Red Banner issue 55 out now 10:48 Mar 09 0 comments
PEOPLES NEWS issue no. 100 Date: 3 – 3 – 14 22:06 Mar 04 1 comments
Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns 12:55 Mar 01 8 comments
Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda 10:51 Feb 24 0 comments
Clashes in Ukraine signal escalation of US-EU intervention 12:33 Feb 19 9 commentsmore >>
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Irish Left Archive: New Document Collections Feature 08:06 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | AonRud
They pretend to ask us, we pretend to vote? 07:44 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Left Archive: Culture and Revolution in Ireland, Eoin Ó Murchú, Official Sinn Féin, 1971 04:45 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
This week?s news in brief 19:22 Sun Mar 09, 2014 | doctorfive
Sunday Independent Stupid Statement of the Week 14:21 Sun Mar 09, 2014 | Garibaldy
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
BONO?S BIG IDEA 23:54 Sun Mar 09, 2014
APPLE, IRELAND AND TAX AVOIDANCE 00:01 Sun Mar 09, 2014
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN?S DAY 20:06 Sat Mar 08, 2014
CAMERON ON THE PHONE 09:22 Thu Mar 06, 2014
Irish Political Economy, Class 5: Austerity, Tax Avoidance and Privatization 15:57 Wed Mar 05, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Irelands? Bank Guarantee: A Lesson In Class Power Thu Mar 06, 2014 16:49 | Irish Left Review
Normal Euro zone Countries Don?t Export Their People Thu Mar 06, 2014 15:11 | Michael Taft
The Eighth Amendment Must be Repealed Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:29 | Alison Spillane
Marx was right all along, says investment bank Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:14 | Michael Burke
Jesus, Mary & Joe Duffy Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:55 | Julie Goo
5 Questions for International Women?s Day. Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:30 | Máiréad Enright
The constitutional right to legal advice after arrest Fri Mar 07, 2014 09:46 | Liz Campbell
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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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..
Dublin feud and the iron fist of newco 15:20 Sun 04 Aug 2 comments
those who oppose the take over of republicanism by 'former' pia men of newco are being threatened and shot. soe of those shot were involved in crime, crime that was supported by those who now claim the are involved in a 'clean up'. those being shot and threatened also not coincidently oppose the take over by outside forces. thos ebeing threatened include a mother of a fallen volunteer.more >>
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.?
Ireland's future agricultural interests are clearly best served by promoting and producing clean organic GM free food for which there is an increasing market and higher margins. So why are key figures pushing a pro GM agenda?
Sometimes a song can encapsulate our predicament so much better than a dry old article ever could. Here's a gem from Mick Blake that sums up our situation under a right wing neo liberal FG Labour pro privatisation EU ass kissing government in January 2014 after having been previously sold out by a series of right wing neo liberal pro privatisation EU ass kissing corrupt FF governments
Was Michael Collins assassinated? Dec 19 2 comments
"The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?" by S M Sigerson (Kindle / Create Space 2013) is a controversial new study about the revolutionary leader's death.
A Banking Union - out of the frying pan; into the fire Dec 18 0 comments
“Ireland holds the undesirable position of being the only country currently undergoing a banking crisis that features among the top-ten of costliest banking crises along all three dimensions [..fiscal cost, increase in debt and output loss..], making it the costliest banking crisis in advanced economies since at least the Great Depression. And the crisis in Ireland is still ongoing”
32CSM expanding in the South-East Mar 06 Thirty Two County Sovereignty Movement 0 comments
Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Kilkenny are now recruiting.
Give up Party Politics for Lent and beyond! Mar 04 People Before Parties 1 comments
In the spirit of Lent, a group of Trinity College, Dublin graduates, co-founders of the “People Before Parties”
Call on Minister over salmon farm ‘wipe-out’ Mar 03 0 comments
PRESS RELEASE - MONDAY 3 MARCH - FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT
Press Release 22-02-2014
Dublin City University Free Mini-Conference Get Started 18th Feb 2pm-6pm Feb 14 DCU Business School 0 comments
DCU Business School’s MarketingLab wishes to invite Irish entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups and students to the Helix, DCU for this year’s Get Started mini-conference which takes place on Tuesday, 18th February from 2pm - 6pm. The event is organised under the Techspectations initiative with support from IC4, North Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Sunday Business Post, Edelman, HP and Microsoft.more >>