New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Putin?s September 30, 2022, speech ? a commented reading Fri Oct 07, 2022 21:03 | The Saker
The first thing which I will do today is post the full video of Putin’s speech with English subtitles made by Michael Rossi on YouTube: Next, I will now post

offsite link Quick message from Andrei, especially for contributing authors (PLEASE READ!) Fri Oct 07, 2022 20:58 | The Saker
Dear friends, I will post my analysis of Putin’s historical speech in about 20 mins or so.  I just wanted to share a few quick notes with you: AUTHORS: starting

offsite link Short update and open thread Thu Oct 06, 2022 17:59 | The Saker
First, I want to express how touched I am by the initiative taken by the Saker community to help my family in these difficult times.  Words cannot express how touched

offsite link Donate to assist Saker Tue Oct 04, 2022 20:32 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
The following post was put together by the Saker team.. The team includes our translators, the staff of the related Saker sites the Spanish, Italian, French, Serbian, and technical support.

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/10/04 ? Open Thread Tue Oct 04, 2022 17:00 | herb
2022/10/04 16:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link Pfizer Sponsors Marvel Comic Urging People to Get Jabbed Fri Oct 07, 2022 17:30 | Toby Young
Pfizer has partnered with Marvel to produce a comic urging people to get their autumn boosters. This kind of propaganda, sugar-coating state-approved messages, used to be the preserve of communist regimes. Not any more.
The post Pfizer Sponsors Marvel Comic Urging People to Get Jabbed appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link J.K. Rowling Brands Nicola Sturgeon ?Destroyer of Women?s Rights? Over Transgender ?Self-ID? Law Fri Oct 07, 2022 15:35 | Will Jones
J.K. Rowling has branded Nicola Sturgeon a "destroyer of women?s rights" over Scotland's transgender 'self-ID' law as the SNP leader implied Rowling was not a "real feminist".
The post J.K. Rowling Brands Nicola Sturgeon “Destroyer of Women?s Rights” Over Transgender ‘Self-ID’ Law appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Vaccinating the Under-50s is an Utter Waste of up to £1 Billion of Taxpayers? Money Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:33 | Mark Ellse
Denmark has ceased Covid vaccination for most under-50s, but the UK has not, meaning it is offering vaccines to 32m additional, low-risk people at a potential cost of £1bn. This is an utter waste of scarce public funds.
The post Vaccinating the Under-50s is an Utter Waste of up to £1 Billion of Taxpayers’ Money appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why Did So Many Intellectuals and Medics Refuse to Speak Out? Fri Oct 07, 2022 07:00 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
Think about people who've been tellers of truth. Very often, they were retired. They wrote for an independent website or Substack. They don?t have bosses or career paths. It?s only these people who will say what?s true.
The post Why Did So Many Intellectuals and Medics Refuse to Speak Out? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Oct 07, 2022 02:03 | Will Jones
A summary of all the most interesting stories in the past 24 hours that challenge the prevailing orthodoxy about the virus and the vaccines, the ?climate emergency? and the supposed moral defects of Western civilisation.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

80% of Teachers Vote to Go on Strike

category national | worker & community struggles and protests | press release author Friday November 13, 2009 14:54author by ASTI - www.ASTI.ieauthor email info at asti dot ieauthor address Thomas McDonagh House, Winetavern Street, Dublin 8author phone 1850 - 418400 Report this post to the editors

65,000 teachers, lecturers to take industrial action

65,000 teachers and lecturers working in primary schools, second-level schools, further education colleges and third level institutions will participate in the one-day strike on November 24th called by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The ASTI, INTO, and TUI announced the results of their ballots on industrial action today (November 13th). All three unions have voted overwhelming in favour of industrial action. IFUT already has a mandate for industrial action.
Section of the Crowd Marching Against the Cuts Last December
Section of the Crowd Marching Against the Cuts Last December

In a joint statement today, the General Secretaries of the four unions said: “Teachers and lecturers are taking this action because they have never before faced such a serious threat to their pay, pensions and terms and conditions. The four teacher unions believe there is a better, fairer way which does not involve singling out public sector workers or dismantling vital public services. Teachers, lecturers and other public sector workers are being treated as if they are somehow responsible for causing the crisis in the public finances. They are angry at how their sector has already suffered severe cutbacks, both in terms of teacher and lecturer job losses as well as financial support for schools and colleges. These have had a hugely detrimental effect on the most vulnerable students in their communities and on working conditions of teachers. They are also hurt by their vilification as public servants by certain commentators. OECD reports demonstrate that Ireland has a relatively modest public service which is efficient. Public sector workers have already taken a pay cut in the form of the pension levy which was unilaterally imposed on them earlier this year.

“The results of the ballots undertaken by the teacher unions are a signal to the Government that singling out teachers and other public sector workers is unacceptable and that an alternative approach to economic recovery must be adopted which ensures that the burden is shared fairly, the vulnerable are protected and that vital public services are maintained. This must be done by taxation as well as economies and not just through cutting essential public services. The Government has a window of opportunity between now and November 24th to signal its commitment to such an alternative approach.”

Industrial action, including strike action on November 24th, will be coordinated by the four teacher unions.

© 2001-2022 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