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    Left government needed.

    The danger is that votes to break the cycle of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will be used to keep the merry-go-round spinning. By Paul Murphy. This is a change election. A majority of people are now indicating support for parties other than Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. Is it any wonder? With crises in […]

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    Can you create a Government?

    By Oisín Vince Coulter Use our simulator to see if you can build a majority government out of various potential results in the 2020 General Election. You choose which parties to put into coalition, and see if you can reach the magic number of 80. Previous seat numbers are from 2016 General Election, not taking […]

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    Break the cycle of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael control.

    Solidarity-People Before Profit represent people power and – unlike Labour, Greens and SF – will never prop up FF/ FG. By Richard Boyd Barrett. For nearly 100 years, this country has been run by two conservative parties, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. The legacy of their rule is under-funded public services. We have the highest […]

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    Assessing the parties’ health manifestos.

    In terms of the range, imagination and costedness of progressive health policies, Sinn Féin is in front, though Fianna Fáil’s is scrupulously budgeted for and the Social Democrats’ most orthodox. By Michael Smith All of Ireland’s political parties have signed up to Sláintecare which should be implemented by the end of 2028. That’s the key […]

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    Green and Red: Ecosocialism and Ireland

    Ecosocialism promises more equitable social relations and less damaging, extractive technologies; a society that serves people rather than capital. by Niall Flynn Since survival of our species is at stake, all politics today, whether explicitly or otherwise, are ecological politics. Following this premise, all elections are now climate elections.  This, again, was supposed to be Ireland’s […]

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