Addiction Ireland

Gardaí are applauding themselves over the “success” of ‘Operation Stilts’ – the crackdown on “antisocial” behaviour in the city centre, which means they have been carrying out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act and moving on “undesirables” from busy shopping and tourist districts.

Addiction Ireland

Gardaí are applauding themselves over the “success” of ‘Operation Stilts’ – the crackdown on “antisocial” behaviour in the city centre, which means they have been carrying out searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act and moving on “undesirables” from busy shopping and tourist districts. This issue stems from the state establishing the main methadone clinics […]

Renua Ireland’s moment of truth

Politicians are renowned for spin, propaganda, false promises and for downright lies. When elections are in the offing ‘Sure, that’s what you do’,as Pat Rabbitte put it.

Renua Ireland’s moment of truth

Politicians are renowned for spin, propaganda, false promises and for downright lies. When elections are in the offing ‘Sure, that’s what you do’,as Pat Rabbitte put it. And clearly Renua Ireland’s Lucinda Creighton considers herself something of a master of these particular dark arts. Lucinda’s problem and Renua’s problem is that essentially they are a […]

#m21 Anti-Racism

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#m21 Anti-Racism

#m21 Anti-Racism

Childcare workers demand better treatment #OneUnitedVoice

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Childcare workers demand better treatment #OneUnitedVoice

CRÈCHE and childcare workers are taking a stand against poverty pay. On the 17 of February at 1pm thousands of these workers who are mostly women will protest outside Dail Eireann. The 25,000 registered childcare professionals are angered by constant demands made on them to upskill and retrain all of which they have to pay […]

Trolley crisis in rundown health service

The recent crisis in hospital Emergency Departments, with a record 601 people on trolleys across the country, shows how fragile our rundown health service is. The crisis was not without warning. In 2006, former minister for health Mary Harney said it was a ‘national emergency’ when there were 495 patients on trolleys. In 2011, after trolley numbers peaked at 569, former health minister James Reilly said ‘never again’.

Trolley crisis in rundown health service

The recent crisis in hospital Emergency Departments, with a record 601 people on trolleys across the country, shows how fragile our rundown health service is. The crisis was not without warning. In 2006, former minister for health Mary Harney said it was a ‘national emergency’ when there were 495 patients on trolleys. In 2011, after […]

Lone Parents Fight Back

SINGLE parents campaign group SPARK predict chaos in 2015 with the changes to One Parent Family Payment (OPF) on the way...

Lone Parents Fight Back

SINGLE parents campaign group SPARK predict chaos in 2015 with the changes to One Parent Family Payment (OPF) on the way.. On January 17 in Liberty Hall, SPARK launched their campaign to fight the cuts planned for this year. SPARK is a campaign group of single parents who came together after Budget 2012 to fight […]

Defend Our Teachers, Defend Education

ON Thursday 22 January Ireland’s secondary teachers went on strike. More actions are planned.

Defend Our Teachers, Defend Education

ON Thursday 22 January Ireland’s secondary teachers went on strike. More actions are planned. They are fighting to defend the integrity and impartiality of the Junior Cert against government plans to make them mark their own students’ exams. This would not increase the workload of already hard pressed teachers but also introduce the element of […]

Nurses lead the resistance

NURSES in multiple Emergency Departments have balloted for industrial action involving a ‘work to rule’.

Nurses lead the resistance

NURSES in multiple Emergency Departments have balloted for industrial action involving a ‘work to rule’. The action is being taken in protest at overcrowding specifically in Emergency Departments up and down the country. In early January figures for patients deemed to be in need of admission but who, due to lack of beds, were languishing […]

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