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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
La Bocca della Verità
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
Fiachra Ó Luain
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
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday October 29, 2011 19:57 by Dave   text 31 comments (last - wednesday november 02, 2011 16:30)   video 2 video files
The General Assembly of the Occupy movement worldwide is a key part of its structure. It is open to all members of the public to participate. And whilst this is an admirable attempt at inclusion and open democracy it is not without its problems. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 26, 2011 07:21 by Dave   video 1 video file
Franti brought 15 minutes of pure sunshine to Dame Street after the wettest day on camp so far. read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / press release Monday October 24, 2011 10:56 by Tina Cubberley
On Thursday 27th of October , TCD Animal Rights will be holding a protest against Trinity's disgusting abuse of animals for vivisection . We will be gathering at the science block entrance to the university , to educate the public about the cruelty hidden within the college walls , and to put pressure on scientists to drop animal torture as a method of so-called research . read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / press release Monday October 24, 2011 01:38 by Pat Kavanagh
As you may recall at the last General Election, the Registrar would not allow Fís Nua candidates to stand as a party because we were four days shy of registration, even though we had submitted all our paperwork prior to Christmas (the holidays ate into our application process). read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 22, 2011 18:26 by CB   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2011 19:07)   audio 1 audio file
On the 15th October 2011 the Ireland Institute on Pearse Street played host to the second annual Raymond Crotty lecture, which was sponsored by the People’s Movement. The topic of this year’s lecture was Rancher and Banking interests in the modern Irish Economy and was delivered by Conor McCabe. McCabe’s recent book, Sins of the Father, is an examination of the Irish economy from the Anglo – Irish Treaty up to the present day. http://www.theirishstory.com/2011/10/21/review-conor-mc...ITBIH read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday October 21, 2011 17:10 by Dave   text 8 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 10:35)   video 2 video files
Occupy Dame Street continues to have wide support. Artists and performers are regular visitors. read full story / add a comment
dublin / racism & migration related issues / press release Friday October 14, 2011 15:59 by Bernardo O'Reilly
Anti-Fascist Action welcomed the decision today of Trinity's Philosophical Society to withdraw the invitation to Nick Griffin, leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP), who was due to speak at a debate entitled 'This House Believes That Immigration Has Gone Too Far' next Thursday 20th October.
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