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.
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.
Strikes could spread in coming months as company routinely breaches agreements.
Mandate trade union launched its national “Organise for €15” roadshow in Bray on Monday.
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.
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.