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

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

Joan Collins (actress) forced to confirm she's not Joan Collins (arrested Dublin politician)

Apr 21st 2015, 9:46 AM 2,863 Views 1 Comment

The very idea!

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

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

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

Nov 26th 2013, 10:04 PM 7,474 Views 36 Comments

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
# Pro Note
# Pro Note

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

Nov 26th 2013, 4:07 PM 6,296 Views 39 Comments

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
# New Political Party
# New Political Party

Two TDs setting up new 'United Left' political party

Apr 25th 2013, 6:50 AM 19,092 Views 122 Comments

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
# Clare Daly
# Clare Daly

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving

Jan 29th 2013, 7:25 PM 19,982 Views 238 Comments

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
# Not So United
# Not So United

Socialist Party withdraws from United Left Alliance

Jan 26th 2013, 5:45 PM 13,814 Views 80 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Dáil approves introduction of property tax in late-night vote

Dec 19th 2012, 7:37 AM 6,015 Views 76 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

TD claims sports star and journalist had penalty points cancelled

Dec 11th 2012, 6:54 PM 26,143 Views 0 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Nov 28th 2012, 8:54 AM 3,895 Views 65 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity

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

Nov 24th 2012, 5:55 PM 25,491 Views 234 Comments

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?
# X Case
# X Case

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

Nov 17th 2012, 8:00 AM 7,057 Views 68 Comments

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?
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,218 Views 22 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 21st 2012, 8:30 AM 156 Views 44 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 20th 2012, 10:42 AM 18,385 Views 193 Comments

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?
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 6,898 Views 55 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Paul Murphy MEP

Sep 8th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,169 Views 27 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie 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?
# Leaders' Allowance
# Leaders' Allowance

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

Sep 3rd 2012, 2:30 PM 8,331 Views 37 Comments

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
# Socialist Party
# Socialist Party

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

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:40 AM 3,853 Views 38 Comments

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"
# Resignation
# Resignation

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 3:06 PM 9,300 Views 47 Comments

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
# Clare Daly
# Clare Daly

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

Sep 1st 2012, 6:28 PM 11,331 Views 130 Comments

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'
# Expenses
# Expenses

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

Jul 4th 2012, 10:31 AM 6,180 Views 130 Comments

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
# Expenses
# Expenses

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:08 AM 4,412 Views 95 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2012, 10:09 AM 3,049 Views 58 Comments

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
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

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

Jun 8th 2012, 8:30 AM 3,626 Views 85 Comments

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
# Mick Wallace

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

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 PM 9,393 Views 224 Comments

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
# Building Standards
# Building Standards

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

Jun 2nd 2012, 1:23 PM 2,988 Views 43 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The treaty is risky and dangerously experimental’

May 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 25 Views 52 Comments

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
# Cuts
# Cuts

Opposition TDs force Dáil debate on domiciliary care allowance

May 4th 2012, 9:29 AM 2,214 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defensive as government accused of being 'outrageously deceptive'

Apr 19th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,684 Views 14 Comments

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
Live Apr 17th 2012, 4:45 PM

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

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

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

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

Apr 14th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,924 Views 31 Comments

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
# One Year In

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

Mar 10th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,387 Views 5 Comments

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
# Austerity

GALLERY: Thousands march across European cities against austerity cuts

Mar 1st 2012, 8:50 AM 1,298 Views 6 Comments

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
# Protest

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

Feb 29th 2012, 4:30 PM 4,131 Views 46 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Opposition parties welcome announcement of referendum

Feb 28th 2012, 5:35 PM 2,428 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

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

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,561 Views 16 Comments

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
# Stopped The Sheriff
# Stopped The Sheriff

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

Feb 21st 2012, 6:45 PM 20,375 Views 126 Comments

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
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

ULA to force Dáil vote on burning Anglo bondholders

Jan 24th 2012, 12:30 PM 3,848 Views 79 Comments

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

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