A bleak day for the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a set of initiatives brought forward by the European Commission with the stated aim of making Europe Carbon neutral by 2050, similar in many ways to the US’s Green New Deal. However, on April 8th the European Commission announced it was appointing BlackRock, an investment and wealth management company which…

People Before Profit call for public transport through Jack Lynch Tunnel

People Before Profit in Cork are calling on Cork City Council, Bus Eireann and the National Transport Authority to immediately provide a high-frequency public transport link connecting the East Cork rail links at Little Island with communities based in the Cork southern suburbs. Presently, thousands of commuters have the following options for their journeys to…

PBP Cork Statement on An Post closure at Little Island

The announcement on Thursday  27 June by An Post that they will close the Cork mail center at Little Island in Cork was shocking but not had been rumoured and was not unexpected to the employees at the center. An Post had been flagging the closure of one of the four mail centers currently in…

PBP Submission to Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS)

On Friday 28 June the Cork branch of People Before Profit made a submission as part of the public consultation to the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS) as presented by the National Transport Authority (NTA). In our submission we called for significant investment and expansion of public transport and for the scrapping of public…

Responses to common arguments Fine Gael make promoting fossil fuel extraction

Fine Gael often argue against People Before Profit’s Climate Emergency Measures Bill. Whether it’s Jerry Buttimer writing about how we are an ‘extremist’ organisation for suggesting that fossil fuels should be left in the ground, or Alan Farrell TD suggesting that People Before Profit are only sponsoring the Bill so that we can ‘tear the…