Workers being made pay for Bank Bail-outs

The AIB has held an Emergency General Meeting and voted to graciously accept the €3.5 billion in funds. Much of these funds are being raised from PAYE workers through a series of levies. AIB Executives-...

People Before Profit Alliance Says ‘Defend Crumlin Children’s Hospital’

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)

Dublin 12 Local Employment Service Staff issued with Redunancy Notices

The entire staff of the Dublin 12 Local Employment Service (LES) were issued with redundancy notices on Friday 8th May. The Local Employment Service (LES) provides a free employment information and placement service to...

Save our Crumlin Children’s Hospital Campaign Protest

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.

Donnie Fell launches Waterford City South Local Election Campaign

Donie Fell, a Glass Blower for 38 years at Waterford Crystal and standing as a People Before Profit Alliance candidate in Waterford City South in the forthcoming local elections, yesterday joined 12 other candidates...

Dundalk Local Election Candidate for People Before Proft Alliance

Syd Smith will be the People Before Proft Alliance Candidate for Dundalk Town Council- West Ward in the upcoming Local Elections. Syd, who is the Chairperson of the Castleross Residents Association prioritised are to Save...

Alliance says stop robbing the people to bail out the banks

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.

For more details on each candidate click here

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”.

The Alliance want the land banks held by developers to be used for building social housing. It is also calling for a freeze on mortgage repayments for those who have lost their jobs.

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)


People Before Profit Alliance Launch of Local Elections Campaign

The People Before Profit Alliance will be launching its Local Election Campaign on Thursday May 7th. The Alliance is running thirteen candidates in Dublin City, South Dublin, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown, Waterford, Tralee and Dundalk....

Grassroots Unite: Get Out on the Streets and protest- Stop the bail out...

Get out on the Streets and Protest;


Assemble 16th May 2.30pm Central Bank, Dame St Dublin


The bail-out of the banks costs €24 billion.