The above is a clip from the Tipp Today show on Tipp FM where Anti-Austerity Alliance candidate, and member of the Socialist Party, Cian Prendiville, debates against a representative from a new anti-immigrant party ‘National Independent Party’. The AAA stands for a united movement of all those affected by austerity, and rejects all divisions based on race, nationality, gender or age. As Cian outlines, we fight for a public investment programme to create jobs and stop the emigration crisis. This debate followed a press release by the Limerick branch of the AAA in response to the NIP saying the “Emigration, not Immigration is our problem“.
By Fiona O’Loughlin
REFLECTING THE scale of the economic crisis the government is to introduce a second budget that will contain €4.5 billion of new taxes and spending cuts. The latest exchequer figures show a potential tax shortfall of a further €3 billion and a shortfall in funding for government departments of up to €1.5 billion. If anything these projections will be an underestimation of the decline in the governments finances.
This week may see a rare occurrence in the European Parliament - the defeat of a key item in the big business agenda pushed by European Commission. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is set to be voted on by the full plenary of the European Parliament today, despite some last minute chicanery by the European People's Party to try to delay the vote.
Legislation for Supreme Court ruling on X should proceed immediately as a first step to free, safe and legal abortion on demand. Join the protest at the Dáil today at 6pm against government's lethal inaction