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…

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”….

Sustainable Development: PBP call for public housing at Cork Docklands

People Before Profit have called on Cork City Council to utilise the Cork Docklands as a means to address the housing crisis, with investment in a large-scale public-housing programme. In a submission to the council as part of the Docklands Local Area Plan consultation, the party suggested that the Docklands development should be publicly-led and…

Why we should support the Bus Éireann drivers

Originally published by the Evening Echo, 6 March 2017. 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,…

Bus Éireann 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…