People Before Profit in Cork are calling on the management at Cork Institute of Technology to explain the opaque financing and decision-making behind a proposed merger with Tralee Institute of Technology, due to go ahead early next year.
The Cork branch of the People Before Profit Alliance today expressed disappointment at the short-sighted defeat of Clare Daly TD’s Private Members Bill legislating for abortion in circumstances of fatal foetal abnormality, last night. Clare Daly’s bill called for changes in legislation to allow for women to seek and undergo termination of a pregnancy in Ireland in cases where the chances of foetal survival are extremely unlikely.
The immediate issue is to prevent the Government forcing schools to take responsibility for assessment for certification, for the Junior Cert. This is, and should remain, the role of the State Examinations Commission.
In 2014, the government was forced to backtrack on water charges by the sheer numbers who came out on street protests. But they are playing a longer game and are not giving up on their wider plans to make us pay for - and eventually privatise – water.