Ireland

Post election message from Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy MEP

By now, I’m sure you know that we didn’t win unfortunately. We came very close – with 8.5% of the first preference votes, very close to 30,000 first preference votes. Despite the significant surge behind Sinn Fein, as a result of them being the largest, most obvious austerity-critical force for many, the anti-capitalist Left vote increased – with a combined ...

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BAI finds that RTE’s exclusion of poll results for Paul Murphy was unfair

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BAI find that RTE’s exclusion of poll results for Paul Murphy and Brid Smith was ‘unfair’, ‘insufficiently transparent’ and ‘contrary to BAI’s Guidelines’ Finding underscores that Left can win third seat in Dublin Paul Murphy MEP, Cllr. Brid Smith and Patricia McKenna all made complaints to the BAI following RTE’s coverage of the Red C opinion poll on the 9 ...

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Best way to elect two austerity-critical candidates from Dublin is to vote No. 1 Paul Murphy

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Press Statement: Paul Murphy MEP, Cllr Ruth Coppinger, Anti-Austerity Alliance At their final press conference before the European, local and by elections Paul Murphy MEP, Councillor Ruth Coppinger and Phil Foster from the Anti-Austerity Alliance called on people to use the elections to punish the parties of austerity, lay the basis for a campaign against the water tax and create ...

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Reply to ‘Pro-Life’ campaign: “I pledge to fight to repeal of the 8th Amendment”

Protesting against the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in the European Parliament with other MEPs

Today I responded to the much publicised campaign of the Pro-Life campaign in which they sent a questionnaire to all European Parliament election candidates. Below is the text of my reply: “Thousands of women travel abroad to access safe and legal abortions each year, because of the continued influence of Catholic doctrine on Irish laws and the backward 8th amendment ...

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Left groups announce national transfer pact for local elections and pledge to cooperate in fighting austerity

Representatives of left organisations announcing a transfer pact and pledging to fight together against austerity on the councils

Press Statement: Representatives from the People Before Profit Alliance, Anti Austerity Alliance, Workers Party, United Left and Independent candidates gathered today to sign up to a joint pledge committing to a national transfer pact in areas where there are multiple candidates from the various organisations. The pledge furthermore commits the candidates and their groups to stay out of coalitions with ...

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Government inaction will make more families homeless

Housing protest co-initiated with homeless families, Paul Murphy MEP and the Anti Austerity Alliance.

On Saturday I protested alongside homeless families in Dublin city centre. The policies which have been and are being implemented by this government are driving many families into homelessness and leaving thousands more at risk of becoming homeless. Over the weekend it was revealed that Dublin City Council, the largest housing authority in the state was slashing its funding by ...

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