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# People Before Profit

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Richard Boyd Barrett defends remarks labelling Israel a ‘filthy, racist regime’
The People Before Profit TD made the remarks at the weekend and claimed that Israel is a ‘psychopath’ State.
Last month
November 2023
Government approves €95 million in funding for greyhound and horse racing industries
Opposition TDs and an advocacy group claimed the funding is a “waste” of public funds.
PBP says Ireland has 'blood on our hands' as it tables motion calling for sanctions on Israel
Tabling a countermotion, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said that getting rid of diplomatic channels would not have helped to get Irish citizens out of Gaza.
Lord Mayor of Dublin defends decision to hold meeting with Israeli ambassador next week
People Before Profit criticised the decision to hold the meeting on what is the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
'People Before Profit are not eurosceptic, we’re euro-critical’: Gino Kenny on party's EU stance
On Israel and Palestine, Kenny said he has lost faith that a two-state solution will be possible.
Chaos and confusion at UCD debate on Israel and Palestine
The debate started late due to speakers pulling out of the event and ended in a shouting match.
People Before Profit Bill to legalise personal use of cannabis seen as ‘test for Government'
If the Bill becomes legislation it will make it legal for someone to possess up to 7g of cannabis.
October 2023
Occupied Territories Bill in limbo amid calls for unions to back workers refusing to handle Israeli goods
Leader of the Labour Party Ivana Bacik said that the Labour Party also fully supports any workers in their opposition to handling any Israeli goods.
Calls for von der Leyen to resign by People Before Profit while SocDem's say they 'wouldn't vote for her'
The Labour Party said Joe Biden’s visit to Israel will embolden Israel and lead to more death and suffering for the people of Gaza.
People Before Profit and SocDems seek emergency Dáil debate on situation in Gaza and Israel
Richard Boyd Barrett said the situation is “twisted beyond belief”.
Rally held outside Dáil in solidarity with Palestine
The rally condemned the “Israeli occupation and oppression” of Palestine and was backed by People Before Profit and the Union of Students in Ireland.
'It shows the irony': Irish speaker on using Gaeilge to confront anti-immigrant protesters
A video of Darragh Adelaide responding to far-right anti-immigration activist Philip Dwyer in Irish went viral last week.
Legalising assisted dying would ‘radically’ alter ‘equality of human lives’, Committee hears
However, the committee also heard that ‘descending down a slippery slope is not inevitable’ if assisted dying is legalised.
This year
People Before Profit propose scrapping TV licence and funding RTÉ through a new 'Big Tech Tax'
The party’s self labelled “radical plan” proposes to increase RTÉ’s budget to €500 million through public funds secured by the new tax.
People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith announces she will not be seeking re-election
The Dublin South Central TD was first elected to Dáil Eireann in 2016.
FactCheck: Abortion bill still many stages away from passing into law
The lengthy passage from bill to law has led to confusion.
Martin to Murphy: 'I shudder to think of the day where you might be in authority'
An Tánaiste criticised Paul Murphy and the opposition for their response to the forum which he called a “sickening form of politics”.
'Pay discrimination': Bill seeks to give under-20s the same minimum wage as everyone else
PBP TD Paul Murphy said that existing legislation allowing 17-year-olds to be paid as little as €7.91 per hour is ‘perverse and exploitative’.
‘Complex and profound issue’: Committee on assisted dying to hold first public session next week
The cross-party panel will meet for the first time in public on Tuesday.
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The spotlight will be on the soldiers of destiny as to whether they have learned lessons from the past.
Taoiseach suggests Dáil vote for PBP abortion bill could speed up legal changes
The bill, which seeks wider access to abortion services, passed second stage in the Dáil last night.
Remaining Tathony House residents to stay put pending RTB ruling on mass eviction
A report by
Mairead Maguire
There are 10 remaining households facing an eviction they say is illegal.
Paul Murphy says protest at his family home was 'completely wrong and inappropriate'
A group of protestors turned up outside the Dublin TD’s house last night.
Anti-immigrant protestors picket home of Paul Murphy, partner and new baby
The PBP TD said that he believed the protest was “dangerous”.
Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins issues statement regarding allegations surrounding sale of land
Collins has been the subject of allegations relating to the disposal of land in recent days.
TDs to visit man jailed in Limerick for supplying cannabis to ill patients
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny called for Justice Minister Simon Harris to intervene in the case.
People Before Profit to protest 'double standards' in US foreign policy as Biden visits Ireland
The US President is making a trip to Ireland next month to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Garda struck by missile during policing plan for Ballyfermot funeral
‘I sincerely hope my colleague makes a speedy recovery from the injuries he received in the line of duty,’ said the local GRA rep.
'The situation is getting worse and worse': PBP warn of homeless spike if eviction ban lapses
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett called for the Government to support the eviction ban bill.
Last year
PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark
The Taoiseach was asked to explain ‘what was going on’ when NATO visited Cork
Special committee on assisted dying to be established 'as soon as humanly possible'
TD Gino Kenny said that delays to the establishment of the committee have been “extremely frustrating”.
Bill to be introduced that would legalise personal use of cannabis
It’s set to be introduced by People Before Profit, but would have to get Dáil approval to progress.
Liffey Valley staff stage protest against introduction of parking charges for workers
A People Before Profit TD says it’s ‘tantamount to a pay cut’.
Taoiseach criticised for lack of clarity on disconnection moratorium for pay-as-you-go customers
Martin maintains there are extra protections in place to protect customers.
Organisers expect ‘very many thousands’ at cost of living protest in Dublin on Saturday
The organisers hope the demonstration will pile pressure on the government ahead of the budget.
'This is not a crisis for everybody': Protesters blast inaction on cost of living at the Dáil
The protest was organised by the Cost of Living Coalition.
Cost of living protests planned for Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo on Saturday
The Cost of Living Coalition is calling for urgent and immediate action.
Paul Murphy: The government's treatment of medical scientists on pay has been shameful
As medical scientists’ industrial action escalates, the TD says it’s time for pay parity for these frontline workers.
'It's made criminals out of decent people': People Before Profit to introduce Bill to legalise cannabis
Four years ago the Green Party favoured the establishment of Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland.
People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”