Saturday 3 December 2016

Even the socialists don't believe that they can win

The Irish Left gets far more attention than its pitiful level of support in the country deserves, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 11/10/2015 | 02:30

Small share: Richard Boyd Barrett — despite water charges and sluggish recovery is still only at 1.7pc
Small share: Richard Boyd Barrett — despite water charges and sluggish recovery is still only at 1.7pc

As People Before Profit and the Anti-Austerity Alliance join forces to form a new political bloc, spare a thought for those dogged class warriors who've spent another week being ignored by the wicked right-wing media.

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Examples of this disgraceful neglect in recent weeks have included regular appearances on RTE's Prime Time and Claire Byrne Live, Morning Ireland and Drivetime; TV3's Tonight With Vincent Browne; Newstalk's Breakfast and The Pat Kenny Show; as well as the usual slew of coverage in the press.

Not bad for parties which individually struggle to get much above a single percentage point in the opinion polls.

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