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#People Before Profit

# people-before-profit - Friday 16 May, 2014

'He doesn't know where the hell I was born': Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out

When Dette McLoughlin questioned the Taoiseach about water charges, he asked her where she was from. McLoughlin claims a garda approached her after the incident, looking for her details.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 4 May, 2014

What are you going to ask local election candidates? Here's what we suggest...

If you intend to engage with politicians on the doorstep, what do you plan on saying?

# people-before-profit - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Candidate to replace poster vandalised by bacon with new 'diversity poster'

People Before Profit candidate Memet Uludag, who is originally from Turkey, noticed on Thursday that bacon had been stuck to his posters.

# people-before-profit - Friday 2 May, 2014

"Outrage" as vandals tape bacon to posters of candidate with Turkish background

Memet Uludag — who has been living in Ireland since 1998 — noticed the items stuck to his election posters in Blanchardstown yesterday.

# people-before-profit - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Postmasters distance themselves from campaign to 'Name and Shame' TDs

However, the local elections candidate says he will continue with the campaign, and hopes that it will spread nationwide.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 23 February, 2014

'I hate the viciousness of capitalism': People Before Profit hopeful on the need for an alternative

The self-proclaimed socialist says no one is representing the working-class people in Ireland or Europe.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel

Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.

# people-before-profit - Friday 25 October, 2013

Social Welfare Bill moves to final stages before TDs go on their mid-term break

The Dáil will sit an extra day to focus on the bill, which was heard for the first time in the chamber yesterday.

# people-before-profit - Monday 21 October, 2013

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

# people-before-profit - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Closure of women's refuge would throw futures of families 'into chaos'

There are plans to close the Wexford Women’s Refuge from next month because it has overrun its budget.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

# people-before-profit - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

# people-before-profit - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# people-before-profit - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?

It’s a long way off but how would you vote if there were an election right now?

# people-before-profit - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Property Tax: Where do the political parties stand?

We know it’s on the way but which parties are in favour of it and which parties are not? Here is what they told us…

# people-before-profit - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Seamus Healy withdraws from ULA over handling of Wallace tax affairs

Healy said his party were disappointed and frustrated with the ULA’s handling of Wallace’s tax affairs.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

# people-before-profit - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts Hse Cuts This post contains images

In Pics: This evening's protest against home care and home help cuts

This is the second night of protests outside Government Buildings.

# people-before-profit - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 24 June, 2012

'It's imperative the left unites': How the ULA wants to become a political party

An alliance of three main groups, the United Left Alliance eventually wants to become a full political party but there are differences within the group about how quickly that should happen.

# people-before-profit - Friday 8 June, 2012

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott

Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# people-before-profit - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign Mick Wallace This post contains videos

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# people-before-profit - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 14 April, 2012

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD

Colm Keaveney says that the alliance of left-wing parties in the Dáil stands for nothing but People Before Profit’s Joan Collins accused him of being “disingenuous”.

# people-before-profit - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Laois homeowner who stopped the sheriff left 'demoralised' after eviction

Campaigners were able to stop Lee Wellstead from being evicted last month but the 47-year-old is today homeless after the sheriff made a successful second eviction attempt yesterday.

# people-before-profit - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest Protest This post contains images

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest

Protesters marched to Leinster House today to protest against a range of measures affecting rural Ireland, including the household charge, septic tank charges, and the closure of schools and hospitals.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?

It really is a year since the historic general election. But who would you give your first-preference vote to now?

# people-before-profit - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD One Year On This post contains videos

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

# people-before-profit - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

I stopped the sheriff: Activists prevent eviction of man from Laois home

Independent TD Joan Collins was among a group of activists that stopped the attempted eviction of a man from his home in Laois yesterday.

# people-before-profit - Monday 5 December, 2011

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil Budget 2012 This post contains videos

As it happened: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil

Miss the announcement? Never fear. Here’s our text commentary as Brendan Howlin set the ball rolling on Budget 2012.

The alternative Budget: Sugar tax, gambling tax and a job creation competition

What do Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil and the United Left Alliance want to see happen with this week’s budget? We take a look at their pre-Budget submissions, and discover some surprising proposals…

# people-before-profit - Friday 25 November, 2011

From The42 Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD Political Football

Football chief John Delaney's salary is 'obscene', insists TD

People Before Profit representative Richard Boyd Barrett says the money paid to the FAI boss is ‘unacceptable’.

# people-before-profit - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Dubliners protest against cuts and changes to bus routes

Campaigners are angry at proposed changes to routes as well the cutting of some services. Dublin Bus argue this will help provide a better service.

# people-before-profit - Thursday 9 June, 2011

By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat

The Sinn Féin president resigned the seat earlier this year in order to run for the Dáil where he now sits as a TD for Louth.

# people-before-profit - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Boyd-Barrett becomes first TD kicked out of new Dáil

Richard Boyd-Barrett is asked to leave the chamber by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett – the first ejection of the 31st Dáil.

# people-before-profit - Monday 28 February, 2011

The 'high-maintenance independents' prepare to take their seats in the Dáil

We look at the more colourful TDs who will take their seats in Dáil Eireann next week.

# people-before-profit - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

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