Revelations about the goings-on at Tallaght Hospital have once again laid bare the reality of Ireland’s two-tier health system, where lower earning members of the working class must take their chances in an underfunded, demoralised public system, while those with private insurance are fast-tracked, Francis Donohue reports.
Seosamh O Cuaig, Comhairleoir Contae agus comhalta tofa ar Udarás na Gaeltachta Tá geamaireacht eile fós ar siúl faoin nGaeilge anois – Plean 20 Bliain mar dhea. Sé Eamon O Cuív an príomhaisteoir agus ar ndóigh tá aisteoirí cúnta aige – na heagraíochtaí Gaeilge a bhfuil an biorán suain curtha aige iontu le
Kevin Brannigan meets the country’s leading trade unionist, SIPTU General President Jack O’Connor, who relates how a life dedicated to socialist politics has led him from youthful Trotskyism to a belief that a untied Labour movement is the only force that will bring progressive social change to Ireland and how, along the way, he has become the right wing media’s number one hate figure.
Communities across the Country are preparing to meet the government head- on over plans to introduce water charges. Families hard-hit by the recession will face new charges that could soar to over €1000 according to campaigners, who say people can’t and won’t pay this double-tax.