A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/11/29 ? Open Thread Mon Nov 29, 2021 00:30 | herb
2021/11/29 00:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
The Menticide Manual ? ?The Second Subjunctive? Sun Nov 28, 2021 16:58 | amarynth
By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog Part I. What They Do On July 4th, 2021, the globalists? flagship magazine The Economist published another apocalyptic prognosis for our planet?s near
China, Russia and India: Foreign Ministers Joint Communique Sat Nov 27, 2021 17:32 | amarynth
Joint Communique of the 18th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China November 26, 2021 1. The 18th
Who Wants Some Ukraine? Thu Nov 25, 2021 22:22 | amarynth
by Dmitry Orlov, posted with permission of the author On Tuesday, 23 November, Russia’s most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, had a “deconfliction” phone conference with US Chairman of the
Possible motives for a provocation against Russia Thu Nov 25, 2021 21:17 | The Saker
A lot of commentators have pointed out that the West really does not want a full scale war with Russia because this would, at best, be a suicidal proposition. True.
The Saker >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
Are the wheels of justice creaking into action?
Middle class revolution Anthony
Allegations of political criminality reported to An Garda Siochana Anthony
Minister Catherine Martin: Not fit to serve Anthony
Establishment media and delusional analysis Anthony
Public Inquiry >>
A Blog About Human Rights
UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights
5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights
Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights
Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights
Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
Search words: Tara
John Gormley interrupted by Plane Mad
Wednesday November 05, 2008 16:47 by Planemad - Plane Mad www.planemad.org
Environment Minister John Gormley was interrupted during his speech to the Green Infrastructure conference this morning in Malahide. The environmental campaign group Plane Mad disrupted the conference to express their opposition to another runway at Dublin Airport. The group oppose the runway on the grounds that it will double the aircraft emissions at the airport. These emissions play a dangerous part in causing climate change. Two activists dressed as cartoon criminals mimed building a runway around the podium that Gormley was speaking from. Aircraft noise was simultaneously played from the back of the room. One of the "criminals" moved among the audience passing out information about the proposed new runway form his bag of "swag". The minister was also presented with a letter by the group which he accepted.
The activists were dressed as criminals to represent the crime that it would be if Fingal County Council and the Dublin Airport Authority(DAA) were allowed to double capacity at Dublin Airport. The activists had "DAA-CLIMATE CRIMINALS" written on their backs.
Minister Gormley said that he agreed with them on this issue, indeed he had mentioned the "serious threat" of climate change several times in his speech. After the campaigners had made their point they were peacefully escorted out of the conference suite and Mr Gormley was allowed to continue. Despite all he says Plane Mad continue to be disappointed that neither John Gormley or his party are clear or vocal enough in their opposition to expansion at Dublin Airport.
Ian Clotworthy, one of cartoon criminals, said
"Fingal County Council are not fit hosts for a green infrastructure conference when one of the least "green" pieces of infrastructure in Ireland is currently being built at Dublin Airport."
"We support "UPROAR" in their campaign against this second runway and we oppose it ourselves because of the contribution of aviation emissions to climate change"
UPROAR (United Portmarnock residents opposing another runway) have been opposing the construction of a 2nd runway for 8 years, since 2000. 850 people from the area objected to the runway after the campaign was launched around Christmas 2000. UPROAR were initially extremely successful in that the Inspector reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and all the information available about the planned development found in favour of the objectors. The Inspector recommended that the planning application be refused on mainly on the issue of noise pollution and community welfare. Her decision however, was overturned by An Bord Pleanala.
Tara Sheehy of Plane Mad who was also in the conference suit in Malahide said,
"Doubling capacity at Dublin Airport will also double the amount of emissions. Spending money in an economic downturn on such a project of pollution is madness."
The Environmental Protection Agency allocated just over 20,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent for each of the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 to Dublin Airport. This is only 1% of the 2 million tonnes of CO2 (at least), emitted by Dublin Airport's 21 million passengers.
On a day when even America can elect a president who claims to understand the importance of climate change, Plane Mad would like to see this "Green-tinged" government halt their airport expansion plans. Plane Mad will continue to fight the second runway until it is stopped.