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#Ruth Coppinger

# ruth-coppinger - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction

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

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

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

# ruth-coppinger - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

# ruth-coppinger - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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'

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

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

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

Eithne Loftus will contest the seat vacated by Brian Lenihan.

# ruth-coppinger - Friday 9 September, 2011

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

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