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# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Dun Laoghaire residents protest against bus route cutbacks
# March
# March

Dun Laoghaire residents protest against bus route cutbacks

Jul 25th 2015, 4:08 PM 18,945 Views 84 Comments

People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett said residents across Dun Laoghaire are “absolutely furious” at the proposed cuts.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 26 June, 2015

'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'An absolute scandal': Tenants could face eviction for not paying water charges

Jun 26th 2015, 9:35 AM 25,119 Views 225 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett has said the measure is “draconian”.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening
# Dáil Wars
# Dáil Wars

After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening

Jun 10th 2015, 10:53 PM 24,002 Views 71 Comments

Michael Noonan said he’s “confident” he has addressed the opposition’s concerns.

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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 10,702 Views 112 Comments

There are FIVE left-wing parties in the Dáil right now. Can’t they all just get along?

# richard-boyd-barrett - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Other families' bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella - Boyd Barrett
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Other families' bravery made me talk about my daughter Ella - Boyd Barrett

Apr 25th 2015, 9:30 AM 17,097 Views 8 Comments

The People Before Profit TD recounted his own personal tragedy in a Dáil debate in February.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

Why is this TD always shouting and roaring in the Dáil?

Apr 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 17,610 Views 76 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett turns up the volume whenever he takes to his feet in the chamber.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Monday 20 April, 2015

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Why Richard Boyd Barrett thinks heroin and cocaine should be decriminalised

Apr 20th 2015, 10:00 PM 14,720 Views 72 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has argued that all drugs should be decriminalised. Here’s why…

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

Two TDs reported to gardaí after failing to disclose political donations on time

Mar 24th 2015, 4:42 PM 16,911 Views 42 Comments

It was all cleared up a few days later…

# richard-boyd-barrett - Friday 6 February, 2015

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'
# Personal Experience
# Personal Experience

Boyd-Barrett: 'I had to bury my daughter Ella. She was born with fatal foetal abnormalities'

Feb 6th 2015, 10:55 PM 46,471 Views 130 Comments

The People Before Profit TD has recounted his own personal tragedy during a Dáil debate on abortion.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000
# A Lot
# A Lot

Here's how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000

Dec 31st 2014, 7:30 AM 22,513 Views 79 Comments

Some people want the controversial charged abolished altogether.

# richard-boyd-barrett - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities
# I'm All Arr-ears
# I'm All Arr-ears

Council tenants could have water charges taken from their rent by local authorities

Nov 20th 2014, 4:37 PM 11,809 Views 123 Comments

One TD says it means councils will be “doing the dirty work” of Irish Water.

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

These TDs and Senators are refusing to pay water charges. Here's why...
# N To The O
# N To The O

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

Nov 1st 2014, 12:00 PM 30,730 Views 51 Comments

“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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Oct 31st 2014, 5:45 PM 34,145 Views 297 Comments

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...
# Budget Banter
# Budget Banter

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

Oct 15th 2014, 8:10 AM 4,006 Views 37 Comments

… 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)
# Can't Hear Ya
# Can't Hear Ya

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

Oct 14th 2014, 7:01 PM 11,901 Views 21 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,868 Views 26 Comments

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
# Poll

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

Jun 16th 2014, 9:21 AM 11,145 Views 58 Comments

Is it better in or out?

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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

# richard-boyd-barrett - 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 17,785 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.

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

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 11,047 Views 48 Comments

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'
# Call For Action
# Call For Action

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

Apr 4th 2014, 11:05 PM 60,273 Views 0 Comments

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
# Evictions
# Evictions

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

Mar 27th 2014, 3:05 PM 11,620 Views 42 Comments

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
# Tempers Frayed
# Tempers Frayed

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

Mar 12th 2014, 12:35 PM 5,216 Views 18 Comments

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
# Unparliamentary

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

Mar 5th 2014, 12:29 PM 13,127 Views 25 Comments

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
# Unparliamentary

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

Mar 5th 2014, 8:55 AM 31,222 Views 67 Comments

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'
# 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 14,394 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.

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

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

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

Jan 10th 2014, 9:25 AM 11,261 Views 157 Comments

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
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

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

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,770 Views 80 Comments

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
# Corrib
# Corrib

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

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:15 AM 17,535 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2013, 1:09 PM 14,639 Views 26 Comments

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
# Finance Committee
# Finance Committee

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

Sep 8th 2013, 8:05 AM 7,648 Views 15 Comments

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

Caption competition: What are Peter Mathews and RBB talking about?
# Best Buds
# Best Buds

Caption competition: What are Peter Mathews and RBB talking about?

Sep 4th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,214 Views 87 Comments

Over to you…

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

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

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,470 Views 55 Comments

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
# Tfmr

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

Jun 26th 2013, 10:01 PM 10,870 Views 19 Comments

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
# Coillte
# Coillte

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

Jun 19th 2013, 5:39 PM 4,437 Views 28 Comments

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
# G8 Summit
# G8 Summit

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit

Jun 17th 2013, 4:32 PM 11,531 Views 126 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,401 Views 206 Comments

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie 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
# New Political Party
# New Political Party

Two TDs setting up new 'United Left' political party

Apr 25th 2013, 6:50 AM 19,057 Views 122 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Apr 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,717 Views 120 Comments

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.