Denying citizens a referendum on the Fiscal Treaty is utterly undemocratic

Denying citizens a referendum on the Fiscal Treaty is utterly undemocratic and weakens our bargaining position vis a vis Europe on debt relief Talk of job creation without relief on debt or austerity is akin to smothering a patient with...

31st January 2012

Refusal to hold referendum further undermines Ireland’s negotiating position in seeking debt relief

Strong case set out for debt relief by Finance Committee in Berlin, undermined by Taoiseach’s comments in Davos Refusal to hold referendum further undermines Ireland’s negotiating position in seeking debt relief In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett, TD for the...

30th January 2012

Packed Dalkey meeting demands public enquiry into application to drill in Dublin Bay

Packed meeting in Dalkey demands public enquiry into Providence Resources Plc’s foreshore application to drill in Dublin Bay; further meetings planned and major campaign underway In a statement today, after a packed meeting in Dalkey last night, Richard Boyd Barrett,...

25th January 2012

Investors who bought Anglo bonds on secondary markets set to make massive profits at the tax payer’s expense

Bondholder payout equivalent to a third of all 2012 Budget cuts and austerity measures ULA Finance spokesperson to challenge Bundestag budgetary committee over European narrative on Irish crisis. In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett, TD and Finance spokesperson for the...

25th January 2012

ULA TD welcomes re-instatement of whistleblower Louise Bayliss and commends her courage

ULA TD calls for Government to immediately bring forward whistleblowers legislation and to ensure adequate resources for mental health patients In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD has welcomed the decision of the Irish Advocacy Network to re-instate whistleblower, Louise...

24th January 2012

WHISTLEBLOWER SACKED FOR HIGHLIGHTING MISTREATMENT & POOR CONDITIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD has expressed his shock and outrage, after receiving a call this morning from Mental Health Patient advocate and whistleblower, Lousie Baliff, where she informed him that she had been sacked this week by...

23rd January 2012