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national / elections / politics / event notice Thursday May 07, 2009 15:35 by reform.ie   image 1 image
Political performance theatre in Dublin tonight 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 / event notice Wednesday May 06, 2009 21:56 by salvador   text 19 comments (last - monday may 18, 2009 17:46)   1 attached file
People Before Profit Alliance

Launch of Local Elections Campaign Thursday May 7th 2009

Press Conference at 1.15pm Unite Hall (Formerly ATGWU) Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / other press Wednesday May 06, 2009 21:12 by babycham   text 2 comments (last - friday may 08, 2009 22:27)   image 2 images
Yesterday the unionist parties of the Spanish state of both ruling leftwing PSOE and rightwing opposition PP, who have never agreed on anything other than pay-rises, united to elect the leader of the Basque branch of the PSOE as first minister of the Euskadi region for their loyalist commitment to the project the PP saw a young up and coming member (before only noteworthy for her thoughts on condoms [she'd never use one]) appointed speaker of the Basque parliamentary house. The Lehendakari (taoiseach) of the last ten years of the PNV majority centre right nationalist party who have always held the post thus passes into history. 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
he's looking for sympathy and privacy and relief from scandal.
international / elections / politics / other press Tuesday May 05, 2009 17:15 by prurience   text 9 comments (last - monday may 10, 2010 23:54)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Irish readers might be missing a story whose soap-opera plotting and extraordinary comments are delighting the enemies of Berlusconi. The man who managed to bring the Vatican behind his new right wing alliance has just fallen foul of the RC newspaper who have published on their front page a stinging attack on the morality and behaviour of Silvio who only this weekend was accused of "cavorting with minors" by his estranged wife for attending an 18 year old birthday party depite never making it to his own childrens' 18th festivities.

Preaching from the pulpit they have called on Italian voters to express their unease at the urns.
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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
international / elections / politics / other press Sunday April 26, 2009 15:13 by funderland
Natalia Morar , the 25 year old journalist whose twitter use sparked off the events of April 6th in Moldova in which a crowd of over 10,000 young people demonstrated forceably against the government and burnt the parliament, has had her house-arrest lifted. On April 9, Natalia Morar was officially charged by the Moldovan government with "calls for organizing and staging mass disturbances." She has spent the period since April 15th under house arrest and has just given her first interview published in English to the BBC.

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national / elections / politics / event notice Thursday April 23, 2009 23:55 by PBPA   text 15 comments (last - friday may 29, 2009 15:42)   image 2 images   1 attached file
People Before Profit Alliance Will launch:

"Economic Alternative Agenda" Document
Tuesday 28th April 7.30pm in Unite Hall, Abbey St, Dublin 1.
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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
Will Haitian voters simply stay home?
international / elections / politics / other press Saturday April 18, 2009 17:24 by Kevin Pina   image 1 image
A low voter turnout would only add to the already controversial electoral process that began with a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds 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
national / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 02, 2009 17:07 by Malachy Steenson
Announcing his candidacy for the Workers’ Party in the forthcoming Dublin Central Bye-election to be held on June 5th Malachy Steenson stated: “I am delighted that the electorate in Dublin Central is getting this unique opportunity to give a mid-term verdict on the pathetic performance of this government and the equally pathetic alternative being offered by Fine Gael read full story / add a comment
kerry / elections / politics / event notice Thursday March 05, 2009 22:31 by pbp tralee
Come along to the official launch of PbP candidate Sean Moraghan's Tralee Town Council election campaign,

and let’s start talking about how we can fight the cutbacks, and bring change to the political landscape of Tralee!

"A la Lucha!" read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / other press Tuesday March 03, 2009 02:07 by RTÉ   text 26 comments (last - wednesday april 15, 2009 03:49)
Tony Gregory's election agent, Maureen O'Sullivan, has announced her intention to run in the by-election in the Dublin Central Constituency, following Mr Gregory's death in January. read full story / add a comment
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