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Fight the Cuts & Build the Alternative
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Sunday October 31, 2010 16:06 by Limerick Socialist Party   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 04, 2010 18:56)   image 1 image
Joe Higgins will be speaking in Limerick on Tuesday November 2nd at 7.45pm in Pery's Hotel (Glentworth Street) at a public rally launching the Socialist Party's election challenge in the city. The rally, on "Fighting the Cuts & Building the Alternative" will also be addressed by Cian Prendiville, the Socialist Party's first ever Dáil candidate in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday October 27, 2010 21:06 by Lefty leak   text 49 comments (last - sunday december 05, 2010 18:38)
At a meeting held in Dublin last Sunday, 24th October, involving the People Before Profit Alliance, the Socialist Party, the Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Grou, and Cllr Declan Bree and his local group in Sligo, a historic decision was taken to establish a left alliance to contest the next general election and to take the first steps towards a new, left, anti capitalist formation to represent working people.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday September 27, 2010 16:57 by Declan Cullen   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 28, 2010 12:21)
With all the talk of who should govern the country, and how much Brian Cowen drank.
There is still the fact that the Irish people are being led around like hapless sheep.
It would not matter a damn who got into power, because the banks, EU and the IMF
(in the near future) would be the ones calling all the shots. read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Monday September 27, 2010 13:02 by Limerick Socialist Party
This Thursday September 30th, the Socialist Party in Limerick is organising a table quiz night as part of a broader schedule events to raise funds for a political challenge to the establishment parties in the upcoming general election. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Tuesday September 21, 2010 15:11 by Cat Penny   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 29, 2010 10:33)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
In a break from tradition, RTE Television showed a funny political sketch last night, raising doubts about the stations commitment to bore everyone in Ireland into emigrating. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / elections / politics / other press Monday August 23, 2010 11:26 by Star Ship   text 34 comments (last - tuesday november 02, 2010 19:32)
In an article in the "Sunday Tribune" on 25th July 2010, Conor McMorrow wrote about the "parachute candidate". The question that can now be asked is what the future holds and what is going to happen to the Labour Party in Sligo/N Leitrim, now that the general public and the dogs in the street, are aware that all is not well within the local party.? what a way to start an election campaign.
What if anything is going to happen?
there are some interesting comments attached to the web link below.

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national / elections / politics / event notice Saturday August 14, 2010 16:32 by Thomas Burke
For too long the Irish people have had to settle for excuses when we seek answers from our government. Not once have we gotten a straight or wholly truthful answer. We ask why it is that the people that are most affected by the recession are punished while those that presided over it, those that perpetrated it, get off with a slap on the wrist.
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national / elections / politics / press release Wednesday August 11, 2010 00:55 by Charlie Williams   text 17 comments (last - friday march 20, 2015 10:54)   image 1 image
We're pleased to inform you that a new political party in Ireland is on its way. Fís Nua or New Vision.
We see ourselves as a federation of socialy and ecologicaly engaged persons and groups/organisations that want to enter the parliaments.

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national / elections / politics / other press Thursday July 08, 2010 12:41 by Leeside News   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 08, 2010 14:58)
Councillor Chris O'Leary has announced his decision to join Sinn Fein read full story / add a comment
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down / elections / politics / press release Tuesday April 27, 2010 15:49 by Irish Republican Youth   image 1 image
Education Minister Caitríona Ruane joined a large group of Ógra Shinn Féin members today at Down’s County Museum in Downpatrick, to launch Sinn Féin’s Youth Manifesto ‘Creating the Future’, for the upcoming Westminster election.

The Museum was selected as a site of historical significance, it previously being home of the County Gaol where United Irishmen leader Thomas Russell was executed on 21 October 1803.

The youth manifesto which was drafted by members of the party’s youth wing Ógra Shinn Féin forms the basis of the work and policies which Sinn Féin will be carrying out regards youth in the next 5 years.

These include education, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, calling for the abolition of ASBO’s, road safety, youth job creation, creating affordable housing, and progressing Irish Unity.

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tyrone / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 22, 2010 16:17 by West Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin   video 1 video file
West Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin have launched a youth election broadcast today (21/04/10) for the upcoming Westminster Election on May 6th.

The youth broadcast features endorsements for Pat Doherty MP from Tyrone GAA County Star Seán O'Neill, Tyrone Hurler Mickey Kelly, and Dromore GAA supremo Fabian O'Neill who captained the triumphant 2007 Dromore Team to their first County Championship.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2010 00:19 by Michael Gallagher   text 9 comments (last - wednesday april 21, 2010 14:52)
Having chatted recently to many other people on the left so as to try and gauge the possibility of the broadest ever coming together of a revolutionary left alliance on this island, it appears that we are going to miss the best opportunity in making the biggest electoral impact by the genuine left in years. Too many parties/groups seem to be carrying too much historical baggage about each other. This party won't work with that party for this reason....that party won't work with anyone for some other reason....that party can't be trusted because of past mistakes....sniping.....backbiting.....nitpicking........petty grudges.....personalities.....sectarianism......our view is the right one......we have more experience.... blah blah blah blah blah.

Below is an open letter to all the genuine Socialist organisations in Ireland read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Thursday April 15, 2010 01:34 by Craig McInerney
A change in the Irish economy can only occur with a dramatic change in our political landscape. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Thursday April 08, 2010 21:16 by People Before Profit Alliance   text 9 comments (last - monday may 10, 2010 19:08)   video 1 video file
For those who missed Eamonn's great analysis of why having a People Before Profit candidate in the Westminister elections on May 6th.

'Find a new direction beyond the Orange and the Green' read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 31, 2010 15:43 by Angry Green   text 26 comments (last - wednesday november 06, 2013 00:33)   image 1 image
It is now time to form a new more left of centre Green Party as Traditional Green policies such as Climate Change, emissions reduction and renewable energy, while I agree with them are no longer enough. We don’t just want to save the planet. We want to make life so much better for the people living on it. The current Green Party has not delivered ( with the notable exception of power points for non currently existent electric cars!) and has no new ideas of any note whatsoever. They are no different than the other parties out there at the moment. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / news report Saturday January 30, 2010 21:32 by Marcopolo   text 25 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 21:52)
People Before Profit Alliance Councillor Brid Smith has announced her candidacy for the new directly elected post of Mayor of Dublin. The new post will represent all of Dublin City and County. read full story / add a comment
galway / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday January 14, 2010 15:05 by donkylemore
where to the Greens now . the party of probity and ethical standards in high places
will they seek to have Lowry removed or will they continue to linger on in power with FF with Lowry's guarantee to follow the govt. whip/ read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / other press Saturday January 09, 2010 01:36 by Ronnie   text 19 comments (last - tuesday january 19, 2010 00:08)
The only place he is going is out of Sinn Fein. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 04, 2009 20:46 by Michael Murphy   text 85 comments (last - monday november 30, 2009 14:25)
This is a response to the SWP's reply which appeared on thier website in late August. Their material was in reply to previous Socialist Party material on the issues of left co-operation, new mass workers party and left election slates. The Socialist Party believes our reply is an accuarte assesment of the discussions that took place among groups on the left in the run in to the recent local elections and outlines our views on many of the issues facing the left. We believe there should be a left slate for the next general election and we hope our reply can assist that process. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / press release Thursday October 15, 2009 22:30 by Fiachra Ó Luain   text 3 comments (last - friday october 16, 2009 19:05)
Fiachra Ó Luain has been seeking answers about how it was possible that 3,000 of his first preference votes could have allocated to Mr. Declan Ganley. On 0.000175% of Ganley's budget he received 6,510 first preferences in the June European Elections. As a resident of Donegal he offers his perspectives on the recent RTE radio show investigating why Donegal voted No. read full story / add a comment
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