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dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday October 16, 2012 13:42 by Elric
The following article is a release from éirígí's Ballyfermot representative, Councillor Louise Minihan, in response to claims made by a number of Government TDs that those who took part in a ‘Hands Off Our Children’s Allowance’ protest in the area on the 5th October are not representative of the people of Ballyfermot.

In recent days a number of Dublin South Central TDs have claimed that anti-austerity protesters are not representative of the people of Ballyfermot.

These same TDs, Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne, and Eric Byrne and Michael Conaghan of Labour, claim to represent Ballyfermot, yet they have consistently voted against the interests of local residents by supporting ‘slash and burn’ cuts to our community. The three government TDs that represent Ballyfermot are strong supporters of:
- The bank guarantee scheme which has seen Fine Gael and Labour hand over billions of taxpayer’s money to pay for the greed of the private banks
- The austerity programme which has unleashed savage attacks on the people of Ballyfermot over the last number of years read full story / add a comment
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dublin / animal rights / news report Monday October 15, 2012 21:46 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 16, 2012 13:44)   image 1 image
More animal violations in the run up to new legislation in Dail Eireann.
Demonstration Notice re Animal Health and Welfare Bill this Thursday at 1pm. .

• Two emaciated ex- racing Greyhounds have been handed into a rescue in North County Dublin having been sold to children in Dublin.

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Section of the march at the beginning, Frederick St. and Parnell Square.
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday September 26, 2012 18:57 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 13, 2012 05:52)   image 3 images
Around a thousand marched on Saturday in Dublin on the 16th to demand the freeing of Marian Price, currently 18 months in in solitary confinement in British custody in the Six Counties. Tensions were high due to the recent Gardaí raids on republicans in parts of Dublin and Louth, including the arrests of the mother and two brother of a republican. In addition a heavy Garda presence at the start of the march, along with their taking names and addressses of some marchers, boded ill for the event. However, it passed peacefully.

The marchers, led by the banner of the Dublin Free Marian Price Commitee, started from the Garden of Remembrance and as the lead banner and the Pride of Erin flute band from Portadown stepped on to O’Connell Bridge, the end of the march was just setting foot on to the far end of O’Connell Street.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 04, 2012 12:25 by LASC   image 1 image
Social Movements Matter?
Indigenous Social Movements in the Andes.
Talk by Gemma Mc Nulty
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dublin / arts and media / press release Friday August 31, 2012 10:47 by Grace   image 1 image
Producers/Presenters wanted for Intercultrual Radio Project read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Friday August 31, 2012 00:11 by C   text 4 comments (last - wednesday september 05, 2012 13:13)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
This morning members of Rossport Solidarity Camp disrupted Pat Rabbitte while he spoke at a conference at the Science Gallery in Dublin entitled "The Future of Energy: Dreams and Responsibilities"[1] read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday August 17, 2012 09:56 by Poster   text 40 comments (last - wednesday september 12, 2012 20:15)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Please watch and share this video report of a solidarity rally in Dublin yesterday with Pussy Riot. Interviewed are the Irish Times foreign affairs journalist Paddy Smyth, legendary feminist Rosita Sweetman, with her balaclavad Holy Mary Mary's, poet Arthur Broomfield along with others. The rally was heckled briefly with a passerby saying that the Pussy Riot women should be locked up and shot.

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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday July 15, 2012 23:42 by Revolt Video   text 1 comment (last - monday july 16, 2012 17:08)   video 1 video file
Revolt video goes to see the Occupy Dame Street camp just before it was evicted. Marua Harrington is interviewed and afterwards we visted those locked on outside anglo. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday July 11, 2012 06:05 by CDC   image 1 image
On the 30th of June 2012, the Citizens Defence Committee held an extremely successful fundraising event in the Dublin Supporters Bar on Parnell Street.

We got off to a great night with a fantastic performance from Irish ballad/folk music band, the Celtic Rebels, who gave it their all and graced us with a brilliant set of traditional Irish music, followed by an excellent rendition of popular Irish rebel songs. Both lads played beautifully and are to be highly recommended by the CDC!

As the night went on and we reached the interval, the long anticipated draw took place.
Among the top prizes was a pair of boxing gloves donated and signed by Anthony (The Pride) Fitzgerald, a rugby ball signed by members of the Irish rugby squad and a beautiful handcrafted bodhrán made by republican prisoners in Portlaoise Gaol. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all of our comrades for donating the wonderful prizes! read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / news report Sunday July 08, 2012 21:30 by CDC   text 4 comments (last - tuesday july 24, 2012 22:19)   image 10 images   video 1 video file
“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses” – Hanna Rion

Since the beginning of February 2012 the CDC along with residents from Tom Kelly Flats, set out to create a community garden for the area. Although at the time, we were entering into the unknown scene of gardening and were operating on an experimental and trial and error basis, we’re happy to announce that the initiative was a great success.

Today (8/7/12) the CDC along with residents in Tom Kelly Flats began the first harvest of the community garden. Our first main crop to be harvested was our organic potatoes, we then harvested some of our organic vegetables as well. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 20, 2012 13:33 by Brian Flannery   text 539 comments (last - saturday february 01, 2014 04:24)   image 1 image   3 attached files
In the last number of weeks I have been digging in relation to the newly appointed head of SFI Professor Mark Ferguson.

What I have found - seems to be slightly hidden from the Irish taxpayers. It is very subtle but yet constructive.

What I have found is completely fact and can be checked on Google and on various newspapers Ireland and UK. The one in particular I found most helpful was the Manchester Evening News. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / 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, freedoms and repression / 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 / worker & community struggles and protests / 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
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