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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

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

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

Darren Byrne and son
dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday June 07, 2012 00:46 by Bluebell Resistance   text 8 comments (last - thursday june 14, 2012 21:27)   image 3 images
On Wednesday June 6 the people of Bluebell, Dublin, mobilised for a community protest which prevented a local family from being evicted from their home read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday May 31, 2012 10:36 by Shell to Sea   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 02, 2012 15:40)   image 3 images
Pat Rabbitte and Shell MD speak at Croke Park energy industry conference read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / opinion/analysis Thursday May 17, 2012 11:54 by Diarmuid Haughian   text 9 comments (last - sunday may 20, 2012 18:18)   video 3 video files
The Irish educational system is currently failing to provide equal chance, equal access and share to graduate employment opportunities with global employers in Ireland. There seems to be a cultural over-reliance on the English language in Irish society, a lack of awareness importance of being multi-lingual at an early age and language learning time in the classroom is spent on compulsory Irish.
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Greyhound Racing is bad news for both children and animals
dublin / animal rights / press release Thursday May 10, 2012 16:27 by Bernie Wright   text 9 comments (last - thursday may 31, 2012 19:09)   image 2 images
Dublin Primary School brings their young pupils to night of gambling at the dogs.

The O‘Connel’s primary school Parents Association obviously believes that Gambling is a healthy pursuit for 8 to 10 year old schoolchildren. A night at the dogs was arranged by the OCS Parents association on last Thursday 3rd May. A mini-bus and apparently a Gardai community Van shuttled children for a night of gambling at Shelbourne Park to bet on about 12 races as no underage limit applies at Greyhound and Horse tracks in Ireland.
One child won 60-80 euro and the website for the school said the following regarding the event. The O Connell Primary School Dublin website‎ states-‘
A Night at the Dogs posted 4 May 2012 00:08 by Gerry Hancock .A big Thank You to everyone who helped out with or attended the OCS Parents' Assoc. Night at the Dogs last night. It was an overwhelming success.’

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dublin / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday May 09, 2012 14:52 by Mystery Monk   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 16:05)
The site of the birthplace of the Abbey Theatre and separately the Fianna in Dublin's Camden Street needs to be bought by CPO following fire, An Taisce say. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 04, 2012 20:13 by Basque Dublin
A large crowd attended to hear two knowledgeable speakers on the Spanish Civil War last weekend on the day after the anniversary of the bombing of the Basque historic town on Gernika.

After the speeches Dublin Basque Solidarity Committee supporters sold "pintxos" (Basque snacks) and solidarity merchandise was available from their stall and from that of Anti-Fascist Action, while Antifa DJ provided music. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Monday April 30, 2012 20:34 by M Gilliland   text 1 comment (last - monday april 30, 2012 19:58)   image 6 images
Read it online now at thefreeonline.wordpress.com. (or free download for all apps)
The original of The Free was set in a fictional Ireland, and even in this huge updated 4th edition you can recognize streets, and Dublin banter.
The thriller story is more topical than ever, set in an anarchist/feminist social revolution which triumphs due to the collapse of Capitalism caused by climate chaos.
Now it's a world book, with 2035 'Friends on Farsebook', but the first chapters could be the backstreets of Dublin.
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dublin / rights and freedoms / press release Thursday April 26, 2012 14:32 by Dublin Basque   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 28, 2012 18:01)   image 1 image
This week 75 years ago, the Basquetown of Gernika was virtually destroyed with huge loss of life in a bombing raid by the Condor Legion, a cover name for a detachment of the Luftwaffe loaned to the Spanish generals leading a mutiny against the elected Popular Front government of the Spanish state. The Dublin Basque Solidarity Committee will be commemorating this event on Friday 27th (the actual anniversary is the 28th). read full story / add a comment
dublin / workers issues / press release Wednesday April 25, 2012 10:49 by Staff of the Molyneux Home   text 11 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 22:58)
Molyneux Nursing Home closing after 200 years. 21 loyal staff forced to joined the dole queue. Management refusing to negotiate with staff. Pay cuts implemented in january 2012 without staff consent and in breach of the Payments and wages act 1991. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday April 22, 2012 22:11 by Shelly Shale   text 7 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 03:58)   video 3 video files
This is not a typical movie review describing the movie, plot, characters, and themes, as well as celebritizing each actor by naming every other movie appeared in, etc., and yet have very “little” to say about how the movie might relate to real life. We will refer to an American writer, namely Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning author of several important books, to help contextual this movie. Herein we visit a few major “themes” as related to social and political issues in the real life of the audience as drama of human history including that as compares to ancient Rome.
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dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday April 03, 2012 15:06 by Grace   image 2 images
Near Media Co-op and Near FM wants you to take part in a new project

Intercultural Dialogue through Community Media read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / press release Monday April 02, 2012 23:49 by Terry Fagan   1 attached file
THE North Inner City Folklore Project is honouring Local man Irish Volunteer Captain Sean Heuston who was born in 1891 at Lower Gloucester Street now (Sean McDermott Street). Heuston was executed by a British firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol on the 8 May 1916 at the age of twenty-five years. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 02, 2012 20:18 by SD   text 12 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 03:06)
At the household charges meeting on the 24th March Socialist Democracy distributed leaflets advertising a meeting on the Greek crisis in Dublin at 7-00 on Thursday 5th. We distributed further leaflets at the household charges march on the 31st, only to find that the assembly area was festooned with hurriedly photocopied SWP posters advertising a largely identical meeting at the same time, taking place 100 metres from our venue. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday April 01, 2012 21:33 by TD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 11:42)   image 3 images
The Oil & Gas Giveaway Story is being listened to. Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington addressed a massive crowd at the Anti-Household Tax Rally in Dublin 31st March 2012. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / press release Wednesday March 28, 2012 12:02 by Rickky Martin
From traditional banners to latest LED displays you will find all varieties for your advertising campaign. Stand out from your competitors with our effective advertising equipments. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Monday March 26, 2012 20:52 by CDC   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 31, 2012 07:22)   image 5 images
Today (25/3/12) 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
dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday March 11, 2012 11:59 by Auntie Propaganda   text 9 comments (last - monday march 12, 2012 18:29)   image 4 images   audio 1 audio file
Predictably, the Sunday Independent goes to town today against RTE over the demise of its favoured candidate Sean Gallagher in the November 2011 Presidential election.

There is a non-story on the front page:

Pat McGuirk: 'RTE wanted me to gun down Gallagher'
RTE claims whistle-blower 'was happy with his Frontline experience'
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-...tmlpo

But read the RTE response:

RTE's statement: 'McGuirk expressed his happiness with programme experience in fulsome terms'
RTE's statement on Pat McGuirk and 'The Frontline' presidential debate
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/rtes-statement-....html
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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
“There was a big line of them" read full story / add a comment
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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