Women's Rights

Needs of despairing women ignored – lives will be put at risk

Expert Group recommendations ignored

Commenting on the government’s draft bill on abortion, Clare Daly TD and Joan Collins TD called for changes to deal with shortcomings in the Bill:

Clare Daly said:

Today, May Day, when women have fought for their rights as workers, we are still fighting for our rights as women. I welcome the publication of the government’s proposals for minimal legislation on abortion, but it contains restrictions that will continue to put women’s lives at risk.
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Dáil Work, Health, Leaders Questions, Women's Rights

On May Day Clare questioned the Taoiseach about the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

International, Worker's Rights

By Jamison Maeda

Every 12 hours, someone dies in a work related accident in the United States.  In 2011, more than 4,600 people were killed in accidents at work in the U.S. Despite these figures, more than half of Americans surveyed are still in favor of smaller government and less corporate regulation. The idea being fewer taxes and less constraint on economic growth, but the cost is several thousand deaths annually and more than 4 million injuries.
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Local Issues

The decision taken by management at Fingal County Council to cut local library hours has caused justifiable outrage from community groups and residents in Rush and Balbriggan.  The libraries which these communities fought so hard for will now be forced to close at 5 pm four days a week! This is an absolute disgrace and must not be allowed to happen.
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