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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:
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday December 10, 2012 15:32 by state of our nation   text 3 comments (last - tuesday december 11, 2012 22:35)
''Five TDs, cosy in the warmth of the taxpayer-subsidised Dail members' bar, played a cruel prank on independent TD Mattie McGrath as he battled on behalf of a farmer in trouble with a financial institution.

As Mr McGrath, who is diabetic, was in the 10th hour of a sit-in at the offices of Friends First along with five others, Dail colleagues were creased with laughter as they made a hoax call purporting to be from Pizza Hut, offering free pizza to the protesters.

In on the mocking skit were Labour's Michael McCarthy, Fine Gael deputies Tom Hayes and Patrick O'Donovan and Fianna Fail TDs Michael Moynihan and Dara Calleary.

Mr McGrath fell for the joke, he admitted yesterday.

In the call, Mr McCarthy who has a reputation as a mimic, purported to be an Italian.

"They should be ashamed of themselves. While they were warming their backsides in Leinster House, Mattie McGrath was out working for a farmer who wasn't even in his constituency," he said.''

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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 27, 2012 22:53 by Gale Vogel   text 8 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2012 12:30)
Overheard in Dublin 2. Leaving the rich untouched while bleeding the people dry appears possibly an official policy. Based largely on an assumption that there is 'really no suffering' and those claiming pain are delusional, our leaders suffer little and act accordingly. Three out of our top four ministers were once teachers, they have had long and successful political careers and have never known the suffering that comes from austerity. There is an insidious absence of understanding for those who carry this state, the workers for the most part in the private sector who provide vital services and support through tax for the equally vital services provided by our state. These privately generated taxes are vital, without which there would be not support. The forthcoming budget has apparently not been discussed in An Dáil though is only days away. Joe, walking on Grafton Street describes this as 'pathetic'. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday November 16, 2012 14:28 by john throne
Irish laws and Catholic church and political cowardice kill women in Ireland read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 13, 2012 15:06 by Brian Nugent   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 14, 2012 11:11)
Just a look at all the hype involving the 2012 date to see is there anything behind it. This article also describes the general prophecies of the various Churches with regard to the 'End Times' or a time of Divine 'Chastisement' which comes into this question. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday October 13, 2012 00:38 by jim travers   text 5 comments (last - saturday october 20, 2012 21:23)   image 3 images
We were praying for a miracle but it never materialised. Germany came to Ireland thinking a 1-0 win would be enough to secure its place at the top of the group but found an Irish team just not up for the challenge. After nearly twenty minutes of two touch football all the tell tale signs where there for all to see, we were heading for a complete wipe out. Trap was lost for ideas and the players were just lost. Fifteen minutes before the end of the match I witnessed something I have never seen in an Irish team, they looked lost, dejected and void of any belief in themselves. Has Trap managed his last Irish match or will the FAI continue to whip a dead donkey in hope that the miracle everybody prayed for will will finally come true. read full story / add a comment
Lock-on at Gate 1of refinery
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Saturday October 13, 2012 00:19 by Shelver   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 30, 2012 18:15)   image 4 images
On Thursday night Shell's efforts to move parts of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) critical to the Corrib gas project hit another delay as protesters blocked the main gate of the refinery site with a concrete lock-on. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / miscellaneous / news report Friday October 05, 2012 15:28 by Jason Brannigan   image 1 image
On the 3rd and 4th of October the Co-operative Enterprise Hub was launched in Northern Ireland at two events in Derry and Belfast. Jason Brannigan of Just Books presented that organisation as a case study as part of the Belfast launch. read full story / add a comment
#Global FrackDown - Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 18, 2012 15:33 by member of NFI   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2012 17:39)   image 2 images
On Sept 22, 2012, The Global Frackdown Day will unite citizens everywhere for a day of action against fracking and the extraction of onshore unconventional gas. We will be gathering at the Tourist Office, on the Quays, Carrick on shannon at 1pm.

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international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday September 15, 2012 19:37 by Felix Quigley   text 65 comments (last - thursday september 27, 2012 17:18)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
Main issue is defence of the right to publish

The issue of the anti-Muslim film and the grizzly torture, rape and murder of Ambassador Stevens is all about the right to freedom of speech, freedom to speak about anything, criticise anything.

Will people on the left, who think of themselves as left, such as on Indymedia Ireland and other groups in Ireland, now defend with everything they have got the maker of the film Nakoula Basseley Nakoula? read full story / add a comment
Alex Marunchak - Presumed Innocent
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday September 15, 2012 01:16 by xxxxx   image 1 image
One name has come up again and again during Hackgate is Alex Marunchak, who worked at the News of the World between 1981 and 2006, and who has yet to be arrested or charged in relation to any of the Hackgate police operations (Tuleta, Elvedon, et al). Marunchak rose through the ranks at the News of the World under editors including Piers Morgan, Phil Hall, Rebekah Brooks, and Andy Coulson. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Sunday September 09, 2012 22:34 by Teresa   text 18 comments (last - tuesday september 11, 2012 17:40)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
The condemnation by Cllr Mac Donncha of the friends and family of Mr Alan Ryan, buried on Saturday 8th September following his brutal murder on the streets of Dublin on Monday 3rd September shows how low this former "republican party" have gone.

I am no supporter of the so-called "Reals" but it is morally disgraceful that SF attacked a community in mourniing.

How low can they continue to go? read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday September 07, 2012 08:07 by Frank Walsh
On Friday, October 5th, a British military band are scheduled to play at the K Club in Co Kildare. The event has been co-organised by the the Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum (SESIF) and The Jack and Jill Foundation, with the proceeds from the event being donated to the latter organisation. The SESIF is an organisation which purports to represent those who work in the 'ambulance, coast guard, fire, military, police, rescue and prisons' services. In reality much of its energies are devoted to rehabilitating the image of the paramilitary PSNI and the British Army in Ireland. The Jack and Jill Foundation is a children's charity which provides support to sick children and their families. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 04, 2012 20:28 by éirígí PRO   text 7 comments (last - thursday september 13, 2012 18:29)   image 1 image
Cathaoirleach éirígí Brian Leeson has condemned the planned appearance of a British Army military band in the exclusive K Club as a “sickening public relations stunt”. Leeson has also confirmed that the socialist republican party will be actively opposing the October 5th event, which is being organised by the Security and Emergency Services Ireland Forum (SESIF) in conjunction with the Jack and Jill Foundation. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday August 27, 2012 13:07 by Volunteer support   text 1 comment (last - monday august 27, 2012 21:03)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The community in Erris, Co. Mayo is under siege. Here Betty Schult, a local resident, speaks about what life is like under Shell occupation.
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday August 18, 2012 00:23 by Perri Fowler
This is a feeling about life, or more so the absence of life. read full story / add a comment
What exactly is a "free pussy riot" anyway? Sounds like protest I could believe in!! ;-)
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday August 17, 2012 15:00 by lefty   text 22 comments (last - monday september 03, 2012 13:18)   image 1 image
Clearly, the usual suspects are using this totally hyped media trial to get the dig they promised in at Russia after it didn't play ball regarding Assad in Syria. Apparently even RTE has it's instructions to do a hatchet job. You have to laugh at our own extended segment RTE propaganda tour de force on last nights "prime time". It's quite funny to hear everyone saying "pussy" with a straight face on prime time catholic Ireland TV. Don't they realise it's NOT tiddles the cat we're talking about here! ;-) read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Saturday August 04, 2012 13:45 by resting camper   text 14 comments (last - friday august 10, 2012 11:34)   image 1 image
An account of Friday's events on the day the tunnel boring machine was moved. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 31, 2012 23:48 by really tired camper   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 01, 2012 14:26)
Right, a quick update from camp. The Tunnel Boring Machine is still stuck. Shell's contractors Roadbridge have been trying several different methods, but none working. Currently, it is believed the plan is to build up the road so local residents can get past, then use the main road to bring in cranes that can lift the truck in sections. However, there is resistance in the air... read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 31, 2012 14:12 by v. tired camper   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 11, 2013 18:49)
The last twelve plus hours saw protesters in Erris take on one of the largest Gardai operations Ireland has seen in some time – and ran rings around it. The mammoth operation saw hundreds of Gardai and IRMS security trying to escort the tunnel boring machine [TBM] to Aghoos. Yet Shell to Sea campaigners managed, in separate incidents, two lock-ons and used a car to blockade a bridge on the route of the TBM. read full story / add a comment
Irish Republican Army
international / miscellaneous / news report Friday July 27, 2012 07:52 by BrianClarke   text 20 comments (last - friday january 11, 2013 04:50)   image 6 images
The Real IRA and a number of breakaway IRA organisations, including
Republican Action Against Drugs and Oglaigh na hEireann, have come
together to issue the following public statement this evening in the
name of the IRA Army Council. read full story / add a comment
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