Paul is the Socialist Party MEP for Dublin, having replaced Joe Higgins in 2011 after his election to the Dail. Only accepting a typical wage of a young worker, he is a leading critic and active campaigner against the government and Troika’s austerity agenda and the undermining of democratic rights.Learn More
Austerity is not a mistaken policy implemented by the government and the Troika – it is a means to transfer massive amounts of wealth from working people around Europe to the super-rich. A socialist alternative is needed – refusing to pay the debt, investing to create jobs and putting people’s needs before profit.Learn More
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Joe Higgins TD, Socialist Party
Latest news and views from Paul
Later today the new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly will present a report to the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee on how Frontex, the EU’s border force, deals with human rights. This report must be welcomed as it is addressing a largely...Learn More
On Tuesday the European Parliament endorsed a proposal from the European Commission to introduce a quota of at least 40% for each gender among non-executive directors in major European companies that are listed on stock markets. Should it be approved by the...Learn More
Today’s Eurostat figures have shown that Ireland has already outstripped every other country in Europe to top the class in terms of austerity, now Enda Kenny can hang the gold medal around his neck for having the highest level of emigration too, outstripping...Learn More