a better ireland
Create Jobs: A public works programme can take thousands off the dole. We could employ people to insulate houses, develop our water infrastructure or develop sustainable energy.
Health: Scrap the HSE bureaucracy. End the scandal of a two-tier health service. Create a National Health Service. End the hospital trolley scandal by opening up the 1,660 hospital beds, currently lying vacant.
Education: People need a chance to up-skill. Open up higher education through proper access courses. Scrap student fees. Reduce class sizes in primary and secondary schools and invest in proper infrastructure and support services
Social Welfare: Reverse the cuts to social welfare and the minimum wage.
Housing: Bailout mortgage holders in negative equity. No repossessions. End waiting lists by opening up vacant NAMA properties.
Pensions: Create an alternative State Retirement Fund insurance scheme to provide defined benefit pensions.
No Water charges or Property taxes: All the main parties are committed to these double taxes – People Before Profit will campaign against them.
Ireland is still a wealthy country