Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Washington abandons its Kurdish proxies as Ankara and Damascus step in Sun Oct 13, 2019 21:38 | The Saker
By Aram Mirzaei Even though I have my doubts over whether Washington will actually withdraw from Syria fully, it seems as if their Kurdish proxies in northern Syria have been

offsite link The Terrorists Among US10| The IO Echo Chamber Scott Shane Joel Harding Sun Oct 13, 2019 21:35 | The Saker
by George Eliason for The Saker Blog At the beginning of October, I was contacted by the New York Times, @ScottShane for an interview about US President Donald Trump. The

offsite link President Putin Interview with Al Arabiya, Sky News Arabia and RT Arabic Sun Oct 13, 2019 16:54 | Scott
In advance of his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Vladimir Putin answered questions from Al Arabiya senior presenter Mohammed Tomaihi, Sky News Arabia senior presenter Mohannad Khatib and RT Arabic Public

offsite link EXPLAIN THIS ? Plans to Rebuild WTC-7 Over 1 Year Before It?s Destruction Sat Oct 12, 2019 16:30 | The Saker
Sent to me by a friend, it covers only a tiny faction of the issue, but it is a highly relevant one nonetheless. The Saker

offsite link And now, a short message from our wannabe masters Fri Oct 11, 2019 17:51 | The Saker
Donald Trump?s Betrayal Friends, We hope you had an easy and meaningful fast. At the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), we are approaching this year with a renewed sense

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

offsite link Saudi Human Rights Violation Fri Aug 09, 2019 20:41 | Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link A predictable negative response?. 10:51 Mon Oct 14, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link If voting could change things? 09:25 Mon Oct 14, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Left Archive: Revolution in Italy, Irish Socialist Network, 2000s 07:46 Mon Oct 14, 2019 | irishonlineleftarchive

offsite link Ulick O?Connor 18:35 Sun Oct 13, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link North Inner City Basketball Academy 18:28 Sun Oct 13, 2019 | guestposter

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017


offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

USI says ban on gay marriage breaches human rights

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | press release author Monday October 02, 2006 12:45author by USI Report this post to the editors

The Union of Students of Ireland has said the lack of provisions for same-sex marriage in Ireland is a violation of gay people's human rights.

The Union of Students of Ireland has said the lack of provisions for same-sex marriage in Ireland is a violation of gay people's human rights.

The organisation is due to stage a formal celebration of same-sex marriage in Dublin city centre this morning to highlight the situation and to call on the Government to allow such unions.

The event is timed to coincide with the beginning of a High Court case tomorrow by a lesbian couple who want their Canadian marriage recognised by the Irish authorities.

Related Link:
author by isupublication date Mon Oct 02, 2006 14:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

any chance usi could possible engage with some of its (allegedlly) 250,000 members and get a campaign of some sort going working with or supposrting other lgbtq orgs....or will it be the usual press release and a photo?

author by Joepublication date Mon Oct 02, 2006 17:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The SU represent a tiny elite of the student body and appear uninterested in concerns that affect students as students. I wrote to the SU on a number of issues relating to conditions in UCD and they never got back to me.

author by therantpublication date Mon Oct 02, 2006 19:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

actually i find the student unions to be quite mundane and full of socialites rather than real issue driven individuals.

But while you mentioned the gas bills did you notice ESB sponsoring age action week?

Now correct me if i'm wrong is'nt this an organisation which does very little to alivieate the basic problems that effect the elderly in our society? The week in question seeks to promote equality but i just find it very hypocritical to have a company which continualy raises electricity prices, for profit, and in complete ignorance to the plight of many elderly citizens.

author by Mikepublication date Mon Oct 02, 2006 19:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

When I went to college (Limerick RTC early 1990's) we had to pay a "capatation fee" each year which supposedly went to the Student union even though nobody ever asked me If I wanted to join such an outfit.

The SU was basically a drinking club (mainly for those destined to eventually drop out). Despite supposedly "representing" us there was only one election during the three years that I was there and that was a pointless farce.

There were NO elections to the board of the USI. Indeed the only function the USI appeard to have was to sell travelsave stamps.

Student politics is an even bigger racket than the politics that go on in Leinster house and dont give me that "1968" crap ! At least 99.9 % of those so-called revolutionaries went on to become part of the very establishment they claimed to oppose !

© 2001-2019 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy