People Before Profit candidates in the local elections have exposed major cuts which are to be implemented at Crumlin Childrens hospital.
Councillor Joan Collins and Brid Smith participated in a very successful picket at the hospital on May 12th organised by Save our Crumlin Children’s Hospital Campaign.
Watch TV3 News report here
Because of a forecasted deficit of €9.6 million, three wards will shut down this year, starting with St Joseph ’s due to close on May 14th with two more to close in July and August.
Cllr Joan Collins (People Before Profit Alliance- Crumlin/Walkinstown)
Protest at Crumlin Children’s Hospital
Tuesday May 12th at 6pm
HSE hospital network manager John Bulfin stated in a letter to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in January: “Savings should be targeted to ensure frontline patient care services are appropriately maintained.” This is what he means by maintaining appropriate patient care services.
· Because of a forecasted deficit of €9.6 million, three wards will shut down this year, starting with St Joseph ’s due to close on May 14th with two more to close in July and August.
The Alliance calls for jobs, high quality public services and real democracy not bails outs for bankers and developers. The People Before Profit Alliance today called for the nationalisation of the banking system. Outside the Bank of Ireland in College Green its 13 local election candidates called on the government to stop the bailing out the banks.
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To read our Alternative Economic Agenda Document click here
Councillor Joan Collins (pictured below) said; “The bailout of the banks will cost us at least €24 billion. Already €3.5 billion has been pumped into Bank of Ireland and they are saying it is not enough. This money could be used to reverse cuts and invest in job creation. The state should take over the banking system and run the banks in the interest of the people. The banks should be run by elected representatives of the Irish people not overpaid executives”.
Large crowd attend launch of the People Before Profit Alliance’s ‘Alternative Economic Agenda’ Document
On April 28th in the Unite Hall in Dublin, over 150 filled the room for the launch of the People Before Profit Alliance's 'Alternative Economic Agenda' Document.
The meeting was chaired by Cllr Joan Collins, who is standing in the local elections for People Before Profit Alliance in Crumlin/Walkinstown.
The launch was addressed by Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit Alliance local election candidate in Dun Laoghaire, Cllr Catherine Connolly (Independent, Galway), Cllr Declan Bree (Independent Socialist, Sligo), Cllr Chris O'Leary (Independent, ex- Green Party, Cork), Vincent Browne (Journalist) and a worker from the Visteon Factory occupation in Belfast.
Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit Alliance, Dun Laoghaire)
Vincent Browne (Journalist)
Cllr Chris O'Leary (Independent, Cork)
Get out on the Streets and Protest;
- STOP THE BAIL-OUT OF THE BANKS
- OPPOSE LEVIES ON PAYE WORKERS
- A PUBLIC PROGRAMME TO CREATE JOBS
Assemble 16th May 2.30pm Central Bank, Dame St Dublin
The bail-out of the banks costs €24 billion.