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national / crime and justice / news report Dé Máirt Nollaig 09, 2014 17:39 byPolitical Hostage   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin nollaig 10, 2014 15:01)
Decision more jaundiced than judicial!

In the High Court today Justice Peter Kelly rejected Michael McKevitt's application to overturn the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant him enhanced one-third remission. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 23:08 byFocus Ireland
Focus Ireland welcomes the Homeless Summit but stressed it must deliver an effective crisis response along with firm action on long-term solutions the charity has called for repeatedly in the past.

Focus Ireland delivered a submission to Minister Alan Kelly at the homeless forum today outlining 10 key actions required to end the growing homeless crisis in Ireland.

The leading charity welcomed the special summit as it brings more urgency to the growing problems caused by years of housing failure and cutbacks to vital services across youth, health, mental health and education services. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 22:19 byFIE
The High Court has been asked to require the Information Commissioner , Peter Tyndall, to rule on Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s refusal to release the accident Report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.

Friends of the Irish Environment have asked the Court for an ‘order of Mandamus’ requiring the Commissioner to hear an appeal of the Minister’s refusal.

Alex O’Donovan, Secretary of Save Bantry Bay [SBB] said that after the official count on 19 February 2014 they understood that the farm had been ‘virtually wiped out’.

However Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report on the grounds that it was an 'internal communication' and that the public ‘interest would not be served by the disclosure’. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Nollaig 04, 2014 15:47 byCon Carroll   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine nollaig 05, 2014 17:46)
it doesnt take to be a scientist, theologian. economic professor to see that Ireland political elite are sitting back with their champagne glasses swinging. dancing to their superior masters of Europe read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Dé Luain Nollaig 01, 2014 23:54 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch have expressed their disappointment that the State has decided to summons TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to appear before Ennis District Court on Wednesday December 3rd for peace actions, while at the same time failing to investigate complaints made about US military and other aircraft that may be in breach of international law. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Dé hAoine Samhain 28, 2014 14:13 byRua
RNU have forced Stormonts regional development minister to amend the law to ban water meters being installed. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Déardaoin Samhain 27, 2014 17:49 byRua
RNU took direct action to disable water meters in Belfast. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Dé Máirt Samhain 25, 2014 17:54 byRua
RNU call on the people living in the occupied 6 counties to actively engage in opposing water meters that have recently been installed by NI Water. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Samhain 18, 2014 14:23 bysomethinghastobedone
SERIOUS BREACH - LEINSTER HOUSE WASTING TAX PAYERS MONIES - LET THEM PAY THE WATER CHARGE read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 17, 2014 20:14 byPolitical Hostage
In the meantime, Michael McKevitt sits in his prison cell, unlawfully detained, thirteen years into a sentence that was handed down on the word of a paid MI5/FBI informer who operated illegally within the twenty-six counties with the full connivance of the Dublin government.

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Courtsey of WSM
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Samhain 17, 2014 11:37 byanon   text 8 comments (last - dé céadaoin samhain 19, 2014 23:12)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
It is clear that the governments is seeking to split the anti-water charges campaign by modifying the water charges and publicly attacking any violence surrounding the protests. read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Samhain 14, 2014 22:20 byPaddy Hackett   text 3 comments (last - dé sathairn samhain 15, 2014 12:17)
Romanticising the working class as much, as the radical left do, merely holds back any chances of authentic political development. It is almost a taboo among this Left to make any serious criticisms of this working class. Left communists are not obliged to pander to a working class that has been backward for so long. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Dé Céadaoin Samhain 12, 2014 23:34 byshell2sea
Shell to Sea has called on Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to clarify what impact Corrib Gas partner Vermilion's Luxembourg tax avoidance deal – revealed in today's Irish Times – will have on the revenue the exchequer thinks it will earn from the Corrib gas field. [1] read full story / add a comment
Big man protects little woman - Enda Kenny and Mairia Cahill (Irish Times front page 23 October 2014)
national / rights and freedoms / news report Dé Céadaoin Samhain 05, 2014 13:14 byPeter Simple   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin samhain 06, 2014 22:54)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files   2 attached files
A response to Miriam Lord in the Irish Times 23 October 2014:
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/this...73438

The big man protecting the little woman. That explains the sexist picture dominating the Irish Times front page on 23 October, of Taoiseach Enda Kenny looking out for Mairia Cahill.

In our patriarchal society men hold the material and physical upper hand. Women often fight back with emotional and psychological weapons. These are being exploited in this fight, but not by men on the one side and women on the other, but by men and women on both sides.

The spouse of First Minister Peter Robinson, Iris, was in an exploitative relationship with a younger man. He is forgotten (I forget his face and name), while Mrs Robinson was publicly rehabilitated by President Mary McAleese and the Queen of England at a live televised public event in Dublin. She received therapy and expiated her sins, while he was left to his own devices. Who cares, f**k him. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / feature Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 02, 2014 00:07 byT   text 5 comments (last - dé luain samhain 10, 2014 23:40)   image 14 images   video 1 video file
Over 100 separate local demonstrations took place today (Sat Nov 1st) against the Water Charges and for the Right 2 Water. Organisers estimate conservatively that over 150,000 were out on the streets today to send a message to this government that they won't accept paying for water twice and having it privatised later.

People realize that all the false promises and allowances will eventually be dropped and the long term result will be that a privatised water company will prey on the people with massive hikes in charges and big fat bonuses for themselves.

There were protests from Cork & Kerry to Wexford to Dublin to Limerick to Galway to Sligo to Donegal to Cavan to Dundalk and all over the Midlands. There has never been anything like it perhaps since the foundation of the state. The people are truly fed up and are determined and will not be abused by the political technocrats of big Capital that is robbing every social gain our forebears fought hard to get over the past century. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 31, 2014 20:10 byPaddy Hackett   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine deireadh fómhair 31, 2014 21:17)
The anti-water charges campaign is a populist campaign driven by the opportunist politics of the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party and other organisations including the UNITE trade union. The Socialist Party and the Socialist Workers Party merely view the campaign as a means to enhance their popularity within the working class while opportunistically impeding the development of communist consciousness among the working class. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 25, 2014 12:17 byCharlie   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh deireadh fómhair 26, 2014 02:10)
Republican Network for Unity activists discovered water meters in Belfast despite NI Water denying their installation. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 19, 2014 01:47 byjohn throne   text 4 comments (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 20, 2014 17:14)
Sinn Fein I believe are rightly under attack for the issues around the Cahill case and the way they are said to have handled this. Abuse of women (and Men) exists in the revolutionary left also. When this comes up the leadership of these organizations usually try to cover this up by citing the supposed interests of the organization concerned and the revolution. This puts enormous pressure of the victims of assault and has to be condemned. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2014 22:34 byfred   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine deireadh fómhair 17, 2014 00:18)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
A pre election sleight of hand giving out a few pennies to the poor with one hand while taking them back with the other via water charges? Here is some information on some of the changes read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2014 11:40 byPaddy Hackett   text 8 comments (last - dé céadaoin deireadh fómhair 15, 2014 23:58)
Single issue demands such as the movement against water rates hold back the class struggle by suggesting that capitalism can continue in the absence of these charges or taxes. This is because such demands are not embedded in a programme of an interlinked series of demands that challenges the capitalist system. read full story / add a comment
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