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  • Unions losing traction?

    November 9, 2009 @ 12:02 pm | by Harry McGee

    Was it just me or have comments from the various unions and ICTU over the past 24 hours suggest that they are now prepared to seek a deal rather than return to the streets, because they are worried that their mass protests will be shorn of the mass bit? (more…)

  • The Numbers Game

    November 7, 2009 @ 6:45 pm | by Harry McGee

    Everytime there is a demonstration in the country, the authorities experiences crowd trouble.

    No, not violence, though we occasionally see that rearing its ugly head – remember the misbeggoten Free Ulster riot some years ago. (more…)

  • The Time is Out of Joint

    February 21, 2009 @ 11:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    One imagines the Cabinet watched the TV footage of today’s trade union protest in Dublin with a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs. Bad enough to have the economy gone pearshaped and the banking system ensnarled by unpaid debts and wide-boy behaviour but now the proletariat is in revolt.  (more…)

  • When Kenny met Carey

    February 1, 2009 @ 12:59 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Before it fades from memory, the interview Pat Kenny did with Government Chief Whip Pat Carey on RTE Radio last Tuesday is worth a listen. Eamon Gilmore is on for about 12 minutes at the start but when Carey comes on, things start to get hot. Click here.

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