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offsite link Zelenskii in free fall Wed Oct 16, 2019 22:23 | The Saker
[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] Well, that didn’t take too long.  Let me summarize what just happened in the Ukraine. Everything was looking oh-so-promising and then suddenly…

offsite link And now, a message from our wannabe masters about Syria Wed Oct 16, 2019 21:44 | The Saker
this just came to my inbox: Dear The Saker, The American Jewish Congress opposes the U.S. decision to withdraw troops from Syria and strongly condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria against

offsite link US Withdraws From Syria With Tail Between Legs! Russian Troops Move In to Keep the Peace! Wed Oct 16, 2019 21:31 | amarynth
American troops have left their military bases in Syria in the district near Dadat town and Um Mial locality and headed for Iraq. Syrian government forces have entered the districts

offsite link Wanna see how fast the US forces ran from northern Syria? Wed Oct 16, 2019 19:17 | The Saker
Then check out this video (in Russian, but not translation needed): also, notice how these “invincible warriors” are used to fight with refrigerators full of Coca-Cola to sustain them in

offsite link The West?s Long War Against Serbia; The Paradoxes of Yugoslav History Wed Oct 16, 2019 16:57 | The Saker
The Archibald Reiss Institute: Serbian patriot and war hero Mihailovic takes center stage again Introduction by “Serbia Unchained”: Political and military analyst The Saker recently stirred considerable controversy with a

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Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

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

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leitrim / housing / news report Tuesday September 05, 2006 21:11 by Ray   text 15 comments (last - monday may 14, 2007 19:05)
A LOCAL authority has come under fire after revelations it sold a prime development site in a thriving town centre for just €100. Leitrim County Council last week defended its decision to sell the town centre car park, which is estimated at being worth tens of thousands of euros. The land on Church Lane just off the Main Street in Manorhamilton was sold to the Manorhamilton Enterprise Forum Ltd, a voluntary group comprising of local businessmen. They have since sold it on to developers for an undisclosed "slight" profit who are in the process of building a major residential and commercial development on the site. The development was unsuccessfully appealed by a number of local residents to An Bord Pleanala in April and involved a petitions signed by Hundreds of local people. It has further emerged this week that the County Council have agreed to purchase back some of the development for €900,000. read full story / add a comment
international / housing / opinion/analysis Sunday September 03, 2006 19:30 by Michael Scųlardt
The acquisition of Ungdomshuset was part of a large and radical squatting movement that challenged property rights and developed a vibrant culture based around these squatted houses. read full story / add a comment
Youth House
international / housing / news report Monday August 28, 2006 14:32 by w.   text 9 comments (last - friday november 10, 2006 22:06)   image 3 images
Copenhagen’s autonomous anti-capitalist social centre, Ungdomshuset (meaning "Youth House"), is to be evicted a Danish Jury decided today.
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national / housing / press release Sunday August 13, 2006 22:05 by Young Fine Gael   text 1 comment (last - monday august 14, 2006 23:13)
Young Fine Gael (YFG) President, Elizabeth Munnelly, has today (August 10th) called for the rejection of the social partnership agreement, “Towards 2016”, characterising it as a bad deal for the young people of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Thursday July 27, 2006 13:03 by Roughan Mac Namara
FOCUS Ireland launches research which highlights Low Social & Affordable Housing under Part V

· Part V can still play a key role in delivering housing if report’s recommendations are acted upon
· Focus Ireland argues that cash payments in lieu of social & affordable housing should be avoided and only used as a “last resort”

Focus Ireland today launched “Building For Inclusion” - a research report that examines the effectiveness of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000-2004. First introduced in 2000, Part V of the Planning and Development Acts is widely known for the provision allowing local authorities to insist that up to 20 per cent of land in most housing developments be reserved for social and affordable housing.

Since its introduction the legislation has been never far from the headlines - when first introduced it was heavily resisted by the construction industry, referred to the Supreme Court to test its constitutionality and amended by the Government in 2002.

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dublin / housing / news report Sunday July 02, 2006 15:30 by richard whelan   text 5 comments (last - monday july 03, 2006 16:49)   image 16 images
Residents say goodbye to life as they knew it in Fatima Mansions read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / press release Tuesday June 27, 2006 22:01 by Paul
Management fees – a licence to print money read full story / add a comment
national / housing / news report Thursday June 22, 2006 14:40 by Socialist   text 9 comments (last - wednesday june 24, 2009 12:09)
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern described Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins as a " failed person" and told him to "he will soon go away" during heated exchanges on the cost of housing. read full story / add a comment
Maryland's Residents Hold Blockdade At Marrowbone Lane Entrance
dublin / housing / news report Wednesday June 21, 2006 21:03 by James R   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 04, 2006 02:19)   image 14 images
Residents in the vicinity of the construction being undertaken on the site of the recently demolished Fatima Mansions today protested at the entrance of their estate over the inadequacy of a long time promised traffic management system which had been promised to them prior to construction work beginning. Two simultaneous blockades were mounted at either end of Lorreta Road, residents joined and left with a fluctuating prescence of anywhere between ten and fifteen maintaining the line on either side of the estate. Marylands is an estate located close to the canal, just off Marrowbone Lane beside Cork Street. Traffic on any given day on Marrowbone Lane is hectic, with cars using it as a route to cut through the Liberties to reach Cork St, leaving a very narrow artery dangerously clogged with passage for cyclists generally untenable at peak hours without using the paths. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 21, 2006 13:20 by Mark G   text 2 comments (last - thursday june 22, 2006 11:10)
The Homeless agency last month claimed that homeless figures had dropped by a fifth in Dublin last year. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Friday May 12, 2006 17:18 by Union of Students in Ireland
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has demanded the Government investigate fresh claims – this time from a member of Labour’s shadow Cabinet – that, in some cases, designated ‘Section 50’ student accommodation is being rented to the general public by rogue landlords. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Thursday April 20, 2006 20:15 by John Williams   text 7 comments (last - sunday april 23, 2006 16:42)
Asks if there is transparencey in the way Voluntary Housing Projects are run read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Tuesday February 28, 2006 19:20 by Cian   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 30, 2007 17:58)
Developers masquerading as Management Companies drag Tyrrelstown householders to Court this Friday, March 3rd. This will be a potent political issue in the run up to the next General Election if the political parties do not deal with it forthwith. - Joe Higgins, TD read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 09, 2006 05:53 by Saoririseoir   text 2 comments (last - saturday february 11, 2006 00:00)   audio 1 audio file
32mins mp3 64kbps

In the above link will be heard excerpts from the "debate" on how best to sell Council flats to council tenants.

excerpts recorded at two random intervals.

About half way through, the outside demo against the bin tax begins to make itself heard.

Content of speeches is revealing. Only John Gallagher (Lab) questions the scheme outright. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / feature Friday January 06, 2006 03:05 by Observer2   text 8 comments (last - tuesday february 27, 2007 16:32)   image 1 image
The trials and tribulations of a sick person attempting to wade through the ridiculous state bureaucracy . read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / news report Wednesday November 30, 2005 15:10 by k   text 18 comments (last - friday december 02, 2005 15:44)   image 16 images   video 1 video file
international / housing / news report Wednesday November 30, 2005 13:08 by David   text 5 comments (last - friday december 02, 2005 14:51)
Over 30 years of Community have been crushed by Riot police in the center of London City. St Agnes place squatted community has finaly been evicted. The houses had been empty for almost 15 years in 1974 when a few squatters rebuilt the decaying buildings and created a vibrant rastafarian community complete with it's own temple, a community TV station and a community radio station, social centers, libraries. read full story / add a comment
Joan Collins, Jon Glackin And Mark Grehan
dublin / housing / feature Sunday November 27, 2005 13:47 by Elaine   text 25 comments (last - saturday july 22, 2006 14:30)   image 29 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
dublin / housing / feature Wednesday November 23, 2005 17:34 by kevin   text 4 comments (last - wednesday march 14, 2007 01:17)   image 5 images
Report from last night's well-attended meeting. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / news report Friday November 18, 2005 11:33 by observer2   text 1 comment (last - friday november 18, 2005 19:09)   image 1 image
A public meeting took place in Dun Laoighre on Wednesday night to highlight the need for action on the current national housing crisis. The meeting, which was held in the Portview Hotel, was attended by about thirty people who appear broadly based and united in their determination to highlight the serious social injustice that is the housing crisis. read full story / add a comment
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