Paul Murphy paid the tax last May in order to sell his apartment in Ballinteer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The “reality is the boycott on property tax has finished,” Anti-Austerity Alliance TD, Paul Murphy has said, after having to pay the tax on an apartme(...)

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(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy have formally turned down Sinn Féin advances to take part in a left wing election transfer pact. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy have formally turned down Sinn Féin advances to take part in a left-wing election transfer (...)

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(...)

The alacrity with which Sinn Féin announced its support for a voting pact involving Independents and left-wing parties reflected the benefits party st(...)

Michael O’Flynn: concedes the “genuine, hardworking community” of developers made mistakes, but says bodies such as Nama have made things much worse. Photo: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

There’s a scene in the 1975 conspiracy thriller Three Days of the Condor where the fugitive hero, played by Robert Redford, asks a CIA boss who was(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  before the budget announcement yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland: the best small country in the world in which to leak budgets. They don’t do suspense in this Government. No spoiler alerts necessary with Mic(...)

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. (...)

Joe Higgins, with Ruth Coppinger, Paul Murphy and Richard Boyd Barrett during the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit press conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A merger between two similar left-wing groups may seem like a modest political step, but it was the result of many months of tortuous discussions abou(...)