DEFEND JOBSTOWN: PROTEST IS NOT A CRIME

The prosecution of water charges protestors from Jobstown, including Solidarity TD Paul Murphy, on the charge of ‘false imprisonment’ is an attack on all our democratic rights.

DEFEND JOBSTOWN: PROTEST IS NOT A CRIME

The notion that sitting down around Joan Burton’s car is ‘kidnapping’ or false imprisonment is so obviously ludicrous that it must have been the result of a deliberate plan concocted by the Department of Public Prosecutions, the State and the Government. What is that plan? It is first to take revenge for the defeat that […]

Repeal the 8th SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE

After the Magdalene Laundries, after Tuam and the other Mother and Baby Homes, after the Christian Brothers, after the child abusing priests, after Savita Halappanavar, after the National Maternity Hospital fiasco, and 25 years after the X-Case enough is enough. IT IS TIME TO SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE!

Repeal the 8th SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE

Separation of church and state is a basic democratic principle. It derives from Thomas Jefferson and the American Constitution and is practised in many countries as diverse as France, India and Singapore. What it means is that every citizen has the right to believe in and practice the religion of their choice without any discrimination. […]

Stormont’s Steps to Success

The Derry Trades Union Council recently organised a well-attended protest outside the premises of People Plus NI. Protests outside People Plus NI premises have been ongoing since last year.

Stormont’s Steps to Success

 Ruairi Gallagher The company, formerly known as Action for Employment, was established in north-west England during the early 1990’s when unemployment proliferated as a result of successive Tory governments deliberately destroying the country’s industrial-base and privatising its economy in order to  weaken the trade unions and working class solidarity. People Plus has a discredited history: […]

Defence force families protest dreadful pay and conditions

Since the Banking Crash of 2009 there has been a serious lack of investment in the Irish Permanent Defence Forces.

Defence force families protest dreadful pay and conditions

Wayne Boston The equipment is as antiquated as a shabby sofa, and shabbier still are the pay and conditions that service personnel have to endure. This is especially true in the investment in its servicemen and women who, since 2009 have seen cuts to pay, allowances and even pensions. A qualified 3 star private can […]

Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

In coverage of the impending UK general election, many in the media are discussing not whether Labour will lose, but rather what the scale of the loss will be.

Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

Rob Winkel The mainstream commentary in Ireland as well as in Britain has been overwhelmingly hostile to and dismissive of Jeremy Corbyn. But as events develop, it is becoming increasingly clear that the game is not over. Corbyn and Labour can mount a real challenge. This will see the mobilising of the mass membership of […]

Polarisation in France

Fascist Marine Le Pen and banker Emmanuel Macron go through to the second round of the French Presidential election.

Polarisation in France

(Picture: Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen) Report from  Catherine Curran Vigier, of the New Anti-Capitalist Party After an incredible election campaign, dominated by revelations about the corruption of the right wing candidate François Fillon and the fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen, the Nazi candidate finally made it through to the second […]

Teachers’ Conferences: pay equality is key issue

The demand for equal pay for equal work has dominated all three teachers’ unions’ conferences. teachers’ unions’ conferences.

Teachers’ Conferences: pay equality is key issue

The education minister Richard Bruton  was met with a protest of hundreds of newly qualified teachers demanding  pay parity at the INTO conference while the TUI union has voted for industrial action by autumn if pay equality for new teachers is not delivered. The INTO election for President saw a radical candidate poll over 40% […]

Housing – more lies, more crisis

New figures dragged out of the government under the Freedom of Information Act prove it.

Housing – more lies, more crisis

Despite all the promises from the government and the talk from Minister Simon Coveney NOTHING is being done to solve the housing crisis. Last year the number of new homes built in the State was just 2076, compared to the Government’s lying claim of 15,000. And out of that 2076 total there were only 848 […]

Brid Smith says: Water charges – a victory for the people.

The establishment politicians are raging about it and so are many of the commentators and pundits in the media, but they can’t do anything about it. The fact is that on water charges the people have won.

Brid Smith says: Water charges – a victory for the people.

The establishment politicians are raging about it and so are many of the commentators and pundits in the media, but they can’t do anything about it. The fact is that on water charges the people have won. Remember ‘Big’ Phil Hogan, the Fine Gael bully. He was going to charge us all five or six […]

Save Foyle Haven

Foyle Haven is a frontline day service providing ​accommodation, food and support to vulnerable people including street drinkers and the homeless, writes Gavin Campbell

Save Foyle Haven

A rescue package was organised last year after Big Lottery funding ended, but fears have been expressed over the Haven’s​ long-term future. Haven workers​ were put on protective notice and informed funding was only guaranteed through to March 31st creating tremendous anxiety for those who depend on its services, for their families and for its dedicated workforce. Without […]

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