As climate change accelerates, will Paris talks make a difference?

The Pope, Obama, and the Chinese premier have all recently talked up the necessity of global action to curb CO2 emissions. The EU has trumpeted its commitment to a 40% reduction in emissions. This suggests the ruling elite are now aware of the devastating consequences of climate change?

As climate change accelerates, will Paris talks make a difference?

The Pope, Obama, and the Chinese premier have all recently talked up the necessity of global action to curb CO2 emissions. The EU has trumpeted its commitment to a 40% reduction in emissions. This suggests the ruling elite are now aware of the devastating consequences of climate change? As the latest round of UN talks […]

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building.

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building. DLR council had adopted the so called “Passive House” standard in house building and wanted to force all new housing projects to conform to this code. The move […]

The Drive to Privatise

The Government plan to privatise bus routes and its remaining stake in Aer Lingus is just the latest episode in the ongoing neoliberal agenda driven by the interests of a corporate elite both here and internationally.

The Drive to Privatise

Owen McCormack, SIPTU and Dublin Bus driver The Government plan to privatise bus routes and its remaining stake in Aer Lingus is just the latest episode in the ongoing neoliberal agenda driven by the interests of a corporate elite both here and internationally. Despite claims that privatisations are about efficiencies, better services and value for […]

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn't privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated by the semi state companies’ and even handed the buses that are currently owned by the state.

Bus Workers are Right to Strike

NTA tendering plan will decimate workers livelihoods and do nothing to improve public transport. Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann routes. Despite claims that this isn’t privatisation by the NTA it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated […]

Bus workers are right to strike

Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA (National Transport Authority) proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann routes.

Bus workers are right to strike

Owen McCormack, SIPTU, Dublin Bus driver Bus workers are absolutely right to strike over the NTA (National Transport Authority) proposal to tender out 10% of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann routes. Despite NTA claims that this isn’t privatisation it means private companies will be handed routes currently operated by the semi state companies’ and even […]