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#Ruth Coppinger

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance has cited Department of Environment figures which make for shocking reading. But what’s the truth?

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'We'll do whatever it takes to change this' -  Abortion pill bus arrives in Dublin Whistle-stop Tour This post contains videos

'We'll do whatever it takes to change this' - Abortion pill bus arrives in Dublin

The bus was delivering abortion pills to women in Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Anti Austerity Alliance to "strongly consider" constitutional action against collections ban

The alliance says that the ban on door-to-door collections is “political policing” and is hampering their “development”.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 19 October, 2015

"Irish Water was Fine Gael policy alone" - Fianna Fáil dismiss €500 water charge accusations

The Anti Austerity Alliance say that just-released cabinet papers show the current government is merely following a blueprint laid out by its predecessors.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home

An injunction action was taken by developer Hansfield Investments.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Is this the left-wing party you've been waiting for?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit are joining forces.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Homeless family finds cockroaches in their hotel bathroom

Ruth Coppinger says it shows the need for inspections.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 28 August, 2015

Paul Murphy: It's quite shocking gardaí are 'spying' on water protesters

He and his AAA colleagues have written to the Justice Minister.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

A TD says you should "break the law" to keep a roof over your head Homelessness This post contains a poll

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

The Anti-Austerity Alliance is in talks with People Before Profit.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 12 June, 2015

It's still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week

A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 8 June, 2015

‘Politics is a dirty world’: AAA activist quits after bitter row over council seat

Bernadette Rynne claims she was passed over for a council seat, but AAA members in Dublin West dispute her account.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'A stage-managed charade': TDs are VERY unhappy about the Aer Lingus sale

The Aer Lingus sale is coming in for heavy criticism in the Dáil today.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

A bill providing for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment was overwhelmingly defeated this evening.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 8 May, 2015

'The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don't know what it's like'

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together? Uniting The Left This post contains videos

Why can't all the left-wing parties get their act together?

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters

Ruth Coppinger has said the comments ‘do no favours’ to the anti-austerity movement.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 13 April, 2015

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores Socialist Revolution This post contains videos

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores

The retail giant is involved in an ongoing dispute with some unionised workers.

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes The Revolution Will Be Televised This post contains videos

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Here’s what we learned from our extensive interview with anti-austerity TD Ruth Coppinger this week.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 11 April, 2015

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges? The Left Way This post contains videos

What is the Socialist alternative to Irish Water and water charges?

We asked Ruth Coppinger to outline what the Socialists would do if they abolished Irish Water and water charges.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Expect leaflets coming through your door asking you not to pay water charges

There’s a national campaign on the way.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

Enda Kenny could yet intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case

The Irish teenager has been held in a Cairo prison for over 600 days without trial.

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 22 March, 2015

"Massive non-payment of this charge is vital if we want to stop this beast"

Ruth Coppinger was speaking after yesterday’s impressive protest turnout.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Enda Kenny: Some water protesters are "terrifying young families"

The Taoiseach also said the protesters jailed last week wanted to be in contempt of court.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 12 February, 2015

TD accused of referring to gardaí as 'dogs' in the Dáil

There were extremely heated scenes in the Dáil during the discussion about Jobstown.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

TD Ruth Coppinger said people are more concerned about the arrests in relation to the Jobstown protests.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money

The TD suggested we consider banning the practice.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 24 November, 2014

Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?

One TD suggested as much at the weekend.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a strike over water charges, a cross on Carrauntoohil and Bertie Ahern in China.

Coppinger: December 10th could become a day of national strike

The Socialist Party TD added that she believes the Government could collapse before the next general election.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland

The AAA TD Ruth Coppinger tweeted a graphic using an image taken from an Australian news website.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 17 November, 2014

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 24 October, 2014

Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'

A report yesterday suggested that rent controls would not help the rental market.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Socialist TDs call for 'medieval' 8th Amendment to be removed from Constitution

Ruth Coppinger said that a Referendum should take place on the same day as the Marriage Equality Referendum next Spring.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 18 September, 2014

"Let's not repeat the mistake of 1983"... Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate

The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.