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Economy

“What a weary time those years were — to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.” wrote Charles Bukowski of youth in his work ‘Ham on Rye’. Such a description seems aptly fitting giving the circumstances that the youth and younger generations now find themselves in this country.
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Economy, National

The publication of Personal Insolvency Guidelines yesterday has been met with criticism and dismay in many quarters.  While FLAC tentatively welcomed this as a step forward in a process, for those who desperately need to resolve debt issues, others, including the St Vincent de Paul, have been openly critical of the guidelines, calling them draconian.
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Economy, Worker's Rights

The No2CrokePark2 Campaign welcomes the rejection of Croke Park 2 by trade unionists across the public sector. Even in unions where a yes vote was recommended members have sent a clear message that they have had enough of cuts and austerity.
It is now clear that many trade union leaders are out of touch with the reality of most members lives and do not clearly understand that members have nothing left to give.
Rather than fight for the policies of the trade union movement which call for the implementation of taxes on the rich and the wealthy they sought to sell a vicious package of cuts to workers who have already given enough. They should now move aside.
Croke Park 2 is dead. There can be no talks on an agenda of cuts. Threats to legislate for pay cuts should be met by determined action across the public sector.

Economy, Worker's Rights

SIPTU have joined their fellow workers, in UNITE and the CPSU today, in rejecting the terms of Croke Park II.  SIPTU members, despite a recommendation to vote yes from their leadership, have rejected the agreement by 53.7% to 46.3%.Ten unions have so far rejected the deal, leaving it effectively defeated.
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