Elected Representatives

West Cork PBP branch meeting: Ballydehob Social Club

22/06/2013 - 20:00
22/06/2013 - 22:00

22nd June, at 7 pm, Ballydehob Social Club, Ballydehob near Skibbereen, West Cork

Navan PBP branch meeting

25/06/2013 - 20:00
25/06/2013 - 22:00

Tuesday 25 June 8pm the kitchen johnstown navan

26/05/13 Tipperary Walk in the Woods event

26/05/2013 - 13:00
26/05/2013 - 15:00

Details to follow soon

Join the Anti Austerity Protest November 24th

People Before Profit welcomes Belfast Clinic provision of legal abortion

People Before Profit welcomes the opening of a Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast which will give women in Northern Ireland easier access to legal abortion. We wish to express our support and solidarity with those who have worked tirelessly for many years to bring this about. People before Profit supports the right of all women, North and South to access free, safe and legal abortion.

People Before Profit Cllr. Brid Smith (Ballyfermot) said: “This is an historic day. For the first time ever abortion services will be legally offered on the island of Ireland. It will mean that women across the island will have much easier access to legal abortion, rather than having to raise additional funds for travel and accommodation to Britain. While politicians continue with their delaying tactics 12 women leave this state every day to obtain abortions abroad. The failure of the Irish state not only criminalises Irish women, it also discriminates against working class women who struggle to get the necessary funds together.”

Ailbhe Smyth, Convenor of the People Before Profit Alliance said: “The opening of the Belfast clinic serves to highlight the hypocrisy and shameful inaction of Irish politicians on abortion. It is incredible that twenty years after the X case Irish women are still waiting for their constitutional right to abortion provision (when their lives are in danger) here in Ireland. Today is a small step forward in the fight for free, safe and legal abortion in Ireland, North and South, and for a change, it is a step in the right direction.”

The ATMs have stopped working

Tina MacVeigh People Before Profit representative in Dublin South Central said, “It is scandalous that one of the biggest banks in the country has not processed payments on client accounts for the past 48 hours."

"People have not recieved wages and social welfare payments and are also reporting that other payments registered to their accounts before the ‘technical difficulties’ have now disappeared. This is putting people under huge stress at a time when ordinary people have faced savage cuts to wages, services and jobs.

When we voted on the EU Fiscal Treaty we were assured that a Yes Vote would bring stability. However, when banks are allowed to conduct their affairs in the interest of their wealthy shareholders and go unregulated by the state, there is a collapse of prudence and responsibility in the financial sector.

It is the ordinary people, yet again, who pay the price.”


At a press conference today in the Mont Clare hotel in Dublin, the People Before Profit Alliance said that the government were lying and deceiving the public about the provisions of both the Fiscal Treaty and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).

PBPA said the government had refused to acknowledge the enormous level of further cuts and austerity that would be necessary to meet the deficit and debt targets contained in the Fiscal Treaty, even though the figures were well known to them.

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Launch of People Before Profit Alliance ‘No to the EU Austerity Treaty’ Campaign

People Before Profit Alliance tells Government to stop the bullying and debate the real content of the Treaty

People Before Profit Alliance calls for No to austerity treaty

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