Ruth Coppinger

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Solidarity-People Before Profit Mick Barry. File photograph: Collins

Eight members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Lei(...)

The transgender pride parade makes its way along Eden Quay in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people took part in the second Trans Pride march in Dublin on Saturday. This was double the numbers that took part in the event last year.(...)

Ruth Coppinger TD has urged the Government to follow the example of Italian fashion house Prada which has joined every other major international designer brand to go fur-free. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is being pressed to support legislation to ban fur farming as all major international fashion houses no longer use fur and half the EU (...)

 Abuse survivor Jessica Bowes remains concerned about survivors being contacted by former partners. Jonathan McSherry, served 22 months in prison for an attack on her in 2015.

Legislation enabling people who are being harassed, threatened or intimidated, including through social media, to seek a no-contact order from the co(...)

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, as representatives of the FAI   give evidence to an Oireachtas committee hearing. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

When you sit at an Ireland match at the Aviva Stadium and hear the crowd belting out anti-John Delaney songs, or listen to exasperated TDs criticising(...)

FAI president Donal Conway and FAI executive vice-president John Delaney arriving at Leinster House to give evidence to the Oireachtas Committee on Sport. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

FAI president Donal Conway told members of the Oireachtas Committee on Sport that the association’s current board would step aside if that was what it(...)

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney  arrives at Leinster House with representatives of the Football Association of Ireland . Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For his own sake, it was just as well that John Delaney is such a shrinking violet. On Wednesday, the celebrity administrator bravely endured in sile(...)

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney will go in front of the Oireachtas committee next week. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

In the land of the endless yak, silence often says most. Almost an hour and a half into the appearance of Sport Ireland’s top brass in front of the Oi(...)

Paul Murphy, left, said: “The guiding line for us all in this debate should be what Lenin, approvingly quoting Trotsky, argued, that ‘ideological struggle within the party does not mean mutual ostracism but mutual influence’.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Socialist Party will present the truth “in the way which is most digestible to the working class at a particular time”, TD Paul Murphy has said. (...)

From left to right: Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger TD, Cllr Michael Murphy and Mick Barry TD pictured in 2017.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The inner workings of the Socialist Party are not usually on display for all to see. Its TDs – Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry – are the m(...)

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