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Karan Casey performing at SIPTU Dublin District Council #Connolly150 event

A new series of short documentary films outlining the story of the Irish Citizen Army was launched by the SIPTU Dublin District Council at an event in Liberty Hall on Tuesday, 5th June evening.

Workers show non-compliant building subcontractors a ‘Red Card’ in Dublin

Workers and trade union organisers assembled outside a building site operated by Cairn Homes, on Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, this morning (Friday, 21st September) to highlight reports of subcontractors failing to comply with legally binding terms and conditions for employees in the industry. Read More

SIPTU says significant progress made in negotiations on pay justice for Section 39 workers

SIPTU representatives have said that significant progress has been made in negotiations today (Tuesday, 18th September) with officials from the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health to resolve a pay dispute for members working in Section 39 organisations. Read More

SIPTU responds to incorrect public statements by Rapid Action Packaging

SIPTU representatives have dismissed claims concerning the conduct of union activity in the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gweedore, County Donegal, where workers will conduct a 16-hour work stoppage on 24th September. Read More

La na mBan commemoration

SIPTU commemorated Lá na mBan 1918 at an event outside the Mansion House, Dublin on Saturday, 9th June. The commemoration was staged on a 19th Century tram and included recitals and performances by Sabina Higgins and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. 

Freelance workers mark 150th Anniversary of James Connolly

On Tuesday, 5th June, a Fighting for Freelances’ seminar was organised jointly by SIPTU, the National Union of Journalists in Ireland Musicians Union of Ireland and Irish Equity.

ISA pay win boost for Section 39 workers ahead of pay talks

SIPTU members in the Irish Society for Autism won over €400,000 owed to them as part of the wider campaign of pay justice for Section 39 workers.


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Dublin District Council launches series of documentary films on the ICA

The Citizen Army played a crucial role in not only winning a degree of political freedom for the working class of Ireland but also invigorating the cultural and social life of Dublin. Its struggles are ones that should inspire future generations of political activists.