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dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday May 25, 2009 11:27 by Irish Socialist Network   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 27, 2009 10:02)

The shabby treatment of people living in the Ballymun flats shows what's wrong with town planning and local government in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Vote Joe Higgins on June 5th
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday May 24, 2009 12:39 by Joe Higgins   text 8 comments (last - thursday december 17, 2009 11:03)   image 1 image
There is fear and loathing in the vegetable patch. The greens are nervous and restive. Inclement environmental conditions have sapped their once bright emerald hue leaving them looking pale and sickly. But worse is to come.

Rumours abound of an army of ravenous caterpillars waiting to crawl all over them and expected to do so on June 5th. The greens know the consequences. Their once succulent leaves shredded, what beckons is a humiliating journey to the compost heap.

Greens, however, have strong survival instincts and so they are desperately trying to stave off the evil day. ‘I’m off to Tralee,’ Twittered Senator Dan Boyle, ‘ to say something controversial.’ That something was a call for the renegotiation of their Programme for Government with Fianna Fail. read full story / add a comment
Joe Higgins - A fighter for workers, young people and the unemployed
national / elections / politics / feature Saturday May 23, 2009 15:46 by Joe Higgins.eu   text 32 comments (last - sunday may 31, 2009 00:09)   image 8 images
This Sunday (24th May), the Socialist Party candidate in the Dublin Euro Election Campaign, Joe Higgins, will be doing a live online video Q&A session, to give people throughout Dublin the chance to directly ask him questions. Starting at 5pm, he will be answering questions as they come in, live on video through his website . To watch the video, or ask a question people simply have to log on at 5pm.
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dublin / elections / politics / press release Thursday May 21, 2009 22:48 by Joe Higgins.eu   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Dublin Euro Election Candidate, Joe Higgins has signed a pledge from the European Federation of Public Service Unions on defending public services and public sector workers. Joe stands fully in defence of workers rights and public services. Workers and our services should not be made pay for the crisis caused by neoliberal governments, big business and the rich. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday May 20, 2009 20:33 by PBPA   text 35 comments (last - saturday may 23, 2009 15:19)
At a press conference today a group of left, environmental and independent councillors and activists called on the public to vote for candidates in the local elections who offer a genuine alternative to the failed policies of the establishment parties.

They are confident of winning a number of seats around the country and are committed to working together to lay the basis for a new political force to emerge. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Wednesday May 20, 2009 14:49 by Irish Socialist Network

The Conference of Religious in Ireland (CORI) has taken a welcome stand against the culture of greed that has created the current economic crisis. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Wednesday May 20, 2009 00:33 by Erik Eblana
An independent candidate submitted his nomination papers today along with a solicitors letter protesting at the returning officers demand that the candidate must use the term ‘non-party’ which he, the candidate, believes contravenes his constitutional rights.
Mr. Erik Eblana, 40, from Ranelagh is running for a seat on Dublin City Council in the Pembroke-Rathmines constituency.
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international / elections / politics / press release Friday May 15, 2009 16:25 by Darya Homan
Members and supporters of Hands Off the People of Iran will be leafleting a meeting organised by The Guardian Public Forum on the evening of Tuesday May 19 in the reading room of the British Museum. Amongst the speakers will be Ata’ollah Mohajerani, an adviser to ayatollah Mehdi Karroubi, who is one of the reformist candidates in the June 12 presidential elections in Iran; and Elaheh Rostami-Povey, a member of the Socialist Workers Party.
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dublin / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday May 14, 2009 22:13 by Joe Higgins   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 16, 2009 08:39)   image 2 images
Key Questions Not Being Answered

The fact that an economics commentator on the national broadcast network resigns to run in a Bye-election is hardly an earth shattering event. Yet it commands acres of coverage in the printed media and endless airtime. Why? read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday May 11, 2009 15:25 by Irish Socialist Network   text 5 comments (last - tuesday may 12, 2009 18:52)

Irish Socialist Network candidate John O'Neill gives his backing to Joe Higgins. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Thursday May 07, 2009 13:39 by Irish Socialist Network

Finglas / Ballymun socialist candidate John O'Neill calls for a major programme of social housing to create employment. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 06, 2009 17:14 by Chris.M.   text 14 comments (last - tuesday september 15, 2009 10:24)   video 2 video files
Why have we not been given reasons to vote yes? read full story / add a comment
Joe Higgins, a fighter for working people
dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday May 04, 2009 13:41 by Joe Higgins.eu   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Former Socialist Party TD, and well known fighter for working people Joe Higgins has launched his online campaign for the 2009 European Elections. Currently this includes a campaign website and blog at Joe Higgins.eu and a Facebook page. Active profiles on have also been set up on YouTube , Twitter , Flickr , Bebo , Myspace and will go live in the next days.

Joe is standing in the Dublin Constituency for the Socialist Party “to give ordinary people all across Dublin the opportunity to strike a blow against the government’s attempt to make us pay for the crisis caused by them and their friends in the banks and property”. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 30, 2009 10:40 by reform.ie   image 1 image   1 attached file
reform.ie is a an internet-based political platform that advocates the reform of local government in Ireland and the continuing reform of the European Union with Ireland at its core. We believe that these objectives are shared by a large proportion of the Irish electorate and we aim to provide a forum for debate and to register this.

We hope to enlist the support of additional candidates, both local and European, who will pledge to sponsor the reforms so urgently required if elected.

reform.ie is not linked to any existing political party or movement in Ireland or elsewhere, nor are we funded by any political or economic entity. read full story / add a comment
Erik Eblana Independent Candidate Pembroke Rathmines
dublin / elections / politics / press release Wednesday April 29, 2009 19:22 by ErikEblana   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 29, 2009 23:53)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A Ranelagh based jobseeker has today completed his nomination papers to ‘apply’ for the job of councilor on Dublin City Council. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Wednesday April 29, 2009 11:00 by Irish Socialist Network   text 4 comments (last - monday may 04, 2009 14:29)
Finglas / Ballymun election candidate John O’Neill urged people not to be taken in by gimmicks from the Fianna Fáil-led government: If politicians really had to share the pain of the recession, they might not be so keen to put the boot into working-class people. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 23, 2009 11:59 by reform.ie   text 1 comment (last - monday june 01, 2009 20:14)   image 1 image   1 attached file
reform.ie is a an internet-based political platform that advocates the reform of local government in Ireland and the continuing reform of the European Union with Ireland at its core. We believe that these objectives are shared by a large proportion of the Irish electorate and we aim to provide a forum for debate and to register this. We hope to enlist the support of candidates who will pledge to sponsor the reforms so urgently required if elected. We also hope to secure the commitment of candidates, both local and European, to propose and deliver the reforms so urgently required if elected. reform.ie is not linked to any existing political party or movement in Ireland or elsewhere, nor are we funded by any political or economic entity read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 23, 2009 10:21 by Patrick Maphoso Campaign   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 23, 2009 12:46)
An Independent candidate in the local elections is calling on the political parties to change an election rule that he says creates ‘voter suppression’. read full story / add a comment
longford / elections / politics / press release Monday April 20, 2009 22:17 by Saoirse
At a recent convention Sean Lynch was selected by Republican Sinn Féin to contest the forthcoming local elections. He will be a candidate for Longford Co Council in the Drumlish area read full story / add a comment
meath / elections / politics / press release Tuesday April 07, 2009 18:49 by Peter Fitzsimons Local Election Candidate Kells Town Council   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 07, 2009 22:52)
The Budget announced today the 07/04/2009 by finance minister Brian Lenihan is an absolute disgrace and it is nothing more than the administration in Leinster house looking after its own interests". read full story / add a comment
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