People Before Profit is an Irish political party.
Another motion to recall the Assembly was filed at Stormont yesterday, a move that if supported would force the DUP to decide whether once again to block the election of a Speaker and the sitting of the legislative body.
The BBC has defended its selection process for a Radio Foyle election debate in Strabane on Wednesday after two candidates who were not included on the panel took to social media to complain.
What’s this Assembly election really all about? Well, take a deep breath… in a nutshell — people working together for real change now to fix the health service, solve the cost of living crisis and allow us to be moving forward together in a union of people first before profit.
We need to explore the idea of scrapping election posters in the future. I personally have nothing against the practice in theory, but it is exhausting keeping up with all the vandalism, thieving and drama surrounding them this election season. It’s nothing new, but this year posters have turned into veritable weapons or territorial markings.
Northern Ireland's Assembly electoral system is a tad complicated, to say the least. We use the proportional representation, single transferable vote system. So, on the ballot paper, you list your choice of candidates in order of preference. Beside the name of your first preference on the ballot paper you put a '1', followed by '2' , '3' and so on beside your next picks. That's why you'll see election posters in areas where there are two candidates from one party running asking for you to vote 1 and 2 beside their names. In North Down, however, Conservative and Unionist candidate Matthew Robinson seems to have made a bit of a mistake.
Election candidates are hitting the streets ahead of the May 5 poll, knocking on doors, meeting constituents. But what exactly is being raised and what are the issues Northern Ireland voters want to see resolved – or, at least, improved? We asked a candidate in each of our constituencies to find out what gets the voters talking…
People Before Profit. Now there’s a name for a political party. It signals an organisation which puts the ordinary punter centre stage of its aims; that elevates the working woman and man and those most vulnerable in society above greed and gain and the big corporations raking it in.
The latest poll says only one in three people here would vote for a united Ireland immediately. This is hard on the heels of a consensus that the Assembly elections will deliver multiple blows to the Union — a consensus fed, it must be said, by polls.
People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin has criticised other parties’ proposals to tackle the cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland, claiming they all “fall way short of what is necessary to address” hardships.
To live in a democracy is a precious privilege, as global events constantly remind us. The ability to sack every MLA, MP and councillor at election time if we so wish, and without the slightest fear of retribution, is something far too many people in Northern Ireland fail to appreciate.
A body which represents estate agents has claimed that private rents in Northern Ireland are likely to increase as a consequence of a Stormont law which could see the forcible reduction of rents by 10% - even though the law is unlikely to ever be used.
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