Hungry Bellies: Exploring inequality and deprivation in Ireland

In this paper we provide detailed evidence of the growing economic inequality in Ireland (South) in 2021. We do so firstly to vindicate the work of all those volunteers, modern day heroes, who assist our most vulnerable people and families on a daily basis. The research data we present is elevated above mere academic commentary by Six sections detailing the current lived experiences of experts in the field from Penny Dinners (Cork), the Muslim Sisters of Eire, Inner City Helping Homeless, the Traveller Visibility Group, SPARK (Single Parents for the Right’s of Kids) and Ber Grogan’s amazing ‘Basket Brigade’. But […]

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The WFTU on the forthcoming attack on Rafah – Palestine

As the murderous State of Israel intensifies the bloodshed of the Palestinian people, the World Federation of Trade Unions condemns the fierce attacks against civilians and the forthcoming attack in Rafah. After more than 4 months of genocidal attacks and forced evacuations to “safe areas” of the Gaza Strip, now the massacre is continued and intensified with the relentlessly bombing of Rafah, where 1.5 million civilians are crammed into a small piece of land. These inhumane actions are contributing to the worsening of the conditions experienced by the Palestinians, and are preventing access to the humanitarian aid necessary for survival. […]

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National campaign to promote the benefits of trade union membership

The trade union movement has come together to create a national public relations campaign to promote the benefits of trade union membership.   The publicity campaign is aimed at raising awareness of trade unions particularly among young workers. The campaign launched formally on Valentine’s Day with the announcement of Union Week. which will take place between 29th April and 6th May 2024. Union Week will involve a week of activity highlighting the work and achievements of trade unions. It will be an opportunity to showcase the positive impact that trade unions have on workers’ lives and on broader society as […]

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