Statement from Mick Barry TD Leo Varadkar, Joe McHugh and the Department of Education display cold disregard for the opinions of 61,000 young people. Unmoved, they remain intent on bullying young people into sitting the Leaving Cert. This Dickensian meanness — even after Fianna Fáil, their soon to be partners in Government, finally bowed to the popular opposition to Leaving ...Read More »
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Debenhams Ireland workers were sacked by email on Easter Thursday — just two days after the company had assured them their jobs were safe.Read More »
Review: “Home – Why Public Housing is the Answer” by Eoin Ó Broin, Merrion Press (2019) Reviewed by Michael O’Brien Though published in early 2019, Sinn Féin’s surge in this year’s general election fuelled a fresh spike in sales of this book pushing it back into the best sellers’ shelves. Eoin Ó Broin has been Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson since ...Read More »
By Andrea Murray As the outbreak of Covid-19 began to take hold, experts warned of the risk of increased gender based violence and abuse of children. Intimate partner violence increased significantly during the HIV / AIDS pandemic, Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks. Research from previous pandemics and disease outbreaks align with what we’re now seeing emerging from Covid-19. Economic insecurity ...Read More »
By Michael O’Brien A paper with the long-winded title “A draft document between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to facilitate negotiations with other parties on a plan to recover, rebuild and renew Ireland after the COVID-19 Emergency” has been circulated by those two parties to Labour, Social Democrats and the Green Party in an effort to assemble a majority government. ...Read More »
By Mick Barry Today, Debenhams workers at 7 stores throughout the state staged protests at the company’s decision to go into liquidation with the loss of 2,000 plus jobs. Debenhams may go into full liquidation in just nine days time and the workers therefore left with bare minimum statutory redundancy from the state’s social insurance fund. Companies such as Debenhams, ...Read More »
Now pressure is building in many countries across the world for an ‘’exit strategy’’ from the shutdown. This pressure is not coming from working-class people.Read More »
By Mick Barry TD Debenhams announced the closure of all its 11 shops in the Republic of Ireland on the Thursday evening before the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. At the same time they announced that their UK operations were being put into administration. The High Court has since appointed a liquidator for the Irish shops. These closures mean the loss ...Read More »
By Rita Harrold You may be finding it difficult to get though to your GP in the south of Ireland right now, but abortion is still available up to nine weeks for free through GPs and up to 12 weeks in hospitals. The government has announced that the two legally required doctor consultations can now be conducted over the phone, ...Read More »
The decision by Keelings, a fruit company based in North County Dublin, and Ryanair to charter a flight from Bulgaria to Dublin with 189 workers on board in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has provoked outrage.Read More »