Let the Irish Government be warned- if they do not abolish the water charges and scrap Irish Water- then the rising tide of people power will wash away this Government.

200,000 people in total marched across Ireland on Saturday Nov 1st- protests on a scale not seen for a generation. A new mood of defiance and rebellion has infected the people of Ireland.

01/11/2014 - 17:57

Editorials

James O'Toole

Over the last few weeks the media have described the huge numbers of people attending water charges protests as being 'manipulated' by the 'sinister fringe'- this campaign of disinformation and slander began before Joan Burton's little wait in her car in Tallaght.

Brian O'Boyle

A series of letters between Jean Claude Trichet and Brian Lenihan in late 2011 have finally been published.

November 1 was a truly remarkable demonstration of People Power as 200,000 people came to show their anger and determination to defeat the water charge. However, this government still thinks it can stop this unstoppable wave of mass resistance with arrogant remarks, threats and delusional wishful thinking.

James O'Toole

The Greyhound strike is over. After a hard 14 week lockout the majority of workers voted to accept a deal with Greyhound.

The workers were faced with threats to their houses, the riot squad down at the pickets, being dragged before the High Court, taunts and jeers from the scabs and yet they stood strong.

In The Unions

Nurse and midwives protested today at Naas General Hospital where overcrowding has reached crisis point.

The INMO trolley watch figures for the hospital for October 2014 claim there has been a 71% increase in the number of patients waiting on a trolley in the emergency department for a hospital bed, in comparison to October 2013.

Thousands of workers across France protested today, Thursday, against Labour-type Socialist president Francois Hollande’s pact of austerity. The day of protests and strikes was called by the CGT union federation at the centre of the current wave of strikes in France.

Michael Wallace

When low-paid Greyhound Recycling bin workers showed up for another grueling ten hour shift at 7am last week, they suddenly found themselves facing a shocking ultimatum from their greedy bosses.

Reviews

Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir
Kiran Emrich

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