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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

national / miscellaneous / press release Sunday October 09, 2011 14:47 by Volunteer
Monday October 10th is World Mental Health Day* which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion on mental health, and investments in prevention, promotion and services.

This year the theme is "investing in mental health" and according to Manus Hanratty, the new CEO of the SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation, Ireland needs to wake up and take action to address the youth mental health crisis facing our country.

Ireland has the youngest population in Europe with 40% under 25 and according to Manus Hanratty there is an urgent need to invest in the younger generation if we are to build a sustainable, inclusive and happy society.
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national / miscellaneous / press release Sunday October 09, 2011 07:43 by IRSCNA
Statement for the annual Seamus Costello Commemoration read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday October 04, 2011 18:27 by Volunteer   image 1 image
On Saturday October 15th the SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation, in association with Dublin Contemporary, will bring together 200 young people for a youth focused forum with the 2011 Presidential candidates. The event will give the candidates a unique opportunity to discuss with the younger generation why they should vote for them. It will also provide a chance for the candidates to hear young people’s opinions and answer their questions directly.

The event, chaired by journalist and SpunOut.ie board member Sara Burke, will be streamed live online at www.SpunOut.ie to thousands more people throughout Ireland and abroad and include interactive questions via Twitter.com ( @spunout ) and Facebook ( facebook.com/spunout.ie ). read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 18:05 by Ruaidhrí O' Conghaile   text 8 comments (last - wednesday september 28, 2011 14:22)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A source at the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, has claimed that deposed Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, was funding armed Irish dissident republican groups in the north of Ireland as recently as June 2011.

The claim featured as part of an exclusive ITV1 documentary entitled, 'Exposure: Gaddafi and the I.R.A', which aired on September 26th. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 11:19 by Conor McGuinness
A public meeting has been called by residents and community activists who are unhappy about the household charge which will be introduced in January as part of the government’s austerity measures.

The meeting, which will take place on Monday 3rd October at 7pm in Westside Community Centre is open to all and is aimed specifically at residents of Westside, Shantalla and Newcastle.

The meeting is one of hundreds of similar gatherings that are taking place throughout the country. A national campaign of resistance to the household charge is being planned which will see hundreds of thousands of families boycott the new tax when it is introduced in January 2012. read full story / add a comment
Watch at your peril!
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 27, 2011 04:54 by Serf   image 4 images
Tonights frontline scapegoats social welfare recipients yet again while banksters walk free and continue their lavish lifestyles. The author
reports on this and makes a modest proposal which might help to alleviate the strain paying these social welfare leeches is imposing on efforts to reimberse worthy bank gamblers

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Included in the photograph are Cllr Davy Hyland, former MLA & Cllr Pat McNamee, former Cllr Jim McAllister and Laura Duffy.
national / miscellaneous / news report Monday September 19, 2011 14:18 by Guthanna Admin.   image 2 images
A picket was recently held by the political discussion group Guthanna at a conference which had been organised to discuss the implementation of water charges read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Monday September 05, 2011 11:25 by Robin Chedgey   video 1 video file
A new service has been launched in Co. Galway offering a range of photo to digital services including unlimited free photo scanning of loose images up to A4 in size. The free service includes image enhancement and hosting of a personalised online photo album on www.pictureperfect.ie. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Saturday September 03, 2011 13:39 by Joe Mcivor   text 2 comments (last - friday november 18, 2011 09:52)
RTE’s website carried a story yesterday about cancellations in Dublin’s transport building program . The article said that it was now “ [by] no means certain that any of the major transport projects for Dublin will be built in the next five years “. The report’s first paragraph reads:

“Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said the country is in receivership and it is by no means certain that any of the major transport projects for Dublin will be built in the next five years.”
The accompanying RTE News report does not include a full quote or a reference to where and when the government minister said that Ireland was “in receivership”. read full story / add a comment
Dublin MEP Paul Murphy and supporters from the Socialist party joined the protest today
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday August 26, 2011 11:06 by Rossport SC   text 4 comments (last - friday august 26, 2011 18:20)   image 11 images   video 1 video file
Local Shell to Sea campaigners and their supporters at Rossport Solidarity Camp are resting after another bizarre day of lows, highs and outright idiocy during their ongoing protest against Shell in co. Mayo. read full story / add a comment
8 hour lock-on and still defiant
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday August 03, 2011 12:28 by Bob   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 12:38)   image 6 images

 


This week saw Shell begin the next stage of their gas project by attempting to extend and secure their compound in Aughoose in preparation to lay the onshore section of the pipeline. This entailed tractors delivering fencing, machinery and other things for them to carry out the work. If all had gone to plan would have had the compound near completion now. However, there was five days of 12 hour blockades which has slowed them down tremendously. Here's a quick round up of the events of last week...


 

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The hare in coursing...a mere plaything
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday July 29, 2011 23:27 by Ending cruelty to animals   image 1 image

A leading vet exposes cruelty at major coursing event

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This is the start of programme of direct action by Mayo women for the next two years. We have no other choice to protect our families
mayo / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday July 27, 2011 09:56 by Ann   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 13:45)   image 1 image

This morning, Wednesday 27th July, at 7am, campaigners placed an enormous cement filled barrel or 'lock-on' in the middle of the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and tunnelling compound at Aughoose. Two people are locked on to the barrel and it is expected that it will take the best part of a day before it can be moved. It is now stopping all truck deliveries between the two sites, seriously delaying Shell's work for the third day this week.

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Early morning blockade
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 26, 2011 22:02 by Bob   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 28, 2011 01:06)   image 5 images
A variety of actions have been taking place all day in order to delay Shell's expansion and securing of their new compound. Protests and blockades from 7am to 7pm. read full story / add a comment
Jim Farrell  from IRMS makes phone calls and fencing sits behind the gate
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 25, 2011 08:15 by Rossport   text 3 comments (last - monday july 25, 2011 11:33)   image 2 images
At 6.59 this morning a tripod was erected on the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and their compound at Aughosse, Co Mayo.

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Turf sign
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday July 20, 2011 13:09 by RSC   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 13:48)   image 4 images
At 10.30 am this morning Shell to Sea campaigners stopped work for the second day in a row at the Bord na Móna site at Shramore, near Bangor, Co. Mayo. They are currently on the site and occupying machinery. read full story / add a comment
Captive hares await the terror of the coursing field...
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday July 19, 2011 20:55 by End Hare Coursing!   text 1 comment (last - saturday july 23, 2011 14:58)   image 1 image
Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan has received an application from the Irish Coursing Club for this year's hare netting license. This will enable coursing clubs nationwide to capture hares for cruelty sessions. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 11, 2011 22:55 by Jack White   text 1 comment (last - friday july 15, 2011 12:43)
It is this time of year again when the spectre of sectarianism and division comes to the fore in the north of Ireland. It is a time when communities, kerbstones and poles are marked and carved into territory. There are those who will be living in fear and silenced from speaking out while the rest of us are told to turn the other check in the interests of peace and stability. It is unfortunate, if perhaps somewhat inevitable, that the now annual battles around the ‘marching season’ fall along religious lines. The Orange parades are being used to test the supposed 'neutrality' of the northern regime and the PSNI in particular. The losing side in this dangerous game however is likely to be the working class, as the confrontations and the sectarian attacks that occur around the Orange marches drive people further into ‘their own’ communities.

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national / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 04, 2011 23:34 by Mick
The Lunchbox is a small zine-type publication put together for the lunch of the Campaign for the Old City Arts Building.

It features articles about Spain's 15-M movement, squating in Dublin and growing your own. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 04, 2011 23:26 by Mick   text 1 comment (last - sunday july 10, 2011 19:46)
For those who missed our campaign launch on June 11 in Seomra Spraoi, here is a two part video recording of the talks that began the evening. read full story / add a comment
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