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offaly / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 11:08 by Auld Rotten Hat   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 27, 2012 22:46)
For a number of years now, I have been going regularly to music festivals – everything from Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Life and much smaller independent music festivals which I have always found to be a huge contrast to the often staid, boring meetings and rallies on social justice issues. read full story / add a comment
Local organising in Tullamore
offaly / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday December 01, 2010 13:38 by Shelver   image 1 image
On Saturday 27th November Shell to Sea delegates travelled to Tullamore Co. Offaly to participate in a “People’s Alliance” march against cuts and the government in general. read full story / add a comment
offaly / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday November 06, 2009 22:31 by R.N.U Cill Dara P.R.O
Report Of I.C.T.U Protest Tullamore, Co. Offaly read full story / add a comment
offaly / environment / feature Friday October 09, 2009 13:20 by Dave Donnellan   text 11 comments (last - monday november 30, 2009 10:31)   image 1 image   video 7 video files
The Climate Camp held recently in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly highlighted the urgent need to address the issue of peat bogs in Ireland and the dangerous effect their exploitation by Bord na Mona and the ESB has on Climate Change. read full story / add a comment
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offaly / environment / feature Sunday August 23, 2009 23:31 by Paula Geraghty   text 29 comments (last - wednesday november 25, 2009 10:53)   image 27 images   video 3 video files
Hundreds participated in Climate Camp at Shannonbridge, which was held under the shadow of the peat burning powerstation.
The Climate Camp organised three events to create better awareness around the industrial use of peat in powerstations. read full story / add a comment
Don't Burn our Bogs! - Climate Camp is the life buoy which can save our bogs and planet
offaly / environment / news report Wednesday August 19, 2009 00:17 by Climate Camper   text 2 comments (last - thursday august 20, 2009 11:56)   image 3 images
Climate campers of all ages at Shannonbridge took a direct action this morning Aug. 18th, on a nearby bog by filling in trenches that are used to drain the bog for cutting. The peaceful demonstrations lasted 2 hours with police curiously onlooking at the hard working activists. read full story / add a comment
Stop the peat-fired powerstation now ! !
offaly / education / news report Monday August 17, 2009 18:32 by Bob Wilson   text 7 comments (last - wednesday august 19, 2009 18:15)   image 5 images
Climate Camp is up and running at Shannonbridge, Co.Offaly - started Saturday 15th August and goes on til Sunday 23rd August.
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offaly / arts and media / press release Tuesday November 13, 2007 17:57 by John Molloy   image 1 image
Bass-baritone John Molloy returns to his native Birr following a successful year touring Egypt, China, UK and Switzerland and here in Ireland with the RTE Concert Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra. He recently completed an Irish tour in the title role of Opera Theatre Company’s The Marriage of Figaro. John is joined by Lynda O’Connor, one of Ireland’s finest virtuosic violinists and Camerata Ireland Musician of the Year. Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Mairéad Hurley, the programme includes the haunting Méditation from Massenet’s Thaïs, Monti’s riveting Czardas, Arias by Verdi and the popular show-tunes of Alan Jay Lerner. The songs of James Lynam Molloy will also feature to mark the forthcoming anniversary of the Offaly born Composers death. read full story / add a comment
offaly / history and heritage / news report Monday October 15, 2007 21:14 by Vercingetorix   text 31 comments (last - saturday july 26, 2014 20:00)   image 6 images
Did you know that in the name of protecting it, The Irish Government have decided to move The Turoe Stone (the most important piece of Celtic stone-art in the world) from its rural home environment in Turoe to a museum in Galway City? read full story / add a comment
People in Offaly suspcious of RTE programme's approach
offaly / history and heritage / feature Monday October 08, 2007 10:13 by Pat Muldowney   text 307 comments (last - friday november 30, 2007 00:51)   image 15 images
RTÉ has announced a programme in its Hidden History series making controversial claims about IRA sectarianism during the War of independence. This is how RTE is currently publicising it:

Guns and Neighbours: The Killings at Coolacrease
“The bloody tale of a bitter land dispute, involving a family of Protestant farmers in County Offaly, which comes to a deadly conclusion during the War of Independence. Featuring interviews with descendants of the men who carried out the killings, this portrait of a forgotten atrocity features substantial newspaper archive research, IRA witness statements and military documents from the period.”

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offaly / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday November 18, 2006 21:21 by Solas Eile   text 13 comments (last - monday april 26, 2010 15:54)
In response to Mr. Muldowney's : The Pearsons and their Prosecutors ?? read full story / add a comment
offaly / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 30, 2006 17:03 by Pat Muldowney   text 74 comments (last - friday june 19, 2009 19:58)   image 2 images
Alan Stanley’s book describes the death of the Pearson brothers using a variety of sources:
(1) The contemporary (July 7 1921) account in the Unionist newspaper “The King’s County Chronicle, Parsonstown” (King’s County and Parsonstown are, respectively, Co. Offaly and Birr) which quotes their sister Matilda Pearson on her brothers’ death and the burning of their house;
(2) A 1983 description by a surviving Pearson brother David Pearson in Australia;
(3) A summary of descriptions of those events by William Stanley who was with the Pearson brothers when they were arrested and who subsequently lived in Carlow until his death in 1981;
(4) A number of comments gathered by Alan Stanley, mostly from Protestant neighbours and relatives of the Pearsons after 1981, and principally from Tom Mitchell of Kinnitty near Coolacrease.

The page numbers refer to the edition of Stanley's book published July 2005.
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offaly / environment / press release Tuesday November 09, 2004 01:52 by J. Antonio DiBella   text 9 comments (last - friday april 14, 2006 10:58)
Help stop road construction near Charleville Castle read full story / add a comment
offaly / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday April 17, 2004 17:28 by Fintan Lane   text 3 comments (last - sunday april 18, 2004 02:18)
Just received the following report from the EU Foreign Ministers anti-war demo in Tullamore: read full story / add a comment
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