Helen O'Toole, Anti Austerity Campaigner, provides an eye witness report on the 10 December protest in Dublin
As another year of political activity in Ireland draws to a close, a year that saw 14 Anti Austerity Alliance counsellors elected at local elections and two Anti Austerity Alliance TD’s (MPs) gain seats in the Dail (Irish Parliament), tens of thousands took to the streets again today to protest at the introduction of water charges.Read more
Ramona McCartney reports…
Today the people of Ireland take to the streets in protest against a Government that has no interest in its people or its country. The Irish government has tried to introduce a double tax on water supply to every household in Ireland.
The general agreement in the press appears to be that George Osborne’s £2bn promise of funding for the NHS constituted some form of electoral sweetener or ‘Lollipop’ for voters gearing their minds toward a general election. Sadly however, this comes following four and a half years of brutal cuts to our health services and in particular to our mental health services.Read more
Yoshee Hummel is not impressed with George Osbourne's Autumn Statement and judging by last year’s it’s safe to say that rather than it being the prize, it’s more ‘here’s what you could have won’.Read more
How many times have you heard David Cameron’s PMQs rebuff ‘it was the fault of the previous Labour government’? How many times has Ed Miliband pointed out that this Tory government has borrowed more in 4 years (over £430bn) than Labour did in 13 (£429bn)? Zero. The mind boggles. Week after week we hear the Tory rhetoric and week after week more people are starting to believe it’s true.Read more