THE CAMPAIGNS against bin charges around Dublin are gearing up for
battle as the government is preparing to introduce a new "Environmental
Waste Management Act" with powers to stop collection to non-payers.
The moves by France, Germany and Russia to slow the mad stampede of the
Bush and Blair regimes to launch a war on Iraq are hugely significant.
It is absolutely incredible that the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
speaking on behalf of the Government today, did not even refer to these
new circumstances. Why? It is because...
Last Wednesday and Thursday the Irish parliament (the Dáil) debated a
motion on Iraq. The motion was instigated by Joe Higgins and signed by
him and a number of independent TD’s, Tony Gregory, Seamus Healy, Gerry
Cowley and Finian McGrath. Joe Higgins is a TD (member of the Irish
Parliament) for the Socialist...
"It was an inspiring not to say informative experience. Around 100 young
people took part in the conference. A number of discussions took place
on the developments that are taking place across the world, especially
the US war drive and how to fight it, the situation facing young people
in Ireland, and how to build...
Joe Higgins (Socialist Party MP in Ireland) made the following speech in
the Irish Parliament (Dail) pouring scorn on the attempt by the Irish
government to cover-up big-business scandal in the country.
The Socialist Party in Ireland, the Irish section of the CWI, scored
spectacular successes in the recent Irish elections. Joe Higgins was
re-elected as a TD (MP) in Dublin West, coming second out of the three
elected candidates. He got 6,442 first preference votes, 21.5%, which
rose to7,853 on the fourth count, when he...
Socialist Party T.D. Joe Higgins was suspended from the Dail today until
the next session in 2001 because he protested against a ruling of the
Ceann Comhairle that only the Leaders of Fine Gael and the Labour Party
could argue against the Taoiseach’s proposals for Dáil business.