Scrap the Tory Welfare Reforms

A swathe of Tory welfare reforms being introduced across the North will deepen poverty and push more vulnerable individual and families into debt and to food banks as a last resort.

Scrap the Tory Welfare Reforms

Gavin Campbell, East Derry People Before Profit Despite massive opposition, in 2015 the former Sinn Fein/DUP Executive transferred devolved powers from Stormont back to Westminster to allow the Tory government to implement welfare reforms here. Financial mitigations were agreed to protect the most vulnerable but it’s already clear they don’t go anywhere near far enough. […]

Housing and Homelessness FINE GAEL’S  MASK SLIPS

Leo Varadkar is meant to be the ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ Taoiseach, the master of spin and PR. Fine Gael pride themselves on being the ‘liberal’ and ‘enlightened’ wing of the Irish establishment. 

Housing and Homelessness  FINE GAEL’S  MASK SLIPS

Leo Varadkar is meant to be the ‘cool’ and ‘modern’ Taoiseach, the master of spin and PR. Fine Gael pride themselves on being the ‘liberal’ and ‘enlightened’ wing of the Irish establishment. Now over housing and homelessness this liberal mask has slipped. In a series of tweets and comments their old Blueshirt class prejudice and […]

Hundreds march in Dublin for an end to Direct Provision 

Hundreds of people from across the country, including the North, marched in Dublin on Saturday 18 November to protest against the Direct Provision system. 

Hundreds march in Dublin for an end to Direct Provision 

By Memet Uludag, Convenor United Against Racism The national demonstration was organised by United Against Racism and supported by more than 30 campaign groups, trade unions, NGOs and political parties, including People Before Profit, Solidarity, the Green Party, Irish Refugee Council, Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, European Network Against Racism, Galway Anti-Racism Network, Unite, […]

Stop Benefit Cuts – Oppose Universal Credit

The latest raft of Tory benefit cuts is hitting the most vulnerable very hard across the North. The role-out of ‘Universal Credit’ is being geographically staggered but has already begun in Limavady and Ballymoney. 

Stop Benefit Cuts – Oppose Universal Credit

By Shaun Harkin  Universal Credit replaces different benefits but will mean a reduction in what many people can receive. People moving onto Universal Credit are being left without benefits or any form of income for six weeks. As a result, already overwhelmed food banks are preparing for a surge in requests. The so-called ‘benefit cap’ […]