Ruth Coppinger

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 George Nkencho’s parents Blessing and Frank look on as their  daughter Grateful Nkencho speaks to media outside the  Coroner’s Court where the inquest into the death of George Nkencho was held at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The inquest into the death of George Nkencho should examine the broader issue of the policing of the black community in Ireland, a coroner has been to(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference voted by 281 to 70 to back a joint motion with other teaching unions mandating a ballot on strike action if the Government did not agree to schedule by the end of the current school year vaccination on a priority basis for teachers. File photograph: Alan Betson

A teacher who caught Covid-19 last year has told of how he “could not breathe” three minutes into a walk this week. Eugene Grace, an ASTI delegate fr(...)

Shop steward Jane Crowe with  fellow workers at the rear entrance to Debenhams on Parnell Street, Dublin. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

Following a year of protests, pickets, sit-ins and even arrests, the bitter Debenhams dispute appears near resolution. Union representatives of the m(...)

Protesters in Dublin following death of Sarah Everard. “We took a lot of flack over it but the protests went ahead and were well-run,” says Ruth Coppinger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, several dozen demonstrators, most of them women, gathered at the Spire in Dublin to protest violence towards women in the wake of the murd(...)

 Video grab taken from ITV of presenter Piers Morgan walking off set during a Good Morning Britain discussion about the Duchess of Sussex with his colleague, Alex Beresford. Photograph: ITV/PA

If you want confirmation that TV walkouts never benefit the walker, have a glance at the footage of Piers Morgan in action. Ha, ha! Yes, this is(...)

Baby shoes tied to the railings outside the offices of the Commission of Investigation in Mother and Baby Homes in Dublin.  The baby shoes are tied with black mourning ribbon in memory of all the victims of the mother and baby homes. Photograph: Handout from Will Hamilton/PA Wire

A protest was held on Saturday outside the office of the mother and baby homes commission to mark the end of its term. Mother and baby home survivors(...)

Former TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he has spent recent months fishing and ‘doing up an old cruiser boat’ and is seeking to get a taxi driver licence again. Photograph: Tom Honan

Losing a job at any time is a hard pill to swallow. Doing so in the weeks before a pandemic closes down much of the country, and wider world, is harde(...)

Demonstrators  during a protest for George Nkencho at Blanchardstown Garda station, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Gardaí are investigating the sending of abusive and racist mail to the family of George Nkencho who was shot dead by gardaí in west Dublin last week. (...)

Protest against sealing of Mother and Baby Home documents at the former Location of Saint Patrick’s Mother and Baby Home on the Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

A survivor from a Mother and Baby home in west Dublin has said she is “very annoyed and angry” over legislation which was passed in the Dail earlier t(...)

‘Aer Lingus is very conscious of the difficult financial situation that some employees are in due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Aer Lingus workers, whose pay is to be restored from 30 per cent of its pre-Covid rate to 40-50 per cent next month, say they are living in “near pove(...)

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