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international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday January 13, 2011 16:33 by Rebels YELL   image 1 image   video 1 video file
For traditional Irish republican socialists there are certain realities and difficult choices facing us in the very near future. With the reality of the EU being with us for the foreseeable future and an impending general election in the southern scum state, there are some very difficult choices to be made by committed activists. We can continue with our old policy of boycotting elections, which frankly if we are honest with ourselves, has not been progressive. One of the options that will have to be considered, with a major shift in the re-alignment of political forces, probable after the next election, is tactical voting or voting for the lesser of the evils, who are genuine contenders to be part of Government after the next election. Obviously the two right wing parties of failed Fianna Fail and fascist blue shirt Fine Gael are not an option for any socialist republican, which leaves lackey Labour and provisional Sinn Fein. read full story / add a comment
Jimmy Kelly from UNITE Calls for Voters to VOTE LEFT
national / elections / politics / feature Thursday January 13, 2011 15:47 by Jerry Cornelius   text 46 comments (last - thursday january 27, 2011 16:50)   image 2 images
The UNITE trade union, the second largest union in the Republic of Ireland has called on all working people to vote for a left wing government in the general election likely to be held in March.

“Workers should use their vote in the upcoming general election to bring about a left-wing government for the first time in the history of the state,” said Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of Unite the union.
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Horse Outside
international / elections / politics / news report Wednesday January 05, 2011 06:11 by Rebels YELL   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The bulk of the banksters money went to Fianna Fail for several election but the bulk of the corporate muck money, now flows from party to party, which includes Fine Gael and Labour. Either way the same targets are achieved, bigger profits for corporations. The sums of money thrown at these Irish politicians, particularly Fine Gael for the next election are mind boggling even by gombeen Fianna Fail standards.  read full story / add a comment
Corporate Fascism
international / elections / politics / news report Saturday January 01, 2011 18:46 by Rebels YELL   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 01, 2011 19:12)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Fine Gael the main opposition party in the Irish state, is already flush with corporate and bankster muck money, well over €2 million, already, with just some of it coming in from its own gambling sources.Their long time partners with the dubious and misleading title of 'Labour' have already, more than a million, with big contributions also rolling in, via., the fat cat corrupt front of fake trade union leadership, along with the corporations and banks. read full story / add a comment
laois / elections / politics / news report Tuesday December 14, 2010 11:35 by Eóin Breathnach   text 13 comments (last - wednesday february 02, 2011 02:06)
John Whelan imposed in Laois/Offaly by Labour after party walkout on voting. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Sunday December 05, 2010 17:46 by IMI
Public Meeting Monday 6th of December

7pm Central Hotel Exchequer Street read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / press release Thursday November 25, 2010 11:06 by Independents Movement of Ireland (IMI)   text 16 comments (last - wednesday december 01, 2010 12:32)   image 1 image
Political parties are not mentioned in the Constitution.

A new campaign is currently being launched, with the aim of giving people a real alternative to the Fine Gael/Labour coalition that is on the cards - and returning true democracy to Ireland.

The public are urged to come to a meeting in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin, tonight (Thursday), and tomorrow night, at 8.00pm.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 24, 2010 17:20 by Jolly Red Giant   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 24, 2010 23:26)
Sunday 21 November, the day the Irish government formally applied for a bailout to the EU and IMF, should be marked as the day that the Irish capitalist class were exposed as a rotten, despicable failure, bankrupt in every sense and incapable of offering any way forward. The significance of these developments cannot be overstated; they are a turning point in Irish history and will impact on other countries in Europe and the EU itself. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:37 by Colm o Connor   text 5 comments (last - wednesday november 24, 2010 10:30)
Politics in this country has been made muddy by decades of civil war divisions, clientilism and corruption. As a result the political discourse required for significant social change is constricted. Now is an opportunity to change the Irish political landscape forever, for all progressive groups to demand that FF disband. Here are my Top 10 reasons. I'm sure there are more. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Saturday November 06, 2010 14:26 by john throne
OBama and his regime bailed out the rich in the last two years. Working peoples lives were getting harder and harder. the Union leaders backed the Obama regime. So many working people felt they had no other way to protest the Obama regime's right wing policies but to vote Republican. See the real mood in this article. read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / news report Wednesday November 03, 2010 13:01 by Jolly Red Giant
A packed public meeting in Limerick last night signalled the launch of the Socialist Party's General Election campaign in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Tuesday November 02, 2010 13:24 by IT Reader   text 3 comments (last - tuesday march 01, 2011 10:47)
Article in Irish Times by RBB read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday October 31, 2010 18:57 by john throne
The right recognized the anger in American society against Wall Street, the Banks and their capitalist system and politicians. They acted to fill the vacuum. The union leaders, the left and anti capitalist movement did not recognize the mood nor the vacuum. They did not act. read full story / add a comment
Fight the Cuts & Build the Alternative
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Sunday October 31, 2010 16:06 by Limerick Socialist Party   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 04, 2010 18:56)   image 1 image
Joe Higgins will be speaking in Limerick on Tuesday November 2nd at 7.45pm in Pery's Hotel (Glentworth Street) at a public rally launching the Socialist Party's election challenge in the city. The rally, on "Fighting the Cuts & Building the Alternative" will also be addressed by Cian Prendiville, the Socialist Party's first ever Dáil candidate in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday October 27, 2010 21:06 by Lefty leak   text 49 comments (last - sunday december 05, 2010 18:38)
At a meeting held in Dublin last Sunday, 24th October, involving the People Before Profit Alliance, the Socialist Party, the Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Grou, and Cllr Declan Bree and his local group in Sligo, a historic decision was taken to establish a left alliance to contest the next general election and to take the first steps towards a new, left, anti capitalist formation to represent working people.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday September 27, 2010 16:57 by Declan Cullen   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 28, 2010 12:21)
With all the talk of who should govern the country, and how much Brian Cowen drank.
There is still the fact that the Irish people are being led around like hapless sheep.
It would not matter a damn who got into power, because the banks, EU and the IMF
(in the near future) would be the ones calling all the shots. read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Monday September 27, 2010 13:02 by Limerick Socialist Party
This Thursday September 30th, the Socialist Party in Limerick is organising a table quiz night as part of a broader schedule events to raise funds for a political challenge to the establishment parties in the upcoming general election. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Tuesday September 21, 2010 15:11 by Cat Penny   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 29, 2010 10:33)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
In a break from tradition, RTE Television showed a funny political sketch last night, raising doubts about the stations commitment to bore everyone in Ireland into emigrating. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / elections / politics / other press Monday August 23, 2010 11:26 by Star Ship   text 34 comments (last - tuesday november 02, 2010 19:32)
In an article in the "Sunday Tribune" on 25th July 2010, Conor McMorrow wrote about the "parachute candidate". The question that can now be asked is what the future holds and what is going to happen to the Labour Party in Sligo/N Leitrim, now that the general public and the dogs in the street, are aware that all is not well within the local party.? what a way to start an election campaign.
What if anything is going to happen?
there are some interesting comments attached to the web link below.

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national / elections / politics / event notice Saturday August 14, 2010 16:32 by Thomas Burke
For too long the Irish people have had to settle for excuses when we seek answers from our government. Not once have we gotten a straight or wholly truthful answer. We ask why it is that the people that are most affected by the recession are punished while those that presided over it, those that perpetrated it, get off with a slap on the wrist.
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