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international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 14, 2006 22:28 by Liam Mullen
Introduction.
When looking at the reasons why the NGO’s might be up in arms when facing the policies of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, I have decided to focus on Trócaire and Concern, two Irish organisations passionately involved in debt relief for the Third World. Concern has been in existence since the Biafra famine of 1968, and has become internationally recognised in the intervening years. Trócaire was set up by the Irish Catholic Church in 1973 as a response mechanism to combat disasters, famines, and to offer aid to the “world’s poorest and most oppressed peoples”. (http://www.trócaire.org).
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national / irish social forum / news report Friday January 27, 2006 20:04 by Barry Finnegan   text 4 comments (last - wednesday february 08, 2006 22:53)
Its been just over a year now since the last ISF so maybe we should have another one this year. There has been lots of activism since then and the movement for global justice [or whatever we are called] has a lot to link up about. On top of that the ESF is back this year, this time in Greece. Is anyone bothered? A crowd of us think that people should get together and talk about it. Here's the proposal:

The first ISF Working Groups meeting of 2006 is on Thursday 9th February from 7.30 to 9.00pm
NB Change of venue: THE TEACHERS CLUB, PARNELL SQ., DUBLIN 1 .

A few Dublin-based activists who worked with the ISF Working Groups for the 2003 and 2004, 1st and 2nd ISFs thought it would be good idea to hold a meeting, talk about the following points (below) and see where we go from there. If you would like to come, please read the WSF Charter Of Principles first and see if you are interested, available at: http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/main.php?id_menu=4&cd_language=2 read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Friday October 07, 2005 00:54 by Roger Eldridge   text 39 comments (last - tuesday october 11, 2005 23:58)
The furore surrounding the publication of research on parental versus institutional child care raises some interesting points other the ones that hit the headlines. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 14, 2005 06:52 by observer   text 18 comments (last - sunday september 18, 2005 10:09)   image 1 image
Events in Belfast over the weekend seem to have been missed totally by indymedia. Despite serious violence and rioting, not to mention heavily armed assault on the police, there is nothing to be found on indymedia. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / news report Wednesday April 13, 2005 21:24 by The plain truth   text 22 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2008 15:03)
The unanimous decision by the Derry County Board of the GAA to oppose opening Croke Park to other sports, followed by probable similar decisions by all six northern counties, though not necessarily by the same margin, while disappointing is nevertheless unsurprising. read full story / add a comment
No 2 Tolls protest in Navan
dublin / irish social forum / news report Friday March 18, 2005 18:17 by spokesman   image 1 image
Stop the double tolling! read full story / add a comment
louth / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday February 25, 2005 14:21 by murphys   text 16 comments (last - wednesday march 09, 2005 12:44)
DUBLIN, Ireland (Reuters) -- They hit the headlines when there were too few. And now the humble spud is back in the limelight ... because there are too many. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Tuesday January 11, 2005 20:44 by Barry Finnnegan
Dublin Social Forum (DSF) Working Group minutes from post October 2004 ISF and December meetings.

NEXT MEETING: 7.00 to 8.30 p.m., Thursday 13th January 2005, in the Comhlámh offices, 10 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2.

In general it was agreed that the October 2004 ISF was actually more of a DSF. That is to say that the groups, organisations, collectives and individuals that participated and did the background preparatory work were primarily Dublin-based and were not in fact reflective of the global justice movement / anti-neoliberal forces on the island as a whole. In light of this and in conjunction with the learning experience a number of us had in Workshops with Local Social Forums from around Europe during the European Social Forum (ESF) in London last October, we decided to bring the focus down to a more local, Dublin-based level. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday December 27, 2004 17:43 by Cathal Campbell-Shaw   text 55 comments (last - thursday april 16, 2015 15:24)   image 2 images
A paper on the subject entitled “The origins of the Irish Travellers and the genetic structure of Ireland” concludes that “the Travellers are undoubtedly of Irish ancestry, due to their proximity to the centroid. Furthermore, the Travellers clustered with several heterogeneous counties in Ireland, including Wexford and Westmeath. Therefore, these data support that the origin of the Travellers was not a sudden event; rather a gradual formation of populations. Indeed, the Travellers probably originated with craftsmen and artisans forced to leave their monasteries (Crawford 1975). Later, their population grew as they were joined by various Irish groups that were forced to leave their homes because of various calamities and political upheavals (i.e. the potato famine and the repression of British occupation) (Crawford 1975). However, the timing of the Traveller origin is not certain and may have predated the historical period (e.g. Ni Shuinear 1996).” read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday November 25, 2004 02:39 by Mary Kinane   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 25, 2004 11:13)
Two successfully organised Irish Social Forums later, and now where do we stand? Already a debate has begun amongst those involved in the current organising structures around the future direction and vision of the Irish Social Forum process. This discussion is to be continued this Saturday, Nov 27th. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday November 04, 2004 12:37 by Roughan Mac Namara   text 7 comments (last - thursday june 30, 2005 17:57)
FOCUS IRELAND CLAIMS BUDGET 2005 MUST REVERSE THE DAMAGE OF PREVIOUS BUDGETS AND BEGIN TO BUILD A MORE EQUAL SOCIETY

· Charity calls on Minister to close tax avoidance loopholes that allow some millionaires pay no tax while people struggle to survive on welfare.

· Charity calls for funding for a minimum of 10,000 new social houses next year and an increase in welfare payments by a minimum of €15 a week read full story / add a comment
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international / irish social forum / feature Tuesday October 19, 2004 18:51 by seedot   text 16 comments (last - thursday october 28, 2004 15:36)   image 20 images   audio 1 audio file
A report and pics from a weekend in London - covers Camden centre, Beyond the ESF and the Official ESF. read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday October 13, 2004 15:35 by Conall O'Caoimh   text 4 comments (last - thursday october 21, 2004 14:49)   image 5 images
Photos from the Irish Social Forum 2004 read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / feature Wednesday October 06, 2004 20:12 by Irish Social Forum   text 12 comments (last - saturday october 16, 2004 15:47)   image 2 images
A debate on how best to oppose the forces of neoliberalism and global capitalism – and indeed what to replace it with - is set to be the highlight of this year's Irish Social Forum, which will take place in Dublin next weekend, October 8th to 10th. Another central theme will be racism in Ireland and its role in neoliberalism. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Tuesday October 05, 2004 16:39 by liz curry   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 06, 2004 15:48)
Programme of Plenaries and Workshops
by Irish Social Forum Editorial Group - Irish Social Forum Tuesday, read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / feature Saturday September 11, 2004 18:56 by seedot   text 33 comments (last - thursday september 23, 2004 01:41)   image 6 images

The summer is always full of sport - the good weather sends us outdoors and between the cycling and the walking and the boating and the wrestling it can all get a bit competitive. But now that Mayday and Bush are behind us, and the summer is ending we move from sport to debate in the flow of the seasons. The Autumn is conference season and the movements generally have their shindigs around now. From Grassroots to SIPTU, from the Independent Media Support Group (c. 25 members) to the British TUC (c. 7 million members) it can be called a gathering or a meeting or a conference or whatever.

From the committee rooms, the meetings and.. err.. the meeting rooms of the ongoing social forum process the full shocking story. read full story / add a comment

national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday September 11, 2004 11:40 by Tom   text 1 comment (last - monday september 13, 2004 17:26)
"Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian."

- Emma Goldman read full story / add a comment
ESF live connection to ireland
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 08, 2004 00:15 by dunk   text 12 comments (last - monday september 20, 2004 12:09)   image 1 image
2500 years ago people communicated in the agora in athens
we are in a new age :: new agora:: is a dual system of using real and virtual together to again develop healthy discussion
an attempt to make a live feed from the ESF in london to convergence festival in dublin a week after ISF 2 is underway read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / press release Friday August 27, 2004 18:03 by Liz Curry   text 8 comments (last - friday september 17, 2004 19:58)
This is an invite to the second Irish Social Forum to be held Fri 8th Oct to Sun 10th. in UCD & the ATGWU. read full story / add a comment
dublin / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday August 06, 2004 18:03 by liz curry   text 2 comments (last - thursday august 12, 2004 19:27)
Social Forum Meeting Mon. July 26th.
Next meeting Mon. August 9th in Comhlamh Camden St. all welcome.
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