Bus √Čireann drivers deserve the support of the general public

With any industrial dispute and the threat of a strike, the general public will be polarised about which side they are on. We are presented with a simple choice: either we side with the management who are trying to impose pay cuts and harsher working conditions, or we side with the workers who are using…

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…

Report on Cork protest opposing Donald Trump’s June 2019

The Cork Branch of People Before Profit organised this event to ensure that those who wanted to voice their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland. All around Ireland protests took place to register the fact that we will not allow the bigotry, racism and climate denial of someone like Donald Trump become…

Cork #RaiseTheRoof rally and march through Cork

Protestors gathered today at Cork City Hall and marched to demand action on the housing crisis following a national demonstration in Dublin earlier that day. The protest, organised by the Cork Branch of People Before Profit for those who could not attend the Dublin ‘Raise the Roof’ event, saw over 100 people gather at Anglesea…

Cork rally for housing and against Garda brutality

With just three days notice, over 200 people turned up to a rally and protest march organised by People Before Profit in Cork City, on 15 September 2018, to stand in solidarity with #TakeBackTheCity in Dublin after activists there were subject to Garda brutality on North Frederick Street, Dublin. Our rally condemned the violent behaviour…

Cork Protest against Trump – June 2019

In response to the announcement that Donald Trump will visit Ireland in June, People Before Profit in Cork have called a demonstration in Cork City to coincide with the Presidential visit. The exact time of the protest will be updated to coincide with the visit. For updates please RSVP to the Facebook event page for…

PBP Cork response to smears from “save the 8th”

The national “Save the 8th” campaign, on 6 May 2018, published a post on Facebook and Twitter stating that our activists in Cork attempted to block their stall from setting up on Saturday 5 May, claiming that we sat on a loading bay to prevent them from unloading their stall setup and “silence other voices”….