Upcoming Events

National | EU

no events match your query!

New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds



offsite link The Wholesome Photo of the Month Thu May 09, 2024 11:01 | Anti-Empire

offsite link In 3 War Years Russia Will Have Spent $3... Thu May 09, 2024 02:17 | Anti-Empire

offsite link UK Sending Missiles to Be Fired Into Rus... Tue May 07, 2024 14:17 | Marko Marjanović

offsite link US Gives Weapons to Taiwan for Free, The... Fri May 03, 2024 03:55 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Russia Has 17 Percent More Defense Jobs ... Tue Apr 30, 2024 11:56 | Marko Marjanović

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
Alternative site: https://thesaker.si/saker-a... Site was created using the downloads provided Regards Herb

offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome 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

offsite link The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

offsite link Joe Duffy is dishonest and untrustworthy Anthony

offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Press Statement: Lisbon - If O'Leary is for it, it can't be in our interest

category national | eu | press release author Thursday September 24, 2009 19:11author by PRO Workers Solidarity Movement Report this post to the editors

Anarchist organisation, Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has attacked Michael O'Leary's support for the Lisbon treaty, describing O'Leary as "one of Ireland's most notorious anti-union employers"

Anarchist organisation, Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has attacked Michael O'Leary's support for the Lisbon treaty, describing O'Leary as "one of Ireland's most notorious anti-union employers"

"Any worker who was undecided on how to vote on the Lisbon treaty must surely have had his/her mind made up by the sight of O'Leary linking up with one of the five founding members of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party and jetting from airport to airport across the country in support of a ‘Yes’ vote," said Gregor Kerr, WSM's Lisbon spokesperson.

"Michael O’Leary and European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani may have thought that they would impress us all with their political stunt of flying a group of journalists from Dublin to Knock, Knock to Kerry and back to Dublin for the purpose of pointing at the big EU flag painted on the side of the aeroplane," continued Kerr.
"However the reaction of most workers will surely have been “If they’re for it, it can’t be in my interest.” Nobody will be impressed by O’Leary’s sudden concern for the ‘national interest’. We all know that his only interest is in the bottom line, that he has in the past been willing to ride roughshod over the rights of workers to improve that bottom line, and that his endorsement of the Lisbon treaty is because he sees in it the potential for further diminution of workers’ rights."

"The massive amounts of money being spent by Ryanair, Intel and other multinational companies as well as by IBEC and the pro-business lobbies in this referendum should set off warning bells in the mind of every worker in Ireland and throughout Europe," concluded Mr. Kerr.
"The last couple of months have seen massive job losses and huge attacks on the wages and working conditions of workers. O’Leary and the rest of the employer lobby are in favour of Lisbon because it endorses the race to the bottom and will facilitate even further such attacks. If they’re for it, it cannot be in our interest. All workers should vote No to Lisbon and get organised to resist the attacks on our wages and working conditions."
Further WSM comment on the Lisbon treaty can be found at http://www.wsm.ie/lisbon

Statement Ends
More information from WSM Lisbon spokesperson, Gregor Kerr on 086 1501151

Note to editor:
Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) is an Irish anarchist organisation with branches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and members in several other places around the country. WSM members are involved in many trade union and community campaigns.

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie/lisbon
author by rjpublication date Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I think that Ganley was way too emotional during the debate, although he was definitely more informed. Sadly for the no campaign though, the show was lost long before the irrelevant O'Leary/Ganley stage. Both Micheal Martin and Pat Cox absolutely and comprehensively trounced Higgins and McDonald. Cox in particular put in an admirable performance, the Sinn Fein leader was laughably out of her depth against him. I'd say it swung a hell of a lot of people for the yes campaign, was a good night for them

author by Redundant Republicanpublication date Sun Sep 27, 2009 21:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Saw tis part of the programme . I think Mick took a hammering . He wanted to be personal , no real knowledge . A street fighter but I feel the more Ganley smiled at O Leary the more points he was winning . The street fighter was bruised and beaten .

author by Eurosepticpublication date Mon Sep 28, 2009 15:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

this man with corporate lobbying ties up the wazoo?

give me Mary Lou any day!! At least she cares about more than just making money for corporations.

Pat Cox is a tool of corporate interests, and it's unlikely he does this for nothing.

We pay him (a lot of money, which is probably taken from the mouths of pensioners and the unemployed ) but he really works for them against our interests.

Fair play to Ganley, whatever his reasons. He showed O'leary up for the self serving short sighted uninformed greedy low life he is. And as for him being pro-jobs? well the first thing he would probably do if lisbon is passed would be to set up a shell company in the country with the lowest pay and worst worker rights in the EU, then contract that company to employ all his staff from there as a service at their rates. Pro-jobs, sure, but in the way a factory boss during the industrial revolution was. Low pay, long hours, no rights. all in the name of profit.

The Europe envisioned in this treaty is not the same one we joined. Put Europe back on track. VOTE NO!

author by MyCoxOnFirepublication date Mon Sep 28, 2009 15:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If you call that a good performance then fine. I call it an ad hominem attack and any logician will tell you such arguments are not valid. They are fallacious. If making fallacious arguments is good then he excelled himself. false rhetoric is about all fianna fail and their cronies can ever come up with when they talk about important issues they want to ignore while serving their own interests. Thats most of the time as far as I can see.

© 2001-2024 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