People Before Profit TD slams despicable heist of precious water resources

Richard Boyd Barrett TD joins opposition TDs in walk-out in protest at water charges The Water Services Bill 2013, which will see the introduction of water charges and the wholesale transfer of infrastructure from local authorities to Irish Water is...

19th December 2013

Chronic housing crisis is a social disaster and direct and predictable consequence of an absymal government policy failure

As housing and homelessness crisis deepens “government is stoking up property speculation and profiteering Responding to the latest published figures showing 90,000 families currently on Council housing lists Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance has described...

18th December 2013

Richard Boyd Barrett TD clashes with Taoiseach over demanding more from Europe on Debt Burden

During discussion on Pre Eurpean Council Meeting, Richard Boyd Barrett TD (People Before Profit Alliance) clashed with Taoiseach Enda Kenny over demanding more from Europe. In his speech Deputy Boyd Barrett also raised the plight of Lufthana Technik workers in...

18th December 2013

Government growth forecasts wildly optimistic alongside worrying signs of new property bubble

Debt Mountain and EU Fiscal Rules will result in further decade of stagnation without major growth boost In a statement responding to the publication of the government’s Medium-term Economic Strategy, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Finance spokesperson for the People Before...

17th December 2013

Hype around so-called “exit” from Troika programme is bordering on ridiculous

Government still locked into billions in further cuts, enormous debt, falling industrial production and renewed property bubble In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Finance spokesperson for the People Before Profit Alliance has said that government hype and celebrations around...

13th December 2013