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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# May Day

This year
Mick Lynch praises NI unions and warns Belfast rally against ‘ultra right’ causing division
The British union leader praised unions across Northern Ireland that had taken industrial action in recent months at a rally gathered at Belfast City Hall.
Ryanair to cancel 220 flights on Monday due to French Air Traffic Control strikes
Ryanair has repeatedly called on the European Commission to intervene in the French strike action.
Last year
Quiz: How much do you know about May Day?
Pagans and workers of the world unite.
All time
Over 250 people arrested in Berlin after 'unacceptable' May Day violence
Around 30,000 people took part in traditional Labour Day workers’ rights protests yesterday in Berlin.
Thousands gather in European cities to mark May Day for the first time since the pandemic began
Police in Paris fired tear gas at protestors after scuffles broke out.
In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.
Paul Murphy: This May Day, imagine a world without weekends...
The People Before Profit TD looks at the history of May Day and assesses the challenges of the modern workplace.
Event guide: On the lookout for things to do this bank holiday weekend? Here are 7 great ideas
Aerial acrobatics, Father Ted, and young tech geniuses…
Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?
The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.
Boris Johnson says Cabinet should stage a mutiny over Brexit
The former Foreign Secretary said the British government is “on the verge of total surrender” to Brussels.
Sinn Féin says Theresa May will hear of 'catastrophic implications' of Brexit during her Irish border visit
May visited business owners and farmers along the border to discuss their concerns about the UK leaving the EU today.
Theresa May acts quickly to appoint new foreign secretary to replace Boris Johnson
Jeremy Hunt will leave the health brief to be Johnson’s successor.
Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship
In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.
May Day for Theresa as UKIP wiped out and Labour pains for Jeremy Corbyn
The local election results offered very good news for the Conservative party.
Pictures: Thousands turn out in Dublin for May Day protest calling for action on housing crisis
The march has been held to call on the government to address the ongoing homeless crisis.
Who would people in Ireland like to see in Number 10? It's pretty close
The Labour leader has over 40% support in Ireland, according to a new poll.
Bank holidays: Here's how Ireland measures up compared to other EU countries
We lag behind many of our neighbours when it comes to public holidays.
Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?
Ireland has fewer bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.
'Crush the saboteurs': Here's how the British press reacted to Theresa May calling an election
Three polls released over the weekend show May’s Conservatives around 20 points ahead.
"That word 'unionist' is very important to me": Prime Minister May sets out her priorities
Theresa May, the former UK home secretary, has taken over from David Cameron as Prime Minister.
Poll: When does summer start?
Sure, Met Éireann says not till June. But what does your heart tell you?
Bust out those piña coladas, it's almost summer time...
… but you’re more likely to get caught in the rain than be able to enjoy the feel of the ocean.
'It's been about so much more than water': Right2Water groups are planning for the general election
Politicians, NGOs, academics and others will be invited to attend a two day ‘May Day Conference’.
Most inappropriate selfie of the Bank Holiday weekend?
May Day protests in Turkey turn violent with 90 injuries and 142 arrests
Meanwhile in Moscow, over 100,000 turned out to voice their support for Vladimir Putin.
Opinion: Recovery can't be built on austerity or even tax breaks – workers need a fair wage
Yes, we need to reject austerity and its offshoots – privatisation, poverty and emigration – but also populist and short-term solutions to long-term challenges.
In photos: Thousands take to streets for workers rights on May Day
Demonstrations and marches have been held at a number of cities today to call for greater labour rights.