User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Left Archive: Socialist Worker, Issue No. 80, Socialist Workers Movement, August 1991 03:39 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Dear God, no. Not another attempted ?launch? of that neo-PD party? 22:02 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Those Easter Rising Commemorations? 18:58 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Mark Bell of LFO 16:11 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Peoples Democracy Member 1969 ? by Peter Cosgrove Part Two 11:32 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | irishelectionliterature

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Irish Labour movement 1889-1924: Lecture Five - 1913 Lockout 09:47 Fri Oct 17, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Six - Tax Havens 07:09 Thu Oct 16, 2014

offsite link Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Tutorial - Erin?s hope & Class in Ireland 13:44 Mon Oct 13, 2014

offsite link Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Lecture Four - Jim Larkin and Larkinism 09:15 Fri Oct 10, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Five - Market Institutions 19:48 Wed Oct 08, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link Revealed: EU science chief promised to be ?flexible? towards Israel?s war crimes Thu Oct 16, 2014 15:21 | David Cronin

offsite link Austerity is Over? Now Back to the Real World Wed Oct 15, 2014 17:21 | Michael Taft

offsite link A New Kind of Trade Unionism Emerging Wed Oct 15, 2014 16:24 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Open Letter on the Housing Crisis Tue Oct 14, 2014 15:50 | Irish Left Review

offsite link Arise Kilnamanagh and take your place among the nations of the earth Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:18 | Michael Carley

Irish Left Review >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link A new Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:27 | Aoife O'Donoghue

offsite link Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind Fri Oct 17, 2014 08:36 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ?Progressivity? and Non... Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:55 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 15:00 | GuestPost

offsite link Options for Constitutional Reform #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 14:30 | Fiona de Londras

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Scrapping of Housing Executive another attack on universal welfare

category national | housing | press release author Thursday January 10, 2013 14:20author by RNU PRO - Republican Network for Unity Report this post to the editors

http://www.republicannetwork.ie/index.php?option=com_co...-news

Scrapping of Housing Executive, another attack on Universal Welfare!

Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:32
The Republican Network for Unity urge all republicans, socialists and indeed all progressive thinking people to resist the abolition of the Housing Executive.

This decision by the DUP’s Nelson McCausland will usher in an influx of privateers into the housing market and will inevitably lead to a rise in rents and a drop in housing standards and availability.

The Housing Executive came about as a direct result of poor housing and a policy of sectarian allocation by local councils. The new housing associations will be run by private companies and their criteria for allocating housing are unclear, presumably profit is their main aim.

The fact that the Stormont government is implementing this Tory conceived policy is a further erosion of the notion of universal welfare and the concept of the welfare state itself.

The policies of both states in Ireland represent an attack on the entire working class, attacks on benefits, health, education and now housing continue unabated. RNU call for grass roots working class unity across the community and across the island.

Diversions from these attacks in the form of sectarian flag waving must be resisted and the gombeenism that has spiraled out of control in the 26 counties must be reversed.

RNU will play our part in the creation of a new Ireland where universal welfare in the key function of the state and not a way of making money by privateers.

Related Link: http://www.republicannetwork.ie/index.php?option=com_co...-news
© 2001-2014 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy