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Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,505 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties
# Gone
# Gone

Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Regina Doherty lose seats in first major Fine Gael casualties

Feb 9th 2020, 9:40 PM 42,151 Views 79 Comments

Solidarity-People Before Profit’s Ruth Coppinger has lost her seat.

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'
# Housing
# Housing

Sex for rent: Case of landlord propositioning tenant 'not a once off or unusual'

Sep 19th 2019, 2:19 PM 19,437 Views 40 Comments

Housing charity Threshold has said it is aware of several such incidents.

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant
# Renters
# Renters

Sex for rent: Coppinger tells Dáil of Rathmines landlord who propositioned tenant

Sep 18th 2019, 1:17 PM 99,571 Views 136 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said that the situation outlined by Coppinger “sounds disgusting”.

Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland
# Banned
# Banned

Government plans to 'phase out' fur farming in Ireland

Jun 24th 2019, 1:34 PM 9,108 Views 43 Comments

Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

May 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 74,243 Views 53 Comments

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration
# Pressure
From The42
# Pressure

Ruth Coppinger calls on FAI Board to step down in wake of Oireachtas Committee frustration

Apr 11th 2019, 7:03 AM 18,152 Views 55 Comments

She referred to John Delaney’s decision not to engage with all questioning as turning the meeting into ‘Hamlet without the Prince.’

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears
# Portiuncula Hospital
# Portiuncula Hospital

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Feb 19th 2019, 3:12 PM 43,738 Views 132 Comments

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

OPINION: Ruth Coppinger TD on why she believes her 'thong stunt' can kickstart a movement around sexism and consent
# This Is Not Consent
# This Is Not Consent

OPINION: Ruth Coppinger TD on why she believes her 'thong stunt' can kickstart a movement around sexism and consent

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 PM 9,801 Views 46 Comments

The Dublin West TD says the reaction to the ‘stunt’ showed how people are wanting to create a change in society in regards sexism and consent.

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case
# Consent
# Consent

Nine in 10 people believe a person's underwear should not be discussed in a rape case

Nov 20th 2018, 12:00 AM 17,895 Views 58 Comments

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

'Clothes are not consent': Thongs hung up at Spire to protest use of clothing as rape trial evidence
# Protest
# Protest

'Clothes are not consent': Thongs hung up at Spire to protest use of clothing as rape trial evidence

Nov 14th 2018, 3:14 PM 27,947 Views 0 Comments

The protest was organised by ROSA and Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger.

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments
# Consent
# Consent

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

Nov 13th 2018, 3:10 PM 79,584 Views 0 Comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,945 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber
# Mural
# Mural

'Tell me what's offensive about this': Ruth Coppinger holds up Repeal sign in Dáil chamber

Apr 24th 2018, 5:31 PM 36,915 Views 200 Comments

Coppinger held up the poster while asking the Taoiseach about the removal of a Repeal mural outside Dublin city’s Project Arts Centre.

'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)
# MASER
# MASER

'You can't paint over a movement': Repeal mural removed from Temple Bar (again)

Apr 23rd 2018, 2:38 PM 19,095 Views 120 Comments

The Charities Regulator has defended its decision to say the Project Arts Centre could lose its charitable status if the mural remained.

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Apr 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 18,890 Views 123 Comments

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'
# Patrick McKee
# Patrick McKee

FF councillor apologises for tweet telling Ruth Coppinger to 'please just keep your clothes on'

Feb 6th 2018, 10:45 PM 44,847 Views 125 Comments

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended.

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach
# Anti-homeless Devices
# Anti-homeless Devices

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Nov 16th 2017, 12:50 PM 12,518 Views 74 Comments

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats
# Airport Screening
# Airport Screening

'You never know who would be after us': Security beefed up at Leinster House amid fear of threats

Nov 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 26,921 Views 94 Comments

The Taoiseach has criticised security at Leinster House for being far less stringent as other national parliaments.

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP
# Rulebook
# Rulebook

Ireland needs to break EU rules in order to build more houses, says Solidarity-PBP

Sep 13th 2017, 2:06 PM 15,671 Views 83 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett said the government needs to declare Ireland’s housing crisis an emergency.

'More censorship': Row in Dáil as TD asks why gardaí spoke to professor over Regina Doherty blog
# Complaint
# Complaint

'More censorship': Row in Dáil as TD asks why gardaí spoke to professor over Regina Doherty blog

Jul 6th 2017, 2:53 PM 51,977 Views 0 Comments

Blogger and academic Catherine Kelly claims she was cautioned by gardaí about her social media posts and online articles which referenced Regina Doherty.

'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin
# Adapt
# Adapt

'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin

Jun 14th 2017, 6:01 AM 14,197 Views 5 Comments

Staff at Adapt in Dublin were told last month that the service was winding down.

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'

May 16th 2017, 6:05 AM 23,082 Views 74 Comments

The family’s story sparked a debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters

May 9th 2017, 2:37 PM 22,463 Views 205 Comments

Last week the Dáil voted to retain the Dáil prayer and also to add a 30 second moment of reflection.

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
# Holy Words
# Holy Words

Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer

May 2nd 2017, 3:36 PM 39,567 Views 188 Comments

It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.

'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith
# Repeal The Eighth
# Repeal The Eighth

'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith

May 2nd 2017, 1:44 PM 9,467 Views 51 Comments

Solidarity-PBP says a referendum on abortion should be held before the autumn.

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'He's a sexual predator': John Halligan is not happy with Kenny meeting Trump

Mar 11th 2017, 2:19 PM 23,563 Views 65 Comments

Halligan will be heading to Brazil for St Patrick’s Day.

'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'
# Anmal Welfare
# Anmal Welfare

'Fantastic progress' in 2016 but animals in Irish circuses 'continue to suffer'

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 8,710 Views 8 Comments

Four circuses were inspected by officials in 2016, but the minister says “no significant animal welfare issues were identified”.

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

New proposals to prevent landlords using loopholes to evict tenants

Dec 15th 2016, 8:00 AM 11,160 Views 107 Comments

The AAA-PBP will bring the motion to the Dáil today.

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

Oct 25th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,873 Views 78 Comments

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Oct 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 19,101 Views 185 Comments

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Coppinger on Zappone: 'She wore a Repeal jumper on the march and she won't vote for a repeal bill'

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:15 PM 24,497 Views 90 Comments

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Coppinger said the AAA-PBP are calling on John Halligan, Shane Ross and Finian McGrath to stand by their principles and support the bill.

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is it cheaper for the State to build houses directly than to use the private sector?

Jul 24th 2016, 7:30 PM 30,685 Views 97 Comments

FactCheck examines a big claim on one of the major issues of the day.

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do EU rules prevent us from spending money to build more social housing?

Jul 1st 2016, 8:09 PM 24,920 Views 79 Comments

FactCheck looks in depth at an AAA-PBP claim with big implications.

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:24 PM 36,131 Views 160 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Enda Kenny mislead the Dáil over the Eighth Amendment?

Jun 5th 2016, 9:00 PM 36,581 Views 263 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks into the Taoiseach’s controversial claim on a controversial issue, last week.

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges
# Water Wars
# Water Wars

"Bullying the populace into submission" - TDs aren't happy about Enda's comments on water charges

Jun 4th 2016, 3:20 PM 40,915 Views 253 Comments

Kenny has made comments in a newspaper interview about the controversial charges.

Ruth Coppinger will become the first woman nominated for Taoiseach
# AAA
# AAA

Ruth Coppinger will become the first woman nominated for Taoiseach

Apr 5th 2016, 10:48 PM 43,918 Views 161 Comments

The Dublin West TD says she represents an “alternative to the failed policies of the 1%”.

Fingal County Council confirms it's trying to buy Tyrrelstown houses
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Fingal County Council confirms it's trying to buy Tyrrelstown houses

Mar 23rd 2016, 9:19 AM 13,275 Views 126 Comments

The council said that talks with the developer had not progressed as of yet.

Tyrrelstown residents want immediate protection from vulture fund
# Cruise Park
# Cruise Park

Tyrrelstown residents want immediate protection from vulture fund

Mar 19th 2016, 12:41 PM 16,886 Views 128 Comments

Ruth Coppinger has called for the government to intervene.

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