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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday March 31, 2010 18:44 by Jerry Cornelius   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 31, 2010 19:51)
The “public service deal” is historic betrayal of public service union members by ICTU and its Public Services Negotiating Committee of general secretaries.The National Public Services Alliance calls on the elected national executives of individual unions to reject these destructive proposals without ballot where rules permit.

Should national executives put these proposals to ballot, the NPSA will campaign vigorously in each union for a “no” vote

The NPSA also calls on all national executive committees of individual unions to keep directives and forms of industrial action in place rejecting the call by Kieran Mulvey to end industrial action.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday March 26, 2010 14:55 by Eugene Mc Cartan
The National Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland at its regular meeting
welcomed the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Executive. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday March 25, 2010 14:26 by Malachy Steenson   text 1 comment (last - friday march 26, 2010 14:53)
Speaking after RTE revealed the contents of the Docklands investigations, Malachy Steenson, Workers’ Party representative in Dublin Central stated: “These reports highlight corruption and reckless disregard for the public good. These people have robbed the taxpayers of untold hundreds of millions of Euros. Those responsible for this theft from the public purse must be brought to justice”. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Thursday March 18, 2010 08:45 by Laurence Cox   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 19:17)   1 attached file
For decades community groups, the women's movement and other social justice movements have been the driving force behind equality in Ireland, while global justice activists have highlighted the crisis of climate change and neo-liberalism. As economies falter and social partnership collapses, what do we already know about how to change the world? This course brings together experienced activists in community education and social movements with those interested and motivated about social justice to create new knowledge and develop alternatives. Do you want to join us on this learning journey? read full story / add a comment
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clare / arts and media / press release Monday March 01, 2010 17:06 by Western Writers' Centre   image 3 images
Re Ó Laighleis and Fred Johnston present a reading at 3. 30pm, Saturday, March 6th, at Scéal Eile Bookstore, Ennis., Co. Clare. Free. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday February 23, 2010 02:25 by Volunteer G
One in three young people under 25 is now unemployed. The SpunOut.ie national youth organisation are today calling on young people to take a stand when it comes to ongoing job losses and the cuts being experienced in key health, education, transport and community services.

According to the Director of the SpunOut.ie organisation, which engages several thousand young people per week, it is time that young people get their voices heard and their ideas implemented. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Saturday February 13, 2010 14:20 by Irish Animal education Trust   text 3 comments (last - saturday february 13, 2010 23:40)   image 1 image
The Irish Animal education Trust is being launched – Saturday 13th February 2010 - in order to develop and distribute its free age-sensitive educational materials about the human use and treatment of other animals. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday January 25, 2010 11:58 by Amnesty International - Ireland
Amnesty International Ireland (AI) has challenged politicians to make mental health a political priority for 2010. The call to action comes on the fourth anniversary of A Vision for Change, the Government’s mental health policy, which was published on 24 January 2006 read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday January 18, 2010 13:34 by Aurora
When a woman or girl is experiencing the stress of an unplanned pregnancy, this is the time she most needs a source of practical and unbiased support to help explain all the options open to her. Sadly, such support is often hard to come by.
http://abortion-clinics.co.uk/ is a common-sense source of objective information for men and women seeking help and support on a wide range of family planning issues, including abortion. Due to its wide and detailed coverage of sexual health topics, is also an invaluable resource for professionals in the field.

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national / education / press release Thursday January 14, 2010 09:25 by Mark C   text 2 comments (last - monday january 18, 2010 00:30)
“We the undersigned 50 Primary school principals condemn and refuse to partake in the Irish Independent’s “Building for the Future” scheme being launched this week.

We abhor the quota of 20 tokens per pupil from Independent Newspapers required of all schools wishing to submit a project for this sponsored competition.

Independent Newspapers while posturing as benefactors are, in reality, seeking to exploit schools, boost sales and make life uncomfortable for children whose parents do not buy the sponsors newspapers.

Further Information: Joseph Fogarty, (Contact Details Above) or your nearest participating school below. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday January 12, 2010 20:00 by WAT   text 3 comments (last - tuesday june 15, 2010 07:37)
Witness Against Torture begins the 2010 campaign to shut down Guantanamo and end torture. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday January 02, 2010 16:05 by Kev
(CAIRO) Gaza Freedom Marchers yesterday, 1st January 2010, approved a declaration aimed at accelerating the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli Apartheid.

Roughly 1400 activists from 43 countries converged in Cairo on their way to Gaza to join with Palestinians marching to break Israel's illegal siege. They were prevented from entering Gaza by the Egyptian authorities.

As a result, the Freedom Marchers remained in Cairo. They staged a series of nonviolent actions aimed at pressuring the international community to end the siege as one step in the larger struggle to secure justice for Palestinians throughout historic Palestine.

The following declaration arose from those actions: read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday December 15, 2009 13:10 by Amnesty Ireland   text 2 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 01:31)
The Irish Government is failing children with mental health difficulties. Urgent reform of the mental health system for children and young people under 18 years is desperately needed.

In response, the Children’s Rights Alliance and Amnesty International Ireland have brought together 38 NGOs to form the Children’s Mental Health Coalition. The newly formed Coalition is today launching a manifesto and website www.childrensmentalhealth.ie to demand action from the Government. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday December 07, 2009 12:24 by Amnesty Ireland   text 5 comments (last - monday december 07, 2009 21:55)   image 1 image
Twenty years ago, on 8 December 2009, the Irish Government ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). They refuse to re-ratify it, and have failed to deliver on it for the past twenty years. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday November 16, 2009 14:55 by People Before Profit
Special needs child, 11 year old Angel Mc Donagh faces into another week without schooling because of the failure of the Department of education to provide the necessary resources to St Michael’s House, the special needs school, which her father was told could cater for her needs. read full story / add a comment
Section of the Crowd Marching Against the Cuts Last December
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday November 13, 2009 14:54 by ASTI   image 1 image
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. read full story / add a comment
offaly / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday November 06, 2009 22:31 by R.N.U Cill Dara P.R.O
Report Of I.C.T.U Protest Tullamore, Co. Offaly read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday November 05, 2009 23:56 by Saoirse
Statement by the Vice President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday November 05, 2009 00:09 by Solidarity   text 4 comments (last - wednesday september 29, 2010 11:57)
Jesuit priest Bill Bischel, one of those arrested, attended court appearances of both Pitstop Ploughshares in Dublin and Raytheon 9 in Derry. read full story / add a comment
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