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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
In God?s Country 00:39 Mon May 13, 2013
Fishy Talks Galway, 13 May 2013 13:36 Sun May 12, 2013
The Indo: Think I Know The Choice I?d Make.. 17:22 Thu May 09, 2013
Alan Ahearne, Johnny Boy 13:24 Mon May 06, 2013
Who Benefits from Austerity? Mechanics Institute Limerick Summer School, 4 May 2013 23:59 Fri May 03, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Framing ?The Gatekeepers? Fri May 17, 2013 17:46 | Raymond Deane
The May Issue of Socialist Voice is Out Now Fri May 17, 2013 17:14 | Communist Party of Ireland
Full-Sized Life Thu May 16, 2013 13:32 | Susan DuMars
Left MEPs to debate austerity and abortion rights in Dublin Wed May 15, 2013 13:53 | Irish Left Review
Action on X ? Protest May 18th Central Plaza, Dame St, Dublin 2, @ 4pm Tue May 14, 2013 17:59 | Irish Left Review
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
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
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The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
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
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
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: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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
A new survey carried out by AIMS Ireland (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services, Ireland) found that 22% of women surveyed stated the care they received postnatally was “poor”, whilst a further 23% found the care to be only “average”. Furthermore, 23% of women rated the quality of information they received from their carer postpartum to be “poor”. By contrast, only 3% found their care during pregnancy to be “poor”. read full story / add a comment
Major new Irish Exposé into Israeli Blood Diamond Industry, IPSC says: "reform the Kimberly Process"
international / consumer issues / news report Monday March 29, 2010 22:35 by Freda H, Zoe L & Kev 2 comments (last - tuesday march 30, 2010 01:40) 1 image
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today expressed its shock and dismay at revelations unearthed by Limerick-based researcher Seán Clinton in his recent exposé on the role of Israel in the global diamond industry. Mr. Clinton’s article, published last night on the respected Electronic Intifada website (http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11170.shtml), highlights how the industry deceives the public by playing up benefits accruing to poorer countries through the Kimberly Process – the stated aim of which is to eliminate ‘blood diamonds’ - while simultaneously hiding the fact that Israel, a state that has militarily occupied Palestine for more than 40 years, is the world’s biggest beneficiary of the diamond industry. read full story / add a comment
louth / consumer issues / news report Wednesday March 17, 2010 13:48 by Sean Crudden 2 comments (last - tuesday september 21, 2010 16:57) 2 images
GCFA has no fears of dealing with Louth County Council when it has already written to the EU in Brussels and been heard! read full story / add a comment
Our guest speaker this month is Graham Strowts, who will be speaking about the concept of the Food Forest and Perennials read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday December 02, 2009 12:40 by cirrius 4 comments (last - monday december 07, 2009 23:30) 1 video file
People who used to get the Christmas payment include those on the blind pension, Invalidity pension, widows allowance, long term unemployed people, people on carer's allowance, state pension, and the families of those in prison. Contrast their treatment with the pensions paid every week to former government ministers like Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern, or the billions ploughed into the budgets of banks and developers.
This year, the Fianna Fáil/Green Party coalition, backed by various Independents, has axed the Christmas payment to pensioners and those on the dole. Yesterday Sinn Féin held a protest outside Leinster Houses demanding that the payment be restored.
Aengus Ó Snodaigh said: “Economic recovery will not be achieved by driving people into poverty. The recession will deepen if the government persists in taking money from those who spend it on everyday necessities. If these cuts are not resisted we face a prolonged recession with more and more people living in poverty.”
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The Department of Transport has issued a notice to mariners to steer clear of an area in Dublin Bay where an exploration vessel is to conduct tests to check the viability of a plan to convert under sea deposits of coal to gas which could be used to produce energy. The tests will be carried out on behalf of a company called VP Power in the Kish Basin, around thirteen miles east of Bray Head starting on December 7th.
VP Power is group of investors who have raised money to fund the testing of the experimental gas-from-coal prospect. Brian Geoghegan, husband of health minister Mary Harney, is one of the backers of the scheme.
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday September 06, 2009 14:28 by Vincent O'Malley 1 image
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. read full story / add a comment
"We will set the standards for delivering health and social care services and we will continuously inspect to ensure that these standards are being met."
"We will help deliver value for your money by monitoring that the resources in our health and social services are used in a way which delivers the best outcome for the patient or service user."
The above lines taken from the front page of HIQA’s web site strike me as being rather gung-ho. It appears that HIQA is setting itself up like some martinet intent on squeezing performance out of unwilling minions. read full story / add a comment
donegal / consumer issues / news report Tuesday July 07, 2009 02:59 by the green leprechaun 20 comments (last - tuesday april 12, 2011 02:27)
I was never so glad as the day I quit drinking. Almost 20 years now. Alcohol is poison and destructive to the body. Worse, it lines the pockets of the rack renters. Come on Ireland. Awaken. The world fears that. Believe it. Marijuana is one of the most powerful expectorants known. It is a pain reliever, a euphoric, an appetite enhancer, and enhancer of certain other states of thinking and cognition familiar to its users, and very useful. Let us have some real Irish Green. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Tuesday June 16, 2009 11:48 by Garry Grace 15 comments (last - wednesday december 30, 2009 14:16)
Fake Hannah Montana tickets! read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday May 28, 2009 05:15 by Is Linn an Tír Seo 3 comments (last - friday june 05, 2009 15:10) 1 video file 1 attached file
Could Ireland, in its own way, become a beggar sitting in a bank of gold? read full story / add a comment
mayo / consumer issues / news report Wednesday April 29, 2009 13:23 by Topaz Ireland Watcher 36 comments (last - monday may 02, 2011 11:57) 3 images
Although many people know that Topaz is a Shell licensee, that company has been quietly removing all mention of Shell from its websites and anywhere else that the public might see it.
However, as the brochure shows, Topaz is a Shell licensee.
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national / consumer issues / news report Monday April 27, 2009 11:38 by Plato 1 comment (last - wednesday july 14, 2010 09:21)
Last year, Minister Ryan indicated that he would soon bring legislation forward so as to stop the rip-off by "subscription services" Alas.nothing has happened read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday April 04, 2009 04:19 by Concerned Irish Citizen 6 comments (last - tuesday april 07, 2009 23:36)
This is a copy of a letter that I sent a few days ago to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Eamon Ryan. This letter was copied to all TD's, Senators and MEP's. The response I received from Mr. Ryan's office was that "the Minister of State, Mr Seán Power, T.D., has responsibility for this area." read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Friday April 03, 2009 16:55 by Andrew recording Stanley Aronowitz 1 image 1 audio file
This is a recording of Stanley Aronowitz speaking on 'Popular Education in a Time of Struggle' to a Workers Solidarity Movement meeting in the Seomra Spraoi Social centre, Dublin the end of March 2009. Stanley Aronowitz is professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also a veteran political activist and cultural critic and an advocate for organized labor. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / news report Monday March 16, 2009 17:15 by T 7 comments (last - tuesday march 31, 2009 00:55)
Details are becoming available on the depth of the severe cutbacks in our public transport service from Dublin Bus.
Some of the buses have posted up a list of the routes affected. This is a callout for people to take a snap of the list (with their camera phone) for their area and then to later add to the list here, so that the full picture or the entire Dublin area can become clear. read full story / add a comment
Sun May 19, 2013 19:55 UK Indymedia Features
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