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Stephen O’Rowe writes Late in April, the Irish Federation of University Teachers, the union representing university lecturers, put forward a proposal for the removla of compulsory religion courses from teacher training colleges. The aim of the proposal is to abolish religious courses in teacher training, replacing it with an ethics

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The defeat of DUP leader Peter Robinson provided a main talking point of the recent Westminster elections but with Tory cuts com­ing down the line John Lowry sees an opportunity, and a need, for the Left to come together and provide real representation for the working class in Northern Ireland.

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That a small clique dominated the board rooms of both major private and state enter­prises during the Celtic Tiger years is a now a proven fact thanks to exhaustive research by progressive think tank Tasc.  In the report “Mapping the Golden Circle”, TASC has revealed the extent of the network

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WikiLeaks.org has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad – including two Reuters news staff.

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A SHIP impounded in Dundalk last year after its owners were found to be exploiting the Lithuanian crew has been sold to the Free Gaza movement, who intend to sail it to Palestine. The Latvian-owned MV Linda was seized by the International Transport Federation (ITF) last July after the owners

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A NEW Campaign by media workers is hoping to expose the fascist core of the British National Party. Expose the BNP is a newly launched group bringing together rmedia workers and students to oppose the rise of Britain’s far-right. The group say they are dedicated to “exposing the BNP as racists,

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The full incorporation of the Defence Forces into foreign military alliances has come a step closer with the announcement that Irish troops are to participate in “warfare training” as part of the EU Nordic Battlegroup set-up. Troops based at Collins Barrack’s in Cork are to travel to Sweden next October

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Fianna Fail cronyism in the Dublin Docklands will cost the state billions, Malachy Steenson reports A report into the cronyism that blighted the work of the Dublin Dockland Development Authority is being withheld from the public by Green leader John Gormley in an attempt to cover up for widespread Fianna

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Despite an establishment and media onslaught a Mayo community still stands in the way of Shell’s Corrib Gas pipeline, writes Caoimhe Kerins

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