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Anti-Water Charges' Five Now in Jail 13 Days

Free the Protestors - Jail the Bankers


The Government acting on behalf of corporate and financial power who have set their eyes on our Water have disgracefully jailed 5 citizens of this country because they said No to Austerity. We demand their freedom immediately. The five are: Derek Byrne, Bernie Hughes, Michael Batty who are imprisoned for 27 days and Paul Moore and Damien O’Neill who are imprisoned for 56 days.

There is clearly one law for the rich and one law for the rest of us. Where are the bankers and developers who bankrupted this country and led to widespread hardship and a huge increase in suicides in this country, deaths which have devastated families. And what of the people who have died for lack of resources in our health system and of those evicted from their homes. It is time we stood up to this undemocractic sham and demand our country back from the claws of the elite.


Keep an eye out on social media and any websites related to the campaign against water charges for info on upcoming protests against the jailed 5.

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat March 21st
Occupy Dame Street Evicted
dublin / anti-capitalism / feature Friday March 09, 2012 14:05 by TD   text 19 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 04:22)   image 2 images   video 6 video files
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Thursday March 08, 2012 18:55 by Laura Farrell
DCU Business School invites Irish entrepreneurs, SME’s and Start-Ups to the 3rd annual “Get Started” mini-conference on 20th March from 2pm – 6pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain advice, knowledge and experience from a range of successful Irish entrepreneurs including; Gavin Duffy, Dragons Den Panellist and Caroline Casey, Award Winning Social Entrepreneur, amongst many others. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Monday March 05, 2012 10:54 by CDC   image 5 images
Today (4/3/12) the CDC in cooperation with residents in Charlemont Street continued to work on a communal garden for the area.

Spokesperson for the CDC and Charlemont Street resident Tony Nicoletti commented: read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Monday February 20, 2012 18:14 by Nico   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 22, 2012 18:53)   image 5 images
Today (19-2-12) the Dublin Citizens Defence Committee carried out a second weeks work on a communal garden in Charlemont Street, Tom Kelly Flats. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday February 16, 2012 13:08 by pat c   image 3 images   video 2 video files
On Monday 13th February 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a four hour day-time vigil outside the Israel Embassy in Dublin in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker Khader Adnan.

This action took place on the 58th day of his hunger strike against his administrative detention (internment without trial) by, and physical abuse suffered at the hands of, the Israeli state. Khader was detained on 18th December 2012 and put in prison for four months (despite not being charged with anything). He immediately embarked upon a hunger strike in protest at the conditions and treatment faced by both himself and the over 4,440 other Palestinian political prisoners languishing in Israeli prisons. Physicians for Human Rights – Israel were today allowed to examine Khader, and reported that he remains shackled to his bed, his condition, “already at a life-threatening stage, continues to deteriorate” and he is “experiencing extreme pain.” It is clear that without intervention to secure his release, he will die soon. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Sunday February 05, 2012 22:23 by Nico   image 5 images
Today (5/2/12), the Dublin Citizens Defence Committee (CDC) in co-operation with residents in Charlemont Street, participated in organising and carried out work on a communal garden for the area. read full story / add a comment
POlice outside the NAMA building - All rights reserved by Paul C Reynolds - used with permission
dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 16:28 by Andrew interviews Cat & Moira   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
On Saturday 28th January Unlock NAMA opened an occupied building in the center of Dublin for a day of lectures about NAMA, Ireland's 'Bad Bank.' The event was cut short by a large number of police who turned up and ordered them out of the building. In this 40 minute interview Andrew Flood interviews Cat & Moira from Unlock NAMA about the occupation, what NAMA is and what Unlock NAMA demands. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / feature Saturday January 28, 2012 14:05 by Indyjourno   text 5 comments (last - wednesday january 02, 2013 14:01)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Today's occupation is happening at 66-67 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1. Come down and support the occupation - get involved in the debate during the day. Today one of NAMA’s properties in Dublin has been opened to the public. The building will host a series of talks and workshops engaging the public in the questions that surround debt, property speculation and asking how we can use NAMA buildings for social and community purposes.
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Overhead view of Dublin City Council’s planned “public transport priority” bridge at Marlborough Street – Hawkins Street.
dublin / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 24, 2012 11:32 by Vincent Byrne   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 25, 2012 19:05)   image 1 image
Dublin is still reeling from its boom period and the cacophony of high-flown plans it threw up. Now that it's all over, how do the various projects stand up? read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / press release Wednesday January 18, 2012 23:00 by Gregor Kerr
Teachers from Dublin DEIS schools have welcomed the publication by the Department of Education & Skills and the Educational Research Centre of a report which shows that “…the DEIS programme is having a positive effect on tackling educational disadvantage…” and that “…improvement is taking place in the learning achievements of pupils in DEIS primary schools…”

They have called on the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, to announce an immediate reversal of all cuts in the light of this report, and have announced that the planned DEIS schools protest will proceed this Thursday in the absence of such a clear announcement. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / press release Thursday January 12, 2012 17:28 by Gregor Kerr
Thousands of parents and teachers from disadvantaged schools to protest at Department of Education and Skills against staffing cuts

Campaigners against staffing cuts to DEIS schools have said that the Review ordered by Minister Quinn is a move in the right direction but not enough and that the cuts must be completely reversed. Teachers and parents from Dublin DEIS schools have announced that they are to continue with their plans for a major protest outside the Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough St., Dublin 1 on Thursday 19th January from 3:30p.m. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday December 31, 2011 14:36 by KSI
We strongly condemn Thursday’s massacre at Sirnak in which 36 civilian Kurds were killed by Turkish air strikes. This year more than 4,500 people have been arrested under nebulous “terrorism” charges in Turkey, including dozens of journalists last week. This AKP-directed pogram, known as the KCK Case, began in 2009 against any Kurdish dissent in Turkey. Mayors, local councillors, journalists, human rights activists and Kurdish party workers are targeted. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Monday December 19, 2011 22:58 by Osman Sen-Chadun   1 attached file
Broadcasting from Damastown, Mulhuddart, Dublin, and supported by Irish broadcast technical services provider A.V. Broadcast Ltd, Betania FM, the first Romanian Christian Community Radio Station in Ireland, received its’ FM radio license and began broadcasting on 17th December 2011 for 30 days. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday December 08, 2011 13:13 by Anon   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 11, 2011 23:55)   image 5 images   1 attached file
Erris’ – and Ireland’s – Bocca della Verita, in the form of Shell’s Begging Bowl represented by a humdrum toilet bowl, returned to take its place outside Dáil Éireann on 6 December 2011 to mark Budget Day where the script was read by the new Minister for Hardship Michael Noonan, a script of course written by the Troika puppet masters. While the Begging Bowl captured lots of attention and support outside the gates it didn’t thankfully have to capture the buinneach* produced by current and recent government parties within the House. *buinneach,f(gs.-nní), Scour, diarrhoea.ÓDónaill.FoclóirGaeilge-Béarla. AnGúm 1992 read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday December 04, 2011 14:26 by Naoise O'Mongáin   text 7 comments (last - monday december 12, 2011 13:19)   image 5 images
On 29 Nov 2011 the CNRA (Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture) Dáil Committee met to hear submissions from Pro Gas Mayo (Brendan Cafferty), Council for the West (Sean Hannick), Pobal le Chéile and Pobal Chill Chomáin; Cafferty and Hannick were accompanied by Shell PR Christy Loftus; the Pobals by Gerry Murray Sinn Féin County Councillor Mayo. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday November 24, 2011 22:07 by Kev   text 105 comments (last - monday december 12, 2011 15:54)   image 3 images
A protest outside the Israeli Embassy sponsored “Israeli Film Days” in Temple Bar turned acrimonious this evening when Gardai broke up a peaceful demonstration by pro-Palestinian activists outside the venue. Citing Section 21 of the Public Order Act, Gardai forcibly removed around sixty activists from the area outside the venue, Filmbase, on Curved Street in Temple Bar, while others were removed from inside the venue. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2011 17:49 by socialist
The Dublin Occupy movement decided not to join the anti-austerity march on Sat 26th November. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday November 15, 2011 20:02 by alanweldon
On Friday November 18th Near FM will host a birthday party in the Grand Social for its long-running Dublin bands show The Near FM Sessions. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday November 13, 2011 16:04 by passer by   text 89 comments (last - friday january 06, 2012 09:42)
After the March there were some fantastic speeches on topics such as Ireland pulling out of the Euro and grassroots Democracy at Occupy Dame St yesterday shows up United Left Alliance and SWP lack of action on very important issues read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 01, 2011 13:59 by socialist   text 96 comments (last - sunday april 29, 2012 11:01)
Weak leadership, cowardice, duplicity, the faults of the SWP are symptomatic of a deeper problem. read full story / add a comment
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