Health, Justice and Defence, Women's Rights

Today decision by the high court to reject Aja Teehan’s bid to overturn the HSE’s refusal to allow her a home birth is a bitter disappointment but the campaign will go on.

Ms Teehan claimed that the HSE was unlawful in refusing to consider the merits of her application. She claimed that instead of looking at the individual case it simply applied a blanket policy to disallow her choice of a home birth. Ms Teehan believes that this refusal is a breach of her constitutional and human rights.
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Foreign Affairs, International

IRISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT VISIT ASSANGE IN ECUADOR EMBASSY – AND ISSUE CALL TO ALL IRISH AUSTRALIANS TO RALLY AROUND ASSANGE AND VOTE FOR WIKILEAKS IN UPCOMING SENATE ELECTIONS
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Worker's Rights

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’.
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National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

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.
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