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Donegal student Tara Toye says -"stand up for what you believe in"

Aug 16 2019, 12:33    ICTU

Fifty students from all over Ireland recently attended a session of the Skills Academy For Future Leaders. The Activists and Representatives from the Irish Second-Level Student’s Union, ISSU spent three days attending events in FORSA, Conradh na Gaeilge, Leinster House, Liberty Hall, and Congress. Tara Toye is a TY student from Deele College in Raphoe, Donegal who attended the three day Skills Academy. She spoke to Sarah Harte President of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union. Why …


  • Tax Breaks: Time for Serious Reform    ICTU Dr Tom McDonnell, Senior Economist atNERI Tax reform is an ongoing process. The Irish republic’s tax system is like the proverbial curate’s egg – there are good bits and bad bits. I’m going to focus here on just one of the ‘bad bits’ but first let us consider the …
  • Tax Breaks: Time for Serious Reform - Dr Tom McDonnell NERI    ICTU Dr Tom McDonnell, Senior Economist atNERI Tax reform is an ongoing process. The Irish republic’s tax system is like the proverbial curate’s egg – there are good bits and bad bits. I’m going to focus here on just one of the ‘bad bits’ but first let us consider the …
  • What exactly is precarious work and why are young workers vulnerable ?    ICTU Ciarán Nugent NERI – Nevin Economic Research Unit There is no accepted definition of what exactly constitutes precarious work. Precarious work takes many forms and is characterised by in-work poverty as well as the insecurity related to the nature of many types of employment contracts …
  • Congress support for demands of Hong Kong Council of Trade Unions    ICTU Congress has written to the Chinese Embassy in Dublin insolidarity with trade union demands for freedom of assembly and free speech; the release of arrested protestors and an independent inquiry into human rights abuses by police. The HKCTU has reiterated its5 demands: permanent withdrawal of the …
  • Autumn courses at the People's College - art classes, guitar lessons, yoga and meditation popular    ICTU The People’s College, Adult Education Association, at 31 Parnell Square, Dublin, has opened enrolments for its Autumn 2019 courses. The College offers a range of courses including arts, crafts, creativity, computing, music, health and wellbeing, personal development and languages. One of the …
  • Autumn courses at the People's College include art classes and guitar lessons    ICTU The People’s College, Adult Education Association, which operates at 31 Parnell Square, Dublin, has opened enrolments for its Autumn 2019 courses. The College offers a range of course including arts, crafts, creativity, computing, music, health and wellbeing, personal development and …
  • Young future leaders and activists gather for three days skills academy    ICTU On a week when many young people got their Leaving Certificate results, fifty students from all over Ireland attended a session of the Skills Academy For Future Leaders at Congress offices in Parnell Square, Dublin. They participated in two work-shops, one on interviewing skills presented by …
  • Minister Bruton's plan to implement a Media Charge to replace the TV Licence Fee    ICTU Congress is seeking a further meeting with the Minister to clarify his proposals. The plan does not address RTE's immediate funding crisis and the consequent threat to jobs and quality programming. Public service broadcasting is a vital part of a democratic society in an era when free speech is …