Councillors in South Dublin have indicated their intent to sell-off public land in Killinarden for private development. The proposal, put forward by council management, includes provision for 300 affordable homes, 100 private houses and 100 social housing units. The ruling group, made up of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Green
Workers in St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services have begun the process of balloting for strike action following a dispute with management over outsourcing. According to their union SIPTU, the row comes after management’s decision to use an external supplier for household and catering services at their St. James’s St. premises.
As 2019 draws to a close, LookLeft Magazine‘s Eoghan Gardiner reviews the year gone by. 2019, like all years, has had its ups and downs, but truthfully, it was a tough year for workers and their families. Fine Gael’s hopeless housing policy According to the Department of Housing, 9,987 people
South Dublin County Council has voted to increase rent by an average €156 per year as part of their Annual Budget for 2020. The budget, which was voted on in the council chamber earlier this month, reports an “average increase of €3 across the board”, which works out at an
Irish Water has issued a boil water notice, the second in just two weeks, to over 600,000 homes across Dublin, Kildare and Meath. Once again, customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant are affected by the notice, which has been put in place due to turbidity (cloudy water due to
The environmental movement cannot alienate the working class or we’ll never tackle the climate crisis
Last week, environmental pressure group Extinction Rebellion organised what they refer to as Rebellion Week, a week of action to voice their opposition to the ongoing climate crisis. This has included a number of protests, improv jam sessions and non violent direct action training. A number of supporters camped out
Ballyfermot and surrounding areas have experienced what some have described as a ‘suicide epidemic’ in recent months, with young people the prime victims. In response, a local community group called Helping Others More Everyday, or HOME, has been launched to provide the community with a positive attitude to mental health.
Hong Kong is making headlines worldwide as an extradition bill, designed in reaction to a high-profile case in which a man allegedly murdered his pregnant girlfriend, was met with protests. Key leaders of the demonstrations were caught meeting with U.S. diplomats, raising questions as to whether the protests are being
Climate change has become an increasingly important issue in recent years, with young people taking a particular interest in the topic. This is no wonder, considering it will be younger generations who witness first hand the consequences of political negligence surrounding the subject. That is, of course, if no drastic
A demonstration protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland drew over five thousand supporters outside Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance yesterday, with the event being organised by a broad coalition of progressive organisations under the banner of Stop Trump Ireland. Speakers included representatives from groups such as Extinction Rebellion, Union