2014 Local Election Candidates

The People Before Profit Alliance is fielding a strong national alternative to the policies of austerity in the local elections. The candidates we have selected so far are listed below. We are proud to say that we have the highest proportion of women candidates of any party.

2014 Local Election Candidates

Constituency

People Before Profit Alliance has highest percentage (40%) of women candidates

40% of candidates are women

The People Before Profit Alliance has the highest percentage of women candidates of any political party running in the 2014 local elections with 17 women from around the country contesting the local elections. In addition, Cllr. Bríd Smith is also the People Before Profit candidate for Dublin in the European Election.

Are they planning more health cuts?

If you google ‘HSE overspend’ you will immediately see a long list of media reports of projected overspending by the HSE going back over several years. The latest was in yesterday’s Irish Times which announced

The Health Service Executive has told the Government that in a worst-case scenario its financial deficit for this year could be close to €300 million, significantly higher than previously stated. (Irish Times, 14.4.2014)

People Before Profit commends people of midlands for marching against giant wind turbine plans

Midlands wind farms or Dublin Bay plans have nothing to do with tackling climate change and everything to do with corporate grab of natural resources
In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, People Before Profit TD, commended communities from the midlands region for marching to the Dail today in opposition to plans to site thousands of giant wind turbines across a number of midland counties.

Housing Crisis in Minister Burton’s Constituency caused by Labour back-tracking on pre Election Policy

Today, April 15th there are no available properties under the rent cap allowance in Minister Burton’s own constituency of Dublin 15. The maximum allowance for a family with 3 children is €950 per month. There are three two bed room units available within this cap and all three properties state “rent allowance not accepted”.. In other categories, the situation is even more dire, wiyth no properties even advertised.

The Climate Change Catastrophe – What Needs to Be Done

In its recently published report the United Nations panel on climate change has confirmed what climate change activists and People Before Profit have been saying for years; namely that global greenhouse gas emissions have risen to unprecedented levels and that a massive shift from fossil fuels to renewables (solar/ tidal/ wind power) is needed to limit global warming..

The report say that man-made greenhouse gas emissions grew more quickly in the

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