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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:
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Stop criminalising our community
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 19, 2012 23:28 by j debender   image 1 image
On Monday February 20th the Belmullet courthouse in Co. Mayo will be full of campaigners opposing the Corrib Gas Project. Nineteen people are facing 80 charges between them for civil disobedience, and this week has been set aside as a special sitting for the campaigners. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Friday February 17, 2012 12:16 by Charlie Williams   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 23:51)   video 1 video file   3 attached files
Dear Taoiseach,
Dear Tanaiste,
Dear Ministers,
Dear members of the 31st Dáil Éireann,

In my last letter to you I discussed Tamboran's claim that almost as much gas could be recovered from the Laugh Allen Basin as from the 8 times larger Barnett Shale in Texas, US. Please take a look again at my updated article, Leitrim has $55bn gas reserves, Tamboran claims https://sites.google.com/site/frackingireland/leitrim-has-55bn-gas-reserves-tamboran-claims
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national / environment / press release Wednesday February 15, 2012 22:50 by Meg Rybicki
"The Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing" - Dr. John O'Connor
'Fracking Inhumanity' - Jessica Ernst MSc

A series of presentations on the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing, or 'Fracking' will take place in Dublin, Sligo, Fermanagh and Leitrim next week. Dr. John O'Connor and Jessica Ernst, M.Sc., will travel from Canada to address key issues in relation to the practice of Fracking, and to address public concerns in relation to the proposed extraction of shale gas in the North West using this controversial method read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday February 13, 2012 15:49 by Rudiger   text 2 comments (last - monday february 13, 2012 15:57)   image 14 images
Yesterday up to 50 people walked from Aughoose Church to Shell's newly established compound in Glengad, removing Shell road haulage signs. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday February 06, 2012 13:51 by Declan Cullen   text 10 comments (last - tuesday february 14, 2012 17:12)
CANCER RATE INCREASE AND FLUORIDE. 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
national / environment / press release Monday January 30, 2012 23:20 by Charlie Williams   text 1 comment (last - monday january 30, 2012 23:37)
After the Carndonagh and Derry screenings, the Josh Fox documentary 'Gasland http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/' was shown in the Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre last week. A group of locals in the Inishowen area have become concerned about plans of the central government to extract gas of shale formations by a method called "fracking". Showing the Emmy Award winning documentary, Gasland is seen as an appropriate event for raising awareness. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Wednesday January 25, 2012 21:57 by dubheasa ni braden   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 29, 2012 11:34)
(Subjects) UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, World Economic Forum, Davos 2012.
(which can be viewed live here http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annu...-2012 )
And also the World Social Forum which will also move to the Earth Summit (+20) http://www.economist.com/blogs/theworldin2012/2012/01/w...m-too

Ireland and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, invited many different stakeholders and key speakers to participate in a seminar on the future aims of sustainability within Ireland and the European Union towards the forthcoming Earth Summit (+20) in Rio, de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012.

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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
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 23, 2012 23:50 by Charlie Williams
The following open letter concerning hydraulic gas fracturing in Ireland was recently sent to the Pat Rabbitte, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. Several other people have written to the minister and have received no reply.

This is an important issue because it concerns contaminating the land and water for the benefit of just a few over the rights and interests of many and protection of the environment. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Friday January 20, 2012 11:36 by Red Squirrel   text 33 comments (last - monday january 30, 2012 16:12)   image 1 image
international / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 18, 2012 05:59 by alf.co
Greed prompts ship owners to offer more daring and more spectacular voyages for their customers like the promise to view Venice at sunrise from the decks, a major promotional asset. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Friday January 13, 2012 20:22 by M   text 3 comments (last - monday january 30, 2012 02:47)   image 5 images
The morning we would occupy the quarry headed by Lennon inc. (which is located about half an hour's drive away from rossport solidarity camp), began peacefully with few clouds in the sky and surprisingly, absolutely no wind, which I noticed as I walked by the still wind turbines planted beside the camp's communal kitchen and living room. read full story / add a comment
Truck & tree-cutter
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday January 10, 2012 22:35 by JC   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 11, 2012 18:41)   image 8 images
Disruption to the felling of the Coillte woodland for Shell's planned onshore pipeline (along with the stopping of haulage trucks to the Aughoose compound), continued today as protestors intercepted a specialist 8-track tree felling machine between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and Leenamore forest. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 17:15 by C   text 5 comments (last - sunday february 19, 2012 00:24)   image 6 images
Yesterday saw the first disruption of Shell's work of the New Year with a quickly organised protest called for 10am outside Bellanaboy. Overall Shell's work yesterday was stopped for 2 hours and in a further protest today (Saturday), work was stopped for a further 2 & 1/2 hours. read full story / add a comment
The "sport" backed by some leading FG ministers and TDs
international / environment / press release Thursday December 29, 2011 00:07 by Anti Hare Coursing   text 2 comments (last - friday december 30, 2011 03:06)   image 5 images
With the FG-Labour coalition set to introduce an animal welfare bill in the new year, no government TD or Senator can answer the question: will hare coursing be included in the bill? FOI reports show that the cruelty of this so-called "sport" continues despite the muzzling of greyhounds... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 28, 2011 15:59 by Luke Eastwood
Revisiting the effect of pesticides 50 years after Rachel Carson's expose of their terrible impact on all living organisms read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 09:16 by Kevin   9 attached files
The tunnel boring machine(TBM) planned to tunnel under Sruwadducon Bay has been named ‘Fionnuala’ after one of the children of Lir. In the story the 4 children of Lir are turned into swans for 900 years by their jealous step-mother. They spend their last 300 years in the seas off North Mayo. ‘Fionnuala the TBM’ is 140 m long and weighs almost 500 tonnes.  It is painted with the Mayo colours and is to be transported to Erris for early next summer. Shell plan to bore a 4.5 m diameter 4.9 km tunnel up Sruwadducon bay. This is Shell’s gift to Sruwadducon - ‘bod nimhneach an ghaill dhaill’  (the poisonous penis of the bitter and the blind ). read full story / add a comment
Retired Sergeant James Gill arriving to court
mayo / environment / feature Thursday December 15, 2011 00:50 by C   text 21 comments (last - wednesday february 08, 2012 15:40)   image 6 images
Barrister Leo Mulrooney to ex-Sgt James Gill: “Complete the now well-known phrase 'Give me your name and address or I'll...' “
Ex-Sgt James Gill : “I don't understand the question”
Barrister Leo Mulrooney:“Do you know what I'm referring to when I say those words”
Ex-Sgt James Gill: “No”
Leo Mulrooney: - “'Give me your name and address or ...' “
Judge Margaret Heneghan interrupts: “He said 'No', next question”

And so the lies of Corrib Gardaí continue in court !!!! read full story / add a comment
Unfurling the banner outside Aghoos compound
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday December 13, 2011 16:05 by Campers at   text 2 comments (last - friday december 16, 2011 13:32)   image 5 images
The Shell to Sea campaign is still running strong 11 years after the inception of the Corrib gas project. Everyday people are becoming aware of the people's struggle against Shell, but still more are needed to come and see for themselves and save our country from the global corporate takeover. read full story / add a comment
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