Love not hate – Unite to legislate against hate crime

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Did you know that Ireland, unlike most other EU countries,
has no hate crime legislation?

People are still being targeted because of who they are, because of their real or perceived ethnicity, skin colour, sexual orientation, gender identity, intellectual or physical disabilities. Together we can change that!

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SIPTU welcomes progress of Bill to return collective bargaining rights to freelance workers

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Photo from left to right: Padraig Murray, Irish Equity President, Senator Ivana Bacik, Karan OLoughlin, SIPTU National Campaigns and Equality Organiser and Bryan Murray, Irish Equity outside Leinster House on Wednesday 6th July calling on all Senators to support the Competition Amendment Bill.Continue Reading

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SIPTU President Jack O’Connor says Brexit is the result of years of austerity

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SIPTU General President, Jack O Connor, has stated that the victory of the Leave campaign in the British referendum on EU membership results from the implementation of austerity policies that have alienated working people across Europe.Continue Reading

SIPTU and Irish Equity support call for dedicated government department for the arts

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SIPTU and Irish Equity support call for dedicated government department for the arts

Irish Equity and SIPTU have endorsed a statement issued by the National Campaign for the Arts which calls on the Government to create a Department dedicated to the arts, culture and heritage.

The call follows the announcement by the Government that it intends to place the arts along with rural affairs and regional development in a new Department.
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Discounts for MUI members

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If you are using any of the retailers below, please be sure to show your MUI card for a discount.


Paul Ryan Music, 4 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

paulryanmusic.com – Tel: 01 679 8571

Everest Music, 2 Raven Hall, Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

everestmusic.com – Tel: 01 286 1933

Goodwins Music, 134 Capel Street, Dublin 1

goodwinsmusic.ie – Tel: 01 873 0846

Perfect Pitch, 35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 1

Perfect Pitch – Tel: 01 677 1553

About Us

The Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI), an affiliate of SIPTU,  represents musicians from every genre along with music teachers, singers and other music professionals.

The Union works hard to protect members, whether freelance or directly employed, from exploitation and has a successful track record of ensuring that members receive all contractual entitlements arising from their performances.Continue Reading