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From top: Ryanair pilots strike outside Dublin Airport last October; Fórsa’s deputy general secretary Matt Staunton, national secretary Angela Kirk, and head of communications Bernard Harbor outside the High Court this morning

Helen Coffey, in The Independent UK, reports:

A planned strike by Ryanair’s Irish pilots will not go ahead this week after a ruling from the Dublin High Court was issued this morning.

The Irish court said it would grant Europe’s biggest airline an injunction to prevent a 48-hour stoppage beginning on 22 August.

Justice McDonald said he would restrain the union “from directly or indirectly, organising, directing or endorsing their members to participate in a strike on 22 and 23 August 2019”.

Ryanair strikes: Irish pilots’ walkout scrapped after High Court ruling (Helen Coffey, The Independent UK)

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Charlotte Lennon tweetz:

#ClimateStrike #ClimateChange @GretaThunberg my youngest at our school strike in Celbridge Ireland @campaignforleo are you listening?

Lorna Gold tweetz:

History is gone. Let’s make future. #FridaysForFuture (photo: Maynooth Educate Together School, Ireland).

Nellie Tattersall tweetz:

Pupils and parents at NKETNS, Celbridge

Stuart Neilson tweetz:

School climate warriors assembling for the march from Opera House to City Hall.

Today.

School children across Ireland, and the world, are going on ‘strike’ to demonstrate about climate change.

It follows Swedish student Greta Thunberg, 16, who started hosting Friday protests outside the Swedish parliament eight months ago.

Students stage school strikes over climate change (RTE)

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At Dublin’s Stephen Green.

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On Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Via Philip Bromwell

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Via Ber Grogan

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From top: Irish nurses and supporters in Sydney, Australia; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil this afternoon

This afternoon.

During Leaders’ Questions.

Party leaders raised the nurses’ strike with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mr Varadkar repeated much of what he said yesterday – that he believes borrowing money for pay increases is bad policy and that if one of group of State employees receives a pay increase, other groups will seek the same.

The 24-hour strike – the first in a series – began at 8am this morning while supporters of the strike have been using the hashtags #giveusareasontocomehome and #istandwithnursesandmidwives on Twitter.

Further to this…the following is one short exchange Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald had with the Taoiseach:

Leo Varadkar: “The impression created by some that there are more nurses leaving the country that coming into the country is not correct. The impression created by some that there are more nurses leaving the public service that entering it is not correct. And those are the facts and I hope you at least acknowledge those facts.

Mary Lou McDonald: “So, Taoiseach, then are the pictures of our young nurses from Melbourne and Sydney and all around the globe asking us, asking you to give them a reason to come home: is that like fake news? Are they doctored images? Pardon the pun.

“I don’t believe that they are. I think people know that yes, certain nursing staff would have gone for a year and come back but the reality now is that we’re losing so many of our best and brightest and they’re not coming back.”

“Here’s the other fact. There’s a strike on today. How’s that for a fact? Procedures have been cancelled as you’ve acknowledged. How’s that for a fact? Every man, woman and child in this land knows that should any of us get sick, or a loved one falls sick, you want the very best of care for them. All of us know that that’s only possible if you have the right  staff and you will only have the right staff if they are treated with dignity and they are paid and rewarded at an appropriate level. How are those  for facts, Taoiseach.

“What the nurses and midwives is very, very reasonable. And by the way, I know all about the industrial relations mechanisms of the State. You really don’t have to keep repeating that to us, as though we’re morons. We’re all well acquainted and well versed with all of that. I do not accept that you, as Taoiseach, that it is satisfactory or acceptable for you to passively sit on the sidelines whilst this strike is on.

“I’m asking you again on behalf of the nurses and midwives that I spoke to this morning, they said: tell him to engage. You are there Taoiseach, you’re the head of Government. They are asking you to engage. If you’re interested in sorting this dispute Taoiseach that this is what you will do and you will do it speedily.”

Varadkar: “Deputy, I don’t think you’re a moron. And I can assure you I’m not a moron either. But if you keep asking me the same question, I will keep giving you the same answer.”

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Earlier: Alternatively

‘The Damage Is Already Done’

Calling Out Around The World

Up to 37,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation are to go on strike on January 30, as well as February 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has also said its 6,000 members are also to take industrial action by refusing to work overtime on January 31 and February 1, 5, 6 and 7 February; before striking in full on February 12, 13, and 14.

They intend to strike over pay and staff shortages.

Ahead of this…

Nurse Maylena McEvoy (above) has tweeted about some of her experiences as a nurse…

Previously: Stricken

Escalating

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Pilots union tells Ryanair that strike notice stands (RTE)

Previously: The Scratchcard Revolt

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Connolly Station, Dublin this morning

This morning.

How was it for you?

Commuters face second day of rail disruption (RTÉ)

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Almost 70% of second-level schools are closed today as the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) engage in the second of a series of one-day strikes over the issue of equal pay for more recently qualified teachers.

From top: Loreto College Dublin 2; pics 2-4: Pobalscoil Neasain, Baldoyle; pic 5: ASTI President Ed Byrne (right) and ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie and ASTI members

Second day of strike action by ASTI teachers (RTÉ)

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Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a press conference in 2014, and whistleblower Supt Dave Taylor (left) 

Further to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) and the Garda Representative Association (GRA) planning a 24-hour withdrawal of services from 7am on Friday, and for such action to be repeated each Friday this month…

Irish Times reports:

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is to issue an order later on Tuesday to all Garda members to turn up for work on Friday, when a mass withdrawal of service is planned.

In a move that will greatly increase tensions in the Garda pay dispute row, Commissioner O’Sullivan is ordering those whose shift falls on Friday to be present for work.

But she is also planning to cancel all rest days and all leave, meaning every member of the Garda will be ordered to be present at their posts and Garda stations on Friday.

Garda Commissioner to order all gardaí to turn up for work on Friday (Conor Lally, Irish Times)

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