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.
We are an alliance of left wing groups, including the People Before Profit Alliance and individuals who came together for the General Election 2011.
The Alliance is opposed to the governments’ bailouts and the slash and burn policies which are only making the crisis worse. In the general election we aim to provide a real alternative to the establishment parties as well as Labour and Sinn Fein, who also accept the capitalist market and refuse to rule out coalition with right wing parties. The approach of a Fine Gael / Labour government in power would not be fundamentally different than this government.
As long as there are elements of our society that continue to promote anger by the scapegoating and targeting immigrants including migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers or even students, we need to work to expose these myths and challenge racist ideas.
Love Music Hate Racism Ireland wants to promote racial integration and education through musically orientated events, public meetings, workshops, and most importantly by working together with different communities to address the issues they find important. We will be putting on events across the country ranging from open mike and acoustic sessions, to gigs with full bands and DJs, targeting music of all tastes, cultures and genres. We will also incorporate art, sport and family events into this work.
We aim to have a network of support for each and every person involved in LMHR across the county and we encourage you to make suggestions and to put on your own events and start your own groups with help from this network.
Facebook uses a subsidiary in Ireland to collect advertising revenue from around the world. Accounts filed in Dublin this week show that business is booming, with international earnings rising to £1.5 billion Sterling in 2012, up from £840million Sterling in 2011.
But the Irish government collected just £4.4 million in tax from the world's largest social media company last year – that’s a tax rate of 0.6%.
Assembling at 1 pm on Saturday 12th October at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, to march to the GPO.
The budget for 2014 is expected to take yet another €3 billion out of the economy, at a rate of two to one in favour of cuts over taxation. This will affect health, education, social protection and community services. It will not create one new job.
Alternative sources of revenue exist:
Remove the tax loopholes and ensure the multinationals pay corporation tax in full