On Saturday March 21st 80,000 people marched into O'Connell St Dublin. The protest was made up of several streams - some starting at Heuston Station, Connolly Station and from Merrion Sq. The #m21 anti-racist protest which began at the Central Bank also joined the huge Right2Water protest.

21/03/2015 - 19:00

Editorials

Socialist Worker

Paudie McGahon is to be commended and supported for his courage in coming out openly and talking about his rape. His motivation is to prevent other victims suffering. He was helped in his decision by the clear and articulate way that Maria Cahill also discussed her experience.

Michael Wallace

Nothing highlights the oppressive and class-biased nature of State institutions more than the sight of rich people putting poor people in prison for the crime of being poor.

THE Stormont House Agreement -agreed by both Sinn Fein and the DUP- is the biggest attack on public services we have ever witnessed in the North. We look at some of the cuts.

Shaun Harkin

The Sinn Féin/Democratic Union Party led Stormont Executive has agreed on a 2015 budget that includes imposing 20,000 public sector job cuts throughout the North.

In The Unions

Socialist Worker

People Before Profit's Cllr Gerry Carroll spoke (yesterday) at a protest outside Ageas, showing support to workers facing redundancy. The message was loud and clear: 'we are not expendable and deserve to be treated with respect.'

Socialist Worker

Workers at Dunnes Stores have voted for strike action on Easter Thursday. The one day strike will go ahead in 107 shops nationwide on April 2nd. More than two thirds of unionised workers voted for the strike action.

Dunnes Stores workers want a number of issues addressed including:

Michael Wallace

The number of patients on trolleys awaiting a bed in hospital has hit a record high of 601 across the country in a single day, an increase of 38 from yesterday alone.

Reviews

Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir
Kiran Emrich

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