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dublin / elections / politics / feature Wednesday March 16, 2011 14:01 by Maire   text 3 comments (last - thursday march 17, 2011 14:09)   video 2 video files
Rosaleen McDonagh is contesting the Seanad Election in the Dublin University Constituency. She is a well known Traveller activist, feminist and writer. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday March 08, 2011 20:22 by 1percentnetwork
The 1% Network has announced plans for a Street Theatre and Music event and an Open Meeting during which the Central Bank in Dublin’s Dame Street will be cordoned off as a crime scene. read full story / add a comment
Ward Union Hound Carrier blocks road
dublin / animal rights / press release Monday March 07, 2011 21:18 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
On February 1st 2011 in Dail Eireann, whilst speaking to John Gormley , the Meath TD Shane Mc Entee said ‘The Deputy did not get to ban the Ward Union after all his talk.’ And ‘Its members are still hunting’.

As Shane Mc Entee is confirming that the Ward Union Staghunt are now breaking the law, should he not, as an elected representative in Dail Eireann condemn the blatant disregard of Irish Legislation by the Ward Union.

As part of a group who monitor the Ward Union we can confirm that they continue to hunt twice weekly as they have in the past and as they intended to do by issuing a meet card at the start of this season. When legislation means nothing to officially elected TDs why should they be allowed to represent the people in Dail Eireann.

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dublin / animal rights / press release Friday March 04, 2011 18:55 by Tina Cubberley
TCD Animal Rights is hosting a talk and debate with the Irish Anti-Vivisection Society and guest speaker Dr Dan Lyons , of Uncaged campaigns .
The title of the talk will be " How can we tackle cruelty to animals in a human-supremacist world ?" It is open to the public as well as to college students and staff , and there will be time for questions and discussion following the lecture .
It will begin at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9th March in the Jonathan Swift Theatre at Trinity College Dublin . read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / news report Friday March 04, 2011 14:50 by Red Wedge   text 9 comments (last - monday march 07, 2011 14:33)
Voters should contact TDs if they reject FG led government, says Labour Party Cllr. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / news report Wednesday March 02, 2011 16:33 by Mick
Open Letter to Dublin City Council

Today, the 2nd March, the provisional university sent an open letter to the City Manager of Dublin City Council demanding a space for student-managed teaching and research and denouncing the neo-liberalisation of the university and the destruction of the public good. This is the second step in our campaign to reclaim a space to fight for education as a right and to take back the university. The text of the letter follows. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday March 01, 2011 23:00 by 1percentnetwork   image 1 image
Members of Ireland’s wealthy elite have announced plans to meet outside the Central Bank in Dublin’s Dame Street on Thursday 10th March at 6p.m. to celebrate the fact that it’s “business as usual now that the election is out of the way”. read full story / add a comment
Blood on Your Hands!
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 28, 2011 10:12 by éirígí PRO   text 8 comments (last - thursday march 03, 2011 09:52)   image 4 images
éirígí Dublin City Councillor Louise Minihan was handed a two month suspended sentence and a €1,500 fine on Friday last [February 25] following her convictions on charges of assault and of causing criminal damage. The convictions arose from a high-profile protest against the under-funding of the health service which took place on November 1, 2010. As part of that protest Louise poured diluted red paint over the clothing of the then Twenty-Six County Minister for Health Mary Harney at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin.
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dublin / housing / news report Friday February 25, 2011 03:29 by Save Charlemont Street   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 08, 2011 15:15)   image 2 images
“Office Of The High Commissioner Of Human Rights
The right to adequate housing (Art.11 (1)) : . 12/13/1991.
CESCR General comment 4. (General Comments)

Habitability. Adequate housing must be habitable, in terms of providing the inhabitants with adequate space and protecting them from cold, damp, heat, rain, wind or other threats to health, structural hazards, and disease vectors. The physical safety of occupants must be guaranteed as well. The Committee encourages States parties to comprehensively apply the Health Principles of Housing 5/ prepared by W.H.O which view housing as the environmental factor most frequently associated with conditions for disease in epidemiological analyses; i.e. inadequate and deficient housing and living conditions are invariably associated with higher mortality and morbidity rates.” read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday February 24, 2011 19:22 by Peter Geoghegan   text 3 comments (last - saturday february 26, 2011 14:59)
Beyond the political and financial classes, Irish people’s response to the crisis has surprised many on the Left, especially in the UK. Looking to riots in Greece last year, and more tangentially, the revolts spreading like wildfire across the Middle East, why, they ask, has Ireland not been more restive? Why, with joblessness running at over 13% and 1,000 people emigrating every week, did it take two years, and the intervention of the IMF, for mass street protests to take place? Where is the anger, why has Yeats’s ‘passionate intensity’ been monopolized by Fine Gael, a party of the rural and middle classes? read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday February 23, 2011 17:12 by Niall Flaherty   1 attached file
This 4-part course is ideal for individuals who are interested in building portfolio websites to include e-Commerce, social-media and are search-engine optimised. Pay securely now via Paypal to reserve your place.

What does the course cover?

1. Get your site online (domain-name and hosting)
2. Publish your content (using wordpress as a CMS)
3. Sell and promote your work (ecommerce and social media)
4. Optimise your site for search engines (SEO and Google Analytics)
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dublin / environment / news report Wednesday February 23, 2011 12:43 by Dave Donnellan   video 1 video file
In a vote on Tuesday in Brussels minister Brendan Smith initiated a major change in Irish policy on GM products. It's not clear what led to the change. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Sunday February 20, 2011 21:40 by Trade Union TV   text 1 comment (last - monday march 07, 2011 19:45)   video 1 video file
The bosses have started to attack low paid workers already on low wages. Greedy luxury hotelier at Davenport Hotel force workers to earn less than €8 per hour. Watch the video here with two of the women workers from Lithuania. read full story / add a comment
'Pro-life' protesters outside Seomra Spraoi yesterday during the assisted suicide workshop. Pic: William Hederman
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday February 18, 2011 12:44 by Social Gaff   text 18 comments (last - wednesday july 29, 2015 14:18)   image 5 images
Seomra Spraoi, Dublin’s autonomous social centre, yesterday provided the venue for an assisted suicide/voluntary euthanasia talk and workshop given by Australian doctor and author, Philip Nitschke. At least two other workshops on his tour – in Belfast and in Sussex – have been cancelled due to pressure put on the venues.
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dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 17, 2011 20:56 by Save Charlemont Street   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 19, 2011 22:51)   image 1 image
Save Charlemont Street has been setup to highlight the injustice suffered by the people of Charlemont Street, Tom Kelly Flats at the hands of the socially inapt Property Developer Sean Reilly and Dublin City Council.

Save Charlemont Street is based on the belief that the residents' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, we aim to highlight and combat the social deprivation that plagues the residents of Charlemont Street today! read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Thursday February 17, 2011 17:21 by pat c   text 3 comments (last - tuesday february 22, 2011 07:31)
SIPTU members at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin mounted pickets this morning after being taken off the roster for refusing to sign new contracts reducing their national minimum wage rate by almost €1 an hour. When the legislation was being passed, the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, gave assurances that existing employees of companies on €8.65 an hour could not have it reduced without their consent. However, the workers concerned, all women from Eastern Europe, have been brought into three meetings over the past three weeks and repeatedly told they must sign the new contracts or face being taken off the roster. They were not given a copy of the new contract, either in English or in their own languages.

*For further information contact:
*SIPTU Sector Organiser, Pat Ward; 087 228 348
*Padraig Yeates, PYE Communications; 087 260 5297 read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday February 15, 2011 14:28 by Andrew   text 13 comments (last - saturday march 12, 2011 01:44)   image 6 images
Today members and supporters of Dublin Shell to Sea gathered the top of Grafton Street to distribute €540 billion ‘commemorative bank notes’ to members of the public, symbolising the cost to the exchequer of the extraordinary giveaway of Ireland’s oil and gas reserves. This was part of a national Shell to Sea day that saw leafletting in 8 other towns and cities around Ireland as well as Dublin. read full story / add a comment
Passing, consiglieres Mubarak and Suleiman's, Mafia Don's local HQ drew strong anger and contempt
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday February 11, 2011 03:18 by TD   text 31 comments (last - saturday february 12, 2011 19:57)   image 11 images   video 5 video files   audio 3 audio files
Egypt's on Fire: The winds for democratic change are strongly blowing in that country to dislodge US/Israeli backed traitor Hosni Mubarak and his Obama picked replacement, Omar Suleiman (also, "Israel's favourite Egyptian", Robert Fisk). Yesterday afternoon in Dublin, Egyptians, Arabs, internationals and Irish people of conscience assembled outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge to give the ambassador and all who care to listen a strong message that Mubarak and Suleiman will no longer be endured or tolerated and both have to go and be replaced with true democracy. Judging from the shuttered and closed blinds of the Embassy windows, denial held sway and the blind eye and deaf ear was being turned to the trumpeting elephant inside.? read full story / add a comment
Some children died of Marasmus, a form of malnutrition - CLICK graphic to read
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday February 03, 2011 17:13 by Bethany Survivors   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 22:11)   image 4 images   audio 3 audio files
See previous stories on this issue:
Bethany Home Children’s Graves discovered
Former residents call for memorial - Wednesday 26th May, 12 noon, at MOUNT JEROME Cemetery
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/96739
From Wicklow to Wakefield - a victim of Protestant prejudice and state neglect
Derek Leinster survived to become a trade union convener, a father and a grandfather
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92984

New Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, spoke on the Bethany Home today. He was interviewed on RTE’s Morning Ireland, 3 February 2010 by Joe Little, RTE’s religious and social Affairs Corespondent.

LISTEN HERE:
http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20110...h,257
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday January 29, 2011 03:18 by TD   text 15 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 13:14)   image 12 images   video 5 video files   audio 1 audio file
Yesterday, on the fourth and most violent day of protests in Egypt against Mubarak's 30-year iron fist rule in which at least 20 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured, Ireland's Egyptian community along with people with live conscience from other Muslim countries, activists from the Irish group Act for Palestine and the Irish Anti-War Movement vented their outrage at the ongoing murderous repression of their countrymen outside the Egyptian Embassy in Clyde Road, Ballsbridge. read full story / add a comment
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