Over December and January a spate of racist attacks against members of
ethnic minority communities living in Belfast received international
media attention. In an article on 10 January, The Guardian labelled
Northern Ireland "the race-hate capital of Europe".
Gordan McNeill and Madan Gupta agreed to end their hunger strike
following a meeting with T&GWU Regional Secretary, Brendan Hodgers, at
which their call for an enquiry to investigate all that happened during
their dispute, including the events that led up to their sacking, was
To defeat non-collection, large mobilisations in the communities that
result in widespread disruption of the service and massive co-ordinated
political pressure are necessary. The campaign in South Dublin is at a
Mr J. Higgins: The haste in which the Minister is pushing this Bill
through Dáil Éireann (Parliament) is not just indecent but obscene. The
Government, when it comes to targeting the vulnerable, cannot hasten
enough. However, when it comes to targeting the landlords, the
financiers or the legal robbers of the...