Karen Gearon

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More than 150 trade unionists have signed a declaration calling on the labour movement to advocate for a united Ireland and a new all-Ireland constitu(...)

A former Dunnes Stores worker and her colleagues who went on strike for more than two years to highlight the injustice of the apartheid regime in Sout(...)

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The former  Dunnes Stores strikers with members of Nimrod Sejake’s family. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

For the former Dunnes Stores strikers, yesterday’s emotional meeting with the family members of Nimrod Sejake was the most personal and fulfilling par(...)

Mary Manning, Liz Deasy and Karen Gearon at Dublin Airport on Sunday pripor to their departure for South Africa, where they took part in a press conference on Wednesday given by the Cosatu trade union federation. Photograph: Eric Luke

South African union federation Cosatu has hailed the Dunnes Stores strikers as an exceptional example of international solidarity among workers, which(...)

Mary Manning, Liz Deasy and Karen Gearon, three of the Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike 29 years ago.  “There has been a start, middle and this is the end,” said Ms Gearon at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Soweto yesterday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike in protest against the apartheid regime believe yesterday’s memorial service for the late Nelson Mande(...)

Mary Manning, Liz Deasy and Karen Gearon, three of the Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike for almost three years over the importing of goods from apartheid South Africa, at Dublin Airport on Sunday before their departure to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Photograph: Eric Luke

South African union federation Cosatu has invited the former Dunnes Stores strikers to address an international press conference on Nelson Mandela to (...)

(From left): Liz Deasy, Mary Manning and Karen Gearon , three of the Dunnes Stores workers who went on strike for almost three years over the importation of goods from apartheid South Africa, at Dublin Airport yesterday before they departed to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  Photograph: Eric Luke

All 11 of the former Dunnes Stores workers, whose almost three-year strike moved the Government to ban South African produce from Ireland in the 1980s(...)

A protest outside  Dunnes Stores on Henry Street in Dublin

In the early 1980s, when Nelson Mandela was still in captivity and had been out of the world’s view for decades, little was known about him by the gen(...)