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Justice at last for lives unlived

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What strikes us is the ordinariness of the forenames. The Patricks, the Julias, the Marys, the Peters, the Johns, the Mauds.

Train services come to halt as Irish Rail workers strike

Train services in Athlone and around the country came to a standstill on Wednesday this week as Irish Rail workers commenced the first of five planned strike days.

Labour councillors demand Shane Ross 'get involved' in solving bus strike

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As the bus strike drags into its second week, Galway city Labour councillors will bring a motion to the next Galway City Council meeting in support of the striking Bus Éireann workers, and demanding the Government "immediately take action to resolve the dispute".

Galway to 'Strike 4 Repeal' on International Women’s Day

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Women in Galway are being urged to go 'on strike', wear all black, and demand the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment this week, as part of the global solidarity actions which will be taking place to mark International Women’s Day.

The taming of the Blue: Act 2

The first thing to strike me when I entered Croke Park two weeks ago was that Mayo fans had very obviously and deliberately populated Hill 16 in big numbers. The Blue army’s sense of ownership of the historic terrace, as reinforced during the 2006 ‘Mill at the Hill’, had again been challenged. While mutual respect remains, the Mayo fans’ sense of inferiority and their Dublin counterparts' sense of entitlement have both been eroded to a point where near equilibrium has been reached. The Mayo team too, learned some years back that nothing and no one is sacred in top flight GAA. That understanding did not come in some midnight revelation, but through years of proving it so on the pitch.

Injury time strike leaves United disappointed as they head north

An SSE Airtricity League premier division campaign that promised so much early on in the season is edging towards a worrying conclusion for Galway United, who make the long trek to the Brandywell on Friday for a clash against Derry City (7.45pm).

Strike action planned for Aut Even on Monday

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU have served notice of full strike action at Aut Even Private Hospital, which is part of the Mount Carmel Group on Monday, March, 22.

Tuesday’s strikes see public services grind to a halt

Schools, social welfare offices, museums, libraries, county and town council offices all ground to a stop in the wind and rain last Tuesday as the public service workers in the county joined their colleagues across the country in a one day strike. Non essential services were not available to the people of Mayo for the day as the thousands of public service workers in the county voiced their anger at potential cut backs to their pay and conditions in the upcoming Budget.

Women protest outside council offices

Two women in the sixties staged a picket outside Mayo County Council offices this week — with one of them on a hunger strike — as they want the council to buy their home in Clareville, Claremorris.

Midland unions prepare for ‘work to rule’

Unions representing staff in the public service in the Midlands have begun formally serving notice of industrial action on the Government to take effect from next Monday, in protest at cuts in pay introduced in the recent Budget.


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