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# United Left Alliance

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Joan Collins (actress) forced to confirm she's not Joan Collins (arrested Dublin politician)
The very idea!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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?
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…
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ‘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”.
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.
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.
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.
Opposition parties welcome announcement of referendum
Fianna Fáil will campaign in favour of a ‘Yes’ vote but Sinn Féin will say ‘No’.
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.
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.
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.