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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

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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

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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

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The rich are to blame for climate change, but it’s the poor who will suffer most. On Monday the BCC reported University of Leeds researchers as saying that the rich are to blame for climate change. Across all 86 countries that the researchers studied, the wealthiest 10% consumed about 20%

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The stark difference in the treatment of workers directly employed by Dublin’s tech giants and the lower-paid workers they keep at arms-length through third-party companies has come to the fore again. The Times, which has been covering the story of the contractors for a number of years, today reports on

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Councillors in South Dublin have indicated their intent to sell-off public land in Killinarden for private development. The proposal, put forward by council management, includes provision for 300 affordable homes, 100 private houses and 100 social housing units. The ruling group, made up of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Green

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Workers in St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services have begun the process of balloting for strike action following a dispute with management over outsourcing. According to their union SIPTU, the row comes after management’s decision to use an external supplier for household and catering services at their St. James’s St. premises.

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The recent assassination of Qasem Soleimani in Iraq is all over the news. Soleimani was Major General of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a top military commander who was well known for his abilities. The ostensible reason given by most media pundits for his assasination by the US is that he

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A crowd of several hundred anti-racism demonstrators gathered outside Leinster House yesterday to stand against the Far Right’s efforts to divide Irish society. The rally was organised by the Solidarity Alliance against Racism and Fascism (SARF) and was supported by a wide array of faith groups, trade unions, and community

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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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