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#Ruth Coppinger

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 14 February, 2020

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 40,403 Views 97 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 9 February, 2020

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 42,087 Views 79 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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 19,172 Views 40 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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 99,469 Views 136 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 24 June, 2019

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 9,082 Views 43 Comments

Government will consider an implementation plan to ban fur farming.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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 71,289 Views 53 Comments

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 11 April, 2019

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 18,091 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.’

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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 43,721 Views 132 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 25 November, 2018

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 9,766 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.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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 17,834 Views 58 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'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 27,882 Views 0 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

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 79,507 Views 0 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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 18,886 Views 55 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'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 36,891 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.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 23 April, 2018

'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 18,974 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.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'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 18,434 Views 123 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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 44,800 Views 125 Comments

Patrick McKee says that no offence was intended.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'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 12,432 Views 74 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'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 26,832 Views 94 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

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 15,598 Views 83 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'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 51,528 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.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'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 14,178 Views 5 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'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 22,968 Views 75 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

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 22,431 Views 205 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

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 39,539 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 9,447 Views 51 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 11 March, 2017

'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 23,516 Views 63 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 2 January, 2017

'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 8,690 Views 8 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 15 December, 2016

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 11,137 Views 107 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

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 26,845 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 - Sunday 23 October, 2016

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 18,959 Views 185 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 22 October, 2016

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 24,480 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.

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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 30,570 Views 97 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 1 July, 2016

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 24,781 Views 79 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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 36,064 Views 161 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 5 June, 2016

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 36,551 Views 263 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 4 June, 2016

"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 40,755 Views 253 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

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 43,888 Views 161 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

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 13,225 Views 127 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 19 March, 2016

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 16,859 Views 128 Comments

Ruth Coppinger has called for the government to intervene.

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