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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 12:00 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh
It’s January.  It’s freezing. Christmas emptied the coffers and now the bills are starting to bite. As the government cuts the eligibility period for the Fuel Allowance, it’s time to tell the government that we’ve had enough! read full story / add a comment
Fiar Hotels - www.fairhotels.ie
national / consumer issues / feature Thursday November 24, 2011 11:12 by Paul Gavan   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Fair Hotels is an initiative of hotel workers employed in Fair Hotels throughout Ireland and trade union representatives. Hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie were invited to participate in the Fair Hotels campaign by their own staff and their staffs' representatives. Each of the hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie has agreed to participate. Our objective is to support and promote quality employment in the hotel industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Monday October 17, 2011 14:58 by Tracy Donegan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 18, 2011 05:58)
Pelvic floor injury is not a given in childbirth. Mums can stack the odds in their favour of emerging from childbirth whole, healthy and intact. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Saturday October 15, 2011 11:25 by AIMS Ireland
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) has been informed that a review committee will meet next week to discuss the future of Waterbirth in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Monday September 12, 2011 15:58 by Dave Moore   text 12 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2014 12:08)
Exactly six months ago today, the board of directors of Dublin Food Co-op received a written complaint of ‘physical assault’ and ‘violently aggressive behaviour’ on its premises. Most of them seem to have been running away from it ever since. read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday July 31, 2011 15:11 by G   text 4 comments (last - tuesday august 02, 2011 17:26)   image 1 image

With the government set on continues the destruction of the Irish Economy.

I just thought a list of some of those lovely Bondholders who are milking us dry should be published.

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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday July 31, 2011 14:22 by Declan Cullen

With the Fine Gael / Labour government now annoucing that Carbon Tax will probably be increased in December 2011 budget is it not now time to revisted the whole "Humans are heating planet" nonsense in greater detail?

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dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday June 12, 2011 19:36 by Dave Moore   text 4 comments (last - monday september 12, 2011 21:19)
Today marks three months since the Dublin Food Co-op received a complaint of ‘physical assault and violent aggression’ on the premises. Despite the seriousness of the charge, the directors’ collective response was feeble in every respect, leaving those who reported the incident out in the cold. read full story / add a comment
Dublin Food Co-op
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 18, 2011 22:40 by Dave   text 21 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2014 11:57)   image 1 image
After 28 years of operation, Dublin Food Co-op is chronically sick: divorced from its founding principles and acutely dysfunctional. Following a deeply troubling incident in March, this author – until recently one of its most committed volunteers – has found it necessary to part ways.

So, what’s gone wrong with the city’s pioneering consumer wholefood co-operative?
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national / consumer issues / press release Wednesday May 11, 2011 10:42 by AIMS Ireland
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) has created a short survey to look at the needs and options available to women for using water during their birth and labour in Irish Maternity Units. read full story / add a comment
No GM Symbol
national / consumer issues / feature Wednesday April 13, 2011 06:38 by Michael O'Callaghan   text 14 comments (last - wednesday february 12, 2014 22:36)   image 3 images
• Scientists accuse European Food Safety Authority of corruption and fraud
• Doctors invoke the Precautionary Principle
• Consumers want GM-free Irish label to support responsible farmers read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday January 08, 2011 17:15 by Tracy Donegan   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 09, 2011 13:00)
As the baby boom continues in the Irish maternity hospitals are literally bursting at the seams. With more Mums labouring in corridors on trolleys is there anything you can do to stack the odds in your favour of having a healthy baby and a positive birth? read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Wednesday November 17, 2010 01:35 by Sean Clinton   text 2 comments (last - friday november 19, 2010 18:27)
Blue Nile censors its Facebook page to avoid having to answer questions about the provenance of their so-called conflict free diamonds. read full story / add a comment
Petroseige in effect!
mayo / consumer issues / news report Wednesday September 29, 2010 17:58 by RSC   text 1 comment (last - thursday september 30, 2010 17:09)   image 3 images
Activists occupied the roof of the Shell garage at 122-156 Walworth Road, Camberwell, London, around 3pm on 25/09/10 in solidarity with the people of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland, who are resisting Shell's destructive plans to build a pipeline through their community. read full story / add a comment
Getting the raw Cowen
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday September 15, 2010 19:42 by Seán Ryan and Madam K   text 32 comments (last - tuesday september 28, 2010 11:44)   image 15 images   video 3 video files
A man of the people. Flawed yes. But a man of the people all the same. Some alcohol, some nudity and some public urination, we take to the streets with Brian Cowen to say sorry. read full story / add a comment
THE NEW 'R' PLATE..
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday September 04, 2010 13:06 by Ceibhfhionn   text 8 comments (last - monday october 04, 2010 17:11)   image 1 image
By april 2011,what the new (or not so new) road user will need before applying for their test is £1,125 euros,and a lot of time on their hands,as they will be expected to undertake 20 lessons,after completing their theory test,which will set them back an extra 50 euros.

Not everybody passes their test on the first round,and the driving testers,sometimes have the wrong attitude and no people skills,and will just fail you for the smallest slight non endangering mistake. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Thursday July 29, 2010 11:23 by Tracy Donegan
1 in 4 babies will be born by caesarean in Ireland. Experts estimate that 1/3 of Irish caesareans are
avoidable. As the HSE announces a caesarean reduction strategy more Mothers are questioning the rise
in surgical birth.

A must read for all expectant Mothers. Tracy Donegan’s latest guide to birth in Ireland explores the
epidemic of surgical births in Ireland and the growing number of women choosing VBAC (vaginal birth
after caesarean). The Irish Caesarean and VBAC Guide provides answers to the many overwhelming
questions associated with caesarean birth and VBAC. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday July 25, 2010 15:22 by Declan Cullen
Gormley's mad proposals need to be halted.

Its amazing how mad Minister John Gormley really is. He says that local councils can save 500 million euros in new reforms proposed that will affect vehicle owners.Its going to get so complicated and costly to own a vehicle in this state that most people will probably give up the dream of owning a car and content themselves with the fact that they will have to walk, or cycle depending on the distance. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Thursday June 10, 2010 11:48 by AIMS Ireland
AIMSI Statement regarding scan misdiagnoses

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland would like to offer its support to women affected by the ongoing scan misdiagnoses controversy. AIMSI offers support and information to women in their contact with the maternity services, and also assists women in registering complaints. Women can access AIMSI support services at: info@aimsireland.com OR support@aimsireland.com.

Women may also seek support through dedicated helplines which have been established in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda , tel 1800-200-529 and in University College Hospital Galway, tel 1800 252 016. There is also a general HSE information line: 1850-241 850.
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national / consumer issues / press release Wednesday June 09, 2010 13:38 by AIMS Ireland


Since October 2008, AIMS Ireland has been corresponding with Prof Brendan Drumm, HSE CEO to highlight the issue of consent-related practices within Irish maternity hospitals. AIMSI has repeatedly called on Prof Drumm and the HSE to review service user consent policy in Irish maternity services and for the creation and implementation of National Guidelines for Clinical Practice in Maternity Care . Further, these must include the publication of annual clinical reports and hospital statistics per unit and per individual consultant practicing within each unit. read full story / add a comment
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