Labour & Fine Gael vote for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) Budget that includes cuts that will hit the poor, the disabled & the vulnerable

In a statement today (22nd December), People Before Profit/ULA councillors, Melisa Halpin and Hugh Lewis condemned Labour and Fine Gael for supporting the council budget that incorporates the Household Charge and is a continuation of the government’s policies of cutbacks...

22nd December 2011

ULA Finance spokesperson pledges support for EBS Strikers & condemns political dishonesty of Noonan

In a statement today (Tuesday 20th December), Richard Boyd Barrett TD and Finance spokesperson for the United Left Alliance has pledged support for today’s strike by 300 EBS workers, who are demanding the re-instatement of their annual “13th month” payment....

20th December 2011

Richard Boyd Barrett TD on Tonight with Vincent Browne

Richard Boyd Barrett TD on Tonight with Vincent Browne. 13th December 2011

16th December 2011

We paid millions to bondholders to advise us not to burn bondholders!

Parliamentary Question reveals Minster for Finance paid 6.2 million to bond traders Rothschild for advice on banking crisis In a statement today Richard Boyd Barrett TD has expressed disbelief and outrage on receipt of an answer to a parliamentary question...

15th December 2011

Richard Boyd Barrett TD speaking on Household Charge on RTE’s Pat Kenny Show

Richard Boyd Barrett TD speaking on the boycott of the government’s proposed Household Charge on RTE’s Pat Kenny Show today (15th December 2011) Discussion begins around 8 mins into the clip (to listen click on image below):  

15th December 2011

ULA Finance spokesperson asks, ”what has the government against children and young people and calls for people power to resist cruel austerity

A few tokens have been handed out in today’s budget but these are more than cancelled out by the damage done yesterday This is a cruel and senseless budget. The government has made a cold calculated decision to attack the...

6th December 2011