Water Charges Keep Up the Pressure!

The government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the huge protests. But they are playing a long game and not giving up on their plans to make us pay for, and privatize, water.

Water Charges Keep Up the Pressure!

The government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the huge protests. But they are playing a long game and not giving up on their plans to make us pay for, and privatize, water. One sign of this is the battles over the installation of water meters. It’s not in the media but Irish Water […]

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 […]