PEOPLES NEWS – Issue 102. April 2014 12:13 Apr 12 0 comments
Monsanto Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance 16:00 Mar 28 3 comments
Notorious Ukrainian nationalist militant shot dead in police raid 13:03 Mar 25 3 comments
PEOPLES NEWS issue no. 101 Date: 23 – 3 – 14 21:42 Mar 24 1 comments
The Irish water debacle: a timeline 14:56 Mar 24 0 commentsmore >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Water meter protests? 19:54 Wed Apr 23, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
A certain sort of cynicism 13:28 Wed Apr 23, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Too rich for his blood? and other election tales? 08:01 Wed Apr 23, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
What you want to say ? 23rd April 2014 07:47 Wed Apr 23, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
IRCA Easter 2014 Address 12:12 Tue Apr 22, 2014 | guestposter
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
EAMON GILMORE AND FRIENDS - NOW ONLY SIX PERCENT 20:02 Sun Apr 20, 2014
GOTTA LOVE THIS COUNTRY 18:11 Wed Apr 16, 2014
PLAYING OUT THE STRING WITH THE ANGLO TRIAL 18:16 Sun Apr 13, 2014
Care and Social Reproduction - Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 12 April 2014 09:58 Sat Apr 12, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Dublin Council of Trade Unions: Mayday March and Rally Tue Apr 22, 2014 14:01 | Irish Left Review
New eBook: Unmasking Austerity: Opposition and Alternatives in Europe and North ... Tue Apr 22, 2014 13:50 | Dexter Whitfield
Opening the Low-Low Corporate Tax Rate Door Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:55 | Michael Taft
April Edition of The Socialist Voice is Out Now Mon Apr 07, 2014 09:38 | Communist Party of Ireland
Sheehy Skeffington School, Saturday April 12th in Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse S... Mon Apr 07, 2014 09:15 | Irish Left Review
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
It was suspected that offices of the GSOC (garda siochana ombudsman commission) were being bugged. Shrouded in secrecy, they brought in specialists from the UK under advice from their equivalent body in the UK, the IPCC. These specialists did a high tech sweep of their offices under cover of darkness and a report was created which suggests that it was extremely likely that highly sophisticated bugging of the office had occurred. Government and high ranking gardai have closed ranks and are trying to spin this as a problem with GSOC instead of addressing the strong possibility that GSOC was bugged and who would want to do that and have access to do so except the gardai themselves. If true this is a grave issue. It is believed in some circles that this bugging may be related to investigations by GSOC into the case of large scale heroin importer Boylan who it is alleged has been working with gardai and has "magically" evaded conviction in the face of overwhelming evidence of trafficking huge amounts of drugs. This affair may go right to the top and has the potential to sink this government
Magaretta D'Arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway but NOT for bankrupting the country and saddling it with billions of debt, NOT for corruption and other white collar crime, but for the crime of having a conscience and actually caring about her fellow human beings. That's correct. In this country you can destroy it in all sorts of ways and you will be fine as no banker, politician, developer, bond holder or other types of people who have been involved in economically destroying this country, and causing widespread austerity, hardship and misery which in itself has led to many suicides and so forth. None of these people have come before the courts or been jailed. However for the really serious crimes of still having your humanity at 79 and doing something about it instead of shutting up and doing nothing, for these crimes, the state will bring the full force of the law against you and will always find some narrow argument to shut out the wider context of your action, to convict you and get you quickly behind bar. In that way the state quickly ensures that this dangerous contagion doesn't spread and it serves as a lesson to all as to what might happen to them.
Magaretta D'Arcy, a 79 year old peace activist who is also undergoing cancer treatment was arrested at home in Galway.
The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring an invite only fracking workshop in London this Friday 15th Nov 2013 as part of its long term plan to introduce fracking in Ireland. It has already commissioned research to help 'determine best practice guidelines to regulate the shale gas industry in Ireland' (all their own words). There is no hint here fracking will NOT be allowed whatever the findings. This same body though is immune from prosecution under Irish law (See Box 1 below) making a mockery of it's regulatory role.
The future is not good for pensions and the further away you are from retirement the bleaker is the prospect that you will get anything like you have paid in. A number of factors have come into play to cause major trouble and nearly all of these affect the underlying basic fundamentals required for a pension system to work and along with the continual counter coup to remove the social gains of the past century by the financial elite, the prospects remain grim.
The coming referendum on the abolishment of Seanad Éireann would, if passed, remove the existing constitutional right of the President to refer proposed Bills to the people for a referendum. It would pass the initial responsibility of passing Bills into law onto the Dáil alone - a dangerous development, particularly where any ruling party might hold an overall majority.A vote to abolish the Seanad would in fact pass most law making decisions that impact upon the people to the Dáil alone, passing such responsibility to a single parliamentary body, thus removing existing safeguards meant to protect against the introduction of unconstitutional or politically or otherwise motivationally biased law.
Abolition of the Seanad would mean that a single body, the Dáil, will be responsible for passing any new laws through parliament, which must then be signed into law by the President.
However, the existing constitutional right of the President to refer any Bill to the people for referendum will be removed from the Constitution.
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Independents in Ireland Dare not Speak their Name 17:33 Wed 23 Apr 1 comments
There can be no Independents listed on Irish ballot papers although they are coming in at over 20% in the polls
Mr Kenny: Sexual abuse of children is NOT "human nature" 15:58 Mon 10 Feb 0 comments
Ireland's failure to protect Louisa O'Keefe & countless others is not about "human nature":
Growing up in Dublin's Inner City 18:55 Sun 19 Jan 0 comments
On Saturday 14th December 2013 the Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project held a public talk.
Rossport Solidarity Camp Update December 2013 23:40 Tue 10 Dec 0 comments
Milnes Foods Strikers Are Continuing Their Work Stoppages 00:13 Thu 14 Nov 0 comments
In a case even a rightwinger would support, Milnes Foods strikers are continuing their work stoppages .While progress has been made in areas, the right to collective bargaining, union representation, pro-rata pay for the cleaners and mechanics are some of the outstanding issues in this bitter dispute between some seventeen or so brave SIPTU strikers and the company of Milne Foods, of Birr in Co. Offaly. A Labour Court hearing is lated for December 12th. They are on one day work stoppages each Friday from now to Christmas, support from all would be appreciated.
Update of Indymedia Software 01:45 Mon 30 Sep 10 comments
The software running the Indymedia Ireland website has been updated. It has some new features and improvements of which three will be of interest to users of this site.
Water Bills, Maybe Not? 09:53 Thu 26 Sep 0 comments
To accurately meter liquids one must perform an after-installation test.
Interesting article on the new sanctions for the unemployed that joan burton has set up 12:42 Tue 24 Sep 6 comments
Joan burton minister for social protection has set up what has been called a new carrot and stick approach to the unemployed masses of ireland.
BNP Paribas slashes India’s FY14 GDP forecast to 3.7% 12:46 Wed 28 Aug 0 comments
Owing to the recurrent rupee depreciation, global analyst BNP Paribas has slashed its GDP forecasts from the previously announced 5.2% to 3.7% for the current fiscal. The country if registers the said GDP growth will mark it’s lowest ever growth index since 1992.
Ministerial Pensions in the Dail - What justifies these salaries? 18:02 Mon 12 Aug 4 comments
Pat Rabbitte is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has walked away with a pension more than those working 30 years could save up for..
When: Friday, 16th May 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm
Spotlight on Gardai in controversial trial. Apr 19 0 comments
Please allow me an opportunity through your site to comment on the interesting I.Green article (31st March 2014) on Garda corruption. While the article deals with a number of cases I will focus on one case in particular, which is less likely to get mentioned during all the present hype into the endless Garda tapes debacle. In my view the case of Michael Mc Kevitt is equally, if not more significant, regarding corrupt activity by some members of the Gardai. Evidently misdemeanours by certain individuals throughout the Mc Kevitt case were endemic. Fearful of the reverberations it is very unlikely that the state would permit the case to be reopened.
Campaigners warn against calls for Moneypoint conversion to biomass Apr 16 0 comments
Having followed the partial conversion of Drax coal power station in the UK to biomass, we are dismayed to see calls across the Irish media for Moneypoint to be converted to biomass. Those calls follow ReThink Pylon's recent publication of a report by a UK consultancy which greenwashes Drax's experience.
Garda Corruption Exposed As Predicted Mar 31 2 comments
Not unexpectedly Martin Callinan was forced to stand down as head of the Gardai on 25th March 2014. Throughout 2013 I have written a number of articles concerning malpractices within the Garda organisation and particularly the questionable management style of (former) Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. While Callinan was eventually forced from office, the ‘mess’ created during his term will take years to cleanse, indeed if ever. That will only happen when there is accountability. Amongst the outstanding bad practice issues are multiple claims of Gardai mishandling of a number of serious cases involving abduction, assault and murder that are being presently looked at by a Senior Barrister and now we are told that people have been maliciously prosecuted previously, it is frightening. However, if former Garda Wilson or others are in possession of such detail he must divulge it to the relevant authority.
Ireland. The international working class solution. Jan 13 0 comments
The military campaign of the Republican groups was a failure. Some of us said this would be the case from the start. But some of us who did so did not put enough emphasis on the need to struggle for an international solution to the problems facing Ireland. This article seeks to put this right. It also seeks to look at the North and borders and the future taking into account the changes that have taken place and considering alternatives. A socialist united Ireland? Is this possible if the socialist revolution does not start first in England, Scotland and Wales and spread to Ireland North and South? Is it possible that the revolution could unfold in a way that would leave significant divisions in the working class and make the move to a socialist united Ireland not immediately possible? Perhaps some sort of Canton system like exists in Switzerland would be necessary for a time. Can the socialist revolution start first in the North given the deep division made worse by the past 40 years.?more >>
New Peatlands Strategy conflicts with climate change agreements Apr 23 0 comments
In a submission to the National Peatlands Strategy, Friends of the Irish Environment have pointed out that total emissions from our bogs are of the same scale as total emissions from the transport sector.
98th Easter 1916 Commemoration - Cork Apr 22 Republican SINN FÉIN Poblachtach - Cork 0 comments
The 98th Easter 1916 Commemoration took place in St. Finbarrs Cemetery on Sunday 20th April.
Easter Statement from the Republican Movement Cork Apr 19 Sinn Féin Poblachtach - Cork 1 comments
ON this the 98th anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic the Republican Movement Cork sends greetings to members, supporters and friends assembled at the graves and monuments of our patriot dead.
Cork Airport is been forgotten. Apr 05 Republican SINN FÉIN Poblachtach - Cork 0 comments
Cork Airport is being left in the lurch while other Irish airports receive new services.
Occupied Six Counties ‘Tourist Board Campaign’ Apr 02 Sinn Féin Poblachtach - Cork 0 comments
Occupied Six Counties ‘Tourist Board Campaign’