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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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national / elections / politics / news report Thursday April 08, 2010 21:16 by People Before Profit Alliance   text 9 comments (last - monday may 10, 2010 19:08)   video 1 video file
For those who missed Eamonn's great analysis of why having a People Before Profit candidate in the Westminister elections on May 6th.

'Find a new direction beyond the Orange and the Green' read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 31, 2010 15:43 by Angry Green   text 26 comments (last - wednesday november 06, 2013 00:33)   image 1 image
It is now time to form a new more left of centre Green Party as Traditional Green policies such as Climate Change, emissions reduction and renewable energy, while I agree with them are no longer enough. We don’t just want to save the planet. We want to make life so much better for the people living on it. The current Green Party has not delivered ( with the notable exception of power points for non currently existent electric cars!) and has no new ideas of any note whatsoever. They are no different than the other parties out there at the moment. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / news report Saturday January 30, 2010 21:32 by Marcopolo   text 25 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 21:52)
People Before Profit Alliance Councillor Brid Smith has announced her candidacy for the new directly elected post of Mayor of Dublin. The new post will represent all of Dublin City and County. read full story / add a comment
galway / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday January 14, 2010 15:05 by donkylemore
where to the Greens now . the party of probity and ethical standards in high places
will they seek to have Lowry removed or will they continue to linger on in power with FF with Lowry's guarantee to follow the govt. whip/ read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 04, 2009 20:46 by Michael Murphy   text 85 comments (last - monday november 30, 2009 14:25)
This is a response to the SWP's reply which appeared on thier website in late August. Their material was in reply to previous Socialist Party material on the issues of left co-operation, new mass workers party and left election slates. The Socialist Party believes our reply is an accuarte assesment of the discussions that took place among groups on the left in the run in to the recent local elections and outlines our views on many of the issues facing the left. We believe there should be a left slate for the next general election and we hope our reply can assist that process. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / press release Thursday October 15, 2009 22:30 by Fiachra Ó Luain   text 3 comments (last - friday october 16, 2009 19:05)
Fiachra Ó Luain has been seeking answers about how it was possible that 3,000 of his first preference votes could have allocated to Mr. Declan Ganley. On 0.000175% of Ganley's budget he received 6,510 first preferences in the June European Elections. As a resident of Donegal he offers his perspectives on the recent RTE radio show investigating why Donegal voted No. read full story / add a comment
donegal / elections / politics / press release Sunday September 20, 2009 20:36 by Annraoí Blaney   text 1 comment (last - monday september 21, 2009 21:36)
Hi there is a public meeting tomorrow night Monday at 7.30 in Letterkenny and a press conference at 12noon, in the Glenealy House Hotel. The meeting is being organised by the Peoples movement and speakers will be Patrica Mc Kenna and guest speaker is Mr. Annraoí Blaney (son of the late Neil T Blaney)

Everybody welcome!!!

Hope you can spread the word for cheers

Regards.. Annraoí(Harry)Blaney
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national / elections / politics / press release Monday August 10, 2009 02:45 by Republican Socialist Youth Movement   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 13, 2009 11:55)   image 1 image
RSYM condemns Labour and Fine Gael Hypocrisy read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday August 05, 2009 17:45 by Noble 7   text 15 comments (last - tuesday january 11, 2011 19:10)   image 1 image
Jimmy Devins TD has resigned from the Fianna Fáil party.

Devins may be best known to Indymedia readers as the husband of Mary Devins, the judge who presides over many court cases involving opponents of the Shell plan to install an experimental pipeline in Erris, County Mayo.
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international / elections / politics / news report Friday June 26, 2009 14:09 by iosaf   text 52 comments (last - wednesday august 26, 2009 21:20)   image 19 images
Of course news attention is overwhelmingly focussed today on the passing of the king of pop, Michael Jackson. We are even told that global internet traffic slowed whilst humanity came to terms with its loss. However, hard as it is believe and as impalatable as it may be for some to stomach, in poorer countries life has appeared to have gone as normal.

General Romeo Vasquez chief of staff of the Honduran army put tanks on the streets surrounding the presidential palace where democratically elected Mr Manuel Zelaya lives and up till yesterday was mostly worrying about winning a referendum which will allow him to be re-elected and sit more terms. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 23, 2009 14:13 by Socialist Party   text 13 comments (last - wednesday june 24, 2009 11:32)
Analysis of Local and European elections and the aftermath. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / feature Saturday June 20, 2009 15:23 by Azadi   text 23 comments (last - monday june 29, 2009 18:10)   image 11 images   video 3 video files   audio 1 audio file
The Iranian government’s campaign to mold ‘model’ Islamic citizens has not only fashioned a profound crisis of loyalty to the religious ‘ideals of the revolution’, it has nurtured action that many have silently prayed for - as the public sphere, the last bastion of the religious elites grip on power, was shot open by their own guns Sunday. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday June 15, 2009 20:40 by PBPA   text 41 comments (last - friday june 19, 2009 21:14)
People Before Profit Alliance Councillors Joan Collins and Brid Smith Statement on election of Lord Mayor by Dublin City Councillors

People Before Profit to provide real opposition on Dublin City Council
Once again people in Dublin have voted for change on their City Council. In 2004 Labour was voted in as the largest group, ending Fianna Fail’s domination of the council. Instead of change, the people were treated to a game of musical chairs, with Labour entering a deal to divvy up the Mayorship and committee chairs with Fine Gael, and the sole Green and PD Councillors. When that deal broke down, Labour concluded an arrangement with Fianna Fail. The merry go round now continues with Labour in a deal for the new council with Fine Gael. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday June 15, 2009 19:52 by Ray   text 11 comments (last - sunday june 21, 2009 19:37)
Labour Councillor Jim Mc Garry has been elected as Mayor of Sligo at the Council AGM this afternoon. The voting alliance between Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour which elected Cllr Mc Garry was harsly criticised at this afternoon’s meeting of Sligo Borough Council. After all the speculation, there will be no left-wing alliance on the Council, despite the fact that seven of the 12 councillors elected onto the new council are from left-wing parties.

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dublin / elections / politics / feature Saturday June 13, 2009 11:29 by Paula Geraghty   text 38 comments (last - tuesday june 16, 2009 18:43)   image 22 images   video 1 video file
The election of Joe Higgins as the third MEP elected from Dublin has marked a significant shift in Irish politics. With the Greens now wiped out clinging desperately to a dying government the election results have shown there is an alternative and hope for another Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday June 11, 2009 10:06 by rebels yell   text 1 comment (last - friday june 12, 2009 06:58)
European Election OR Sectarian Head Count 2009? Sinn Féin's sitting MEP Bairbre de Brún created Northern Ireland electoral history by topping the poll with 126,184 votes. However, both the Dublin and Irish governments will tonight be pondering nervously about the future of their landmark Good Friday Agreement (Sunningdale Mark II). read full story / add a comment
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