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pbp - Mon May 23, 2016 23:16
right_2_water_abolish_water_charges_wed_25_may_2016.jpgWater Charges are politically dead.
Demonstate 5pm - Dail Eireann, Kildare Street, Weds 25 May

Support Dail Motion To Finish Off Water Charges

There is a demonstration against water charges on Wednesday 25th May at 5pm at the Dail whilst the Right2Water TDs have tabled a motion to scrap Irish Water and water charges.


NHHC - Mon May 23, 2016 22:55
housingcrisis_pg1_may28_2016.jpgRally 28th May - Assemble The Custom House (at the Liffey) 2.00 pm
There are now at least 1,880 children living in emergency accommodation, rents are escalating beyond affordable levels, there are ?economic? evictions, mortgage arrears, repossessions, 100,000 households on the housing waiting lists, substandard accommodation and the growing numbers of those unable to buy a home.

* House the homeless * Address rising rents * Build social & affordable housing
Margaretta D'Arcy - Thu May 19, 2016 12:45
After the success of the reading of the Non Stop Connolly Show in Connolly Books, I will be in conversation with the Oscar winning director Jim Sheridan on the 28th of May in Smock Alley Theatre at 8pm. He was also one the directors of the Non Stop Connolly Show back in 1975 in Liberty Hall.
Tony Lowes - Wed May 18, 2016 21:20
Friends of the Irish Environment - Press Release 18th May 2016
The National Parks and Wildlife Service [NPWS] does not have the power to stop the Forest Service permitting forestry felling during the breeding season, even in an area designated for protection under European law.

This has emerged in controversy over the felling of trees at Castleforbes Estate, County Longford, where the local NPWS staff?s request for permission to stop the felling was denied by the Regional Manager of NPWS, who stated that ?NPWS cannot stop such works and that is in the remit of the Forest Service.?
SPARK - Mon May 16, 2016 22:26
all_income_gone_on_rent_spark.jpgIrish Single Parents Fight Back
Dublin Tenants Association are launching a campaign for rent controls and security of tenure, to coincide with their submission to the Oireachtas housing committee.

They are asking people to submit photos (anonymous) of themselves with a short sign telling people about their stories from the private rental sector. See attached example.
Anti-fracker - Mon May 16, 2016 15:00
InfraStrata begin drilling in Woodburn Forest, Co. Antrim
Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus in County Antrim has become the site of the first operational fracking rig on the island of Ireland. On Monday 16 May InfraStrata PLC began to drill, seeking to confirm a viable oil find which will pave the way for large scale extraction. Community campaigners continue to resist and all support is welcome on the site to stop the drilling while one local mounts a legal challenge.
Sean O'Torain - Mon May 16, 2016 14:57
How the increased force of the left can move forward.
In the recent elections north and south there have been a number of candidates elected who have stood on an anti capitalist platform. This article here tries to put forward a strategy how these forces could work together to engage more with the mass of the working class north and south and build a mass anti capitalist movement in ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.
Eamonn Quinn - Mon May 16, 2016 12:24
Open the Pages Hear the Sounds
Louth Contemporary Music Society
presents MUSIC BOOKS

Dundalk ? 17-18 June 2016

Open the pages. Hear the sounds.

Over an evening and a day, musicians of the highest international calibre, many of them making return visits, come to Dundalk to perform five books of music, including contemporary classics and works specially created for this unique occasion.
pbp - Sun May 15, 2016 21:17
People Before Profit to campaign against Infrastrata exploratory drill near Woodburn Reservoir in Co. Antrim
MLA and TD hit out at ?cloak and dagger? tactic by authorities in allowing this drill to take place; implications for South

People Before Profit to move Bill to ban fracking in the Dáil once it resumes


People Before Profit MLA, Gerry Carroll and TD, Richard Boyd Barrett condemn moves to initiate fracking in Co Antrim and warned if test drills go ahead it could open the door for fracking North and South. The statement comes after NI Water?s decision to allow Infrastrata to begin drilling for oil just 380 metres away from Woodburn reservoir in Co Antrim. This could lead to UK company, Tramboran, attempting to drill in Fermanagh, which in turn, could lead to fracking in Leitrim and Cavan.
Jake Arden - Sat May 14, 2016 19:24
Margaretta D'Arcy with Connolly Show citizen actorsNon Stop Connolly Show brings his legacy to life
100 years ago, if a Dublin Castle tout had entered the Connolly Books building on Essex Street, Temple Bar, he would have been quids in. Sitting hugger mugger around a huge table in the centre of the room are more than 20 of the most subversive characters in Ireland, spouting socialist verse and preaching revolution and rebellion. They include communists, trotskyists, anarchists, republicans, trade unionists, anti-austerity activists, pacifists, militant feminists, internationalists, environmentalists, ex political prisoners, independent TDs, writers, poets, singers, artists, and actors. They have banded together in one bold adventure: to read, over a series of lunchtimes, the entire, epic, 24-hour Non Stop Connolly Show.

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