VICTORY TO THE McSTRIKERS! Last night we’d a great gig for People Before Profit D8, where Joe Carolan, organising the striking McDonald workers in the UK, addressed the crowd. Brilliant music from El Clash Combo (Clash tribute band), Fans of Adventure and Los Ramones – fantastic art from Punk Rock & Resistance. Thanks all so much – especially BOCER! Don’t miss the next gig!

Historic underfunding of water system by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments are the reasons for current infrastructure crisis. People Before Profit have outlined a number of measures that could be used to pay for water infrastructure upgrades and water services.

People Before Profit TD and spokesperson on water, Bríd Smith, has said that the blame for the crumbling nature of Ireland’s water infrastructure is down to historic underfunding by successive Fine Gael and Fianna Fail governments.The TD for Dublin South Central made her comments in the wake of the burst pipe in Drogheda which has cut of water to thousands of people in Louth and Meath East.

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Bin charges set to soar in the great bin rip off

New charges proposal a “blank cheque” for waste companies to boost profits

People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, has said that the recent announcement that the government are set to ban flat bin charges fees will see a massive rise in charges.

According to the People Before Profit TD, the proposed changes are purely devised to facilitate the profiteering of the waste collection industry.

Previously in the Dáíl, Deputy Smith likened the waste collection industry as something akin to the Sopranos.Read more »

Brid insisted on revisiting this issue because many pensioners, most of them women, stand to loose about 30 Euros per week in pension entitlements if the government is let get away with their plan to discriminate on an planned ‘ageist’ basis. She gave notice of her intention to mount a serious campaign nationally, on this issue, having been previously ruled out of order because to address the inequality would incur a cost to the State!