The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says Ireland should learn lessons from history to overcome our current economic woes.
At the TEEU conference in Co Laois yesterday, the group outlined a 'Blueprint for Recovery' which calls on the government to freeze austerity for a year in an effort to boost economic growth and create jobs.
ICTU General Secretary David Begg says being told we are the best pupil in the class when it comes to meeting bailout targets is cold comfort for families who have lost loved ones through emigration.
“In the 1930s when we had the Great Depression, there were very large numbers of people unemployed. We have to realise we can’t have a lost generation of people. We need to give people some hope.
“Simply speaking this is a cost that is too hard to bear.”
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A 6ft shark from the Great White family has washed up on a Kerry beach. The female porbeagle shark was discovered by local photographer Bernard Fitzgerald at the weekend as he was walking on the Aughacasla beach in Castlegregory.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield's ability to make his adventures in space accessible to a wider audience has been credited by a minister for a large increase in the number of Leaving Certificate students choosing physics and other science subjects.
Construction work has started on a giant food village, complete with its own market garden, mini dairy and micro-brewery, for what organisers predict will be the country's largest outdoor food festival.
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Former Irish Nationwide chairman Michael Walsh wrote to the late minister for finance, Brian Lenihan, warning him against bank mergers as the financial crisis escalated, according to a letter obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".