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Terror In Britain: What Did The Prime Minister Know? 23:43 May 31 0 comments
Macron prepares enabling act to slash contracts, labor rights in France 22:52 May 23 0 comments
The leveraged buyout, exploitation and punishment beating of Greece as warning to others. 11:45 May 11 0 comments
Venezuela: In Detail The Deaths So Far 20:47 Apr 28 0 comments
Irish Neutrality is not Obsolete 23:55 Apr 20 7 commentsmore >>
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Syrian War Report ? July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province Wed Jul 19, 2017 19:22 | Scott
Syrian War Report ? July 18, 2017: Army Advancing On ISIS-held Town Of Sukhna Wed Jul 19, 2017 19:19 | Scott
Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/07/19 ? Open Thread Wed Jul 19, 2017 14:30 | Herb Swanson
Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World ? S... Tue Jul 18, 2017 15:46 | The Saker
Syrian War Report ? July 17, 2017: Israel Opposes To Ceasefire Brokered By US And Russia Mon Jul 17, 2017 20:58 | Scott
Call for Papers: Irish Yearbook of International Law Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:54 | Fiona de Londras
Understanding the Increases in Direct Provision Allowance for Asylum Seekers Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:31 | Liam Thornton
Ireland?s Failing Abortion Law: Statutory Interpretation, Human Rights and the Detention of Pregnant... Tue Jun 13, 2017 17:08 | admin
RIA Conference on Human Rights and the Social Sciences, June 22nd. Thu Jun 01, 2017 16:59 | admin
Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work: The Supreme Court Decision Tue May 30, 2017 15:06 | Liam Thornton
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Overwork? 11:42 Thu Jul 20, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 11:30 Thu Jul 20, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Interview with Regina Doherty, Minister for Social Protection 08:53 Thu Jul 20, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
The GFA/BA and Brexit? 07:57 Thu Jul 20, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Chaos and stasis in UK politics? 07:41 Thu Jul 20, 2017 | WorldbyStorm
Corruption and incompetence rule in certain corridors of Dublin City Council. Coventa the company which somehow won the tender (despite not being a party to the bidding) and Dublin City Council have pushed the cost up to nearly €100 million for the land. Council Manager Owen Keegan said not one cent of the €96 million that has already been spent will be clawed back if the plan doesn't go ahead. Despite also as extra €36 million in extra costs many Councillors state that this whole thing has nothing to do with mad ideas from Bertie Ahern. Even if it does not go ahead it will still cost €600 million, and obviously this is the best interests of every else abroad who likes to sabotage Irish planning and make a few million doing so. Renewable energy is the future but not for the old school chums of yesteryear.
SUMMARY: I arrived in Ennis without pen or notebook to support the action of Margaretta D'Arcy and Niall Farrell who protested on the runway of Shannon against the US military use of the airport. The following is a colour story of happenings on the day relying on memory only. I hope that someone else may provide a fuller report and my apologies for any errors in this report which are entirely my responsibility.
In 2012 public opposition forced the ditching of a plan for a "retirement village" on the side of the Dublin mountains, isolated from services and public transport and cut off by the M50, in an area normally zoned for agriculture and public amenity and widely used by the public. A previous plan for a private school on the site had been rejected for similar reasons in 2005. After the local elections the plan is back in a lightly tweaked form, with the developer's sister among a number of newly elected councillors supporting the project.
The Euro and local council elections take place on Fri May 23rd and nationwide there are 11 MEPs to be elected to represent Ireland Euro elections will also be taking place across Europe for a grand total of 751 seats in the European Parliament. Regrettably the European Commission which is composed of 28 non-elected and appointed commissioners and is besieged by thousands of lobbying firms working for the private sector, is probably reckoned to have more power. Yet despite this Europe matters because at least 70% of our legislation comes from there and practically most of the regulation in a diverse range of areas originates from Europe and some of the more background regulation has its origins with corporate lobbyists with the aim of using heavy regulation to put smaller competitors out of businesses by greatly increasing the relative costs for smaller businesses. The main political parties of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael constantly tell us they are pro business and for jobs and the economy. In fact they are for big business, privatisation, outsourcing of jobs, lower wages, less social safety net and their support of big business and corporations constantly results in the suffocating of small business which are the very areas that lead to most employment.
It was three years on March 11th since the triple nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011. This article attempts to try and give an picture of the situation today and to show that the accident is still an active event that will take many decades to cleanup and it is anything but over.
Remembering What HappenedIt is three years since the accident on March 11th 2011 at the Fukushima power station complex. There has been surprisingly little coverage of it in the mainstream media compared to the Chernobyl accident in 1986 at the time. As most people know, the accident was a result of an earthquake which caused the tsunami which flooded the Fukushima site and knocked out the backup diesel generators used for cooling the plants and that is how the story goes. The first report many people heard was that they were using sea-water to cool the reactors. This in itself was frightening because sea-water and cooling of nuclear reactors should not be in the same sentence, ever and it can only mean one thing -the situation is desperate, everything has failed and since sea-water would destroy the reactor vessel and fuel rods it means its the very last resort at trying to stop a meltdown.
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Mozambique Audit Reveals Corruption and Short Falls in Financial System 22:22 Wed 05 Jul 0 comments
Ahead of President Trump's first G20 meeting in Germany this weekend, Mozambique released an audit exposing violations of the country's laws to secure now-defaulted loans.
Ireland's fracking ban passes final legislative stage 00:22 Wed 05 Jul 0 comments
Ireland has become the fourth European country to ban hydraulic fracturing (after France, Bulgaria and Germany). On June 28, the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill passed the final legislative stages in the Seanad.
European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations 16:15 Mon 03 Jul 0 comments
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.
TURKEY’S WAR AGAINST THE ACADEMICS… 11:17 Fri 30 Jun 0 comments
Two recent studies have once again drawn attention to the unprecedented crackdown – even by Turkish standards based on previous episodes of severe State repression – on academics and intellectual freedom in post coup Turkey.
Britain: Grenfell Tower fire – Whole Establishment exposed 23:22 Sun 25 Jun 0 comments
Reproduced from the editorial of “The Socialist”, newspaper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales
Cizre, Northern Kurdistan… After Tragedy – Farce… 19:46 Fri 16 Jun 0 comments
June, 2017: Firat News Agency (Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê) covered one of the first legal cases to result from the Turkish military’s sieges of Kurdish Cizre in September 2015 and December 2015-February 2016.
Turkey Jails HDP MP Figen Yüksekdağ - AGAIN... 12:47 Thu 15 Jun 0 comments
Figen Yüksekdağ, recently replaced co-chairperson of the Turkish HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party), whose 10 month prison sentence for “spreading terror propaganda” was approved by the Supreme Court of Appeals on September 22, 2016 has now (6 June 2017) been given another 14 months in prison for a 2015 interview with German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle where she made the statement that the “PKK is a people’s liberation movement."
Colm and Dave face Jury Trial 15:44 Wed 14 Jun 1 comments
On 24 May 2017, two peace activists Dave Donnellan and Colm Roddy were sent for jury trial because the District Court judge finally refused to accept jurisdiction. The judge said the alleged criminal damage newly set at €3,500 was so large as to make it a serious charge.
Towards a Plastic Pollution Revolution in Ireland 23:49 Tue 13 Jun 0 comments
Originally appeared on June 8th
The Struggle for Peace in Northern Kurdistan… 12:38 Tue 13 Jun 0 comments
A number of voices, it appears, are now attempting to navigate the stormy and dangerous waters of ‘public opinion’ in Turkey in an attempt to invest energy in a renewed peace initiative since the collapse of the original Solution Process in July 2015, followed by the war that has displaced over half a million Kurds from their towns and cities...more >>
A new homeless Initiative by FNB. Jun 22 1 comments
Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan food with the public without restriction in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.
Fruitarianism: Healthy or Hazardous? Jun 21 0 comments
We all know that fruit is good for us. Recent studies suggest we should be eating up to ten portions of fruit and veg each day. But how much is too much?
The large vote for Corbyn's Labour socialist type policies shows that moving to the Left rather than the centre resonates with the masses and shows that things like issues of health, education and jobs are core issues and perhaps shows a sign that a certain section of the population is beginning to notice that practically every political party is infested with banking and corporate favoured policies and shrills and technocrats working on their behalf while the population is being relentlessly screwed by austerity.
The Moorish rule in Spain/How the Moors brought civilization to Europe May 14 5 comments
This article is written as a counterweight against 21th Islamophobia,
Irish Courts - ‘Statutory Independence’ or a Licence to Lie? May 01 0 comments
This is opinion & analysis piece comes from Integrity Ireland who are attempting to fight corruption in the legal system and face an uphill struggle in their task and this piece illustrates well what they are up against.
Ryanair Enters Dublin Airport Climate Change Case Jun 28 Friends of Irish Environment 0 comments
Environmental group reacts to court ruling that grants Ryanair leave to participate in runway challenge
Legislation Combats Shell Company Corruption Jun 28 Jubilee USA Network 0 comments
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) heralded the House introduction of the Corporate Transparency Act at a press conference at the House Triangle. The bill aims to prevent shell companies from hiding corrupt and criminal activity.
Munitions of War applications processed by DTTAS: 1 Jan 2017 to 31 May 2017 inclusive Jun 25 ShannonWatch 0 comments
In reply to a parliamentary question from Clare Daly TD, the Minister for Transport Shane Ross TD provided details of permits granted to take munitions fo war through Irish airports and airspace over the period 1 Jan 2017 to 31 May 2017.
PEOPLE’S NEWS -Issue No. 169 - 11th June 2017 - The Rapid Development of the EU Army Jun 23 People's Movement 0 comments
This issue of People’s News This issue of People’s News has an unusual number of articles on military matters, and regular readers will have noticed that over the past few months these types of articles have steadily increased in number. This reflects the alarmingly rapid development of an EU army and its support mechanisms. It is a development about which there is very little awareness in Ireland, and one that may have serious implications for us all.
Waste Reduction Bill 2017 – needs all our support Jun 23 Zero Waste Alliance Ireland 0 comments
We are delighted to see the Green Party launch their Waste Reduction Bill 2017. The Bill calls for much needed practical steps to combat plastic pollution. A deposit refund scheme is outlined for glass and plastic bottles and a complete ban sought on single use non-recyclable plastics, such as disposable cups.