There is now an urgent need for the radical left to come together to form a coherent alliance. In recent months the fight against water charges has been one of the most successful protest movements. The sheer size of the mobilisation forced the government to make some retreats but the fight to abolish the charges continues.
FIRST blood was drawn in the 2011 General Election campaign in the Dublin South constituency last week after an enthusiastic candidate had to be hospitalised after she got a nasty surprise when she called to one resident’s doorstep.
Nicola Curry is a working mother of two who recently returned to education at UCD as a mature student. She qualified with a degree in social science, specialising in social policy. She also received a Masters Degree last year.