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#Richard Boyd-Barrett

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 1 November, 2014

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...

“The level of non-cooperation and non-engagement with Irish Water shows that the Government should just give up now.”

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 31 October, 2014

More than 100,000 will turn up at water charge protests tomorrow, predicts TD

The claim came as Pat Rabbitte said the public mood is being “exploited”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Inside Leinster House: Giddy government backbenchers embrace the end of austerity...

… while the opposition fail to muster much of an opposition.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn't Richard Boyd Barrett)

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 16 June, 2014

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Stephen Donnelly right to quit the banking inquiry?

Is it better in or out?

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 15 June, 2014

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 2 May, 2014

Here are the TDs and Senators who are likely to sit on the banking inquiry

Who is in the running to be part of an unprecedented Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of the Irish banking system? We’ve been finding out.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 4 April, 2014

Raped aged 10, her baby murdered and dumped - Cynthia Owen demands 'justice for Noleen'

The 52-year-old says the original six-week garda investigation into the case that became known as the Dalkey ‘house of horrors’ was a sham. She’s calling for a full review.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 27 March, 2014

'Political bulls**t' won't solve housing crisis: Property expert says government needs to act

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said that tenants have “absolutely no recourse” if their landlord becomes insolvent.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

'Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies': Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government' Unparliamentary This post contains videos

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

‘What a load of bulls**t’: TD’s ‘wet dream’ remarks land him in hot water Unparliamentary This post contains videos

‘What a load of bulls**t’: TD’s ‘wet dream’ remarks land him in hot water

Richard Boyd-Barrett said one government scheme was a “like a wet dream” for Fine Gael in comments that were heard by children sitting in the public gallery.

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 10 January, 2014

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return Feck You Deputy Stagg

8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return

Absence makes the heart grow… fonder?

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Watch: "It's all gone mad" - 8 moments from this week's 'grilling' of the bankers

The bankers were given targets to tackle the mortgage crisis, but no-one was happy with the measures they took to reach them…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

‘We don’t want government empathy and compassion – give us action’ Tfmr This post contains videos

‘We don’t want government empathy and compassion – give us action’

If the amendment to allow for terminations for medical reasons fails, a cross-party group have said they will bring a new Bill dealing with the issue after summer recess.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 17 June, 2013

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit

The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

Responding to queries from this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Two TDs setting up new 'United Left' political party

The formation of a new political party involving TDs Clare Daly and Joan Collins comes in the wake of the apparent collapse of the United Left Alliance in recent months.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 13 April, 2013

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

In response to queries from 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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

VIDEO: Dáil suspended for nearly 30 minutes in property tax timing row

Business was twice suspended as Richard Boyd Barrett complained about the time provided to debate property tax changes.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge So, what if #PromNight was a real prom? Prom Night This post contains videos

So, what if #PromNight was a real prom?

Michael Noonan, Enda Kenny and the lads head to the Leinster House High Debs…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Socialist Party withdraws from United Left Alliance

The party of Joe Higgins has pulled out of the ULA, meaning the group now only has three members in the Dáil.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Taoiseach: Youth employment will be priority for EU Presidency

His comments came in light of a report today that showed a rise in suicide in Ireland clashed with both the economic downturn and an increase in unemployment.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Gilmore refuses to confirm property tax rumours

Reports suggest the property tax will cost homeowners between €200 and €400 a year – but Eamon Gilmore would not discuss the figures in the Dáil this morning.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar Savita This post contains videos

VIDEO: TDs debate the death of Savita Halappanavar

Watch the full 32-minute debate between James Reilly and seven opposition TDs on the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita scandal: Reilly urges TDs not to prejudge results of inquiries

James Reilly says TDs’ comments could prejudge the findings of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused a termination procedure.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 5 October, 2012

Shatter condemns 'thuggery' during Gilmore car protest

The Justice Minister said protesters who forced the car carrying Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald to leave an event in Ballyfermot this morning showed a “callous disregard” for children.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey

Providence Resources, which is drilling for oil at Barryroe off Cork, has been granted a licence for a single well.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Gilmore challenges Boyd-Barrett to find alternative to property tax

The Tánaiste accuses left-wing TDs of failing to come up with their own proposals for how a property tax should be levied.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Sunday 16 September, 2012

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.