Dara McHugh
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Dara McHugh

Woman protesting against the ley Mordaza, wearing a gag
World

The Spanish State is attempting to dampen down protest movements that threaten the governing elite with a draconian legal crack down, reports Dara McHugh  

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News Features

With opinion polls showing the broadly anti-establishment vote running at nearly 50%, attempts are being made to create progressive electoral alliances in the run up to the next General Election in the Republic, reports Dara McHugh

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Water tax protest on bridge
News FeaturesPromoted

Dara McHugh takes a look inside the working class revolt over water charges that has shook the Republic’s establishment.

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symphysiotomy protest, women holding a clothesline of baby's clothes.
News

Symphysiotomy survivors have voted to reject a Government redress scheme for women who underwent the procedure in Irish hospitals. At meetings during November, Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SOS) members voted by over 80% to reject the scheme. SOS Chairperson Marie O’Connor told LookLeft that the scheme has “no admission of wrong-doing”

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News

Dara McHugh reports. Poor pay, working conditions and insecure employment have been highlighted in a survey of academic workers. According to the survey of over 180 academic staff conducted by Third Level Workplace Watch, 63% of those surveyed were paid by the hour, while 57% had been doing casual work

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News

Government plans for investment in social housing have been criticised as insufficient to meet needs. Speaking to LookLeft, Dr Rory Hearne of NUI Maynooth said that the increase in the social housing budget “is a drop in the ocean in comparison to what’s needed”. The capital budget for social housing

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Lynched band pic.
CulturePromoted

Described by one reviewer as “the only folk album that has excited me in quite a long time”, Cold Old Fire is a unique and thrilling contribution to Irish folk by Dublin band Lynched.

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cover of 'Riasing Expectations' book
CultureReviews

It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement.

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Margaretta D'Arcy
Interviews

Dara McHugh talks to veteran political activist Margaretta D’Arcy

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News

Once again, Ireland is unable to provide work for its young people, forcing thousands to emigrate. Dara McHugh reports. In the first six weeks of 2013 over 60   young   people   emigrated   from   the   small   town   of   Kells,   Co.   Meath,

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