Breakdown in communication blamed for closure of Connollys Shoes

Staff undertaking strike action have worked a combined 170 years at the shop. By Philip Pilkington.

After twelve weeks of strike action by its employees, Connollys Shoes in Dun Laoghaire has been forced to close resulting in the loss of six jobs. The strike was undertaken by the Connolly workers in response to what they describe as a breakdown of communication on behalf of management.

After a series of one day strikes last September management entered into negotiations with the workers.

Strike at Connolly Shoes continues

A strike that began at Connolly Shoes in Dun Laoghaire four weeks ago shows no signs of impending resolution. The strike has been undertaken by the Connolly workers in response to what they describe as "a breakdown of communication" on behalf of management. By Philip Pilkington.

Protests sparked by US troops firing of civilian bus


Early yesterday morning US troops opened fire on a bus full of civilians passing through the Kandahar province, killing four and injuring four, the Washington Post has reported. By Philip Pilkington.

The shootings quickly sparked off protests in the outskirts of Kandahar City outside the bus station. Locals claim that US troops should have been more careful.