What we stand for

The previous government came to power promising change, but delivered nothing but the same old neoliberal policies, this time with an added dose of austerity. It’s time for a change. Clare and Barry both have a record of fighting for the interests of the many above the interests of the few. They will continue to fight for more investment in public services, for decent wages and decent jobs, for social justice and equality, and against unfair and regressive taxes like water charges.

We need to build an economy that works for the people, not the other way around....
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Housing is a human right. Leaving it to the private sector to supply it will not and cannot work. We need a completely different approach....
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There is a race to the bottom in Ireland in terms of pay and conditions, facilitated by Fine Gael and Labour through so-called ‘activation schemes’ like JobBridge. The fight for decent work, decent pay, and decent conditions is one we must win....
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Years of austerity and budget cuts have brought our health service to breaking point. It’s time to start working towards a true public health service, and to do away with our expensive, inefficient, and unfair two-tier system....
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Education has simply not been a priority for the government in the 31st Dáil. It absolutely needs to be a priority in the 32nd one....
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Ireland has the highest childcare costs in the European Union, and some of the lowest public investment in childcare in the OECD. Tax breaks for childcare won’t bring down costs – we need a real, public system of early years care....
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People power has forced them back – with water charges frozen until 2019. The next step is total abolition....
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For communities, for quality of life, and for the environment, investment in public transport is absolutely crucial. Despite this, Metro has been long-fingered yet again, with construction not due to start until 2021. It’s just not good enough....
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Clare Daly and Barry Martin are both strong and active advocates of Free Safe and Legal abortion. They both support a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion regardless of the circumstances. Barry and Clare both demand that the Eighth Amendment be repealed immediately, and they strongly condemn the criminal sanctions that exist in […]...
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