This morning.

Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2

The Workers’ Party Dublin European Election candidate, Dublin City Councillor Eilis Ryan at a press launch  to introduce her campaign for May’s contest with, above from left: Claire Daly and anti-war activist Edward Horgan.

Cllr Ryan said:

“Ten years ago, this month, 120,000 people marched against austerity in Dublin. Four parties have governed since, but little has improved for working people.

Through its consistent prioritisation of corporations and profit over workers, the environment or peace, the European Union played a driving role in producing the policies which have created the ongoing crisis in standard of living, housing and access to services that many working people are experiencing.

I am running for Europe this May because I believe the EU is creating a dangerous future. With the far right on the rise across Europe, and the gap between rich and poor ever widening, Dublin cannot simply afford to elect more of the same.”

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

16 thoughts on “Working It

  1. observer

    ” but little has improved for working people.”

    Not according to the statistics published by the CSO.

  2. Mattress Pat

    Will all election candidates get a similar article on Broadsheet, or just those that suit the agenda?

  3. Rob_G

    “Ten years ago, this month, 120,000 people marched against austerity in Dublin.”

    How does she keep her talking points so fresh tho…

  4. Rob_G

    I thought Clare Daly had been given the boot from the party due to her political ties to a tax-dodging property developer…

  5. theo kretschmar schuldorff

    Cllr Eilis Ryan managed to accidentally and infamously vote down the Phibsboro Local Area Plan a while back at local level.
    A safe pair of hands to legislate at European level?
    Next please.

  6. Hank

    WTF??? I’ve been walking the streets carrying a big picture of myself for years now and nothing in Broadsheet about it…

  7. bisted

    …trouble is Éilis…we’ve heard these platitudes before…Gilmore, Rabitte, comrade Quinn Mary Robinson…they’ve all betrayed their supporters and voters…you won’t be any different once you get your nose in the trough and qualify for your entitlement badge…never again…

  8. dhaughton99

    Does Buswells hotel actually have rooms you sleep in or is it just an extension of Govt buildings?

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