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The Saker
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offsite link Sheikh Imran Hosein about Donald Trump elected US president Sun Dec 04, 2016 13:07 | The Saker

offsite link Who are the Sunnis? A Lamentation Sun Dec 04, 2016 13:04 | The Saker
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It’s almost impossible to explain to people who didn’t grew up in the Soviet Union, or in the 90s, how truly these songs bring people together. Performed by the Russian

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by Ramin Mazaheri The world can say ?So long Francois Hollande – we hardly knew ya?. Hollande, after all, was a purely national-level politician when he won office. His big

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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galway / consumer issues / news report Saturday October 01, 2016 09:48 by Hibernian Scribe   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 04, 2016 09:48)
ESB does not patrol power lines or check transformers and only change them when the horrendous gales force the ESB to do so read full story / add a comment
galway / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday August 11, 2016 12:35 by Díobháil   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 13, 2016 16:39)
In the early hours of Thursday morning, feminist pro-choice activists Díobháil (Bíonn Díobháil a dhéanamh againn: We make mischief) struck again and dropped a banner from Galway Cathedral stating “Repeal the 8th - Free, Safe, Legal” demanding access to abortion. For too long the Church and the State have controlled our bodies and our choices. It is time to finally end the unholy alliance of Church and State. While Díobháil respects peoples’ personal religious beliefs, these should not be imposed on others, and vast majority of people in Ireland agree. Let us not forget, St. Brigid was our first abortionist, and this is why we demand “Take your rosaries off our ovaries!”
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galway / history and heritage / news report Tuesday January 05, 2016 18:32 by Redshoedancer   video 1 video file
A 16-year-old girl has stunned the music industry in Ireland with a brilliant song called Freedom Day, which highlights the suffering of thousands of children facing poverty and oppression across the world.

Róisin Seoighe won a contest organised by the charity PREDA with a song called Freedom Day. Irish singer Damien Dempsey admitted to being overcome with emotion “because this young song writer truly connected with the plight of the children”. read full story / add a comment
galway / housing / press release Sunday December 13, 2015 22:27 by M Garvey
ROPES is a literary journal produced by the students of the MA in Literature and
Publishing at NUI Galway. The theme of the journal this year is independence, and
the ROPES team is seeking poetry, prose and artwork submissions that explore
gaining, losing, rejecting and sustaining independence. ROPES 2016 will be the
journal?s 24th volume and is due out in spring 2016.The journal is entirely
self-funded, and to cover the production costs the young publishers behind ROPES are
seeking to raise €1,500 through the Ireland-based crowdfunding website Fund It. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday September 08, 2015 00:58 by Horses Connect
On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September, Moycullen-based social enterprise Horses Connect is running free demonstrations of the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model of equine assisted interactions. EAGALA work breaks down barriers and changes behavioural patterns. It is a powerful and highly effective means of quickly getting to the root of personal or professional challenges.
Friday's demo is at Western Stables, Ballagh, Bushypark from 3 – 4.30pm and Saturday's takes place from 11am – 12.30pn In Curra Farm, Moycullen. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 28, 2014 15:35 by reporter   text 8 comments (last - monday september 29, 2014 19:03)
Galway City Council granted planning permission for a Mosque in Galway City last year however it seems it may not be a Mosque at all. The Sharia Council maintain that the Ahmadiyyas Mosque is an insult to Islam and this group have been banned from attending the Hajj in Mecca since the 1970s following a conference in Pakistan which seen Saudi Arabia bann this group from entering its most sacred territory.

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galway / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday May 29, 2014 11:43 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 07, 2014 00:21)   image 1 image
If you are feeling strong this morning Rabble published a must read article yesterday on the 796 dead children found in a mass grave at the St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Tuam. That's not a misprint, for the 40 years this institution operated at least one child died a fortnight, a death rate that approached 10% of those in the home per year! They ranged from 2 days (Thomas Duffy) to 9 years (Sheila Tuohy) old. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 00:40 by george unthank
If the industrial salmon cages are permitted to be located in Galway , the sea trout and wild salmon are impaired.
Evidence adduced by gargan et al show unequivocal evidence of louse infestation on returning fish ( to spawn) to be attributable to the proximity of returning wild fish . The closer the salmon cages are located to the swim paths of the fish , the more the infestation of lice on the wild fish read full story / add a comment
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galway / housing / news report Saturday April 05, 2014 20:06 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 23, 2014 17:52)   image 5 images
A Galway squat has recently been evicted. The property had been recently taken over by Bank of Scotland who are appointed KPMG as caretakers of the property. read full story / add a comment
Kilkieran Bay
galway / environment / press release Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:59 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms   text 3 comments (last - monday october 03, 2016 00:32)   image 2 images
The destruction of Kilkieran Bay and Bertraghboy Bay by our state. Nine new cages for Kilkieran Bay and 5or 6 for Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara and more to be added. You could practically walk to them from the shore and this is an SAC and SPA.

Again economically supported by Udaras na Gaeltachta and now run by a multinational salmon feed lot operator. Replacing salmon farms that never worked and got huge funding from Udaras na Gaeltachta in the past and this is a SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION. It is a total disgrace. read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Saturday September 07, 2013 19:36 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 15, 2013 14:16)   image 1 image
On wednesday last a squat in galway was evicted.One young woman arrested for "trespass likely to cause fear in another person", after she had been woken from her bed to the sound of 3 burley men attempting to kick in the door. Meanwhile, to every 1 homeless person
are 67 deralict houses in Ireland read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
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The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.

The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 02, 2013 13:20 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 03, 2013 08:26)
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FOR YOUR DIARY

SOLIDARITY RALLY AT ENNIS DISTRICT COURT
10th JULY 2013 at 10.30am
JOIN US THERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MARGARETTA D’ARCY

GAAW SUPPORTED PEACE EVENT
Shannon Peace Vigil
Sunday, 14th July, 2013
14:00 until 15:00
Meet at small roundabout just before Shannon Airport

CONTENTS
1. MARGARETTA’S COURT CASE
2. GAAW PRO TAKEN IN FOR QUESTIONING BY GARDAÍ
3. MEANWHILE AT SHANNON THE WAR GOES ON…..

4. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON IN GALWAY
5. THE GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THEMSELVES

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galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday June 27, 2013 22:09 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 29, 2013 01:43)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Niall Farrell of the Galway Alliance Against War has accused the Gardai of harassment after he was contacted today by Det. Roddy Bourke of Shannon Garda station seeking to “interview” him tomorrow in relation to an act of sabotage of a US warplane at Shannon airport in December 2011. read full story / add a comment
Letter from the "Boys in Blue"
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday June 24, 2013 11:34 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 18:52)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Galway Alliance Against War claims in a press release that the Gardai see themselves above the law “just like the paedophile priests in the bad old days.” read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 23:30 by Galway Alliance Against War
CONTENTS
1. FROM SOLDIER TO RESISTER – JOE GLENTON – TO SPEAK IN GALWAY
2. GAAW PAIR CHARGED OVER PEACE ACTION AT SHANNON
3. IRISH BACKING FOR BRITISH NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMME
4. IS THE WAR IN SYRIA OVER OR ABOUT TO BEGIN?
5. PEACE PROCESS: COLUMBIA
6. MORE WARS IN AFRICA: SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN – A (Thomas C.) MOUNTAIN VIEW
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galway / anti-capitalism / press release Wednesday May 08, 2013 22:19 by OccupyGalway   image 1 image
At 12 midday on the 16th of May, Occupy Galway will return to Eyre Square to mark the first anniversary of the destruction of the Eyre Square camp. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 16:01 by GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR   text 3 comments (last - monday march 25, 2013 21:13)

CONTENTS

1. CAUSES FOR CONCERN: STOP EXTRADITION TO THE USA! GUANTANAMO HUNGER STRIKE
2. PEACE IN THE NORTH
3. 10 YEARS SINCE IRAQ AND ANOTHER MILITARY INTERVENTION ON THE OFFING
4. I AM BRADLEY MANNING
5. MAKE WAR NOT LOVE
6. RTE – NOTHING BUT THE SAME OLD STORY
7. CHINA – THE BOGEYMAN
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galway / miscellaneous / news report Monday March 11, 2013 18:45 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 14, 2013 15:35)   image 2 images
Galway S2S and Rossport Solidarity Camp members challenged the head of SEPIL, Michael Crothers, to answer for the crimes Shell has commited.

The Managing Director of Shell E&P Ireland, Michael Crothers, came to the NUI Galway Energy Night on the evening of Feb 28th. He was part of a PR delegation that promoted Shell's progress in attempting to bring the Corrib Gas Project on-stream. A group of local Galway Shelltosea activists and Rossport Solidarity Camp members with ethical objections to the Gas Project staged a peaceful protest to express their concerns. Shell has been allowed to remove 125,000 tonnes of peat bog from an area directly including, and surrounded by, EU Special Areas of Conservation. The Irish government has failed in its legal duty to protect the natural habitats upon which Shell are currently working. In relation to the negative environmental consequences of the CGP, Crother's response was to praise Shell's environmental record as "exemplary".
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galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday February 16, 2013 18:32 by Galway Alliance Against War
GALWAY ALLIANCE AGAINST WAR
FEBRUARY 2013 BULLETIN
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/galway.antiwar
Or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/312442090965/

CONTENTS
1. IRISH SOLIDERS TO TRAIN TROOPS INVOLVED IN OVERTHROW OF MALI’S DEMOCRATIC GOVT IN 2012
2. SHANNON’S BLOOD MONEY
3. OBAMA’S EMPTY PROMISES FROM THE “LAND OF THE FREE”
4. ON THE SCENT OF DEATH THREATS TO GAAW’S PRO
5. MING, GAAW’S COMPUTER & CORRUPTION IN THE GARDAÍ
6. UNEMPLOYED KILLER OF THE MONTH
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