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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Signed in New Zealand amid Mass Protests 23:36 Feabh 10 1 comments
People's News - No. 139 7th Feb 2016 22:58 Feabh 10 0 comments
Video from the Villa Park eviction in Dublin 02:09 Ean 24 0 comments
Irish Water: Killing off conservation and the real agenda behind water charges 12:03 Ean 18 2 comments
Why the corporate capture of COP21 means we must Kick Big Polluters Out of climate policy 22:47 Noll 03 3 commentstuileadh >>
US Judge Explores Lifting Argentina Sanctions After Country Offers $6.5 Billion to Hold-Out Investors
US District Judge Thomas Griesa ordered "hold-out" investors on Thursday to explain why various sanctions on Argentina should not be lifted. read full story / add a comment
Victory Clare County Council voted to reject the TTIP( Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) on Mon 8 feb.
It’s official – Clare is now Ireland’s first TTIP Free Zone!
Monday night was a milestone moment in our fight to stop the toxic deal TTIP. Following a campaign led by Uplift members, Clare County Council passed a motion to declare the county a TTIP Free Zone. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Feabhra 10, 2016 12:11 byPaddy Hackett
Steve Keen is the author of Debunking Economics. He is critical of Neo-Classical Economics read full story / add a comment
Good news – it’s official!
The EPA Research Study on Fracking is now stopped. This study was targeted by the campaign against fracking as research showed the study was compromised – it was being led by companies with huge vested interests in the oil and gas industry. A statement from the Department (DCENR) yesterday (2nd) confirmed that the study has been stopped after its first phase, which included an overall look at regulations and legislation governing fracking. Phase 2, on-the-ground studies in Leitrim and Fermanagh which would have included some drilling, will not proceed and a report of Phase 1 will be published in Q3 of this year. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Máirt Feabhra 02, 2016 23:33 byShannonwatch 1 comment (last - dé sathairn feabhra 06, 2016 15:43)
Press Release - 2nd Feb 2016 - Election Candidates Asked to Pledge Themselves to Peace
Five organisations have come together to call on general election candidates to commit to ending the US military use of Shannon Airport. In a joint initiative, Shannonwatch, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) and Veterans for Peace (VfP) Ireland are all calling for candidates and parties to bar military traffic from any country involved in war from landing on Irish soil or from using Irish airspace. read full story / add a comment
national / economics and finance / feature Dé Máirt Feabhra 02, 2016 23:11 byT 2 images 1 attached file
Forget the official Banking Inquiry report because Joe Higgins has written a much more better one and it asks the rights questions and gets to the heart of the matter by putting the whole saga in its proper context -something which the official report couldn't thing as it would mean asking fundamental questions. Indeed the inquriy itself and official report have been steeped in controversary with allegations of coverup because of numerous reports of key officials and whistleblowers in the regulator office and central bank were ignored and their evidence never making into the inquiry. The whistleblower made a formal complaint under the Protected Disclosures Act and (Village Magazine) "outlining a range of detailed concerns about how the Central Bank and some of its legal representatives were omitting huge swathes of vital documents, redacting many of the most crucial pieces of evidence, and delaying release of vital material until it was too late to use them in briefings for public hearings – in at least one case handing them over 24 hours before a scheduled interview about them." read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Máirt Feabhra 02, 2016 22:02 byGreg Williams
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 22:44 byT 1 comment (last - dé máirt feabhra 02, 2016 12:29) 1 image
If there was ever a way to discourage recycling it is to charge for it. But there is more to this story. Way back during the Bin Tax campaign it was said that the original plan was to charge for recycling and all along the plan was to send most of the recycling material like paper, cardboard and plastic to feed the huge incinerator then planned for Dublin.
This €600 million incinerator is now being built after it was forced on the people of Dublin by the former chairman of Dublin City Council John Tierney in the most undemocratic and secretive way and completely against all the councillors. This incinerator needs to be fed huge amounts of burnable material to keep it 'profitable'. It was sized for 600,000 tonnes which is more than all waste from Dublin. Tierney of course signed a lucrative deal with the incinerator operators Covanta whereby the council will make up the gap financially if they don't get enough material to feed into the monster. Now the dots have joined up and we can be sure that this announcement to start charging for recycling in July 2016 is very much connected with this since the incinerator will start operating early in 2017.
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international / arts and media / press release Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 14:51 byMary Mc Grath 1 image
While currently young filmmakers are being sought for a festival and short films are pouring in, the festival organisers are busily planning an exciting programme of screenings, Q&A's, discussions and workshops for this year's festival.
There are 7 categories; Animation, Fictional Shorts, Music Video, Short Shorts ‘one minute wonders’, Documentary, Schools and Third Level
First Cut! would also like to announce YMVA, Young Music Video Award, Competition 2016!
The First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce it has teamed up with Brendan Canty – Feel Good Lost to give young up-and-coming filmmakers under the age of 24 the chance to make a music video with mentorship from the film director. The Feel Good Lost Hozier ‘Take me to Church’ video, shot on a shoestring budget, garnered millions of Internet 'hits' and rave reviews from critics all over the world. The 'Feel Good Lost' production company is now considered one of the world's most exciting up-and-coming film firms.
So if you’ve ever wanted to gain a fantastic insight into the world of Music Video Filmmaking and have a chance to work with the best then watch this space!
Deadline for Submissions: Feb 12th 2016 read full story / add a comment
Paul Craig Roberts clearly outlines the systematic way western financial institutions and the IMF have traditionally looted the third world and now, having exhausted that process, have turned to looting other western countries such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and more recently, Spain and Italy. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Feabhra 01, 2016 10:08 byBan Hare Coursing in Ireland 2 comments (last - dé luain feabhra 01, 2016 17:47) 5 images
As the three-day so-called “National Hare Coursing Festival” opens today at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary, CACS and other animal protection campaign groups protested outside the venue where captured hares were forced to run from hyped-up greyhounds. read full story / add a comment
For many the knock on the door, hello sorry to disturb you, I'm canvassing for the bimbo party hoping you will consider to give us your no, 1 vote. the children have to be fed, the dog is barking. jumping over and open gates to put the leaflet through. jaysus we are great read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / feature Déardaoin Eanáir 28, 2016 20:38 by1 of Indymedia 8 comments (last - dé luain feabhra 01, 2016 22:17) 8 images 2 video files
#SaveMooreStreetfromDemolition This is an important call to you to take part in this crucial show of support of the 1916 Moore Street Markets Battlefield site, on this Saturday. We are asking people to come in 1916 uniform or clothes, to bear one of the flags of the 1916 Easter Rising, to tell and bring your friends and comrades. #SaveMooreStreet Please share this post.
The march assembles at Liberty Hall at 1pm on Sat 30th and then proceeds to Moore Street.
Government sides with Corporate Creed to wipe out our revolutionary memory for good. Later this year or next they will sign away ALL our sovereign rights via the EU-US TTIP treaty read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Dé Luain Eanáir 25, 2016 20:30 byBan Fox Hunting in Ireland 1 comment (last - dé haoine eanáir 29, 2016 22:09) 2 images
High Profile foxhunter caught redhanded assaulting two farmers...dramatic video footage exposes bullying and thuggery!
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Eanáir 22, 2016 12:58 byPaddy Hackett 5 comments (last - dé domhnaigh eanáir 31, 2016 23:46)
Utilitarianism is the hidden basis for the moral and philosophical basis of much of the Irish Left read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Eanáir 21, 2016 18:21 byJustin Morahan 9 comments (last - dé luain feabhra 01, 2016 14:05)
Mary-Anne Grady Flores a grandmother from upper State New York was jailed for six months and started her sentence on Tuesday last for taking pictures of an anti-drone protest. The letter below has been sent to the US Ambassador along with the Democracy Now account of the jailing read full story / add a comment
Urging a high turnout at Saturday’s Right2Water protests, Campaign says household Water Charges are Subsidy to Business
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Dé Céadaoin Eanáir 20, 2016 21:53 byright2water 1 image 1 attached file
The Right2Water campaign said today (Wednesday January 20th) that water charges are being used to give tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest in our society. Pointing out that households only use 10 percent of water but are now expected to pay up to 78 percent of all costs while corporations and agriculture use 90 percent of all water but will only pay 22 percent of the costs, Right2Water said that water charges amount to a ‘transfer of wealth’. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Eanáir 18, 2016 12:51 byBilly Fitzpatrick
The level of involvement by women in the 1916 Rising is historically unprecedented. This is recognised and welcomed in the Proclamation. The Rising, and the Proclamation which attempted to explain it, is of international significance. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Eanáir 13, 2016 19:01 byS.C. Carroll 2 comments (last - dé haoine eanáir 15, 2016 22:57) 1 image
Fine Gael canvas through the letterbox for an election they have not even announced. read full story / add a comment
STATE QUESTIONED OVER INSURING FISH NOT PEOPLE
Friends of the Irish Environment have had no response to their letter to Minister Simon Coveney questioning his decision to ‘supplement and complement commercial insurance arrangements’ for salmon farms against ‘natural disasters’ and ‘adverse climatic events’ when the State will not do so for people. read full story / add a comment