Upcoming Events

Limerick | Elections / Politics

no events match your query!

New Events

Limerick

no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

offsite link Beyond Grexit & Brexit, Advocating an Irish and a British role in solving Europe... Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:18 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Hardship never lasts forever? Wed May 04, 2016 15:50 | Raymond Deane

offsite link DDCI calls on New Government to Strictly Regulate Vulture Fund Acquisitions Wed May 04, 2016 15:22 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Warning: Ultra-Low Spend Economy Ahead Wed May 04, 2016 11:59 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Another report on abysmal business practices in the UK 14:52 Sun Jul 24, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Humour and politics 11:02 Sun Jul 24, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week 11:00 Sun Jul 24, 2016 | Garibaldy

offsite link Communists in dispute? 10:01 Sun Jul 24, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Those ?question marks? over Corbyn?s leadership? 20:47 Sat Jul 23, 2016 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

offsite link ALWAYS THE ARTISTS: WEEK THREE OF THE BANK INQUIRY 23:11 Thu Jan 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

United Left Alliance Limerick Launch Rally, Tuesday February 1st

category limerick | elections / politics | press release author Tuesday January 25, 2011 22:44author by Limerick Socialist Partyauthor email limericksocialist at gmail dot comauthor phone 086-8064801 Report this post to the editors

The alternative to cuts, unemployment and the IMF

● United Left Alliance Limerick Launch Rally, Tuesday February 1st
● ULA will expose Fine Gael & Labour's conspiring with Fianna Fail to implement savage cuts in Finance Bill
● Call for the Finance Bill & economic policy to be the heart of the election debate

ula_limerick.jpg

The newly established United Left Alliance will be launched in Limerick next Tuesday, February 1st at a public rally in the Absolute Hotel at 8pm. High profile speakers at the rally include Joe Higgins MEP, former TD and current councillor, Seamus Healy and Cllr Bríd Smith, who will outline the United Left Alliance's alternative to cuts, unemployment & the IMF, and launch the ULA's election campaign for Limerick City candidate Cian Prendiville.

Speaking ahead of the rally, Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party said:

“The ULA is striving to build a mass left alternative to the major parties that are all committed to implementing cuts and attacks on ordinary people. We have a had a series of very large launches around the country, with up to 400 in Dublin and 200 in Cork, now hopefully the Limerick launch will bring out more people interested in making a real change in this election.

“The ULA rejects solutions to the economic crisis based on slashing public expenditure, welfare payments and workers pay. Instead the ULA stands for democratic public control over resources so that social need is prioritised over profit. The ULA is open to anyone who wishes to get actively involved in building such an alternative.”

Cllr Bríd Smith of People Before Profit commented:

“For the vast majority of working people and the unemployed in Limerick City I am sure the fiasco of the collapsing government pales into insignificance when compared to the collapsing living standards they have to cope with in the aftermath of the budget. For those still in work the reality of the income tax hikes and the universal public charge which is loaded against the lower paid has fully hit home this month when they have received their wage packets. Fine Gael and Labour intend keeping us on this course of cut backs for the next 5 years. The situation demands a real radical alternative across the country which the ULA will strive to provide.”

The public meeting will also discuss the current controversy over the Finance Bill, which ULA general election candidate for Limerick City, Cian Prendiville has demanded should be postponed until after the election.

Mr. Prendiville argued that “this Finance Bill is not a harmless piece of paper, rather it is a whole series of attacks on workers and the unemployed. The Finance Bill gives legal effect to the budget. Therefore you can’t be against the budget and at time ‘facilitate’ it passing through the Dail. This is utter hypocrisy and shows that they have no real differences with Fianna Fail's slash and burn agenda.

“If they were really opposed to this budget they would be demanding an immediate general election where the budget could be debated. The truth is that both the Labour party and Fine Gael have no alternative to budget cuts and austerity policies and are committed in principal to the EU/IMF bailout agreement. They may be willing to play around with the details of the budget cuts but they are committed to implementing €15 billion in cuts because they argue there is no alternative. We say there is an alternative and it begins with tearing up the EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding and burning the bondholders. It certainly does not involve pouring money into a failed banking system and the private pockets of property developers.”

“This must be a low point in cynicism in Irish politics which has seen many lows. We have here the ethics of corner boys pushing one of their number to mug vulnerable passers by while the rest skulk nearby ready to pick the victims' pockets.

“Clearly the General Election should be called immediately with the provisions of the Finance Bill and economic policy generally as the centre of debate. In this way every party will be called on to justify why working people in this State should be enslaved to the financial markets or to repudiate such a policy.”

If you would like to help the Socialist Party and United Left Alliance election campaign in Limerick you can contact us at: 086-8064801 or cian@socialistparty.net

Related Link: http://www.facebook.com/cian.sp

Cian Prendiville, Socialist Party & United Left Alliance candidate for Limerick City
Cian Prendiville, Socialist Party & United Left Alliance candidate for Limerick City

© 2001-2016 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy