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# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Joan Collins (actress) forced to confirm she's not Joan Collins (arrested Dublin politician) Water Mix Up

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

High Court dismisses TD's challenge to Anglo promissory note deal

Joan Collins TD had claimed that the deal was unconstitutional because it gave the Minister for Finance open ended power to approve the payments without Dáil approval.

# united-left-alliance - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Two TDs setting up new 'United Left' political party

The formation of a new political party involving TDs Clare Daly and Joan Collins comes in the wake of the apparent collapse of the United Left Alliance in recent months.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving

The ULA deputy was arrested in Dublin last night, and said she had “been given a hot whiskey for a cold.”

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Socialist Party withdraws from United Left Alliance

The party of Joe Higgins has pulled out of the ULA, meaning the group now only has three members in the Dáil.

# united-left-alliance - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Dáil approves introduction of property tax in late-night vote

TDs debated proposed amendments until after 11pm last night – amid complaints that not enough time had been allocated.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

People Before Profit TD Joan Collins has used parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of an Irish sports star and journalist who allegedly had penalty points struck-off their licence.

# united-left-alliance - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

'Not an option' to leave out suicide provision in any abortion law - Shatter

Justice Minister Alan Shatter was speaking as the government prepares to respond to the expert group on abortion’s report before the end of the year. TDs will also debate and vote on abortion legislation tonight.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 24 November, 2012

SIPTU condemns 'fascist behaviour' at today's austerity protest Anti-austerity This post contains images

SIPTU condemns 'fascist behaviour' at today's austerity protest

SIPTU president Jack O’Connor alleges that protesters carrying Sinn Féin and ULA banners attempted to disrupt proceedings.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Legislating for the X Case: Where do the parties stand?

We’ve been asking every single member of the Oireachtas where they stand on the X Case and legislation but less than 20 per cent have responded. Here’s what the parties think…

# united-left-alliance - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# united-left-alliance - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits

The Irish left has a history of schism, writes Adrian Grant – but if it wants to reap electoral rewards it must learn to co-operate.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: If there was an election held today, who would you vote for?

It’s a long way off but how would you vote if there were an election right now?

# united-left-alliance - Sunday 23 September, 2012

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 8 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Paul Murphy MEP

Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Paul Murphy MEP picks a speech by socialist Karl Liebknecht.

# united-left-alliance - Monday 3 September, 2012

Explainer: What happens to Socialist Party funding now that Clare Daly is gone?

Clare Daly has asked the Socialist Party to pass on some of the allowance it gets for her membership. What’s going on?

Daly's stance could hinder future of ULA, says Higgins

Joe Higgins says a “majority” of people within the United Left Alliance object to Clare Daly’s political support to Mick Wallace.

# united-left-alliance - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Daly: "My resignation has absolutely nothing got to do with Mick Wallace"

Clare Daly says any suggestion that she left the Socialist Party because of Mick Wallace is “a complete lie”.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Clare Daly criticises 'inaccurate' Socialist Party, says she is now ULA TD

The Dublin North TD said that the criticism from her former colleagues in the Socialist Party was “inaccurate” but said she would not engage in a war of words following her resignation earlier.

# united-left-alliance - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Clare Daly on expenses: 'We've done nothing that we shouldn't have'

The Socialist Party TD has defended her use of travel expenses for going to meetings around the country urging a boycott of the household charge.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# united-left-alliance - Sunday 24 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning.

# united-left-alliance - Friday 8 June, 2012

Technical group TDs: 'Massive difference' between Wallace's actions and household charge boycott

Both Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle believe that evading taxes is entirely separate to rejecting an austerity agenda.

Wallace may face Dáil censure - and could lose seat after court action

The Wexford TD could either face bankruptcy action or a criminal prosecution – both of which would see him quit the Dáil.

# united-left-alliance - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign Mick Wallace This post contains videos

Technical Group colleagues condemn Wallace but won’t call on him to resign

Independent TDs and the United Left Alliance have criticised the Wallace after he admitted evading VAT.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 2 June, 2012

ULA to force Dáil vote on making government responsible for Priory Hall repairs

A motion will be discussed on Wednesday and Thursday forcing the government to undertake the remedial works.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Column: ‘The treaty is risky and dangerously experimental’

On a ‘No’ vote: Economist Terrence McDonough says evoking fear in people over the recession is not an appropriate move by government.

# united-left-alliance - Friday 4 May, 2012

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

The allowance is given to the carer of children with severe disabilities who need close supervision. Opposition TDs say there have been significant problems with the payment recently.

# united-left-alliance - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Micheál Martin led criticism of the government over changes to the one-parent allowance during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

As it happened: Micheál Martin and Tánaiste address Fiscal Compact committee

Joe Higgins, Micheál Martin, Eamon Gilmore and Catherine Murphy all gave evidence today. Here’s what happened.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 14 April, 2012

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD

Colm Keaveney says that the alliance of left-wing parties in the Dáil stands for nothing but People Before Profit’s Joan Collins accused him of being “disingenuous”.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos One Year In This post contains images

In pics: Tensions, visits and tantrums - the new Dáil's first year in photos

It’s been exactly one year since the current crop of TDs took their seats in Leinster House for the first session of the current Dáil. Here’s what’s happened over the year in photographs.

# united-left-alliance - Thursday 1 March, 2012

GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts Austerity This post contains images

GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts

Marches took place across Spain as well as in Paris, Athens, Lisbon and Brussels, with hundreds at a demo in Dublin.

# united-left-alliance - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest Protest This post contains images

In pics: Hundreds march in Dublin in anti-austerity protest

Protesters marched to Leinster House today to protest against a range of measures affecting rural Ireland, including the household charge, septic tank charges, and the closure of schools and hospitals.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Opposition parties welcome announcement of referendum

Fianna Fáil will campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote but Sinn Féin will say ‘No’.

# united-left-alliance - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: A year after the general election, who would you vote for now?

It really is a year since the historic general election. But who would you give your first-preference vote to now?

# united-left-alliance - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD One Year On This post contains videos

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

I stopped the sheriff: Activists prevent eviction of man from Laois home

Independent TD Joan Collins was among a group of activists that stopped the attempted eviction of a man from his home in Laois yesterday.

# united-left-alliance - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

ULA to force Dáil vote on burning Anglo bondholders

A motion being debated this evening and tomorrow would see the State back out of repaying bonds and promissory notes.

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