Archive for the ‘Dáil Issues’ Category
SIPTU Fire Fighters held an emergency meeting this week to discuss their reaction to the launching of the Department of Environment’s policy document, ‘Keeping Communities Safe’. The KCS document has now been adopted as National Policy. All it has achieved has been to force the hands of the unions in calling for a ballot for industrial action.
Last weeks EGM, attended by Retained Fire Fighters from 34 Services across the country, rejected the document’s proposals and agreed to resist its implementation by strike action if necessary.
Now you see it, now you don’t.
Nobody should be fooled by the government spin on the deal negotiated with the ECB on the debts run up by Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide. Not a cent of the almost €35 billion poured into these two insolvent banks has been written down.
Last night a mockery was made of our parliamentary democracy. Under the guise of “parliamentary democracy”, legislation of monumental importance was rammed through the Dáil
in a timeframe inadequate for most government T.D’s let alone the opposition to come to terms with. Thus T.D’s effectively voted on a bill they had little or no time to grasp the implications of. What sort of a parliamentary democracy is that?
If this serves to highlight one thing, it is the need for Irish citizens now more than ever to make their voices heard. Protests and demonstrations must begin in huge numbers, starting this weekend if the Irish people are to find a voice. The government must realise that Irish people will no longer passively accept decisions of such monumental implications being rammed through the Dáil. The Irish people must have their say on the future of this country and the imposition of banker’s debts on generations more to come. Let their voices be heard.
Join the protests on Saturday February 9th taking place throughout the country. Take to the streets in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Sligo. Make the government feel the pressure of its citizens. The time is here to unite and oppose.
Apology and compensation for Magdalene women Religious orders and state must pay back-wages and compensation
Joan Collins TD and Clare Daly TD today called for all women who worked in Magdalene Laundries or similar religious institutions to get apologies and compensation.