Bus Éireann dispute latest: PBP interviews NBRU member on Labour Court recommendation

We interviewed John Houlihan about the Labour Court Recommendation to Bus Eireann and the unions following the March/April bus strike. John has been a bus driver in Cork since 1988 and is a member of the National Rail and Bus Union (NBRU). Below is an interview in which he outlines the reasons for the ongoing dispute and provides … More Bus Éireann dispute latest: PBP interviews NBRU member on Labour Court recommendation

PBP Cork Statement on the USS Donald Cook in Cobh Harbour

The missile destroyer USS Donald Cook has berthed in Cobh Harbour, County Cork. Given the history and purpose of the US military, such visits must be opposed. If Ireland’s neutrality were genuine, the government would not legitimise or celebrate US militarism by allowing warships to dock in Irish ports. Militarisation of societies, with different levels … More PBP Cork Statement on the USS Donald Cook in Cobh Harbour

‘This is a blueprint for the race to the bottom in the state sector’: PBP interviews NBRU member on Bus Éireann dispute

John Houlihan has been a bus driver in Cork since 1988 and is a member of the National Rail and Bus Union (NBRU). Below is an interview in which he outlines the reasons for the ongoing dispute and provides insight into the scale of the threat to working conditions and the policy decisions that have led to the … More ‘This is a blueprint for the race to the bottom in the state sector’: PBP interviews NBRU member on Bus Éireann dispute

Shane Ross’s policies will only worsen Ireland’s public transport crisis

by Rob Winkel Originally published by the Evening Echo, 16 February. It has been clear for some time that the Independent TDs propping up Fine Gael in The Dáil are independent in name only. Ideologically, many of them match their Fine Gael counterparts, as is exemplified well by Minister for Transport (and former Fine Gael councillor) … More Shane Ross’s policies will only worsen Ireland’s public transport crisis

Why Enda Kenny should cancel his St Patrick’s Day visit to Donald Trump

by Rob Winkel. Originally published by the Evening Echo, 6 February. Over the last two weeks, we might have asked ourselves: what does Donald Trump have to do in order for Enda Kenny to be ashamed of the idea of visiting him for St Patrick’s Day? The following actions by Trump, all of which were … More Why Enda Kenny should cancel his St Patrick’s Day visit to Donald Trump

Cork protest against Donald Trump’s Travel Ban

Over 350 people attended a demonstration organised by People Before Profit at Daunt Square in Cork on 2 February to express solidarity with those communities affected by Donald Trump’s policies and call on the Irish government to cancel the St Patrick’s Day visit to the White House. The demonstration gathered at 17:30 and after a … More Cork protest against Donald Trump’s Travel Ban