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“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.
Clare raises questions about the continued subsidizing of private companies while running down public sector wages and conditions with regard to bus workers.
In a case with parallels to the case of Savita Halappanavar, a 22-year-old woman in El Salvador known by a single name, Beatriz, has a simple request.
“I want to live”
Beatriz’s identity has been hidden amid the stigma and strong, divided opinions about her case. But on Sunday May 5, she recorded a plea to the country’s president.
“President Mauricio Funes Cartagena, help me please,” she said. “This baby inside me cannot survive. I am ill. I want to live… I want to live for my son.”
Clare ask Eamonn Gilmore about the journey Labour have made to the side of IBEC as they continue to impose cuts and taxes on low paid workers and struggling home owners while never attempting to tax the wealthy.