The TDs plan to campaign against austerity cuts, water privatization, and abolishing for low- and middle-earners an income tax known as the Universal Social Charge.

The group said it will register for the elections following a three-week fundraising period. It also said it would not participate in government with establishment parties—such as Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil Labour, or “any right-wing parties/independents.”

“Instead we are fighting for a genuinely left government that will ensure that the economy and country’s resources are used for people needs not profits,” the statement concluded.

Both groups are relatively new, with PBP forming ahead of the last general election and AAA assembling last year in response to rising water taxes, but have garnered widespread support from activists and labor unions since their respective launches.

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