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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

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Kerala is to provide free high-speed internet access to two million families living below the poverty line. The announcement was made on Wednesday, with Kerala’s Finance Minister Dr. T. M. Thomas Isaac of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying on Twitter that “Internet connection made a basic a citizen right. Kerala cabinet gives final nod for ₹1548 crores Kerala Fibre

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has issued determinations in nine appeals brought by INTO members in relation to the 2013 decision of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) to stop holidays in lieu for teachers on maternity leave (Circular 09/2013). The cases were brought under the Maternity Protection Acts,

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On Tuesday Senator Pippa Hackett signed the Roll of Members of Seanad Éireann and took her seat as a member of the 25th Seanad, following the election of Grace O’Sullivan as an MEP. We look at whether it matters that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael stood aside to let the Green Party have the seat. What are we angry about this week? The Green

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After a three year battle, Dublin City Council voted on Monday night to privatise the O’Devaney Gardens site. Last night Dublin City Council voted 38 to 19 to accept Bartra Capital’s offer for the public site, which is beside the Phoenix Park, Heuston Station, the Museum Luas stop, and the

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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

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Management refusal to engage with workers has led to an escalation of the dispute, with a full-day strike set for Monday and pickets outside the school from 9am to 6pm. “Management has consistently refused to address teachers’ concerns or to negotiate with them collectively through the union of their choice, leaving workers with no option but to take industrial action,” said Unite Regional Officer Brendan Byrne.

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The first MASI Conference has begun in Liberty Hall today. Under the theme “Towards a More Humane Asylum Process” , the conference will hear from young people speaking about about Direct Provision, as well as a history of DP and MASI’s organising. The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland is

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The largest trade union mobilisation in the history of Ballymena was held yesterday by Wrightbus workers. “The huge turnout at today’s march and rally for jobs and skills in Ballymena demonstrates the strength and determination of the Wrightbus workers who want one thing – to get back to work. Today saw the biggest trade union mobilisation in the history of this town,” said Unite regional

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School secretaries will see their issues being raised at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), a vital first step in seeing their longstanding issues resolved. The trade union Fórsa has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Education and Skills to drop the demand that current industrial action by school secretaries be suspended before agreeing to participate in discussions with Fórsa under the auspices of the WRC about ending the two-tier pay system for school secretaries. The union has said that it welcomes the opportunity to work to resolve the issues

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