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Greyhound workers suspend picket
09 Sep 2014; posted by editor - General


Greyhound workers, at a mass meeting on the picket line, have agreed to suspend their blockade currently under way at the Crag Avenue depot in Clondalkin after Greyhound director Michael Buckley agreed to meaningful direct negotiations with the workers.

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Buckley's counter protest at High Court shows 'contempt for staff'
09 Sep 2014; posted by editor - General


Speaking this morning on hearing the news from the Greyhound picket line at Crag Avenue that Michael Buckely is loading staff members onto coaches in order to bring them down to the courts for a counter protest, People Before Profit councillor Tina MacVeigh said: "This is a display of utter contempt on Buckely's part for all of his workers, the striking workers in particular, but also the other 400 who he is now manipulating in a sick manouevre."

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Cork Forest felled for 'no good reason'
28 Aug 2014; posted by editor - General, Environment


The public amenity forest at Gougane Barra, co Cork has been clear-felled for no good reason according to an internationally renowned Irish tree-scientist and a number of Irish NGOs.

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Tags: Gougane Barra sudden oak-death Coillte Woodland League Irish forests
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Michael Collins - thinking the unthinkable
19 Aug 2014; posted by editor - General


A recent article in Ireland's IndyMedia network poses the question: did Michael Collins die by his own hand?

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Tags: Michael Collins suicide Beal na mBlath
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BAI ruling on same sex marriage discussion 'very troubling'
16 Aug 2014; posted by editor - General


The Vice Chair of Fine Gael LGBT, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, has expressed 'deep concern' about the implications of this week's Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) ruling, upholding a complaint against a Radio One discussion on same sex marriage.

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Tags: same sex marriage Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
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Newstalk Radio lodges EC complaint against RTE licence fee use
13 Aug 2014; posted by editor - General


Newstalk radio station has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission in which it claims the payment of TV licence fees to RTE is not compatible with European Union rules on state aid and argues that the payment of the fees to RTE is illegal.

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Tags: RTE TV licence fee Newstalk Radio
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Petition started for symphysiotomy restitution
11 Aug 2014; posted by editor - General, Health


A woman who had her pelvis broken while awake during childbirth because doctors refused to perform a Caesarian and who still is unable to walk as a result has started a petition on Avaaz.org in an attempt to gain restitution for those who suffered similar maltreatment.

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Tags: childbirth symphysiotomy
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