United Left Alliance calls for a NO vote in ‘Austerity Referendum’

The five United Left Alliance TDs; Richard Boyd Barrett, Joan Collins, Clare Daly, Joe Higgins and Seamus Healy, today called for a NO vote in the referendum on the Fiscal Treaty – the austerity treaty. The treaty will require unsustainable...

29th February 2012

People Before Profit/ULA TD welcomes announcement of referendum

In a statement this afternoon, People Before Profit/ULA TD, Richard Boyd Barrett, welcomed the announcement by the Taoiseach and Tanaiste that there will be a referendum on the Fiscal Treaty. The constitution has forced the government to allow the people...

28th February 2012

Richard Boyd Barrett TD challenges Minister for Education on Budget Cuts

Today (Feb 23rd 2012) Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett TD challenged the Minister of Education & Skills Ruairi Quinn on his recent DEIS cuts & on his decision to implement the proposed cuts elsewhere in the education Budget during Priority Questions...

23rd February 2012

People Before Profit TD Slams Government’s new Pathways to work initiative

In a statement today, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, described the government’s new labour activation scheme, Pathways to Work, as just another stick to beat unemployed people with and a way of reducing the numbers on the live register while producing...

23rd February 2012

Taoiseach lied about Fiscal Compact Treaty being designed to prevent a referendum

Greek ‘bailout’ will not avert Eurozone-wide depression In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett, TD for the People Before Profit Alliance and Finance spokesperson for the United Left Alliance, said that it was now clear that the Taoiseach had lied about...

23rd February 2012

Student Teachers Protest to oppose government’s austerity agenda

Today student teachers from the Colleges of Education joined with newly qualified teachers and took to the streets in protest at the threat to teacher allowances. Students Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers marched to Dáil Eireann in a show of...

23rd February 2012