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Richard Boyd Barrett tackles government on their policies that are causing the housing crisis

Think Left Dun Laoghaire – A Day of Debate and Discussion

We are witnessing unprecedented levels of inequality.
Eight billionaires own the same amount of wealth as half the world’s

population – or 3.6billion people.

We need a genuine radical left alternative that challenges capitalism

– rather than propping it up.

To do this, we need to think about alternatives, policies and
strategies.

The Think Left conference is your opportunity to engage in this
discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/events/307168843019205/

Come along and join in.
Hosted by People Before Profit Dún Laoghaire
For more information text INFO to 087 283 9964.

WATER CHARGES DEMO

Management of Iarnród Éireann are planning to close the ticket offices ina number of Dart stations across the county. These cuts to services are partof a widespread attack on the very principle of public transport, puttingcommercial interests ahead of providing services to those who need them, especially those with disabilities, the elderly etc..  People Before Profit believePublic transport should for the good of the public and not profit oriented.Richard Boyd Barrett TD will be addressing the Minister on this issue on Wednesday 22nd.

Join the campaign to keep our DART stations staffed.

PUBLIC RALLY Friday 10th March @ 7.45 ampbp-dl-leaflet-save-our-dart-station-staff-public-rally-a5-colour-page001

SAVE OUR DART STATION STAFF

 Sandycove & Glasthule DART station

Our Dart stations are under attack, management of Iarnród Éireann are planning to close the ticket offices in a number of Dart stations in the locality to ‘manage resources’ and improve their ‘business needs’. This discriminates against passengers needing assistance and compromises the safety of all passengers. People Before Profit believe Public transport should for the good of the public and not profit oriented. The stations on the DART line and mostimportantly the staff are part of the oldest suburban railway line in the world and have been avital part of our communities for almost 200 years.

Join the campaign to keep our DART stations staffed.

pbp-dl-leaflet-save-our-dart-station-staff-a5-colour-updated-page001PUBLIC MEETING
Save Our Dart Station Staff
‘Use People Not Machines’
Monday 20th February @ 8 pm
The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire
Speakers include; Richard Boyd Barrett TD

Dart stations are under attack, management of Iarnród Éireann are planning to close the ticket offices in a number of Dart stations in the locality compromising the health and safety of passengers and making it more difficult for passengers needing assistance to travel with ease. Join the campaign to keep our Dart stations manned.

The cull is starting with Lansdowne Road and Grand Canal Dock but spreading to the Dún Laoghaire Area from March, most likely staring with Glasthule and Seapoint stations.
The implications of this go far beyond having a friendly face in your local station; passengers needing assistance will be subject to notice periods in order to use the Dart, discriminating against the most vulnerable in our society. This is unacceptable given that a member of Iarnród Éireann management recently told PBP Councillor Melisa Halpin in a meeting about accessibility that measures are being planned to make travel easier for passengers needing assistance. Removing staff from stations contradicts this statement exposing it as empty rhetoric.
The health and safety of its passengers should be of the highest priority for the company, it is not possible to maintain a safe environment at all times in a staff-less station; Save Our Dart Stations, Use people not machines
People Before Profit Says;
• Keep our Dart Stations Staffed
• Boycott the machines, buy your ticket from the office
• Demand Iarnród Éireann provides a service to passengers needing assistance WITHOUT notice periods
• Health and Safety of Passengers should be paramount

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Sickening news this morning that homeless figures have increased yet again to over 7000 (including 2500 children). When I raised it with the Minister – all we get is the same old platitudes which will mean the next figures will be another increase! We need the 50,000 empty homes in cities across Ireland to be taken over by the councils immediately, we need this government to stop relying on the private landlords to deliver social housing and we need an emergency programme to build council houses. In Dun Laoghaire last year there were only 54 actual council houses with permanent tenancies were built and meanwhile over 500 new applications were received by the council. This madness has to stop.

“>Richard Boyd Barrett shows new evidence in Stardust cover-up in Dail

Presenting the evidence in the Dail , brought forward by the Stardust families, which has been ignored and covered-up by successive governments, that the official explanation of the Stardust fire was a lie, and that the state knew this and worked to prevent a new investigation into the evidence over many years and continues to do so.