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It’s been a difficult week for the Labour Party who are reaping the rewards of their betrayal of the Irish people. The collapse of their vote to less than 5% in the Meath By-Election is an indication of what they can expect from the nation at the next General Election. To add further distress to the Party, the Teachers unions have given a hostile reception to education minister Ruairí Quinn at their annual conferences.
The Teachers Union of Ireland conference, being held in Galway this week, has called for its members to vote against Croke Park II and instructed its executive to withdraw from ICTU if it tries to impose the deal on its members. Over 80% of the TUI membership voted to reject the deal in a ballot held last month. They now say that they will take industrial action if the Croke Park deal is forced upon their members.
Clare asked Enda Kenny if the Minister for Justice was trying to discourage whistleblowers. She asked where the protection for those whistleblowers who tried to uncover malpractice is. Further, she asked: How can the general public have confidence in an internal inquiry which dismissed the allegations of the whistle blowers before the investigation began?
TD’s Maureen O’ Sullivan and Clare Daly will today table amendments to the Animal Health and Welfare Bill. The two TD’s are asking for exemptions on the banning of fox hunting and hare coursing to be removed.
A European Citizen’s Initiative has raised over one million signatures petitioning the EU to make commitments in the area of access to water and sanitation. The petition also calls on the EU to protect water services across Europe from ‘internal market rules’ and privatisation. Essentially the campaign seeks to keep water services in the public’s hands.