Economy, Protests

Today protesters gathered outside the Shelbourne hotel to voice their opposition against a

Protesters outside allsops auction

property auction organised by auctioneers Allsop. Protesters from both Anti-Eviction Ireland and the Ant-Eviction Task-force allege that many of the properties listed for auction are a result of illegal repossessions.

One of the protesters, Donal, said that the groups had come together against what they see as the immoral “repossession of houses” and “families, husbands, wives and children being evicted onto the street while bondholders were still being paid billions”. He also said that they had hoped hotels would become aware of the issue and not facilitate such auctions.
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Economy

“What a weary time those years were — to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.” wrote Charles Bukowski of youth in his work ‘Ham on Rye’. Such a description seems aptly fitting giving the circumstances that the youth and younger generations now find themselves in this country.
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Public Transport

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Dáil Work, Leaders Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

Clare raises questions about the continued subsidizing of private companies while running down public sector wages and conditions with regard to bus workers.

Health, International, Women's Rights

In a case with parallels to the case of Savita Halappanavar, a 22-year-old woman in El Salvador known by a single name, Beatriz, has a simple request.

“I want to live”

Beatriz’s identity has been hidden amid the stigma and strong, divided opinions about her case. But on Sunday May 5, she recorded a plea to the country’s president.

“President Mauricio Funes Cartagena, help me please,” she said.                                            “This baby inside me cannot survive. I am ill. I want to live… I want to live for my son.”
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