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international / anti-war / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 14:22 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch are appalled at the shocking revelations about CIA torture of detainees in the US Senate intelligence committee report released on Tuesday Dec 9th. Details of the methods used, the extent of the torture and the scale of lies and deceit from a government agency are even worse than was already known. Ireland's complicity has already been documented by other reports, but given this new information it is now well past time for a full investigation of the role played by Shannon in the brutal and illegal interrogation undertaken by the CIA. read full story / add a comment
Hares terrorised and killed for fun and entertainment  in Millstreet
cork / animal rights / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 10:48 byBernie Wright   image 1 image
ANIMAL ABUSE aka BLOODSPORTS WILL HAVE SURVIVED 101 YEARS in Millstreet.

The annual Millstreet Hare coursing event set for 3rd/4th Jan 2015 has already caused disgruntled locals to contact ourselves and other direct action Animal rights Groups.

This cruel spectacle actually takes place on a GAA pitch in a local public park. The park in the centre of the town, a favourite with locals, dog walkers, footballers etc however is disrupted for four weeks a year and actually has a rusty dump of an enclosure permanently in place to hold the netted hares for the coursing two day event. All this is allowed in a public park such is the power of the Town Park Committee. The opposition to ending this has prompted people to release the hares on many occasions but sadly they get recaptured and coursed, it fails as too many obstacles stop their escape and they are enclosed behind more wire than can be dismantled, until maybe this year if locals do not give up.

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HUNTED FOX LEFT OUTSIDE SCHOOL  FOR CHILDREN TO WITNESS
wexford / animal rights / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 10:30 byBernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine nollaig 12, 2014 15:32)   image 1 image
HUNT RUN AMOK IN OILGATE VILLAGE

PRESS RELEASE.

WEXFORD HUNT RUNS AMOK IN OILGATE VILLAGE.

Last Wednesday at 3pm as kids were being collected from the local National school in Oilgate ,Co Wexford locals were confronted by a dead fox being left outside the school gate and blocked roads and congestion . This melee was caused by the local Ballinagore hunt according to Gardai reports.
Also the local church Parish priest has advised the hunt that they were not allowed trespass on church property but they ignored the rule and rode in anyway.
Locals have told us the hunt blocked up the bottle bank area, parked at houses where school parents were collecting kids and the DEAD FOX left outside the school upset children and parents.

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national / crime and justice / news report Dé Máirt Nollaig 09, 2014 17:39 byPolitical Hostage   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin nollaig 10, 2014 15:01)
Decision more jaundiced than judicial!

In the High Court today Justice Peter Kelly rejected Michael McKevitt's application to overturn the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant him enhanced one-third remission. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 23:08 byFocus Ireland
Focus Ireland welcomes the Homeless Summit but stressed it must deliver an effective crisis response along with firm action on long-term solutions the charity has called for repeatedly in the past.

Focus Ireland delivered a submission to Minister Alan Kelly at the homeless forum today outlining 10 key actions required to end the growing homeless crisis in Ireland.

The leading charity welcomed the special summit as it brings more urgency to the growing problems caused by years of housing failure and cutbacks to vital services across youth, health, mental health and education services. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 22:19 byFIE
The High Court has been asked to require the Information Commissioner , Peter Tyndall, to rule on Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s refusal to release the accident Report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.

Friends of the Irish Environment have asked the Court for an ‘order of Mandamus’ requiring the Commissioner to hear an appeal of the Minister’s refusal.

Alex O’Donovan, Secretary of Save Bantry Bay [SBB] said that after the official count on 19 February 2014 they understood that the farm had been ‘virtually wiped out’.

However Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report on the grounds that it was an 'internal communication' and that the public ‘interest would not be served by the disclosure’. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Nollaig 04, 2014 15:47 byCon Carroll   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine nollaig 05, 2014 17:46)
it doesnt take to be a scientist, theologian. economic professor to see that Ireland political elite are sitting back with their champagne glasses swinging. dancing to their superior masters of Europe read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Dé Luain Nollaig 01, 2014 23:54 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch have expressed their disappointment that the State has decided to summons TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to appear before Ennis District Court on Wednesday December 3rd for peace actions, while at the same time failing to investigate complaints made about US military and other aircraft that may be in breach of international law. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Nollaig 01, 2014 08:03 byWalden Bello   image 1 image
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South? read full story / add a comment
Wayne Flanagan Tobin (right) with Teresa Weafer of the Ringsend Response to drugs
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 30, 2014 16:23 byMary Cullinane   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt nollaig 02, 2014 20:10)   image 1 image
Wayne Flanagan Tobin, former election has been given a suicide prevention award from the South West City Network read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / feature Dé Sathairn Samhain 29, 2014 17:45 byShane Cassidy   text 3 comments (last - dé luain nollaig 15, 2014 13:52)   image 1 image
This article examines the Transatlantic Free Trade agreement and it's potential repercussions. In 2010 the US mining and gas company, Renco, managed to successfully avoid having to pay compensation to Peruvian locals who were harmed due to pollution by their companies by successfully using a provision of the Peru-US Trade Agreement[1]. Not satisfied with avoiding having to pay compensation, the company has since demanded $800 million from the Peruvian government as they argue that one of the companies they own, Doe Run, was forced into bankruptcy due to an expensive pollution clean-up which the Peruvian government required Doe Run to conduct [2]. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Dé hAoine Samhain 28, 2014 14:13 byRua
RNU have forced Stormonts regional development minister to amend the law to ban water meters being installed. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Déardaoin Samhain 27, 2014 17:49 byRua
RNU took direct action to disable water meters in Belfast. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Dé Máirt Samhain 25, 2014 17:54 byRua
RNU call on the people living in the occupied 6 counties to actively engage in opposing water meters that have recently been installed by NI Water. read full story / add a comment
international / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 24, 2014 22:31 byjohn throne   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt samhain 25, 2014 14:44)
Tens and tens of thousands of Irish workers and youth have taken to the streets and confronted the government and the state. What is the nature of this movement and what is its potential? Should it just be seen as a movement to bring down this government and replace it with another government. Or should it be seen as having the potential to bring down the system and replace it with another system. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 23, 2014 16:55 bysystem failure
It is certain that various US think tanks will be monitoring right now the rise of the Left in Greece with the radical-Left party SYRIZA, as well as Podemos in Spain and other countries in Europe. read full story / add a comment
Jack Fitzsimons
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 23, 2014 01:40 byCampaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine samhain 28, 2014 21:57)   image 6 images
The recent death of ex-senator and architect, Jack Fitzsimons of Kells, County Meath, has been keenly felt by his family and by the many people who knew him in his former professions. Readers of his best-selling book, Bungalow Bliss, will remember him too for his professional and easy to follow advice on affordable house designs.

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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Samhain 18, 2014 14:23 bysomethinghastobedone
SERIOUS BREACH - LEINSTER HOUSE WASTING TAX PAYERS MONIES - LET THEM PAY THE WATER CHARGE read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 17, 2014 20:14 byPolitical Hostage
In the meantime, Michael McKevitt sits in his prison cell, unlawfully detained, thirteen years into a sentence that was handed down on the word of a paid MI5/FBI informer who operated illegally within the twenty-six counties with the full connivance of the Dublin government.

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Courtsey of WSM
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 17, 2014 11:37 byanon   text 8 comments (last - dé céadaoin samhain 19, 2014 23:12)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
It is clear that the governments is seeking to split the anti-water charges campaign by modifying the water charges and publicly attacking any violence surrounding the protests. read full story / add a comment
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