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 Pearse Doherty: he  said the budget  failed to ease the pressure on workers and families

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said the budget failed to ease the pressure on workers and families. Instead, he said, the budget favoured(...)

Joan  Burton TD said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe repeatedly referred to the budget being a Brexit budget, but he “decided to leave the most vulnerable people out of the Brexit considerations”. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Government has shown an “unbelievable error of judgment” by excluding from a no-deal budget those most vulnerable to a hard Brexit, Labour finance(...)

Extinction Rebellion launches ‘Rebellion Week’ with in Dublin city centre on Monday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw: The Irish Times

Dublin did not choke with up with traffic. There were no arrests at the main event, as a yacht painted in pink with the message “tell the truth” on cl(...)

Paul Murphy: ‘I have been contacted by a lot of people that I know from the past from different movements and different protests saying, “I think you’re doing the right thing.”’ Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

It has been something of a hectic 10 days for Paul Murphy. Last Thursday week, the Dublin South West TD announced he was leaving the Socialist Party (...)

Paul Murphy TD at the unveiling of the new political grouping Rise – Radical Internationalist Socialist Environmentalist – in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

To paraphrase Karl Marx, “the history of all hitherto existing socialist movements is the history of internecine warfare”. The first item on the agend(...)

Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

Paul Murphy is leaving  the Socialist party after it failed to resolve an internal year-long dispute over the extent and level of co-operation it should have with other left-leaning parties and movements of the left. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dublin South West TD Paul Murphy is leaving the Socialist Party and will launch what he describes as a new socialist group next Monday. Mr Murphy(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper shows his emotion at the final whistle of the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s getting on for half-nine on Saturday night and down under the Hogan Stand, giddy Dubs are skipping by, hunting for porter. Jack McCaffrey and Dia(...)

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