What We Stand For

/What We Stand For

Economy

For the last year, working class people across the country have had to listen to spin in the media about the so-called economic recovery. We are told about Ireland having one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone, profits for multi-nationals are up, and property prices along with rents are sky-rocketing.

Rent

The high cost of rent is one of the most serious problems facing working class people. Private tenants are forced to spend 30% of their income on rent on average and nearly a quarter fear losing their home in the next year. Dublin rents have risen 35% since 2011 and are now only 6% off their peak in 2007, when wages were much higher.

Health

The crisis in our health service came dramatically to the fore in January of this year as the trolley count [...]