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cork / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday March 29, 2007 19:25 by Joe   text 1 comment (last - friday march 30, 2007 10:16)   audio 1 audio file
William Thompson was one of the of the first people to critically engage with political economy and attempt to turn it around to defend the improvement of the condition of the working class and rural poor. He was from a Anglo- Irish landowning family from West Cork and was to become a leading figure in the early Co-operative movement. In this talk from the anarchist bookfair Paul Bowman talks about the importance of Thompson and the relevance of his ideas today read full story / add a comment
Soome of the crowd at the quiz,concentrating hard.
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday March 18, 2007 19:59 by Ray   image 4 images
Cork Shell to Sea raised over €200 and had a bit of fun last Tuesday night at their pub quiz at the Spailpin Fanach bar. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Saturday March 17, 2007 17:37 by Mevin Kyers   text 7 comments (last - tuesday march 20, 2007 16:48)   image 8 images
Seven idiotic clowns today infiltrated the patrick's day parade in Cork City with banners protesting the ongoing situation in Erris, Co Mayo. Photos to follow read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / press release Sunday March 11, 2007 21:28 by Muck Savage   text 9 comments (last - friday april 27, 2007 16:09)   image 1 image
The Ógra Cumann of UCC Sinn Féin are proud to announce that they have been awarded the title of the best Political Society in UCC for the Academic year 2006/2007. We in the Martin Hurson Cumann are very proud of this achievement and we feel it shows the fact that UCC Sinn Féin are the hardest working, most dedicated and motivated political society in UCC.
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cork / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday February 14, 2007 16:55 by Labour Youth   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 14, 2007 17:01)   image 7 images
The recent World Council of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) voted to support a resolution proposed by Labour Youth Ireland to support the boycott of coca cola products in solidarity with Colombian Trade Unionists.

IUSY which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year has more than 150 member organisations across the world and is the largest youth poltiical organisation on the planet. Delegates gathered in Cork recently for the IUSY World Council which was hosted by Labour Youth.

The IUSY World Council was welcomed to Cork by the Labour Lord Mayor Michael Ahern and guest speakers included Pat Rabbitte T.D. The Anna Lindh programme was presented to a Burmese student to highlight support for the cause of Burma. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Monday February 12, 2007 18:09 by DeBanksWatch   text 1 comment (last - monday february 12, 2007 18:57)
While Santa's elves were getting ready for Christmas, the nice men in Manor Park Homes were preparing a special treat for the people of Cork. But now the ungrateful Cork lot say 'Bad Santa'. read full story / add a comment
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cork / crime and justice / news report Sunday February 11, 2007 18:44 by WE   text 22 comments (last - sunday october 10, 2010 11:39)   image 7 images
Yet again, more intimidation bullying , and trespass from Coillte at Nowen Hill, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday February 01, 2007 19:59 by Ray   text 10 comments (last - saturday june 30, 2007 22:12)   image 13 images
In commemoration of 100 years of Shell Oil's greed, theft and destruction of communities worldwide, the Cork branch of Shell to Sea unveiled its latest agitprop creation in the heart of Cork city, a 30ft banner saying 'Shell 100 years..Pollution.Corruption and Murder' complete with enemy logo. Shell may be proud of their record profits announced today, but we took it on ourselves to remind the citizens of Cork of how those billions were made, and at whose expense. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 27, 2007 19:39 by Coillte Reporter   text 6 comments (last - friday february 09, 2007 17:14)   image 1 image
The following is another account of Coillte bullying at Nowen Hill, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. Coillte now are in dispute with three parties at this site. read full story / add a comment
Galtymore - 919 metres (3,015ft)
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday January 22, 2007 10:29 by John Jefferies   text 2 comments (last - monday january 22, 2007 10:55)   image 3 images
Two dozen members of the Free the Old Head of Kinsale campaign yesterday (20th Jan 07) braved waist-deep snow drifts to climb Ireland's third highest mountain Galtymore to raise funds for a forthcoming court challenge. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday December 11, 2006 19:31 by walter   text 13 comments (last - saturday february 10, 2007 09:55)   image 1 image
Coillte in breach of FSC certificate read full story / add a comment
St Bridget's Well, Crosshaven
cork / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday December 10, 2006 21:39 by John Baker   text 3 comments (last - monday january 01, 2007 18:57)   image 5 images

This is a small piece of the story of Ireland, taken on its own it is a local issue but it is being echoed right now all across the country and it raises many other issues in its wake; housing, development, local democracy, accountability, sustainability. All important and interesting but to cover all of them would make a long article so this concentrates on just one – Water, because that’s something I’m passionate about and something that is too much taken for granted in this water rich country. I trust that readers are intelligent enough to make the links. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Sunday December 03, 2006 23:20 by Linda Fitzpatrick   text 2 comments (last - friday december 08, 2006 00:01)
Today (Sun 3 Dec, 2006, 11.30am), in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork members of communities from around Cork Harbour were joined by public representatives on 22nd Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster (India 1984), to highlight that Dow Chemicals incorporating Union Carbide Corporation, are shareholders of Indaver, the company that intends to unleash a cocktail of toxic chemicals on the Cork Harbour communities. read full story / add a comment
Holy Well at Raffeen, south of Cork City
cork / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday November 19, 2006 18:44 by John Baker   text 4 comments (last - monday april 06, 2009 18:32)   image 2 images
When I'm not confronting power in its various forms I like seeking out ancient places in the landscape that have served human beings for a very long time. This acts as an antidote for me to the stresses and strains of taking on monsters like shell and the irish government. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday November 18, 2006 00:12 by Elinor and Ray   text 2 comments (last - saturday november 18, 2006 01:02)   image 9 images
Following on the heels of our previous two Cabarets, the Cork Shell to Sea benefit gig on Wednesday night last was a splendid and resounding success. We were told we have a name for providing the best entertainment in town!
Big thanks to Karan Casey and Niall Vallelly, Ger Woulfe, Mick Flannery, Hank and Ray, Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh and Con Creedon. Thanks too to Niamh who did the door all night and thanks to Tom O’Connor for getting it all started and getting the line-up together. There are others to thank too – all those who helped along the way to a memorable extravaganza. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 17, 2006 17:15 by Elinor   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 18, 2006 00:36)   image 4 images
The Ken Saro-Wiwa Memorial Seminar was held at UCC, Cork this year. This event also marked the launch of 'Niger Delta Awareness' by Philip Ikurusi who comes from a small island off the Delta region. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 17, 2006 11:37 by Cork Shell to Sea supporter   text 8 comments (last - sunday november 19, 2006 17:29)   image 15 images
Cork Shell to Sea members this morning placed a picket on the Munster Headquarters of the Garda Siochána in protest against garda brutality against peaceful protesters in Co. Mayo opposing the location of the Corrib Gas refinery and pipeline. read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday November 16, 2006 13:44 by Stuart   text 16 comments (last - friday february 16, 2007 11:32)   image 1 image
Professor Enda McDonagh, the Chairman of the Governing Body of UCC, has announced the identity and remit of the "external and independent" person to review allegations of "corruption", financial mismanagement and bullying at the university. In a move that seems destined to delay rather than supplant a formal enquiry, the remit is to exclude all issues that have already been put before the Governing Body and to include input from Professor Michael Shattock, a co-author of the OECD Report on Higher Education in Ireland that is central to UCC's own restructuring plans (http://www.ucc.ie/en/restructuring/). The oversight of the review process by the very people either involved in, or investigating, the excluded allegations would appear to generate the potential for significant conflicts of interest. read full story / add a comment
USS Mitscher earlier yesterday
cork / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday November 08, 2006 10:46 by AWI Cobh   text 18 comments (last - monday november 20, 2006 22:53)   image 6 images
Anti-War Ireland held a successful protest at the presence of a US warship in Cobh, County Cork last night. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / press release Monday November 06, 2006 14:33 by Elinor   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 07, 2006 00:23)
Cork Shell To Sea Seems to have entered a particularly creative phase of the campaign ! This may be one reason for our falling down on regular updates, so apologies. read full story / add a comment
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