Dr. Sam McConkey, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, recently spoke to LookLeft on the government’s response to COVID-19. LL: What do you make of the rate at which the government has decided to enter less restricted phases of lockdown? How big of a role
Financial Justice Ireland is calling on the public to contact Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe saying that Ireland wants the IMF and World Bank to “drop the debt”. Under the title of #DropDebtSaveLives, Financial Justice Ireland is one of over 200 organisations across the world which has joined an urgent
The Irish state’s ‘bad bank’, NAMA, has only spent a little over one third of the €4.5bn which it had committed to new home building in 2015, according to figures released over the weekend. In October 2015 the then Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced in his Budget speech that
A petition calling on Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health, Robin Swann, to allow remote abortion provision in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost 2,000 signatures. Set up by the Alliance for Choice, the petition calls on Swann to use his power of designation in accordance with the
Management in Dunnes Stores have confirmed the company will pay workers a 10% COVID-19 premium payment backdated to the 9th March 2020 following pressure from a Mandate Trade Union petition signed by more than 3,000 workers. This brings Dunnes in line with other retailers including Aldi and Tesco, who were the
Tenant unions in Spain have called for a rent strike from 1 April due to the Coronavirus. As originally reported in eldiario.es, the call is for those economically affected by the crisis, small businesses and the self-employed / freelancers, to withhold rent payments until the Spanish Government agrees to suspend
30,000 teachers have gone on strike today in the second-largest school district in the US.
50,000 factory workers are reported to have taken part in strikes this week.
The unintended consequences of quantitative easing are the price that others must pay for the way the developed world was saved after the financial crisis, researcher Rodrigo Fernandez told a public meeting in Dublin on Tuesday evening.