Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the very least, on this before it went through. Today we had that discussion – this is what myself and Richard Boyd-Barret had to say
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A two-tier system that school secretaries have tolerated for far too long. These essential workers deserve their just demands.
“It’s the rich gets the gravy, it’s the poor that gets the blame”. So says the old song. It could have been written about the government’s Climate Action Plan. They blame us for pollution and prepare the way for the rich corporations to make a killing, privatising our natural resources of wind, solar and wave power. Bríd explained in the Dáil today how they go about this.
Up to 32 vulnerable families living in 2 apartment blocks in Inchicore, are threatened with eviction. The landlord says he wants to refurbish, but no alternative accommodation for the tenants, while this is going on, have been offered. And this is what the landlord class can do – disregard basic human decency. I put the case to Simon Coveney today
There is much to say about the NCH but the fundamental problem is our public procurement system, which stinks to high heaven.
The strange and tragic death of Shane O Farrell deserves a commission of investigation. This was agreed last year by a two thirds majority in the Dáil, yet the Minister seems to be letting an unelected judge decide on what happens in this case. Why? The Minister reads his brief but does not inform.
While the government never stops reminding us to be ‘pension ready’, they themselves have reneged on their responsibilities to CE scheme workers, who have to strike for their rights. I raised this yesterday in the Dáil
Bradleys attempt to whitewash the crimes of the Para regiment cannot go unchallenged; I demanded that Coveney, instead of having dinner with Bradley, call in the British ambassador and support calls for her to resign. She didnt “misspeak” her claims that British soldiers never committed crimes because they were following orders is an attempt to give impunity to killlers who butchered innocent people in Derry , Ballymurphy, and across the North.
One of the most inspiring slogans raised on the day of the Repeal referendum was “The North is Next”. And the women in the North consistently supported us and campaigned down here with us. So why is there no mention of them in all the Brexit talk?