Ruth Coppinger

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Paul Murphy at a press conference calling for a public inquiry into the Jobstown investigation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The home page of Solidarity’s website this week was dominated by a large photograph of Paul Murphy, the Dublin TD acquitted last week on charges of fa(...)

Regina Doherty made a complaint about Catherine Kelly over online and social media comments.

A New York-based blogger who was stopped and cautioned by gardaí at Dublin Airport about social media posts she made about Minister for Employment Reg(...)

‘Is it now Government policy to attack, in this very sinister way, anybody who criticises anyone in the Government on social media?’ Ruth Coppinger said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A US-based academic Catherine Kelly had “a sinister and chilling experience’’ at an Irish airport last week, Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger claimed in t(...)

Former tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former tánaiste Joan Burton has called for the abortion referendum to take place before the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland next year. She said the(...)

Paul Murphy during a Solidarity rally at the Tivoli Theatre: will ask the Taoiseach to establish a public inquiry into how the Jobstown  trial proceeded.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy will question Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on a number of issues arising out of his acquittal of false imprisonment when he return(...)

Solidarity TDs Paul Murphy and Ruth Coppinger, Cllr Michael Murphy and TD Mick Barry at a press conference in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If the Jobstown trial was, as Paul Murphy and his comrades insist, a political conspiracy, it must have been one of the most inept conspiracies ever. (...)

Senator Catherine Noone.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been elected chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, which met for the first time on Wednesday in priva(...)

Convenor of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Ailbhe Smyth: “We have a lot of work to do.”

Several hundreds of protesters gathered for a Repeal the Eighth rally in Dublin city centre on Saturday, calling for a referendum on the Constitution’(...)

Richard Dawkins: a big fan of the son, if not the father. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not every day the country gets a new taoiseach, so one might expect the political junkies of talk radio to get worked up about last week’s elevat(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

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