The Union of Students in Ireland has called on the Irish Government to include the right to third-level education in the Higher Education Authority Bill 2020, currently being considered by the Department of Education. The demand comes after a country-wide student call for access to education, backed up by a
A plaque was unveiled yesterday at a ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, to remember those killed in the workplace in Ireland, including two workmen who tragically died during the renovation of the GPO in 1919. There were 37 deaths in the workplace in Ireland last year and Workers’ Memorial Day
The government is progressing its plans to increase the pension age and ensure the benefits of improved healthcare and technology are not shared with workers. At present, the age of entitlement to the State pension is 66. It is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028. Published last October, the Roadmap for Pension Reform commits to linking future changes in the State pension
Fianna Fáil has been accused of promoting increased EU and NATO spending by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA). Highlighting that Fianna Fail is fighting the 2019 EU Parliament elections as a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), PANA pointed to the ALDE Election Manifesto,
Nursing Now, a global campaign to improve health by raising the status of nursing, was launched in Ireland today. The worldwide campaign aims for the recognition of nurses’ contribution to healthcare, gender equality, wider society and improved economies. Its aims include greater investment in nursing, more nurses in leadership positions,
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.