Tag Archives: People Before Profit

This morning.

More as we get it.

‘End the exploitation’ – Student nurses’ pay petition gets 20,000 signatures (BreakingNews)

Last night.

Voting in the Dáil chamber at the Convention centre on a People Before Profit motion calling for pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) to be restored to its previous rate of €350

People currently receive between €203 and €300 a week if they lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Yesterday: Comply Or The PUP Gets It

Via People Before Profit

When we get vaccinated we are protecting ourselves, but we are also protecting the vulnerable around us, slowing transmission of disease and driving it out of the population.

Vaccination is all about solidarity.

…A large amount of the blame for the growth of “anti-vaxx” and dangerous anti-scientific beliefs about Covid-19 rests with the phamra giants and the Capitalist system.

…But, we must defend science and its immense liberatory, life-saving potential. Vaccines are safe and save lives.

…Vaccinate as an act of solidarity with others. Fight for science and medicine for the many!

Well, since you put it that way.


Vaccination is Solidarity (People Before Profit)


From top: Dick Dowling plaque on the Town Hall in Tuam, County Galway; Christopher Columbus monument in Galway

This afternoon.

People Before Profit has called on local authorities in Galway to remove monuments which the party claims ‘glorify’ slavery and racism.

Via RTÉ:

It wants a monument to Christopher Columbus in Galway to be taken down and is also seeking the removal of a plaque in Tuam, honouring Major Richard (Dick) Dowling, who served with the Confederate army in the US.

The Columbus monument, close to the Spanish Arch, was erected to mark the quincentenary of his 1492 voyage to America.

…People Before Profit says an absence of any reference to Columbus’ “genocidal brutality” on the monument is disrespectful.


Call to remove Galway monuments ‘glorifying slavery’ (RTÉ)

Pic via Visit Galway

This afternoon.

Solidarity People Before Profit’s Gino Kenny (being hugged by Brid Smith and watched on by Richard Boyd Barrett) wins the last Dublin Mid-West  seat from the jaws of defeat.


Now…the split!

This afternoon.

Ballyfermot Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 10.

Solidarity/People Before Profit launch their housing policy for General Election 2020 outside the De La Salle school site with middle pic above from left: Solidarity PBP candidate for Dublin North West Conor Reddy, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Brid Smith TD and councillors Hazel De Nortuin and Tina McVeigh.

Promises include:

Increase the supply of social and affordable housing through an extra €2.3 billion in Budget 2019;

Increase the contribution of private builders from 10-20% of their developments – and 30% in strategic areas;

Make it illegal to evict people into homelessness and;

Hold a referendum to enshrine the right to housing in the constitution.

Housing Policy (Solidarity People Before Profit)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


This morning.

Liberty Hall, North Dock, Dublin 1

People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett (left) and Brid Smith launch the party’s “Charter of Workers Rights” at the James Connolly Memorial Statue.

The charter proposes a shorter working week, a living wage of €15 an hour, mandatory sick and maternity pay on the full rate, union recognition for all workers and a right to strike.

Mr Boyd Barret said:

“Our workers are the most productive of anywhere in the Western world with the highest levels of productivity, but they have the lowest share of the national economic cake

We have one of the youngest populations anywhere in Europe and the plan of both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, I’m fearful, is to have us working longer than any other worker in Europe, before they are entitled to their pension and that doesn’t add up

I think there is a historic shift happening in Irish politics away from the two party system of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael with a majority of people looking for an alternative.”


After outlining their Charter of Workers Rights, Bríd Smith entertained the gathered media singing a verse of “James Connolly“.

People Before Profit propose shorter working week and longer holidays (RTÉ)


This morning.

Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2.

Solidarity/People Before Profit launch their Environment Policy – Planet Before Profit – with above from left: Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Paul Murphy TD, Bríd Smith TD and Ruth Coppinger TD.

Including promises to:

introduce a free public transport system by tripling investment and subsidising journeys… it would do this by adding 500 electric buses every year

and reduce the dairy herd by 50% and compensate farmers with a New Green Payment.

Solidarity-People Before Profit pledges free transport in climate action plan (Independent.ie)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

People Before Profit Dublin Central candidate Gillian Brien tweetz:

“My posters are getting burned, since Saturday night. Why? I refused to take a leaflet from a male in his 60s, who said ‘I burn in hell for been ally to LGBT+ Community’. While postering Saturday morning, he also said ‘I will see’, repeatedly.”