PBP AN ALTERNATIVE VISION FOR IRELAND

 

People Before Profit
Share the Wealth: An Alternative Vision for Ireland

Introduction
Our Priorities: A Summary

Arts   –  Childcare   –  Disability  –  Drugs  –  Economic Policy Summary  –  Education  –  Employment and Labour Rights  –  Environment  –  Foreign Policy    Health  –  Housing  –  Irish Language  –  Land Use and Food  –  Law  –  LBGT Rights  –  Natural Resources  –  Political Reform
Racism  –  Water  –  Woman’s Right to Choose  –  Youth Equality

Introduction
By Richard Boyd Barrett

Despite government parties’ claims of economic recovery, Ireland remains a deeply unequal society. Government growth projections and claims of economic stability lack all credibility in the face of the evidence that another global economic down-turn is looming.

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PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT SUPPORTS RIGHT2CHANGE PRINCIPLES

People Before Profit has signed up to the Right2Change principles.  These principles arise from Ireland’s biggest social movement – the Right 2Water movement – and represent an important starting point in breaking the right wing consensus that has dominated Irish politics for so long.

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Adrienne Wallace, Cllr Gerry Carroll, Cllr Bríd Smith, Cllr John Lyons
Adrienne Wallace, Cllr Gerry Carroll, Cllr Bríd Smith, Cllr John Lyons

The National Council of People Before Profit met on Sunday for the first time in Belfast, rather than in Dublin – our usual venue. And what could be more fitting than to have the meeting in West Belfast, where PBP Cllr Jerry Carol came second only to Sinn Fein in the recent election. This unprecedented achievement puts socialism back on the agenda in West Belfast. Jerry’s breakthrough has been hailed as ‘historic’ and delegates to the meeting, from PBP branches ’round the country, were in good form as we debated strategies that will lead the struggle forward into the coming period.

Cllr Gerry Carroll, Richard Boyd Barrett, Cllr Deirdre Wadding, Cllr John Lyons, Cllr Bríd Smith
Cllr Gerry Carroll, Richard Boyd Barrett, Cllr Deirdre Wadding, Cllr John Lyons, Cllr Bríd Smith