Major Public Meeting to be held tonight in Royal Marine Hotel on the future of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Richard Boyd Barrett TD

harbourPeople Before Profit TD and Chair of Save Our Seafront, Richard Boyd Barrett, will be speaking at a public meeting in Dun Laoghaire tonight calling for a campaign to ensure the Harbour transfers into full public ownership and the abandonment of the “crazy cruise berth and private apartment plan”.
In advance of An Bord Pleanala’s decision with regards to the Cruise Berth the meeting will also discuss an alternative to the Harbour Company’s plans, including a Diaspora Centre and a National Water Sports Centre.
Richard Boyd Barrett said: “The overwhelming majority of the submissions to An Bord Pleanala were against the Berth for giant Cruise Ships and last spring Cllr Melisa Halpin succeeded in passing a motion at council level to limit the size of cruise ships in the harbour to the small ones that can come in without alterations to the harbour structure.
“We have always been keen to…

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Campaigners call on Independent Alliance to refuse to allow Fine Gael to block AAA-PBP Repeal Bill

Richard Boyd Barrett TD

2,159 women have been forced to travel to access abortion services since the government was elected

Precedent set for government parties to hold different positions – in 1983 to introduce 8th Amendment – Labour Tanaiste voted against Fine Gael Taoiseach

repeal-8Campaigners from AAA-PBP, the Abortion Rights Campaign, National Women’s Council,  Coalition to Repeal the 8th, USI, People Before Profit-Pro Choice, ROSA, USI and Doctors for Choice gathered at the Dail today in support of the AAA-PBP Repeal Bill which is due to be debated tomorrow.

The campaigners highlighted that since the government came to power 2,159 have been forced to travel abroad to access abortion services or have ordered abortion pills online. This is based on 9.45 women per day travelling to the UK, 0.032 women a day in Dutch clinics, and 3 women a day using abortion pills.

They called on the Independent Alliance not to allow Fine…

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No to the sale of our Public Spaces Central Bank of Ireland

Richard Boyd Barrett TD

keeganCllr. Andrew Keegan, People Before Profit, has launched a campaign to stop the sale of the Dame Street Plaza to private interests.

Cllr Keeganwill be putting forward an emergency motion on the sale of this land at the next Dublin Council Meeting council meeting and has asked DCC management for an update on their position of the sale.

In a statement, Cllr Keegan said: “I am opposed to this sale for a number of reasons:  It privatises a public space that is used for gatherings of civil society and removes an iconic building from the public portfolio.

“Control of a public space will end up in private hands, more than likely a foreign fund company and this could lead to the public square being fenced off or built on.

“To date Dublin City Council has had no contact with Central Bank of Ireland. Most Dublin City Councillors are unaware…

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Meeting to plan campaign for more local authority housing on public and NAMA development sites in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Richard Boyd Barrett TD

People Before Profit host public meeting to plan campaign for more local authority housing on public and NAMA development sites in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, as housing and homelessness continues to spiral out of control.

housing-mtg-oct-2016Coveney Housing plan will not deliver urgently needed council housing, will cost the state a fortune, and will effectively privatise public land unless radically changed , says PBP TD.

Dun Laghaire-Rathdown is being “socially cleansed” as a result of the failure to provide council housing and the effective privatisation of the entire housing sector in the area.

Richard Boyd Barrett TD for the People Before Profit Alliance, along with local councillors, Melisa Halpin, Hugh Lewis and Dave O Keefe, will host a public meeting tonight, Monday Oct 24th at 8pm in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun…

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Our Rights

Our constitution in article 40.6 we are given freedom of expression and the right to peacefully assembly and the right to from association’s.

 As citizens of this country not only do we by the article 9.2 do we have the right to protest our collaboration in genocide the plundering of our countryside by foreign and domestic parasites and the enslavement of my fellow citizens by the same afformentioned parasites. Is my solemn and constitutional duty.

Now the definition of a parasite is an organism which lives in or on another organism. Obtaining nourishment and protection with no benefit returned. Human parasites can cause disease’s. 

Joan Burton choice to go the awards ceremony on that day the protest about her presence was widely advertised on the social media platforms. Where ever she was about to do a public performance at this time there was a protest. Which she would gleefully grimace at in a condescending way. 

Infact protesters where viewed as minor irritants an occupational hazard by the power whelling elites. Minor disturbances caused by parasitical working class.

The definition of false imprisonment is to detain someone against their will or consent. Joan consented to attend the ceremony that day. In one of the most deprived areas of Dublin. An area hit hard by Joan’s austerity measures. Area with a large number of extreme left councilors elected and a TD. An area politicised by the community resistance to water charges and austerity. 

As you drive threw the area the resistance to the government and austerity is displayed on all lampposts. Strategic battles on a daily basis where taking place across the area and the entire country.

With all! Of this information Joan took up the call to attend a graduation ceremony in the area. Her adviser’s allowed this to happen. The local Garda where informed of the plan and I am not aware if they advised her not to attend. Sense and sensibility was not used for this diary date. 

We have a right to protest, we have a right to organise, we have a right to voice opinion. We have a duty to defend our country against parasites.

Austerity the economic policy to cut spending on services to invest in privatisation and ensure the wealthy remain and grow wealthier on the backs of the poor. Sound parasitic?

27 people where arrested on that day for standing up to a parasite upon our community. One has been found guilty of false imprisonment a 15 year old child. Who held a megaphone gave voice and like in all protests for civil liberties he sat down. 

Joan in her vehicle for two hours had consented to come here that is not false imprisonment. The car was engulfed by Garda not protestors. 

The most galling thing about this verdict is the fact that our civil liberties are now being denied. At yesterday’s protest for justice handing out flyers asking for people to defend their right to protest. Many ignored us as is their right some poured scorn on us for protesting.

I have one thing to say to that I exercise my rights and stand and fight for them. I will be still doing that on the day you realise that your civil liberties have been eroded and you join us or say someone should have done something about that. 

Our rights our not just for lefties like me who stand in solidarity with many. They are everyone’s rights. This miscarriage of justice doesn’t just effect a small group of water protestors. It effects us all. 

If it’s a crime for a 15 year old to voice his opposition to those in power in public it definitely denies freedom of speech to all. 

Now are you ready to defend this nation against all parasites as is our constitutional duty.

The secretive citizens assembly – who are they ?

People Before Profit Alliance Louth east Meath


The Taoiseach will launch the Citizens’ Assembly at Dublin Castle this afternoon. We can confirm members of this assembly’s names, counties and – where applicable – urban districts will be published at some stage but does anyone actually know a person that has been picked for this assembly ? .

Over the past nine weeks  the Red C polling company claim to  have overseen their selection at random  and also make the bold claim  that those selected are broadly representative of the electorate.

The assembly has been mandated by the legislature to report on five topics over the coming year; the Eighth Amendment, the ageing population, fixed term parliaments, referendums and climate change. Today’s meeting will hear from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other speakers before going into private session to discuss the body’s work programme , rules and procedures. Lets hope membership is balanced to reflect society. Also private companies selecting panels…

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