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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

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Today we are publishing a copy of an open letter sent to the Judges of Ireland by Integrity Ireland relating to corruption in the legal system.

Dear JAAB / Courts Service Staff;

Please ensure that the attached email letter (also by recorded post) is
brought to the personal attention of each of the persons listed on page
3, and that the contents are made known to any and all Courts Service
Staff members, solicitors, barristers and Registrars, who may in any way
be implicated in facilitating the criminal activities as referenced
herein. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Déardaoin Eanáir 22, 2015 16:43 byBernard Moffatt
Comparative review of the role of the Irish Army in peace-keeping overthe past 50 years and the British Army's counter-insurgency role in the same period often waged ruthlessly and with brutal consequences. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 18, 2015 00:07 bywp
Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has said that it is time to replace two decades of lip-service on hospital overcrowding with immediate action to end the scandal of sick patients lying on trolleys in hospital corridors and wards.

Cllr. Tynan said that the hospital trolley crisis, like the Winter Vomiting bug, had become an annual fixture and the stock answer from both the government and the HSE that it was a temporary crisis was an insult to the patients involved and their families. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Dé Sathairn Eanáir 17, 2015 22:50 bypbp
Brid Smith, a People Before Profit councillor, has condemned the role that RPS has been granted in the formulation of the Eastern–Midlands Draft Regional Waste Management Plan 2015-2021.

‘A draft waste plan was presented to Dublin City Councillors this morning which allows for greater centralisation in the management of waste.

‘The plan was based on research drawn up by the company RPS. This company has already had an undue influence in Irish policy making. Two of the directors of Irish Water have already come from this company. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Dé Máirt Eanáir 13, 2015 22:07 byIntegrity Ireland   text 3 comments (last - déardaoin eanáir 15, 2015 08:58)   video 1 video file
Integrity Ireland which was setup to expose and fight corruption in our legal
and justice system has written an Open Letter to President Higgins because of
the unprecedented obstalces and obstructions that they have encountered.

The open letter reproduced below is seeking the protection of the Presidential Office in the
event we have to arrest two of our most senior judges for criminal conspiracy on Friday January
30th next.. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Eanáir 08, 2015 16:27 byLaurence Cox
Notice of a newly-published account of Indymedia.ie read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 31, 2014 15:48 byIonS   text 2 comments (last - dé luain eanáir 05, 2015 09:25)
Deputy Sean Barrett as we now know, is a major shareholder in a Jersey based investment vehicle called Grove Ltd which in turn runs a major care homes based in the UK and now as it turns out controls the Barchester Healthcare empire of more than 200 care homes. Grove Ltd as it happens is also a major shareholder in Cygnet, one of the largest private provider of psychiatric care services to the NHS. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Luain Nollaig 22, 2014 23:30 byFIE
The Environmental groups which support the ‘Boycott Farmed Salmon campaign at Christmas’ have welcomed Slow Food international’s declaration of its opposition to intensive open pen fish farms.

‘Give a Gift to the Environment – Boycott Farmed Salmon’, was launched in 2012 and last year picketed the Irish Good Food Ireland Awards, where farmed salmon featured on the evening menu.

Friends of the Irish Environment, who coordinate the campaign in Ireland, have welcomed Slow Food’s unequivocal statement. Piero Sardo the President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity confirmed that ‘Slow Food does not consider open net pen fish farms an environmentally sound practice’. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Dé hAoine Nollaig 19, 2014 19:47 byUniversal Revolution
All around the world, the struggle against the State, against capitalism is a struggle against police, too. The killing of activist Rémy Fraisse in France, the kidnapping of the 43 students in Iguala (Mexico), the policial murder on Mike Brown and Eric Garner in USA, the arrest and torture against Nikos Romanos and another greek anarchists, the preventive attacks against the solidarity protest in London (Westfield shopping centre), and recent the prosecution/arrest of anarchists in Spain shows it. Since the beginning of November, there are social protests and riots in at least 21 countries, following the rebellion in North America.

Obs: we thanks a possible translation to Celtic/Irish/Gaeilge idiom for better diffusion for our brothers in Ireland/North Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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
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