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The US has seen industrial action by teachers not just demanding better pay and conditions but striking for public education itself. LookLeft asks, can this happen in Ireland?

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In 1978 the first ever flight to Cuba left Dublin with 70 young people heading to the World Festival of Youth and Students. LookLeft spoke to one of the participants, Padraig Mannion, about the experience.

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Working in public schools but not treated as public servants, school secretaries are now organising and making their demands for equal pay and conditions heard, writes Róisín Ní Dhalaigh.

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The sudden closure of Grafton College highlights the need to fast-track legislation to protect teachers and students, according to the Unite trade union.

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Strikes could spread in coming months as company routinely breaches agreements.

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It turns out that much-maligned Roscommon is leading the way in the fight to change workers lives.

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60,000 people joined in a sunny Dublin Pride 2018 yesterday. LookLeft stopped by and asked a few why they were marching. Here’s what they said.

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Dr Stevie Nolan speaks at an "Organise for €15" public meeting. Credit: Trademark / Facebook.
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Mandate trade union launched its national “Organise for €15” roadshow in Bray on Monday.

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The complete change in political landscape which has brought about a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment has been thanks to many small but organised groups around the country making it impossible to ignore the issue any longer. LookLeft met with one such group, Dublin North West Together For Yes.

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The young, vibrant and women-led repeal campaign may seem a million miles away from the trade union movement, but LookLeft discovers that trade unions have been playing an important role in putting abortion access back into Irish politics.

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