Unions Must Oppose Draconian Legislation and Defend Trade Union Rights

ICTU Must Condemn The Finance Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill

Protest at Dail Eireann on Wed at 5pm.

In a statement today the NO2CrokePark2 Campaign called on all trade unionists to oppose The Finance 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.

The Campaign is calling on all those concerned about trade union and democratic rights to protest at the Dail next Wednesday at 5pm.
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Dáil Work, Justice, Leaders Questions

Clare asked the Táiniste Eamon Gilmore if he had confidence in the Minister for Justice and the Garda commissioner in light of the publication of the report into Garda fixing of penalty points notices.

Justice, Transport Tourism and Sport

Last night Clare Daly T.D highlighted issues surrounding the credibility of the report into allegations of malpractice relating to penalty point terminations.  This was in stark contrast to Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s view that the report would ensure “the maximum transparency possible” regarding “any investigation into allegations made”.
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Action on X


Women's Rights

Choice of speakers at Oireachtas Hearings on abortion is biased towards restrictive legislation.

Buttimer must change balance of speakers.


Commenting on the speakers chosen to address the Oireachtas Hearings on the forthcoming abortion legislation, Brendan Young said:

The choice of speakers to the Oireachtas Hearings on the forthcoming abortion legislation is heavily biased. Amongst the medical and legal speakers, there are ten who are either anti-abortion advocates or who question the appropriateness of legislating for the X Case. By contrast there are only five who support non-restrictive legislation for the X Case or are pro-choice.
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