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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 20, 2017 12:01 byséamas carraher
Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)'s report “Turkey’s descent into arbitrariness: The end of rule of law”, released on 14 April last, slammed the Turkish state for its abuse of human rights, its own citizens and in particular, its assault on an independent judiciary, vital for a country to maintain the rule of law with any notion of justice – instead arbitrariness in the application of the law in Turkey has now become the norm, SCF says. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:45 bylasc   image 1 image
What is Latin America Week?

Latin America Week is a range of conferences, meetings, workshops and cultural events around Ireland, focusing on different issues each year in April. An annual programme of educational, cultural and campaigning events on issues relating to human, social and economic rights in Latin America. LAW began as Central America Week in 1986 in order to increase the impact of many separate campaigns and events being organised by a variety of groups. It became Latin America Week after its tenth anniversary in 1996. The overall aim of LAW is to concentrate the attention of the public on Latin America for one week, so as to highlight the justice issues at stake in the region and thus to facilitate campaigning and solidarity actions between Ireland and Latin America. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Dé Luain Aibreán 10, 2017 21:01 bywsm   video 2 video files
This is a repost of a report by the WSM on the Water Charges protest last Saturday April 8th.

Thousands of protesters converged on Connolly and Heuston stations in Dublin yesterday as part of the 9th national demonstration against the water charges. The demonstration was called by Right2Water, the umbrella group of left wing political parties and trade unions, as part of an effort to pressurise the government to abandon their attempts to implement water charges.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Aibreán 09, 2017 13:25 byséamas carraher
Kurdish Political Prisoners Hunger Strike enters 54th Day read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 06, 2017 22:01 bySave The Hellfire   image 2 images
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdublincoco.ie

Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Déardaoin Aibreán 06, 2017 15:08 byGreg Williams
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and ‎Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)‎ introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Aibreán 04, 2017 06:37 byPlowshares   text 2 comments (last - dé máirt aibreán 11, 2017 19:42)
It has been confirmed by London lawyers that Assange & Manning solidarity activist and organiser Ciaron O'Reilly of the Catholic Worker and Ploughshares movements is one of ten people named by an anonymous whistleblower as having their email accounts illegally hacked by a secretive Scotland Yard unit working with Indian police and hackers. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Máirt Márta 28, 2017 21:04 by1 of indy   video 1 video file
Andrew (WSM) spent the day of March 8th 2017 recording #Strike4Repeal and has edited this 20 minute video account of how the day went down in Dublin. Below you will also find a text transcript of his account. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 22, 2017 22:24 byCHASE   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh márta 26, 2017 15:43)   image 1 image
Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator application ( http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 08, 2017 20:53 byGreg Williams
The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety,"‎ as soon as June. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Márta 05, 2017 00:14 byipsc   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine aibreán 14, 2017 15:52)   image 1 image
Celebrating 13 years! Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe.

Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Please join us in making the the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week one of the biggest yet. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 01, 2017 10:53 byPaul Lynch   image 2 images
On Monday night professor Myles Allen of Oxford University delivered the first in a series of four Lectures on Climate change at UCC to a full house in room 107 of the Western Gateway Building. The theme of the lecture was "Understanding - Climate science and observations", with a focus on quantifying the role of climate change in extreme weather events in Ireland and worldwide. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Déardaoin Feabhra 23, 2017 19:05 byGreg Williams
Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Dé Sathairn Feabhra 11, 2017 20:56 byffi   text 1 comment (last - dé sathairn feabhra 11, 2017 22:16)
Minutes of Joint Committee meeting from DEC 6th 2016 – minutes confirm that the Fracking Bill is with the Select Committee (supposed to be) rather than the Joint Committee (141 -2). These minutes are not available on Oireachtas website, only internally within Leinster House… read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Sathairn Feabhra 11, 2017 00:11 byJustin Morahan
The rejection of a judicial review request could not be appealed because of the backdating of the High Court Order. Now the appeal is allowed. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Déardaoin Feabhra 09, 2017 23:05 bywsm
Bus Eireann staff are set to exert their collective rights and strike from the 20th February in an indefinite industrial action in order to secure their pay and conditions. The strike action follows Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive officer Ray Hernan saying the company wanted to reduce its cost base by €30 million per year, with payroll costs accounting for 40 per cent of that reduction. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Feabhra 03, 2017 12:33 byMack MacThomais   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt feabhra 14, 2017 21:28)
The recent census taken shows an alarming land distribution fact.Almost 50% of Ireland's limited landscape is owned by 10% of the population. The reasons given for this onesided dynamic is farming and food security.This has created a land scarcity which has seen thousands of Irish families without homes or land to feed themselves which was the prime fundamental at the centre of every uprising in Ireland since the 15th century. A new technological innovation in science is set to put an end to land agitation ,extortionate food price hikes and offers the opportunity of food security for all . read full story / add a comment
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international / elections / politics / news report Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 22, 2017 07:29 byafpRappler   text 2 comments (last - dé sathairn eanáir 28, 2017 10:59)   image 1 image
Washington city authorities do not provide official crowd counts but TV footage clearly showed the gathering did not stretch all the way to the Washington Monument as Trump asserted

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cork / environment / news report Dé Sathairn Eanáir 21, 2017 23:00 bychase   image 1 image
An Bord Pleanala have postponed a decision on the Ringakiddy Incinerator Application for a third time. The decision was originally due on 12 July 2016, postponed to 26 October, then to 24 Jan 2017 and has been postponed again with “a proposed decision date not available at this time” according to Bord Pleanala’s website. (http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm) read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 15, 2017 23:38 bychase
Please take 2 minutes to have your say in how you want to see the Harbour developed, and encourage friends/family to do likewise.

Cork County Council sets out its land use planning strategy for the development of the towns and villages of the county in a series of Municipal District Local Area Plans, which are currently under review.

The Ballincollig-Carrigaline Local Area Plan covers the area surrounding the proposed incinerator site in Ringaskiddy, is directly relevant to the future of the Harbour area and has invited submissions. Submissions are FREE and can be made online, but the system will close at 4pm tomorrow, Monday 16th January 2017. read full story / add a comment
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