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‘Welfare Reform’ Throws Stormont into Crisis

‘Welfare Reform’ Throws Stormont into Crisis

Welfare Reform’ Throws Stormont into Crisis By Daniel Waldron As we go to press, the stand-off over ‘welfare reform’ (benefit cuts) at Stormont continues. Just days after the election, Sinn Fein, the SDLP and the Greens signed a petition of concern to ensure the bill would be defeated in the […]

The “Kony 2012” phenomena: How to end a nightmare?

Seldom before has an idea spread so quickly across the world. Within days tens of millions watched Invisible Children’s “KONY 2012” video as it went viral across the internet and social media. Shocked at the story of killing, rape and child soldiers, demands multiplied that “something must be done” against Joseph Kony and the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) he leads in eastern and central Africa.

Cuts threaten 3,000 teachers and 500 schools

The education system is in turmoil. In November 2011 John O Dowd, the Sinn Fein Education Minister, announced that school budgets would be cut by £220 million, an 11% reduction over three years. This will have a catastrophic impact on schools.

South: Vote NO to EU austerity treaty!

People’s opportunity to reject austerity at ballot box

Declaration by Paul Murphy, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MEP
• Treaty will mean savage austerity to devastate people’s lives and economy
• People’s opportunity to reject austerity at ballot box

Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) / United Left Alliance MEP Paul Murphy announced today that he and the Socialist Party will be campaigning for a rejection of the Fiscal Treaty.