Paul Murphy Column
A weekly column by Paul Murphy MEP
Referendum in May Vote YES – Remove all restrictions on Divorce
By Paul Murphy TD “Hello Divorce – Bye Bye Daddy” was a key slogan of the right-wing No…
This weak government can be beaten
By Paul Murphy TD “The reality is that a small clique of hard-left, Trotskyite politicians, who are quite…
Department of Finance ‘cooking the books’ on corporation tax
Technical Paper Author, Seamus Coffey has previously estimated ‘implicit corporate tax rate’ as 8%. Paper itself admits ‘implicit tax rate’ of 5.9% in 2012
Government’s strategy on bank debt is in tatters and will not deliver
Troika report being cynically used by pro austerity MEPs to give false hope of a retrospective bank deal.
The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people
The government’s real response to unemployment is two-pronged: forced emigration and using mass unemployment to try to drive down wages and conditions.
Occupational pensions crisis – capitalist failure to guarantee a future for retired workers
In recent and current industrial battles the crisis in pension funds has been centre stage. Between the nine commercial semi state companies in Ireland there is a deficit in the schemes totalling €3 billion, half of which is concentrated in one company alone, the ESB.
Advance Pitstop Seeks to Save at Least €377,000 in Unpaid Wages Through JobBridge
Advance Pitstop have today advertised on JobBridge for 28 interns to work as ‘sales fitters’ in their branches…
Minister’s ignorant comments on Qatar stadiums shows he regards dead migrant workers as ‘non people’
The approach on Middle East trade mission puts Ireland’s trade policy firmly in the camp the fundamentalist free trade hawks.
MEP writes to Taoiseach about Human Rights in Saudi Arabia & Qatar
Socialist Party MEP has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about his incredible praise for brutal dictatorships in his trade mission to the Middle East. The full text of the letter, which sets out some of the reality of workers', women's and human rights in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, is below.
Taoiseach puts profits for big business ahead of human rights on tour of Gulf dictatorships
Commenting on the Taoiseach’s tour of the Gulf States, Paul Murphy MEP commented: “I find the comments from…