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Protest the Free Speech Hypocrites!
Out in Dromcarra, Tallaght with Kay Keane - People Before Profit Tallaght South (@kaykeanepbp) taking to people about the RTÉ scandal and our call for the scrapping of the licence fee and funding public service broadcasting through a Big Tech Tax ⛈🌧️
In recent years, Ireland has seen a continued trend in emigration: young graduates and working millennials are leaving the Emerald Isle for greener pastures. But this time they are leaving on account of a housing crisis exacerbated by inflation, which is destroying their future prospects
People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith to step down following conclusion of 33rd Dáil. Cllr Hazel de Nortúin selected to stand for People Before Profit in Dublin South Central. Full story: https://buff.ly/3XGkNLD
The RTÉ payments scandal has provoked widespread outrage. Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin warns of how the Government could use the opportunity to gut RTÉ, and argues that we need to fight for a proper Public Service Broadcaster worthy of the name.
Hundreds of people turned up at Cork City Library on Friday to stand in solidarity with library workers who have been targeted, abused and harassed by far-right agitators. Darragh Adelaide reports on the day and its significance in the wider fight against the far-right.
A stacked, one-sided panel discussed the issue of Cyber Security at the Government’s Consultative Forum on Security Policy. As Ruairí Fahy outlines, the make-up of the panel meant that important viewpoints were not heard and the conclusions that can be drawn from it are highly limited.
Thousands demonstrate at Dublin Trans and Intersex Pride for improved trans healthcare
Every 1C of warming means 15% more extreme rain - study https://buff.ly/44yVKMr We need a Gov willing to take make real changes in order to tackle the #ClimateCrisis
Protections that were promised to renters when the eviction ban was lifted have been delayed. #EvictionBan #HousingCrisis
Time - 2.30pm to 3.30pm Monday May 8th
Celebrities and activists call on government to keep eviction ban in new campaign
MUSICIANS, ACTORS, COMEDIANS, NGOs, experts, and activists have come together in collaboration with Raise the Roof in a video calling on the Government to keep the eviction ban in place. #KeepTheBan
Not only have successive Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael governments done nothing to break this cycle, they have on the contrary lavishly subsidised it, pouring ever greater sums of State money into the coffers of private landlords
This podcast by Reboot Republic chats with James O Toole a resident of Tathony House, where 26 households face eviction. #EvictionBan #HousingCrisis
Out in Kiltalown, Tallaght with Kay Keane - People Before Profit Tallaght South. Chatting to people about the need for investment in Kiltalown park and Jobstown playground. Join public meeting Saturday March 11th @ 12:00 beside the playground in Kiltalown Park.
Cost of Living & Housing Crisis - Time to Fight Back! Weds, Sept 14, at 7 PM in Civic Theatre. Event link: https://buff.ly/3cwF4jp Cost of Living Coalition - Dublin Southwest: https://buff.ly/3R2hRVx
Cost of Living Dublin Southwest Group follow the page for more info!
Those that are hiking up prices of food, energy, rents etc & raking in the profits. Yet there's no higher rate of tax for them. Story: How Ireland’s top CEOs were paid last year as their salaries soared by 27%. Average pay package of the 18 long-standing bosses of the largest Irish publicly quoted companies was €3.46 million last year https://buff.ly/3PXFOwl
Join the pre-budget protest 2pm Sat Sept 24th Parnell Sq Dublin.
When deciding climate targets, politicians North and South dithered and delayed. And those targets we do have are far too weak, and virtually always missed. This failure puts lives at risk and directly threatens our environment. We need action, now.
"We cannot be telling households of any class to be reducing their energy use...whilst giving more gas to data centres" Watch: https://buff.ly/3BmzH0r #EnergyCrisis #CostofLivingcrisis
Just over one month ago, #Livelyin when RTÉ mislead listeners to Liveline when the show platformed an anti-trans group for three days. This was largely ignored by the media. Video: Paul Murphy discusses Livelyin fiasco in the Dáil & expresses solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community https://buff.ly/3zCGNMU Story: https://buff.ly/3NdPtgp
Eirgrid, the national grid operator, raised serious concerns about the impact of data centres and their ability to provide energy for the entire country, saying the facilities will account for 33pc of all electricity consumption by 2030. Story: There are eight large data centres, that fall outside Government rules, due to be connected to the national grid within the next three years. https://buff.ly/3J7xd81 #EnergyCrisis #CostofLivingCrisis
People power can win cost of living measures that help us all. Join the pre-budget protest 2pm Sat Sept 24th Parnell Sq Dublin. Can you take a few flyers? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/GFxowidgmMtxCk
Public ownership of energy would mean: 💶 more affordable energy 💡 a more secure energy supply ⚡ more efficiency 🌱 better chance of securing a Just Transition away from fossil fuels 🚫 fewer corporations exploiting our natural resources at the expense of people and planet
When the ESB was publicly owned, we had the cheapest electricity in Europe. Time for renationalisation! Story: UK TUC says “burden” of “failed” energy privatisation must be lifted off families
Sinn Féin: > abstained on renewal of the Special Criminal Court > said it wouldn't oppose the government's racist refugee poliy > says it doesn't know if agriculture emissions should be reduced by 30%
It was not just in Ireland that priests abused children. Pope Francis is travelling to Canada this week to apologise for how the Catholic Church treated indigenous children. For over a hundred years, the Canadian government forcibly took 150,000 indigenous children from their parents and locked them away in special residential schools, mainly run by the Catholic Church. The aim was to ‘civilise’ them and destroy their native culture. The children were treated terribly, suffering malnutrition and sexual abuse. Hundreds were buried in unmarked graves, just like in Tuam. The last Pope Benedict refused to apologise and Francis is only making this belated apology after 1,000 unmarked graves have been found. The apology ritual is not enough – we need to get the priests out of schools in Canada , Ireland and everywhere. Time to separate Church and State.
In news that will surprise absolutey no one... We said it at the time and we'll say it again: Minimum alcohol pricing only hits the poor. Instead, we should be curbing the power of the alcohol industry by limiting their ability to sponsor and advertise, particularly in sports. Story: Minimum prices for alcohol fail to curb intake by most vulnerable, study finds https://www.irishtimes.com/health/2022/07/18/minimum-prices-for-alcohol-fail-to-curb-intake-by-most-vulnerable-study-finds/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The revelations about Uber’s lobbying activities show how the Irish state really operates. Officially, we live in a democracy where we all have an equal say. In reality, those with money get to shape policy behind the scenes. Uber wanted to de-regulate the taxi industry so that anyone can be a taxi driver. So they hired John Moran as a lobbyist. Moran is a former Secretary-General in the Department of Finance, appointed by the Fine Gael Minister Michael Noonan. Story: https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/ourview/arid-40916762.html
People Before Profit/Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue had an exhange in the Dáil on Thursday on farming in Ireland and emissions.
Paul Murphy TD: Almost half of farms in this country have an income of less than €10,000. The system is stacked in favour of the big businesses like Greencore, Kerry Group and the big dairy farmers. But it doesn't work for small farmers or the climate. Watch: https://twitter.com/paulmurphy_TD/status/1548014732858126336?s=20&t=gV_YfKePYKdU6TaLolx07g
In Spain, its been announced that train journeys will be free on short & medium journeys to ease #CostofLivingCrisis PBP have long been calling for free and frequent public transport to end car dependency & continue to help w/ #CostofLivingCrisis Story: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/jul/15/spain-announces-free-rail-journeys-from-september-until-the-end-of-the-year
Schools are facing staff shortages as teachers are leaving Dublin to work elsewhere AS THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE IN DUBLIN! Rents and prices are through the roof, while wages are stagnant. We need action on the #CostofLivingCrisis Watch: https://twitter.com/paulmurphy_TD/status/1548277184178966531?s=20&t=gV_YfKePYKdU6TaLolx07g
Great turnout for the Trans and Intersex Pride march in Dublin! #TransRightsAreHumanRights
GOVERNMENT MUST CAP ENERGY BILLS AS 80% OF RESPONDENTS TO IRISH MIRROR POLL SAY THEY ARE STRUGGLING TO PAY MONTHLY BILLS https://buff.ly/3bJgF9w
But inflation doesn't fall from the sky. It's largely a result of profiteering - prices are going up and energy companies, supermarkets etc. are making massive profits. In France, inflation is lower at 6.5%. They have energy price caps. People Before Profit call on government to implement price controls, windfall tax and wealth tax Story: Cost of living crisis: Majority of Irish struggling to pay bills, new survey reveals https://buff.ly/3bOZkfv
The juryless trials of the Special Criminal Court have been described as "the single biggest denial of fair trial rights in our legal system". Yet, last night only PBP-S and independent TDs had the principles to vote against this undemocratic body.
We will be beginning our Socialist Cinema Club evenings Wednesday June 29th in Paul Murphy TD Constituency Office (Main St, Tallaght, D24) at 7pm. We plan to show a series of political films over the course of the year. There will be a short discussion afterwards. On Wednesday 29th June we will be showing: Sorry to Bother You. The film follows a young black telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job. Swept into a corporate conspiracy, he must choose between profit and joining his activist friends to organize labor.
Today branch members, along with Jess Spear (PBP Rep Tallaght Central), delivered over 1,000 signatures to South Dublin Co. Council. The community is demanding investment in long term solutions to make our park a safe place. - Proper Lighting - Park Rangers - A teen space - More benches, bins & outdoor gym equipment - More facilities & organised events
On Sat, 23rd July at 1PM join the Make Watergate Park A Safe Place community group for Exercise in the Park. A Family friendly event for all ages! For more info see Watergate Park Campaign Group: https://tinyurl.com/Watergate-Park-Group
We will be beginning our Film evenings Wednesday June 29th in Paul Murphy TD Constituency Office ( Main St, Tallaght, D24) at 7pm. We plan to show a series of political films over the course of the year. There will be a short discussion afterwards. Sorry to Bother You. The film follows a young black telemarketer who adopts a white accent to succeed at his job. Swept into a corporate conspiracy, he must choose between profit and joining his activist friends to organize labour.
#ShowYourStripes day. Here's Ireland over the last 120 years, a reminder we need radical action to tackle the #ClimateCrisis
Let's build on success of protests last weekend and build massive show of people power before Budget! We can get flyers to everyone in Ireland. We need to spread this movement to every town and county. Cost of Living Coalition national pre-budget protest October 1st!
The government’s offer to public sector workers is an insult. The previous two-year public sector deal called ‘Building Momentum’ gave all public sector workers a 1% increase in 2021 and gives another 1% in 2022. But inflation was 2.15% in 2021, and it’s 7.8% in 2022. So workers are down 8%. In the proposed new two-year deal, the government has offered 2.5% and then 2.5% for next year when inflation will be at least 5%. Accepting this insulting offer would be accepting a pay cut.
More than 1,000 signatures supporting the campaign have now been collect. On Wed, 22 June at 2:30-3:30 PM there will be a Rally at the Council to show the council we need action!
Data centres now consuming more electricity than rural homes - CSO. Electricity used by data centres rises by almost a third in one year
For years Ukraine has been hit with massive IMF debts. Paul Murphy asked the Taoiseach to support calls for cancelling those debts.
Story: Taxpayers to fund new €120,000-per-apartment subsidy benefiting developers
ublic Meeting: Cost of Living Crisis with Tallaght South PBP Rep Laura O'Reilly and Paul Murphy TD. Details: Jobstown Community Centre Monday 16th May 7pm
There are currently 436 households on the social housing list who have been twelve years or longer on the list, according to recent figures from South Dublin County Council.
Story: Wealth of Ireland's richest exceeds €788k, while poorest 10% has €600
Great interview with Paul Murphy TD about how we fight the cost of living crisis.
People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy explains how Government have very consciously devalued private members' motions
Free public transport would help tackle the cost of living crisis, the climate crisis and the congestion in our cities.
Medical scientists are due to strike. They deserve pay equality. Watch: PBP Paul Murphy raises the issue of the 'hidden heroes of our health service' in Dail.
GOVERNMENT’S PLAN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTRES “EXTREMELY CONCERNING”
Story: SURGING prices for the likes of petrol, home energy and food are hitting poorer and rural households the hardest
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗪𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴! 7pm, Thursday 2nd June in Rua Red. Jess Spear PBP Rep for Tallaght Central & Paul Murphy TD
“Airport Chaos is culmination of utter contempt management have shown for workers and customers” says PBP Brid Smith TD
An Bord Pleanála board member didn’t declare interest in planning appeal submitted by her company
Story: With energy prices soaring, Germany's parliament has approved the €9 per month ticket plan for public transport
'The system is failing' - Children with additional needs get less school support than 15 years ago
The cost of your average shop is going up, with a new estimate from Eurostat suggesting consumer prices rose here by 8.2% in the year to the end of May.
Investment funds can buy apartments that are part of the state’s Croí Cónaithe scheme, which is meant to deliver thousands of homes in cities for individual buyers, if the apartments are unsold one year after completion.
Laura O'Reilly (PBP Rep Tallaght South) & Jess Spear (PBP Rep Tallaght Central) & branch members in Jobstown with a clear message - 𝗪𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴! Saturday 18th June 1PM - we need feet on the street!!
Final push in West Tallaght for tomorrow. 1PM Parnell Square join us at the Cost of Living protest!! We need feet on the street to force this government to take action.
Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd for a rally at South Dublin County Council to make Watergate Park a Safe Place.