Joan Collins TD and Paul Murphy TD after they appeared in court in connection to water charges protests. Photograph: Courts

Anti Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy is to face a jury trial accused of false imprisonment of Tánaiste Joan Burton during the Jobstown anti water ch(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: his party  was one of the first out of the blocks this week to announce it was signing up to Right2Change

What is the left-wing alliance announced this week? A number of organisations and individuals involved in the anti-water charges movement, which op(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  Denied move was an act of “desperation” by Sinnn Féin. Photograph: The Irish Times

A union leader behind the policy principles that form the basis for a left-wing voting pact has urged parties and TDs not to take an a la carte app(...)

Both parties are Trotskyist and advocate permanent revolution and political agitation through working class mass action in capitalist societies such as Ireland.

The coming together of the two small left-wing parties should have been the easiest graft in Irish politics but has proved to be the most difficult. (...)

Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris: says the Government does not agree with the characterisation of the Irish corporation tax system.

Ireland’s corporation tax regime is transparent and robust, Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris has insisted. He told the Dáil the State believ(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins: has called for an increase in minimum wage.  Photograph:  Collins

About 220,000 children avail of free school breakfast and lunch, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton told the Dáil. She said her department ha(...)

Jackie Collins was  known for her vibrant novels about the extravagance and glamour of life in Hollywood. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Jackie Collins, the best-selling British-born author known for her vibrant novels about the extravagance and glamour of life in Hollywood, died on Sat(...)

 Paul Murphy greeting a supporter at a protest over the policing of the anti-water charges movement at the Central Bank in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Attempts to “intimidate”, “silence” or “marginalise” the anti-water charges movement with arrests and court summonses will not work, up to 2,000 prote(...)

Joan Collins TD: Due in court in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins has been summonsed to appear in court charged with alleged public order offences at an anti-water charge protest (...)

Gino Kenny, Joe Higgins,  Clare Daly and  Richard Boyd Barrett during a United Left Alliance press conference  in Dublin in 2011. The alliance won five seats in the 2011 general election but fell apart before too long. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

There is an old saying in Irish politics that the first thing on the agenda for any new political party is the split. As soon as the two main Trotskyi(...)