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#Paul Murphy

# paul-murphy - Friday 12 June, 2015

It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week
# Equality
# Equality

It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week

Jun 12th 2015, 8:31 AM 9,030 Views 97 Comments

A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.

# paul-murphy - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Why won't Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Jun 11th 2015, 9:00 PM 16,592 Views 126 Comments

AAA TD Paul Murphy has been frustrated in his efforts to uncover payment levels.

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...
# Toddle Along
# Toddle Along

Have you paid your water charges bill? Paul Murphy thinks most people haven't...

Jun 10th 2015, 10:50 PM 46,862 Views 237 Comments

The AAA TD has accused the government of “hiding” the figures.

# paul-murphy - Monday 8 June, 2015

Kerry injury worries grow over Allstar defender and last year's joint captain
# Injury Blow
From The42
# Injury Blow

Kerry injury worries grow over Allstar defender and last year's joint captain

Jun 8th 2015, 5:36 PM 6,603 Views 7 Comments

Kieran O’Leary has suffered suspected Achilles tendon damage.

# paul-murphy - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Irish Water thinks it's better you don't know how many bills have been paid
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water thinks it's better you don't know how many bills have been paid

May 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 35,576 Views 193 Comments

Anti-austerity TD Paul Murphy has been thwarted in his efforts to find out how many bills have been paid.

# paul-murphy - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment
# Abortion
# Abortion

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

May 26th 2015, 4:27 PM 20,974 Views 153 Comments

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# paul-murphy - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Why are Dáil suspensions happening so often?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Why are Dáil suspensions happening so often?

May 14th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,802 Views 131 Comments

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

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go'
# Not Again
# Not Again

Dáil suspended TWICE after Enda Kenny tells Socialist TDs 'where to go'

May 13th 2015, 1:14 PM 39,583 Views 177 Comments

Róisín Shortall took great exception to the remark.

# paul-murphy - 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?

# paul-murphy - Friday 17 April, 2015

Urgent talks sought with British government over submarine 'dragging' fishing trawler
# The Deep
# The Deep

Urgent talks sought with British government over submarine 'dragging' fishing trawler

Apr 17th 2015, 9:41 AM 18,214 Views 65 Comments

The boat was badly damaged in the collision.

# paul-murphy - Friday 10 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 10th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,598 Views 71 Comments

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

# paul-murphy - Thursday 9 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 9th 2015, 1:06 PM 17,748 Views 145 Comments

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

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.

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)
# Impartiality
# Impartiality

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

Apr 1st 2015, 10:49 PM 28,841 Views 194 Comments

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

# paul-murphy - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns
# County Councils
# County Councils

Local authorities have kept on just 27 JobBridge interns

Mar 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 14,655 Views 122 Comments

That’s out of more than 1,200 who have completed placement with county councils.

# paul-murphy - Friday 27 March, 2015

The government has 'got to listen' to Donald Trump's call to block Aer Lingus sale
# The Donald Says No
# The Donald Says No

The government has 'got to listen' to Donald Trump's call to block Aer Lingus sale

Mar 27th 2015, 5:35 PM 29,798 Views 87 Comments

The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.

# paul-murphy - Thursday 26 March, 2015

'Vote for Alan Kelly or you'll get a wedgie' - Paul Murphy won't let Simpsons reference go...
# Nelson Muntz
# Nelson Muntz

'Vote for Alan Kelly or you'll get a wedgie' - Paul Murphy won't let Simpsons reference go...

Mar 26th 2015, 6:30 PM 17,538 Views 206 Comments

What did Nelson do to get dragged into all of this?

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Joan Burton 'would have to be a key witness' if Paul Murphy goes on trial
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

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

Mar 25th 2015, 6:04 AM 11,885 Views 112 Comments

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

# paul-murphy - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We now have a 'drop dead date' for Irish Water registration
# Finally
# Finally

We now have a 'drop dead date' for Irish Water registration

Mar 24th 2015, 10:59 PM 80,051 Views 482 Comments

Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.

# paul-murphy - Monday 2 March, 2015

'What mother wouldn't want this for her children?': New video campaign urges Yes vote
# Marriage Ref
# Marriage Ref

'What mother wouldn't want this for her children?': New video campaign urges Yes vote

Mar 2nd 2015, 3:15 PM 9,350 Views 133 Comments

The Yes side has launched a new website urging people to contribute video messages.

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

Feb 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,248 Views 120 Comments

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

# paul-murphy - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Paul Murphy describes Tubridy interview as 'exercise in badgering'
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Paul Murphy describes Tubridy interview as 'exercise in badgering'

Feb 22nd 2015, 10:14 AM 38,713 Views 208 Comments

The interview was criticised by many of Murphy’s supporters.

# paul-murphy - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Some people were very unhappy about Ryan Tubridy's interview with Paul Murphy
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Some people were very unhappy about Ryan Tubridy's interview with Paul Murphy

Feb 21st 2015, 3:00 PM 122,139 Views 307 Comments

What did you think?

# paul-murphy - Friday 20 February, 2015

"The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box" - Paul Murphy
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

"The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box" - Paul Murphy

Feb 20th 2015, 10:47 PM 17,637 Views 245 Comments

Murphy said that Jobstown was a “messy” protest.

Courts were used to 'attack' peaceful water protesters, says TD
# Bully Boys
# Bully Boys

Courts were used to 'attack' peaceful water protesters, says TD

Feb 20th 2015, 8:08 AM 16,990 Views 280 Comments

Justice Paul Gilligan, jailing the protesters, said their actions amounted to “harassment and intimidation of GMC workers”.

# paul-murphy - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week

Feb 14th 2015, 7:45 PM 33,502 Views 301 Comments

Socialist TD Joe Higgins said the number of gardaí turning up for the arrests was a clear waste of the force’s resources.

# paul-murphy - Friday 13 February, 2015

Why are so many gardaí showing up to make the 'Jobstown' arrests? And why so early?
# Dawn Swooping
# Dawn Swooping

Why are so many gardaí showing up to make the 'Jobstown' arrests? And why so early?

Feb 13th 2015, 11:54 AM 40,040 Views 251 Comments

Between six and ten gardaí are showing up to make the arrests — and their dawn operations have come in for plenty of criticism. So what’s the rationale?

# paul-murphy - Thursday 12 February, 2015

TD accused of referring to gardaí as 'dogs' in the Dáil
# Round Up The Firstborn
# Round Up The Firstborn

TD accused of referring to gardaí as 'dogs' in the Dáil

Feb 12th 2015, 10:47 PM 46,864 Views 254 Comments

There were extremely heated scenes in the Dáil during the discussion about Jobstown.

Five arrests over Jobstown this morning --- that makes 17 this week
# More Arrests
# More Arrests

Five arrests over Jobstown this morning --- that makes 17 this week

Feb 12th 2015, 10:15 AM 18,276 Views 286 Comments

It’s understood the five arrested this morning include a 15-year-old boy and a man in his 50s.

Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?

Feb 12th 2015, 9:00 AM 4,607 Views 6 Comments

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

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Russell Brand chimes in on Irish water protesters and Paul Murphy's arrest
# Tap Tax
From The Daily Edge
# Tap Tax

Russell Brand chimes in on Irish water protesters and Paul Murphy's arrest

Feb 11th 2015, 8:41 PM 3,558 Views 4 Comments

“I urge you Irish people not to be afraid”.

Watch: In a break with tradition, Paul Murphy was upstaged today by a (far) left-wing heckler
# Stupid Stupid Stupid
# Stupid Stupid Stupid

Watch: In a break with tradition, Paul Murphy was upstaged today by a (far) left-wing heckler

Feb 11th 2015, 2:24 PM 23,969 Views 85 Comments

The recently-arrested TD took it all in his stride, as an AAA councillor politely suggested the grey-haired interrupter arrange his own press conference.

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop
# Abuse
# Abuse

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

Feb 11th 2015, 7:30 AM 18,266 Views 210 Comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said people are more concerned about the arrests in relation to the Jobstown protests.

# paul-murphy - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Father of arrested 16-year-old: "There was a big bang. I thought they were putting the door in"
# Jobstown
# Jobstown

Father of arrested 16-year-old: "There was a big bang. I thought they were putting the door in"

Feb 10th 2015, 1:24 PM 52,623 Views 192 Comments

The teenager was led from his home by ten gardaí first thing this morning. It’s in connection with last year’s ‘Jobstown’ protest.

# paul-murphy - 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.

"I'm not some sort of master criminal that deserves to have six gardaí at my door"
# Paul Murphy
# Paul Murphy

"I'm not some sort of master criminal that deserves to have six gardaí at my door"

Feb 9th 2015, 10:30 PM 39,541 Views 352 Comments

TD Paul Murphy has been speaking to reporters, following his release from garda custody.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Feb 9th 2015, 12:49 PM 9,293 Views 2 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know…

# paul-murphy - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Thousands of greyhounds just disappear each year - what's happening to them?

Feb 8th 2015, 8:30 AM 31,455 Views 45 Comments

Rescues are packed with greyhounds but some of these dogs do not even get the chance to be re-homed when the industry no longer has a need for them.

# paul-murphy - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Austerity is finally, officially, totally, absolutely finished: Noonan

Feb 5th 2015, 2:47 PM 21,235 Views 153 Comments

It was already done with a year ago, apparently.

# paul-murphy - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hold on to your hats -  a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way
# First Steps
# First Steps

Hold on to your hats - a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way

Feb 4th 2015, 6:55 PM 19,504 Views 95 Comments

Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched