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#Ruth Coppinger

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 25 January, 2016

This radical left alternative has no leader and different views on Sinn Féin
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

This radical left alternative has no leader and different views on Sinn Féin

Jan 25th 2016, 12:56 PM 18,857 Views 172 Comments

The Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit alliance launched a common principles document today.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

Jan 21st 2016, 12:00 PM 18,384 Views 110 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

'Delusional' Alan Kelly claims water charges have gone off the agenda
# Haven't Gone Away
# Haven't Gone Away

'Delusional' Alan Kelly claims water charges have gone off the agenda

Jan 5th 2016, 1:13 PM 20,238 Views 129 Comments

Others disagree.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 20 November, 2015

'Outrageous': Paul Murphy reacts to AAA losing its collection ban appeal
# District Court
# District Court

'Outrageous': Paul Murphy reacts to AAA losing its collection ban appeal

Nov 20th 2015, 6:10 PM 28,702 Views 169 Comments

The party was refused a permit because the money might be used to ‘encourage an unlawful act’.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Have only 20 council houses been built this year?
# Alan Kelly
# Alan Kelly

Have only 20 council houses been built this year?

Nov 12th 2015, 9:15 PM 12,401 Views 44 Comments

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
# Whistle-stop Tour

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

Oct 24th 2015, 5:24 PM 15,178 Views 237 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 4:20 PM 11,554 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pricey
# Pricey

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

Oct 19th 2015, 2:24 PM 22,426 Views 126 Comments

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
# Coppinger Row
# Coppinger Row

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

Oct 7th 2015, 3:42 PM 16,235 Views 147 Comments

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?
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

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

Sep 16th 2015, 11:41 AM 17,442 Views 191 Comments

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
# Hotels
# Hotels

Homeless family finds cockroaches in their hotel bathroom

Sep 1st 2015, 5:15 PM 22,851 Views 42 Comments

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
# Operation Mizen
# Operation Mizen

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

Aug 28th 2015, 5:27 PM 20,087 Views 199 Comments

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
# Homelessness

A TD says you should "break the law" to keep a roof over your head

Aug 11th 2015, 7:53 PM 17,081 Views 127 Comments

Is she right?

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?
# Left Power
# Left Power

Could we be about to get ANOTHER new political group?

Aug 8th 2015, 9:18 PM 26,878 Views 144 Comments

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
# Equality
# Equality

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

Jun 12th 2015, 8:31 AM 9,033 Views 97 Comments

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
# Socialist Upheaval
# Socialist Upheaval

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

Jun 8th 2015, 8:30 PM 16,750 Views 68 Comments

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
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

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

May 27th 2015, 10:59 PM 23,154 Views 149 Comments

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
# 8th Amendment
# 8th Amendment

74 TDs have just voted down another abortion bill

May 12th 2015, 6:02 PM 17,276 Views 74 Comments

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'
# The 8th Amendment
# The 8th Amendment

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

May 8th 2015, 11:56 AM 21,820 Views 119 Comments

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
# Uniting The Left

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

Apr 26th 2015, 9:15 AM 10,730 Views 112 Comments

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
# Pro-Choice
# Pro-Choice

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Apr 22nd 2015, 7:15 AM 22,872 Views 98 Comments

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
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

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

Apr 15th 2015, 10:46 PM 27,401 Views 188 Comments

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
# Socialist Revolution

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores

Apr 13th 2015, 10:13 AM 16,025 Views 144 Comments

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
# The Revolution Will Be Televised

Why this TD uses military metaphors and might nationalise Dunnes

Apr 12th 2015, 10:30 AM 20,638 Views 173 Comments

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
# The Left Way

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

Apr 11th 2015, 6:30 PM 20,195 Views 132 Comments

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
# Jobstown

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

Apr 10th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,600 Views 71 Comments

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
# We Won't Pay
# We Won't Pay

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

Apr 9th 2015, 7:58 AM 12,270 Views 135 Comments

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)
# 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 28,843 Views 194 Comments

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
# Egypt
# Egypt

Enda Kenny could yet intervene in the Ibrahim Halawa case

Apr 1st 2015, 1:35 PM 16,331 Views 179 Comments

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"
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:24 PM 46,853 Views 346 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: 'Are you embarrassed?'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

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

Mar 5th 2015, 1:27 PM 17,354 Views 71 Comments

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 24th 2015, 5:09 PM 17,363 Views 270 Comments

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
# Round Up The Firstborn
# Round Up The Firstborn

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

Feb 12th 2015, 10:47 PM 46,864 Views 254 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

Feb 11th 2015, 7:30 AM 18,267 Views 210 Comments

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
# Yellow Doom
# Yellow Doom

Clare Daly: Clamping is an easy way to make money

Jan 22nd 2015, 2:45 PM 13,854 Views 98 Comments

The TD suggested we consider banning the practice.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011
# Exceptional Needs Payments
# Exceptional Needs Payments

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

Nov 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 7,100 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Socialist Revolution
# Socialist Revolution

Does the Socialist Party really want to nationalise Dell?

Nov 24th 2014, 1:09 PM 20,042 Views 166 Comments

One TD suggested as much at the weekend.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:11 PM 20,971 Views 19 Comments

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
# Right2Water
# Right2Water

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:08 PM 40,073 Views 237 Comments

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
# Whoops
# Whoops

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland

Nov 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 36,089 Views 109 Comments

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