Dave Nellist Welcomes Socialist Victory in Dublin

Dave Nellist Welcomes Socialist Victory in Dublin

Newly elected Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy

Newly elected Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy

The Anti Austerity Alliance celebrated a major victory in Ireland today after Socialist Party member and former MEP Paul Murphy won the Dublin South West by-election, beating the establishment parties and Sinn Fein. The Irish working class is bravely resisting attacks from the establishment such as water charges and the property tax, and the AAA was formed as part of the anti-austerity campaign. There are now 3 Socialist Party TD’s (MPs) who are part of the AAA as well as a number of councillors, and these electoral gains are being used to build the fightback. Former Labour MP and national chair of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, Dave Nellist, said

“Paul’s 3 years as an MEP showed his determination to match socialist ideas with direct, solidarity action on behalf of working people – most notably when he sailed as part of a flotilla trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. He’ll make an excellent addition to the Anti Austerity Alliance team in the Irish Parliament.”

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