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national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday December 13, 2006 12:37 by Vlad Putin   image 1 image
getting all that gas off Shell read full story / add a comment
mayo / consumer issues / news report Monday December 04, 2006 16:12 by Cllr Keith Martin
Last Friday committee member Mary Walsh received a written confirmation for Fairtrade Ireland that Westport had met all the required conditions and would now be conferred with the Fairtrade town status.
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Soziedad Alkoholica cleared by Spanish Judiciary. The logo "is similar" but that is "art".
international / consumer issues / news report Thursday November 30, 2006 23:02 by iosaf   image 1 image
The Basque political situation is not all about the "Peace Process". Many other things happen there too.

For years the group "Soziedad Alkoholica" used a logo on their albums of anarcho-punk garage angst music which was quite obviously a take on the logo used by ETA.

Their disks were withdrawn from sale by the largest department store chain & they were brought before the Judiciary to be investigated for "incitement to or glorification of terrorism". They've been cleared. They sing songs about victims too. read full story / add a comment
antrim / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday November 30, 2006 12:51 by Madigan   text 10 comments (last - monday december 04, 2006 10:37)
Isn't it strange that when in sniffing distance of getting back into power the local parties shy away from association with opposition to separate water charges. Is the thought of missing out on the double tax so hard to swallow. Maybe the truth is as suspected that all allong the likes of the DUP SF really agreed with the policy. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 28, 2006 09:05 by Watchdog   text 23 comments (last - sunday december 03, 2006 16:26)   image 9 images
If a high dose of radiation element, Polonium 210, can be a tool of quick assassination, lower doses (as in typical cigarettes) are no less tools of homicide. Ask health officials, et al, why Po-210 is still permitted in cigarettes, with zero warning to anyone. Ask why smokers and Pub Proprietors bear the burdens of law, but the cig makers, ingredient suppliers, and complicit regulators go free.
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international / consumer issues / news report Monday November 27, 2006 17:39 by Adri Nieuwhof   image 1 image
This week, ASN Bank, a Dutch bank based in The Hague,1 announced that it would end its relationship with Veolia Transport, and all companies that benefit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory. This article explains how the successful action came about. read full story / add a comment
sligo / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 14, 2006 09:51 by Jim O'Sullivan   text 43 comments (last - saturday november 25, 2006 13:03)
Water is in the process of being privatised by stealth. Citizens must inform themselves regarding the ongoing process to hand our water over to a private multi-national company to make profit and learn from the experiences in other jurisdicitons where privatisation has brought hardship to communities and particulatly to the most vulnerable members. Voters should seek to have this placed on the issues list for the upcoming general election. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Monday November 06, 2006 14:42 by Santa
Buy Nothing Day is coming up. It takes place on the 25th of November 2006.

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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 24, 2006 16:32 by Elaine O'Sullivan / Seán Ryan   text 65 comments (last - tuesday december 26, 2006 19:24)   image 1 image
The country took one step closer to water privatisation recently with the announcement that Celtic Anglian Water have landed the contract for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, part of the Waterford Main Drainage Project. The Irish Examiner described them as ‘the international division of Anglian Water’. However, a quick scan of the company’s website tells a different story, Anglian water have only a 50% stake. ‘Celtic Anglian water’ (CAW), is listed on the NTR (national toll roads) website as a subsidiary company. Along with such shining lights of Irish capitalism as Greenstar, Airtricity, Bioverda, Irish Broadband and National Toll Roads themselves.

http://www.ntr.ie/companies/ read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday October 19, 2006 15:35 by down with Monsanto   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 23, 2007 22:57)   image 1 image
David McConnell, a molecular geneticist, is Professor of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. He is head of the Irish Times Trust , the owner of the Irish Times. He also happens to be Co-Chair of the biotech lobby group EAGLES – European Action on Global Life Sciences (www.efb-eagles.org), which is funded by the European Federation of Biotechnology. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Tuesday October 17, 2006 16:48 by Qasim Rajpar
ISLAMABAD , Pakistan: TheNetwork for Consumer Protection while branding the proposed Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) as eyewash has termed it an attempt to divert the attention of people from real health issues. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday October 07, 2006 20:09 by A. Student   text 6 comments (last - wednesday november 01, 2006 21:04)
international / consumer issues / press release Sunday September 03, 2006 22:47 by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
You can now email the "Report to Schools" from world experts on aspartame in our Save the Children project to schools, OB-GYN and pediatricians. You can also regardless of country email FDA Commissioner Von Eschenbach for recall. Movie, books, web sites and things to do to rid the globe of aspartame along with government records for evidence are listed in the press release. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday September 01, 2006 14:03 by Observer 3
TESCO Mortgage Life Insurance
'As you'd expect from TESCO, our morgage life insurance product [ugh!] is one of the most affordable forms of cover currently available in Ireland.' God help us all. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 11, 2006 03:15 by Michelle Clarke   text 29 comments (last - thursday july 02, 2009 16:43)
As a person with many disabilities I have spent over three years writing via net for broadband........all I end up is paying for broadband since 2004, then the 1892 account t that ran tadjacent and my own account.......was running up a bill, on the basis that I had no broadbank.
I write emails because I am phone phobic and limited to certain tasks a day otherwise it is confusion and I advised Disability section broadband all about these criteria. Now I am cancelled with aq bill. I lose out on the rent change paid by government.......

All I asked was that a service man put in the equipment as my intellectual abilities make it difficult!!!! But no........Service is Irish style, lots of advertising and no action or no thought. Has anyone else fallent into trap............ read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Saturday July 01, 2006 17:33 by Kathy Sinnott   text 3 comments (last - friday july 07, 2006 17:24)
I had several long, worried nights with one of my babies. She was having difficulty breathing. No temperature, runny nose, cranky upset crying…nothing I could take her to the A&E with. There was just a subtle change in her that gave me an instinctive and terrifying sense that she was forgetting to breathe.
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday July 01, 2006 16:05 by Sean Crudden   text 3 comments (last - tuesday july 04, 2006 18:57)   image 1 image
Is the curriculum at second level largely dated and irrelevant? Does the Leaving Certificate Exam serve any worthy educational purpose any longer? Has it, even, any practical benefit worth the considerable cost? read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 07, 2006 15:00 by Kathy Sinnott
Once again we have scored top of the class in drinking: amount consumed and money spent on alcohol per person, most binge drinking with special honours for the exceptional, young average age of our binge drinkers.
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Have that unncessary Kidney taken out now - tickets must be had
national / consumer issues / feature Thursday May 25, 2006 16:39 by Frances Nunan   text 58 comments (last - sunday september 24, 2006 21:43)   image 4 images
The Ryder Cup is an occasion of horror to those who regard golf as a way of spoiling a good walk, or merely, an excuse to wear Rupert the Bear trousers in public. However, this major sporting event is coming to Ireland this September. There has been virtually no background investigation into the preparations. Until now............. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Tuesday March 07, 2006 15:27 by Tracy Donegan   text 2 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2007 18:22)
Train to be a doula in Ireland read full story / add a comment
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