Irish Water has sent you an ‘application pack’ and they want you to fill in details about your household, including your PPS number. Don't engage. People power can beat them.

There are two purposes to these packs:

1) It is an information gathering exercise so they can charge you for using water.

15/09/2014 - 12:38

Editorials

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.

Rory O'Neill

The beheading of American journalist James Foley has once again shone the spotlight of the international media on what is happening in Iraq. Foley was executed by the Islamic State, evolved out of the militant Islamist group ISIS.

This has sparked outrage across the Western world and further fuelled calls for military intervention to protect people from the threat of ISIS.

Memet Uludag

Minister Fitzgerald should be kinder to herself. There is really no need for her to suffer the level of 'shock' she is experiencing at the moment due to 'reports of direct provision prostitution'. Don't publically express your apparent 'shock', don't ask for another report. Just address the urgent and undeniable issues surrounding the Direct Provision System.

The Greyhound dispute has taken a sinister turn today Thursday 4th of September as it emerges that Michael Buckley has served a High Court motion on nine of the locked out striking workers. Buckley is seeking an order from the High Court which includes seizing workers homes so as to compensate him for loss of earnings and threats of imprisonment.

In The Unions

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.

Staff will mount a protest outside at the first meeting of the newly-elected South Dublin County Council today (Friday).

Yesterday the workers entered a second week of industrial action after management unilaterally cut the pay of 13 of its staff and revealed plans to do the same to another 150 workers.

Reviews

Tiarnán Ó Muilleoir
Kiran Emrich

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