Dáil Work, Leaders Questions, Worker's Rights

Clare raised questions with Eamonn Gilmore regarding the role of the Labour Party in forcing through financial emergency measures to force the hand of workers to accept the Haddington Road agreement. Clare asks: Are Labour now indistinguishable from Fine Gael?

Health, International, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Those of us following the situation of 22 year old Beatriz in El Salvador received disappointing news today as the Salvadorian Supreme Court rejected her appeal for an abortion which her doctors have repeatedly stated is needed to save her life. Beatriz suffers from Lupus as well as kidney issues, which have created life-threatening, pregnancy complications.
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Economy, International

There has been a clear contradiction in the last week between international sources and the Irish government in relation to Ireland’s tax status. On the one hand we have the Taoiseach purporting that Ireland does not “do special tax-rate deals with companies”.  Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore, has been adamant that Ireland’s corporate tax structure remains transparent. He has also toed the Taoiseach’s line that Ireland does not negotiate favourable or particular rates with any corporation.
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Economy

NO2CrokePark2 Campaign

Press Release 28th May.

ICTU Silence on anti-union legislation is deafening

Labour TDs and Senators must reject anti-union law

Protest at Dail Eireann on Wed at 5pm

In a statement today the NO2CrokePark2 Campaign called on ICTU to break its silence on the The Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill. The Bill, which is being rushed through the Dail and Seanad this week, is a fundamental attack on trade union rights and is being used to bully trade union members into accepting the Haddington Road Agreement.
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