Category: Youth Published Date Written by Eóin Gilligan
Across Europe it is the sick the old and especially the young that are being forced to pay for the economic crisis. In Spain and Greece youth unemployment stands at over 50%. In Ireland although that figure is somewhat lower at 17.9% but this still means nearly 1 in 5 youth are workless and the statistic covers up the distressing reality that we face; in particular, ongoing attacks to education and the lack of work in Ireland that have led to many young people turning to migration. If people emigrate they don't show up on the figures.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 20:59
Category: Youth Published Date Written by Fightback
By any standards a country whose young people are forced to leave for want of a future can’t be healthy. The Troika and the European Bond Markets speculators judge the health of nations by the “success” of their austerity measures in slashing public spending and attacking services.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 20:49
Category: Youth Published Date Written by Declan Connolly
The largest militant mobilisation of students in Ireland for over a decade took place this Wednesday. Over 20,000 Irish students, from both sides of the border, descended upon Dublin, in protest against the government proposals to raise the registration fees for university courses in the Republic of Ireland, from €1500 to €3000.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2011 09:59
Category: Youth Published Date Written by Tony Healy
Within the last couple of weeks there has been yet another outbreak of youth protest internationally with the huge movement in Spain which encompasses some 80 cities and now a new movement in Greece has erupted. Meanwhile in North Africa and the Middle East new waves of struggle are being prepared. However, if the Irish press are to believed the waves of struggle that are affecting everywhere else will barely cause a ripple in good ould Ireland. After all, with the royal and presidential distractions of the last few weeks, the only revolting youth to get any coverage in Ireland were Jedward.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2011 10:02
Category: Youth Published Date Written by Seamus Loughlin
As we know there are indeed 40 shades of green in Ireland, but as the comrades of Labour Youth and the Connolly Youth Movement have explained in their open letter to the Green Party there is another one. The shade of green, that is, which justifies the Green Party’s ongoing support for the Fianna Fáil - which allows the latter to continue to hold a majority in the Dáil.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 December 2011 10:00