# joe-higgins - Monday 26 May, 2014

The gloves are off: Socialists slam Brid Smith for splitting Dublin vote
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

May 26th 2014, 6:20 AM 19,384 Views 68 Comments

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
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

May 25th 2014, 6:40 PM 7,555 Views 21 Comments

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
# Election 2014

Joe Higgins: 'People are just thoroughly fed up'

May 24th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,846 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,787 Views 119 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years

Apr 29th 2014, 1:25 PM 7,663 Views 89 Comments

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
# Socialist Realism
# Socialist Realism

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

Apr 28th 2014, 10:03 AM 9,631 Views 65 Comments

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
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation

Mar 24th 2014, 8:29 AM 13,043 Views 53 Comments

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
# Garda Whistleblower
# Garda Whistleblower

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him

Feb 26th 2014, 6:01 PM 12,125 Views 63 Comments

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'
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach: New York St Patrick's Day parade 'about our Irishness and not about our sexuality'

Feb 18th 2014, 6:17 PM 14,399 Views 187 Comments

“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
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'You must be joking': Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit

Jan 16th 2014, 5:53 PM 18,514 Views 84 Comments

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
# Sale Of State Assets
# Sale Of State Assets

'A betrayal', 'deeply cynical' - Opposition parties line up against Bord Gáis Energy sale

Dec 12th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,894 Views 39 Comments

Fianna Fáil have described timing of the proposed deal as “deeply cynical” while Sinn Féin say it is “shortsighted”.

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