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Clare raised the issue of the proposals by Social Justice Ireland to provide adequate pensions for all in society.
Denis O’Brien – True to the Tradition of William Martin Murphy
By Jacob Richards
The Irish media strive on the failings of others but when it comes to critiquing itself it falls way below par. This is clearly evident in its failure to highlight the case of former Irish Independent journalist Gemma O’ Doherty. The sad truth is that few will be aware of the case of Miss O’ Doherty given the practically non exposure she has received in Ireland. Besides a small piece in a recent edition of Phoenix magazine, it has taken the English Guardian to shed any public light on the scandalous termination of her employment with the Irish independent.
Urgent Legislation needed to protect whistle blowers-Ryanair must be held accountable for unprecedented intimidation of workers.
In light of the sacking of pilot John Goss by Ryanair for his participation in Monday night’s Dispatches programme on Channel Four Deputy Clare Daly calls on the government to act now to bring in legislation to protect whistle blowers. Daly said ‘the unprecedented tyrannical regime at Ryanair is the final straw for workers and the firing of a pilot who called for fair treatment and an open safety culture must be viewed as highly suspect’.
Over 1,000 Ryanair pilots completed the Ryanair Pilot Group survey in early June, to determine pilot attitudes to safety reporting, following a memo issued by the Chief Pilot in mid-April. The RPG represents over 50% of Ryanair pilots.