Now is the time for Solidarity
The conservative, right-wing politics of the establishment provide no future for young people, women and workers. All they offer is inequality, austerity and bigotry. They support the capitalist market which is driven by the ruthless drive fo profit and is incapable of meeting our needs. Solidarity is about bringing together all those oppressed and exploited by this rigged system into a new political movement for the millions, not the millionaires. Join us today.
Shaping Ireland's Abortion Legislation: Current Scientific Evidence and Best Practices from Medical Guidelines WorldwideSolidarity TD Ruth Coppinger today publishes a submission sent to to Minister for Health Simon Harris on issues which should be covered in the abortion legislation, which is currently being drawn up, to meet best international practice.The report which she commissioned titled Shaping Ireland's Abortion Legislation: Current Scientific Evidence and Best Practices from Medical Guidelines Worldwide was prepared by Dr. Abigail Aiken, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Dr Aiken had previously given evidence before the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment.
At a press conference in Buswell’s this morning, Solidarity TD Mick Barry was joined by Aimee O’Riordan, a resident from the Leeside Apartments and Father Peter McVerry.
They called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to immediately introduce legislation to prevent mass evictions as has happened in Leeside.
The press conference came in the wake of a ruling by the Residential Tenancies Board which upheld the right of vulture fund Lugus Capital to carry out a mass eviction of low income families from the Leeside Apartments in Cork.
Notices to quit issued to more than 30 residents by Lugus Capital after their 2017 purchase of the Leeside Apartments were contested at the RTB in April and May. There are more than 20 households remaining in the complex who are affected by this ruling.