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# socialist - Monday 7 October, 2019

Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election

The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.

# socialist - Thursday 1 December, 2016

French President Francois Hollande won't seek re-election

His popularity had hit rock bottom after a term in office marked by terror attacks, high unemployment and embarrassing revelations about his private life.

# socialist - Monday 15 December, 2014

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law Analysis This post contains videos

Why this TD WAS elected to break the law

Analysis: Paul Murphy has always been upfront about his intention to boycott water charges… and has encouraged others to follow suit.

# socialist - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night Protest This post contains videos

Watch: Paul Murphy tore up his Irish Water application form in the Dáil last night

The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD wasn’t having any of it in the Dáil last night.

# socialist - Thursday 18 September, 2014

This former MEP is running for the Dáil on a single issue: water charges

But Paul Murphy’s Sinn Féin opposition in Dublin South West has hit back at criticism over his stance on water charges.

# socialist - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Ex-MEP "would prefer" if People Before Profit had stayed out of Dáil race

Socialist Paul Murphy wasn’t happy with PBP after losing his seat in the Euros. Now they’ve declared a candidate in Dublin South-West.

# socialist - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

# socialist - 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.

# socialist - 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.

# socialist - 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”.

# socialist - Monday 31 March, 2014

Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister

Valls has consistently topped opinion polls as France’s favourite politician.

# socialist - Saturday 22 March, 2014

‘Labour deserve to be slammed’: Socialist Party MEP on being a voice for the working class

Paul Murphy said Irish politicians are ‘obsessed’ with being the poster child for austerity in Europe.

# socialist - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Column: The AAA emerged organically, not at the whim of the Socialist Party

There is a significant and growing political vacuum, and it’s into this vacuum that the Anti-Austerity Alliance has taken its first steps, writes Matt Waine.

# socialist - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died

The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.

# socialist - Sunday 30 December, 2012

From The42 Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax Net Gains

Football stars avoid French plan for 75% income tax

Footballers earning over €1m, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, would have lost a heft chunk of their weekly wage.

# socialist - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez

Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.

# socialist - Sunday 22 April, 2012

L'explainer: The candidates and issues in the French presidential election

France goes to the polls today in the first round of voting for the country’s next president. Can Nicolas Sarkozy secure a second term or will he be replaced in the Élysée? looks at the candidates and the issues…

# socialist - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Poll: How will you be voting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you be voting?

It’s decision time: which party’s getting your number one?