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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 26, 2013 19:45 by ordinary citizen   text 21 comments (last - tuesday september 24, 2013 04:06)
Bonos arrogance has touched a nerve with ordinary people struggling to get by read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Monday June 10, 2013 12:20 by JackieP   image 2 images
On Sunday June 9th 1000s of people throughout Ireland gathered as part of the Woodland League's National Walk in the Woods Day, which was aimed at stopping the planned privatisation of Ireland's forests. Over 30 different walks took place as the government considers the controversial proposal. ( See list of walk locations http://www.saveourforestsireland.com )
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national / miscellaneous / press release Friday June 07, 2013 13:03 by Volunteer   video 1 video file
Never before have so many communities walked in their woods for a common purpose, to focus on their forests on the same day. Adding to the more than 50,000 who have signed our petition against the sale of the harvesting rights to speculators.

The Woodland League wish to thank all of the organisers, communities and Individuals who have come together in a show of strength and unity to celebrate Public ownership of their forests.

After all these Public forests were created under a Public afforestation plan using Public funding from State and the European Union, planted and managed by Publicly paid foresters, it is therefore obvious, it is to the Public they belong

- FULL LIST OF WALKS: http://www.saveourforestsireland.com/p/national-walk-in....html read full story / add a comment

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh
international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 05, 2013 18:42 by Brian Clarke   text 21 comments (last - friday june 14, 2013 16:21)   image 8 images   video 2 video files
"The fallow years when my father left for England to fight a war with cardboard in his shoes!

A look around the room took me back to Bodenstown commerations of many years agto, men still staunch but grown bent by the years and hard times in and out of prisons. Still true to the Faith as Ruairi would define it. " - Dolours Price
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antrim / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday May 20, 2013 13:51 by RNU PRO   text 6 comments (last - sunday may 26, 2013 15:42)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Óglaigh na hÉireann yesterday (17th May) claimed responsibility through the media for a gun and bomb attack on British Police operating in the Twinbrook area of West Belfast. An attack which by all accounts forced a panicked PSNI unit to scramble along the ground for cover before retreating from the area altogether, albeit only for a few hours. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday May 19, 2013 18:37 by Fionuala Ni Cionnaoith   text 11 comments (last - tuesday may 21, 2013 21:58)
First of all i would like to introduce a misson as to what direct democracy would like to achieve:

What is direct democracy?

Direct democracy is a form of democracy in which the people have the right to:

Select their own candidates to represent them.
Call a referendum on any topic if a sufficient number of people deem it necessary, by gathering a set number of signatures.
Create legislation and put it to a referendum if a sufficient number of people agree with it, by gathering a set number of signatures.
Recall, remove from office, any representative deemed to have acted in breach of their terms of employment.

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Sorting out the marquees
international / miscellaneous / news report Sunday May 19, 2013 17:01 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   image 1 image
The Rossport Solidarity Camp is setting up this year for one special week from June 21st to June 30th.

On June 1st we are planning to begin building the camp in earnest and will need plenty help all through June to get set up.
Preparation on the ground has been already begun, and if you are available to help out between now and then, there is plenty to do.

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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday May 16, 2013 20:04 by T   text 8 comments (last - thursday may 30, 2013 14:15)
In the last week or so it was announced by the government that they were seriously considering extending the current free Pre-School year to a second free pre-school year. The government has been giving it a positive spin but also on the table as part of the deal is the suggestion that child benefit would be reduced by €20 per month. A lot of figures have been bandied about but the real question is: are the government trying to pull a fast one yet again and how do the numbers stack up? We attempt to look at the figures here. read full story / add a comment
Only the Little People
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 10, 2013 19:40 by Brian Clarke   text 5 comments (last - friday may 24, 2013 14:30)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The following article was published in some Irish American newspapers on May the 8th. It is another another insight in to the standard of healthcare in Ireland under the leadership Minister James Reilly, with the support of the Irish Labour Party.It is well known fact worldwide, even in the third world that Ireland is one of the worst places to get sick. In this article April Drew an American certainly agrees from first hand experience. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Friday May 10, 2013 02:42 by Republican Sinn Féin Galway
With the release of the survey by the National Youth Council of Ireland stating that over 300,000 Irish people have been forced to emigrate from the state in the last four years we should stand back and take stock of what is once again happening in this country.

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Marian Price News Blackout
international / miscellaneous / news report Saturday May 04, 2013 11:17 by Brian Clarke   text 3 comments (last - sunday may 05, 2013 13:22)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
On March 14th, 2013 Provisional Sinn Féin MLAs Jennifer McCann and Sean Lynch, met with Vice royal Theresa Villiers, regarding the continued internment of Marian Price and called for the immediate release of Marian Price according to MLA Jennifer McCann. Since that time there has been a complete media print blackout on the political internment of Marian Price. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 30, 2013 11:29 by Paddy Hackett   text 9 comments (last - friday may 03, 2013 14:39)
The current Minister of Agriculture is forever defending the farming community while his government are forever attacking the Irish working class. The farming community must be exposed as a parasitic category. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Saturday April 13, 2013 23:25 by italy calling   image 1 image
Two policemen are under investigation for covering up a fascist brawl that involved Rome’s Mayor’s son, Manfredi Alemanno. According to Rome’s Public Prosecutors the inquiry that had followed the event was obstructed and then buried under the sand by the Police, thanks to the withholding of evidence and false statements made by policemen Roberto Macellaro (who in his free time volunteers to be the Mayor’s personal chauffeur) and Pietro Ronca, a local Chief Inspector in Rome. These two helped Manfredi Alemanno “disappear” from the scene after the beating had concluded, and then lied about what had really happened. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday April 11, 2013 12:26 by Gan Ainm   image 1 image
Fifteen years on from the signing of the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ it is imperative that Irish Republicans and the people of Ireland give careful consideration to the merits, mechanisms and leftovers of what was offered to the country that reportedly historic day. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday April 10, 2013 18:23 by The Undertaker   text 31 comments (last - saturday april 27, 2013 13:55)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
I hereby reveal the following copy due for publication in one of Britain's papers today, but which was suppressed by the editors 'for security reasons'. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday April 08, 2013 14:35 by Lover   text 14 comments (last - saturday april 13, 2013 01:00)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
I know various parts of Britain are hosting gatherings to remember the dark legacy of Maggies reign but I think that in Dublin we should all come together tonight on O Connell Street to collectively remember all effected by the woman, particularly the hunger strikers, shoot to kill victims, Argentines, miners the list goes on. SO just throwing it out there and open to suggestions but this occassion should not pass with out challenging the message that Thatcher represented. Needless to say the media will be quick to have revised sanitised versions of her life being beamed over the airwaves. read full story / add a comment
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international / miscellaneous / news report Thursday March 28, 2013 18:32 by An Drighneán Donn   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 28, 2013 22:51)   image 1 image
CPIR Statement on the Meaning of the British Legion Poppy

Once again, we have come to that time of year when we see our TV screens saturated with the blood red Poppy of the British Legion. Programmes aimed at young people, such as The X-Factor, are particularly targeted. Contestants, regardless of their origin, are forced to wear the symbol of the British Legion. And, because of the abject dependence of RTÉ on programming of British origin, Irish youths are just as subjected to this symbol as are their British contemporaries. And every year, we see, in the streets of Ireland, the results of this media saturation of young minds. More and more young Irish people think it is “cool” to wear a British Legion Poppy.

So, what is the British Legion? What is it’s poppy symbol? Is it a harmless fashion statement? A benign badge of belonging to the dominant tribe, a harmless mark of British nationalism? Is it a harmless remembrance of soldiers, fallen in long past wars? read full story / add a comment
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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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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday March 11, 2013 08:39 by hj foley
What follows is a short history of Tibet and the role which the current Dali Lama has played.
Some of the facts may surprise you read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday February 27, 2013 09:57 by Mary McMahon
Family Carers are under additional stress to meet the increasing care needs in the home, whilst maintaining their own health and other family commitments due to the challenges presented by resource constraints. The most recent cuts in Budget 2013 to the Household Benefits Package, Respite Care Grant & increase in prescription charges amount to over €13.00 per week for Family Carers.

Caring for Carers Ireland supports the Government in implementing these Four National Goals of The Carers Strategy for Family Carers. It seeks this implementation at the earliest possible opportunity. read full story / add a comment
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