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Ireland’s economic crisis: EU will bleed us dry!

According to the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan the IMF and the EU are set to make €9 billion profit from Ireland’s bailout. Not content with heaping misery upon millions of working class people, the European Union mandarins want to make money out of it.

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Limerick: Protesters drop giant anti-IMF banner from castle

A group of protestors staged a symbolic protest in Limerick this morning, occupying King John's Castle and dropping ag giant banner saying "Limerick Says No to IMF Dictatorship" in response to the ongoing IMF visit to Ireland and last nights downgrading of Irish bonds to Junk status. They are calling on people to come out on Saturday and join  a larger public rally outside Penney's at 2pm which has been organsied by various groups and individuals. Today's protest was organised by Socialist Youth to  "send a clear message to our new Kings in the IMF and international banks: the people of Limerick will not stand for this new rule. People can't take the cuts in SNAs, health, education and welfare that they are demanding."

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JLCs: Bosses demand 20 – 30% wage cuts – Unions must take action

A High Court decision on 7 July has upheld fast food employers’ claim that legislation relating to the catering Joint Labour Committee is unconstitutional and breaches employers’ property rights. This is a very serious development not only for hundreds of thousands of workers affected by sectoral wage agreements but for workers across all sectors of the economy.

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The ULA Forum – a reply to the SWP

The ULA held its first National Forum of June 25th in Liberty Hall, Dublin. For the Socialist Party's assessment of the Forum and the tasks facing the ULA see the article on this site entitled "ULA Forum – Building the alternative”.

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