Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 7°C Tuesday 28 September 2021

#Ruth Coppinger

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 17 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 17th 2014, 11:05 AM 29,257 Views 290 Comments

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'
# PRTB
# PRTB

Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'

Oct 24th 2014, 8:36 PM 11,327 Views 58 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Sep 25th 2014, 8:54 AM 7,796 Views 201 Comments

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
# Miss Y
# Miss Y

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

Sep 18th 2014, 5:57 PM 8,845 Views 35 Comments

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

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Bailiffs evict Castleknock pensioners ahead of court hearing
# Crisis
# Crisis

Bailiffs evict Castleknock pensioners ahead of court hearing

Aug 27th 2014, 11:55 AM 60,858 Views 355 Comments

The Coynes have never failed to pay rent – but are facing eviction today.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction

Aug 11th 2014, 1:41 PM 11,327 Views 39 Comments

Martin and Violet Coyne face homelessness after alternative accommodation falls through.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

There's enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes

Jul 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,376 Views 18 Comments

The Government says that “proper management of all State land is critical”.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House
# Stage-managed
# Stage-managed

New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House

Jun 18th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,929 Views 42 Comments

The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'
# Rent Allowance
# Rent Allowance

Housing Bill dismissed as a 'ridiculous ploy' to make the government 'look better'

Jun 17th 2014, 12:30 PM 6,756 Views 32 Comments

Tamara Kearns, who is homeless, said the new legislation does not deal with a number of key issues including rent control.

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
# THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West

May 25th 2014, 2:35 AM 70,732 Views 201 Comments

Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 24 May, 2014

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him
# So Excited
# So Excited

No victory for Eamonn Coghlan but the whole process 'excited' him

May 24th 2014, 6:18 PM 14,410 Views 48 Comments

Coughlan said he’s not really disappointed and he may even run in the general election in a couple of years.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The Socialist Party thinks Labour could be 'wiped out' within three years

Apr 29th 2014, 1:25 PM 7,666 Views 89 Comments

Paul Murphy, the party’s Dublin MEP candidate, said that water charges were “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” for voters.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 28 April, 2014

Joe Higgins to quit Dáil at end of this term to clear way for Coppinger
# Socialist Realism
# Socialist Realism

Joe Higgins to quit Dáil at end of this term to clear way for Coppinger

Apr 28th 2014, 10:03 AM 9,641 Views 65 Comments

The outspoken TD’s insisting he will stay in politics “in a different capacity”.

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

Here's who is in the running for the by-election after Patrick Nulty's resignation

Mar 24th 2014, 8:29 AM 13,049 Views 53 Comments

These are the runners and riders after the shock resignation of Patrick Nulty at the weekend.

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today
# Rent Supplement
# Rent Supplement

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,337 Views 136 Comments

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 13 September, 2013

The 1 per cent: Socialist Party say 99 per cent didn't vote in last Seanad election
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

The 1 per cent: Socialist Party say 99 per cent didn't vote in last Seanad election

Sep 13th 2013, 5:39 PM 6,786 Views 40 Comments

The party says that wealthier people are far more likely to have a vote on the make-up of the house.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 8 August, 2013

'It's not too late to rally against the installation of water meters'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'It's not too late to rally against the installation of water meters'

Aug 8th 2013, 10:39 AM 10,741 Views 189 Comments

Councillor for the Socialist Party Ruth Coppinger wants the €539 million to be used to fix the water leaks instead.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 20 June, 2013

79 per cent paid Household Charge - but campaigners warn of a backlash
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

79 per cent paid Household Charge - but campaigners warn of a backlash

Jun 20th 2013, 6:36 PM 8,566 Views 72 Comments

Campaign leader says that high compliance rate was achieved through “intimidation”.

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Legal action flagged over failure to pay household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Legal action flagged over failure to pay household charge

Aug 16th 2012, 9:02 AM 5,240 Views 123 Comments

Second round of warning letters to be sent out soon as campaigners say they will not be bullied into paying charge.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally
# Tension
# Tension

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally

Mar 24th 2012, 1:48 PM 7,398 Views 66 Comments

Three of the nine TDs involved in the campaign against the household charge have criticised the Socialist Party TDs for taking key speaking slots at today’s rally in Dublin.

# ruth-coppinger - Saturday 29 October, 2011

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Counting to resume in the presidential election at 9am

Oct 29th 2011, 8:06 AM 1,585 Views 27 Comments

Labour’s Patrick Nulty was declared victorious in the Dublin West by-election in the early hours of this morning. The final presidential election result is still to come, along with counting in the constitutional referendums.

Labour’s Patrick Nulty takes Dublin West after count drama
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

Labour’s Patrick Nulty takes Dublin West after count drama

Oct 29th 2011, 3:01 AM 2,552 Views 20 Comments

Recount ended in dead heat between Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger and Fianna Fáil’s David McGuinness to take on Nulty – but electoral rule saw Coppinger eliminated…

# ruth-coppinger - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

FG candidate in Dublin West says she's 'the only government candidate'
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

FG candidate in Dublin West says she's 'the only government candidate'

Oct 26th 2011, 12:46 PM 1,446 Views 16 Comments

Eithne Loftus is distributing campaign leaflets that say she is the only government candidate despite Labour’s Patrick Nulty also running in the by-election.

A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

A farmer, a teacher and JFK: meet the Dublin West by-election candidates

Oct 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 2,873 Views 9 Comments

A total of 13 candidates are running for the seat vacated by the death of Brian Lenihan. TheJournal.ie runs the rule over all of them…

# ruth-coppinger - Thursday 13 October, 2011

13 names in the running for Dublin West by-election
# By-election
# By-election

13 names in the running for Dublin West by-election

Oct 13th 2011, 7:15 AM 1,269 Views 6 Comments

Six non-party candidates line up against seven from established parties, in the by-election to fill Brian Lenihan’s old seat.

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Fine Gael picks local councillor to contest Dublin West by-election
# Dublin West
# Dublin West

Fine Gael picks local councillor to contest Dublin West by-election

Sep 27th 2011, 9:43 PM 756 Views 9 Comments

Eithne Loftus will contest the seat vacated by Brian Lenihan.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 9 September, 2011

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

Sep 9th 2011, 10:40 AM 1,700 Views 13 Comments

The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.