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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 26, 2011 21:07 by former Green voter   text 15 comments (last - tuesday february 01, 2011 11:15)
Gerry Adams made a big contribution to politics with his statement on the EU and IMF and has shown the way out of the mess that the political establishment and their EU and IMF overlords have saddled the Irish People with for the next 20 to 50 years. As well as defaulting we need to free ourselves from the IMF shackles and to leave the EU as soon as we can. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 25, 2011 22:44 by Limerick Socialist Party   image 2 images
● 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 read full story / add a comment
Pat Lawlor: A socialist fighter against cuts
antrim / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 18, 2011 14:02 by West Belfast Socialist Party   text 15 comments (last - saturday january 29, 2011 21:14)   image 1 image
The Socialist Party is to stand Pat Lawlor for West Belfast in the Assembly elections on May 5th. He has already been selected as the Party's candidate for Lower Falls in the local election. read full story / add a comment
Unite Conquer
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday January 13, 2011 16:33 by Rebels YELL   image 1 image   video 1 video file
For traditional Irish republican socialists there are certain realities and difficult choices facing us in the very near future. With the reality of the EU being with us for the foreseeable future and an impending general election in the southern scum state, there are some very difficult choices to be made by committed activists. We can continue with our old policy of boycotting elections, which frankly if we are honest with ourselves, has not been progressive. One of the options that will have to be considered, with a major shift in the re-alignment of political forces, probable after the next election, is tactical voting or voting for the lesser of the evils, who are genuine contenders to be part of Government after the next election. Obviously the two right wing parties of failed Fianna Fail and fascist blue shirt Fine Gael are not an option for any socialist republican, which leaves lackey Labour and provisional Sinn Fein. read full story / add a comment
Jimmy Kelly from UNITE Calls for Voters to VOTE LEFT
national / elections / politics / feature Thursday January 13, 2011 15:47 by Jerry Cornelius   text 46 comments (last - thursday january 27, 2011 16:50)   image 2 images
The UNITE trade union, the second largest union in the Republic of Ireland has called on all working people to vote for a left wing government in the general election likely to be held in March.

“Workers should use their vote in the upcoming general election to bring about a left-wing government for the first time in the history of the state,” said Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of Unite the union.
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Horse Outside
international / elections / politics / news report Wednesday January 05, 2011 06:11 by Rebels YELL   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The bulk of the banksters money went to Fianna Fail for several election but the bulk of the corporate muck money, now flows from party to party, which includes Fine Gael and Labour. Either way the same targets are achieved, bigger profits for corporations. The sums of money thrown at these Irish politicians, particularly Fine Gael for the next election are mind boggling even by gombeen Fianna Fail standards.  read full story / add a comment
Corporate Fascism
international / elections / politics / news report Saturday January 01, 2011 18:46 by Rebels YELL   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 01, 2011 19:12)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Fine Gael the main opposition party in the Irish state, is already flush with corporate and bankster muck money, well over €2 million, already, with just some of it coming in from its own gambling sources.Their long time partners with the dubious and misleading title of 'Labour' have already, more than a million, with big contributions also rolling in, via., the fat cat corrupt front of fake trade union leadership, along with the corporations and banks. read full story / add a comment
laois / elections / politics / news report Tuesday December 14, 2010 11:35 by Eóin Breathnach   text 13 comments (last - wednesday february 02, 2011 02:06)
John Whelan imposed in Laois/Offaly by Labour after party walkout on voting. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / press release Thursday November 25, 2010 11:06 by Independents Movement of Ireland (IMI)   text 16 comments (last - wednesday december 01, 2010 12:32)   image 1 image
Political parties are not mentioned in the Constitution.

A new campaign is currently being launched, with the aim of giving people a real alternative to the Fine Gael/Labour coalition that is on the cards - and returning true democracy to Ireland.

The public are urged to come to a meeting in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin, tonight (Thursday), and tomorrow night, at 8.00pm.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 24, 2010 17:20 by Jolly Red Giant   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 24, 2010 23:26)
Sunday 21 November, the day the Irish government formally applied for a bailout to the EU and IMF, should be marked as the day that the Irish capitalist class were exposed as a rotten, despicable failure, bankrupt in every sense and incapable of offering any way forward. The significance of these developments cannot be overstated; they are a turning point in Irish history and will impact on other countries in Europe and the EU itself. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 23, 2010 10:37 by Colm o Connor   text 5 comments (last - wednesday november 24, 2010 10:30)
Politics in this country has been made muddy by decades of civil war divisions, clientilism and corruption. As a result the political discourse required for significant social change is constricted. Now is an opportunity to change the Irish political landscape forever, for all progressive groups to demand that FF disband. Here are my Top 10 reasons. I'm sure there are more. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Saturday November 06, 2010 14:26 by john throne
OBama and his regime bailed out the rich in the last two years. Working peoples lives were getting harder and harder. the Union leaders backed the Obama regime. So many working people felt they had no other way to protest the Obama regime's right wing policies but to vote Republican. See the real mood in this article. read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / news report Wednesday November 03, 2010 13:01 by Jolly Red Giant
A packed public meeting in Limerick last night signalled the launch of the Socialist Party's General Election campaign in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday October 31, 2010 18:57 by john throne
The right recognized the anger in American society against Wall Street, the Banks and their capitalist system and politicians. They acted to fill the vacuum. The union leaders, the left and anti capitalist movement did not recognize the mood nor the vacuum. They did not act. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday October 27, 2010 21:06 by Lefty leak   text 49 comments (last - sunday december 05, 2010 18:38)
At a meeting held in Dublin last Sunday, 24th October, involving the People Before Profit Alliance, the Socialist Party, the Tipperary Workers and Unemployed Grou, and Cllr Declan Bree and his local group in Sligo, a historic decision was taken to establish a left alliance to contest the next general election and to take the first steps towards a new, left, anti capitalist formation to represent working people.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday September 27, 2010 16:57 by Declan Cullen   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 28, 2010 12:21)
With all the talk of who should govern the country, and how much Brian Cowen drank.
There is still the fact that the Irish people are being led around like hapless sheep.
It would not matter a damn who got into power, because the banks, EU and the IMF
(in the near future) would be the ones calling all the shots. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / press release Wednesday August 11, 2010 00:55 by Charlie Williams   text 17 comments (last - friday march 20, 2015 10:54)   image 1 image
We're pleased to inform you that a new political party in Ireland is on its way. Fís Nua or New Vision.
We see ourselves as a federation of socialy and ecologicaly engaged persons and groups/organisations that want to enter the parliaments.

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down / elections / politics / press release Tuesday April 27, 2010 15:49 by Irish Republican Youth   image 1 image
Education Minister Caitríona Ruane joined a large group of Ógra Shinn Féin members today at Down’s County Museum in Downpatrick, to launch Sinn Féin’s Youth Manifesto ‘Creating the Future’, for the upcoming Westminster election.

The Museum was selected as a site of historical significance, it previously being home of the County Gaol where United Irishmen leader Thomas Russell was executed on 21 October 1803.

The youth manifesto which was drafted by members of the party’s youth wing Ógra Shinn Féin forms the basis of the work and policies which Sinn Féin will be carrying out regards youth in the next 5 years.

These include education, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, calling for the abolition of ASBO’s, road safety, youth job creation, creating affordable housing, and progressing Irish Unity.

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tyrone / elections / politics / press release Thursday April 22, 2010 16:17 by West Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin   video 1 video file
West Tyrone Ógra Shinn Féin have launched a youth election broadcast today (21/04/10) for the upcoming Westminster Election on May 6th.

The youth broadcast features endorsements for Pat Doherty MP from Tyrone GAA County Star Seán O'Neill, Tyrone Hurler Mickey Kelly, and Dromore GAA supremo Fabian O'Neill who captained the triumphant 2007 Dromore Team to their first County Championship.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday April 18, 2010 00:19 by Michael Gallagher   text 9 comments (last - wednesday april 21, 2010 14:52)
Having chatted recently to many other people on the left so as to try and gauge the possibility of the broadest ever coming together of a revolutionary left alliance on this island, it appears that we are going to miss the best opportunity in making the biggest electoral impact by the genuine left in years. Too many parties/groups seem to be carrying too much historical baggage about each other. This party won't work with that party for this reason....that party won't work with anyone for some other reason....that party can't be trusted because of past mistakes....sniping.....backbiting.....nitpicking........petty grudges.....personalities.....sectarianism......our view is the right one......we have more experience.... blah blah blah blah blah.

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