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€ 102,117 for Medical Aid to Gaza.

Issued on January 27, 2010 at 03:04 PM

Ballagh print - Saeb Shaat IMAP, Anne Casey ICTU, Mick Lanigan and Yussef Dorkham IMAP with Robert Ballagh's Gaza print.
Saeb Shaat IMAP, Anne Casey ICTU, Mick Lanigan and Yussef Dorkham IMAP with Robert Ballagh's Gaza print.

Congress' Gaza emergency solidarity campaign in 2009 resulted in an impressive €102,117.

All the funding was directed to Irish Medical Aid for Palestinians (IMAP). €43,200 came from direct contributions from affiliated unions and €58,917 came from a separate campaign where artist Robert Ballagh had produced a limited edition print to raise funds for medical aid to Gaza.

Individual trade union members Mags O'Brien SIPTU, Noirin Green UNITE and Anne Casey ICTU ran this succesful campaign. At a special solidarity event on the 23rd of June in Liberty Hall most of the funding was given to the Chairman of IMAP Mr. Mick Lanigan. There are still a small number of Ballagh's Gaza prints available, if you are interested in buying one (€150), please contact the Global Solidarity office.