The Mont Clare Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The launch of People Before Profit’s General Election 2016 manifesto (and vid, above) whose broad aim is a fairer, more equal society.
Prevention of privatisation and retention of State funded services and Ireland’s natural resources in public ownership
The implementation of a progressive taxation model that sees those who have the most pay the most. This will include the abolition of the water charges; the abolition of the property tax on the primary unit of family residence; the removal of the USC for incomes below €70,000.
Creation of a National Health Service free to all at the point of accesss
Building 50,000 social housing units over five years, imposing effective rent controls and ending the practice of evicting families who show genuine financial distress in mortgage re-payments
Universal, accessible, lifelong education system, free at the point of access for all
Recognising childcare as a universal right and developing a public system of crèches
Repealing the Eighth Amendment
Reversing discrimination against young people in social welfare and ‘new entrant’ wages.
Outlawing discrimination in access to schools on religious grounds.
Top from ‘left’: Gino Kenny, Brid Smith, Richard Boyd Barrett and John Lyons
People Before Profit