No to Private Housing on Public Land

No to Private Housing on Public Land

People Before Profit Dublin City Councillor, Tina MacVeigh, reports on how the City Council is misusing public land for private profit. Two years ago a proposal was put to the members of the Dublin City Council Housing Policy Committee. A number of large sites, vacant, owned by the Council were to be developed for housing. […]

Jobstown: Not Guilty

AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!

Jobstown: Not Guilty

Jobstown: Not Guilty . The Shameful Verdict The guilty verdict on the charge of ‘false imprisonment’ brought in by the judge against the 17 year old from Jobstown is an obvious injustice. It is also a serious threat to all protest and resistance. Everyone with any decency, which clearly doesn’t include Joan Burton, will be relieved […]

STRIKE  BACK

STRIKE  BACK

Car insurance has shot up. House prices are beyond many people‘s reach.  Rents are due to rise by another 25% in the next two years. Yet this government tells workers that they must not ask for a decent pay rise. TDs will be awarded an extra €5,400 a year – but ordinary workers are told […]

The Eagle has landed

The Eagle has landed

The Northern Ireland Assembly is no stranger to crises and scandal. They tend to erupt regularly but, like a recurring cycle, go unresolved only to be replaced by another. Cynicism has people believe this stubborn arrangement is the price of maintaining the North’s power-sharing government. However, the scandal surrounding Project Eagle, the sale of NAMA’s […]

The threat from Sellafield

The threat from Sellafield

The BBC Panorama programme (5 September) has raised serious issues about the safety of the Sellafield nuclear power station in Cumbria, just 170km from the Irish Coast . The Panorama investigation was prompted by a former senior manager turned whistleblower who expressed fears about conditions there.  The programme alleged that radioactive plutonium and uranium were stored in […]

Burkini Ban

Burkini Ban

The ban on burkinis in some French towns, introduced in August, continues to cause controversy. Photos of armed police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach caused justified anger around the world. Despite widespread support for the ban from many prominent politicians – including the prime minister Manuel Valls and former […]

Gerry Carroll MLA says: BDS-We have to keep up pressure

Gerry Carroll MLA says: BDS-We have to keep up pressure

UEFA’s recent attempt to ban Celtic fans from flying Palestine flags at their home leg of the club’s Champions League tie with Hapoel Tel-Aviv and the recent meeting of Sinn Féin with representatives of the Likud party have once again brought the question of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel to the fore. At […]

Rent Controls Now!

Rent Controls Now!

The housing and homelessness crisis gets worse by the day.  The Simon Communities have stated that the national figures, released for July, show that there are 6,525 people in emergency accommodation; a year-on-year increase of 40%.This includes 2,348 children, a year-on-year increase of 70%. Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust  has said […]

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