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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Socialist

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# Four more years
Portugal's socialist party prepares for another term in government after general election
The party fell short of a parliamentary majority.
# Unpopular
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.
# Analysis
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.
# Protest
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# left-wing tensions
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.
# Response times
'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.
# stage-managed
New TD Ruth Coppinger on the frustrations of Leinster House
The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.
# Election 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 realism
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”.
# Popular
Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister
Valls has consistently topped opinion polls as France’s favourite politician.
# Election 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.
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.
# hugo chavez
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died
The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
# 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.
# El Presidente
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.
# France
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…
# Your Say
Poll: How will you be voting?
It’s decision time: which party’s getting your number one?