Thousand rally in solidarity with Gaza across Ireland

Over 1,000 protesters gathered in Dublin Saturday 3rd January as others gathered across Ireland in Galway and Cork. The protests were organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and supported by many organisations, including...

New Year’s Day Protest in Solidarity with Gaza

Christy Moore, Stephen Rea, Duncan Stewart, Robert Ballagh and others joined protesters outside the GPO in Dublin in a show of solidarity with the people of Gaza See images of the protest here

National Demonstration in solidarity with Gaza this Saturday

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has called a National Demonstration in solidarity with Gaza for this Saturday 3rd January @ 1pm.  The protest will begin with speeches at 1pm at the Central Bank Plaza, we...

Education Minister rows back on substitution cover in primary schools

The effects of the massive education march on December 6th, which saw over 70,000 people on the streets are being felt.

Collapse of Croke Villas Regeneration Exposes craziness of reliance on private developers

People Before Profit Alliance local election candidate in the North Inner City area, Colm Stepehens expressed his shock at the announcement on 10 December that Dublin City Council’s plans to regenerate Croke Villas using a ‘Public Private Partnership’ (PPP) scheme have collapsed. According to the City Council it has not been possible to negotiate a deal with the developer (Bennett Developments) because of the ‘economic climate and global credit crunch’.
He commented that “Because the developer cannot be guaranteed a profit from the sale of the private part of the development, the whole plan collapses and nothing gets built” and added that “We shouldn’t forget that developer has numerous state contracts including a €55 million project for new government offices in Trim, Co. Meath. The company made a profit of €4.5 million in 2007 but only paid a measly €2,642 in tax! And that was after it paid the directors over €5.8 million in ‘emoluments’!” *
The People Before Profit Alliance believes that it demonstrates the craziness of depending on millionaire private developers to provide public services. Colm Stephens commented that “There is no sign of the millionaires in Bennett Developments showing any solidarity to the taxpayer who gave them massive contracts – so much for their ‘patriotic duty’!”