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3 August 2015 Edition

Dundalk Women’s Refuge

3 August 2015

A YEAR AGO it looked like the Dundalk Women’s Refuge County Louth would be forced to close due to massive cuts which saw their budget slashed by up to 75%. A ‘Government National Directive’ to the local authority decimated the Section 10 funding to the Refuge, making it impossible for them to continue as a frontline service for women and children experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Free article

Banded hours contracts Bill published by Sinn Féin

3 August 2015

A SURVEY of Dunnes Stores workers carried out by the trade union Mandate earlier this year found that two thirds of the successful retail chain’s staff are on part-time flexible contracts, yet a whopping 98% of these workers want more weekly hours. Free article

Another Europe is possible – Treo eile don Eoraip

3 August 2015

MEPs ignore European public’s opposition to TTIP, EU should not fund Israeli groups in breach of international law, Youth unemployment delegation in Brussels, European Council calls on Britain to support Irish language rights . . . and more Free article

New statesmen and old media mores

3 August 2015

ROBBIE SMYTH on how the mainstream media are reporting – or misreporting – Greece Free article

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Bilbao – A city reborn

3 August 2015

MAYOR JUAN MARI ABURTO of Bilbao put his finger on it when he accepted my plaudits about the formidable two-decade rise of his city but noted that many challenges lie ahead. Free article

Brendan ‘Benny’ Lynch, Belfast

3 August 2015

HUNDREDS of mourners from across the country attended the funeral of former ‘Blanketman’ Brendan ‘Benny’ Lynch who died on Sunday 5 July after a long illness. Free article


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