Ireland: 1916 Easter Rising inspires workers’ struggles

first_imgThis 1991 mural in Belfast marks the 75th anniversary of the Irish Rebellion. In foreground are the Republican signers of the proclamation of independence.This April 24 is the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. Throughout the island, socialist republicans commemorate the event by wreath laying, marches with various flags of Ireland and rallies where statements reiterate the continuing struggle to build socialism in Ireland. The monumental impact of the Easter Rising lives on in the collective consciousness of oppressed communities worldwide.The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine sent a greeting which read in part: “Together, our people continue to march forward​, for return, unity, liberation and socialism, for a liberated, united Ireland and a liberated, united Palestine from the river to the sea.”Workers in the United States will remember Ireland’s socialist labor leader James Connolly as May Day demonstrations call for mass walkouts, protests and a general strike against capitalist attacks on the multinational working class.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dundon appealing to Supreme Court

first_imgGardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDundon appealing to Supreme CourtBy Staff Reporter – June 6, 2013 805 Previous articleLimerick schools covered in Green flag standardNext articleNexus innovation series: Yellowschedule Staff Reporter TAGSCrimefeatured Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Email Print Linkedincenter_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Twitter Shane Geoghegan was shot dead yards from his home in 2008 in a case of mistaken identityShane Geoghegan was shot dead yards from his home in 2008 in a case of mistaken identityJOHN Dundon is to appeal to the Supreme Court today (Thursday) to have his trial formerly adjourned from the Special Criminal Court amid claims his defence team have not been given sufficient time to prepare for the murder trial he faces.The 30-year-old is charged with the murder of Limerick rugby player Shane Geoghegan in 2008 in a case of mistaken identity that shocked the nation. Earlier this week, Dundon’s trial was adjourned until Friday pending the outcome of an appeal to the Supreme Court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dundon, of Hyde Road, Limerick had made a previous application for an adjournment to the High Court because of the volume of material disclosed to his defence team shortly before the trial. After failing in the High Court bid, he went on hunger strike at Portlaoise Prison and last weekend was found in an unresponsive state by Prison officers.On Monday he was brought to hospital but later discharged. He later appeared in a wheelchair at the Special Criminal Court dressed in shorts. His barrister told the court that Dundon had been returned to prison after the hospital check-up but did not have an opportunity to get his clothes and refused to wear prison clothes.Mr Justice Paul Butler said that the court was not going to micromanage the situation but said that the accused was to dress appropriately for his trial and the matter was adjourned until Friday.Dundon is also seeking to have different judges hear his case at the Special Criminal Court. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII

first_img March 8, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII View post tag: contract VIDEO: U.S. Navy Modifies Total Amount of Previously Awarded Contract to HII View post tag: Amount View post tag: Total View post tag: Awarded View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: HII Industry news View post tag: Defense View post tag: Modifies View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article The U.S. Navy is modifying the total amount of a previously awarded contract to Huntington Ingalls Inc., by $64.9 million in order to provide the ability to procure additional long lead material and advance construction activities for if required.The second carrier in the new Ford-class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79 ) will be built over the next eight years. Like its predecessor, it has been completely designed using a three-dimensional product model and is projected to save the Navy approximately $5.05 billion over its 50-year life.The current contract has been in place since 2009.Huntington Ingalls will perform the work in Newport News, Va.The work is expected to be completed by October 2015.Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013 View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Previouslylast_img read more