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(SIPTU activists Martin O'Rourke, Teri Cregan, Niall McNally and Barry McColgan who were speakers at the Community meeting)
tyrone / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Wednesday February 23, 2011 23:27 by PRO   image 1 image
The community sector is being urged to sit up and take action to prevent it being seen as an easy target by both the Assembly and Westminster when the budget cuts are finalised.

The call came at a public meeting in Omagh on Thursday night (17th February) organised by trade union SIPTU, which addressed how vulnerable the community sector will be to the budget cuts.

The crowd was made up of a cross section of local councillors, community group and resident association representatives from the Omagh area.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday February 17, 2011 18:19 by Maryam Namazie
17 February 2011

Channel 4’s Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence on Islamic schools in Britain confirms the urgency of addressing the question of faith schools. Whilst the teachings of hatred in these schools are not surprising, it is nothing short of scandalous that vulnerable children are left to the mercy of Islamists despite years of evidence of abuse and violations of child safety and protection rules. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / press release Monday February 14, 2011 07:52 by Carolyn Bailey
The animal rights social network and advocacy website Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) announces a groundbreaking interview with British neurobiologist and University of Oxford1 Professor Colin Blakemore Ph. D. to take place at 10pm GMT on Saturday February 19, 2011. read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Wednesday February 09, 2011 21:22 by Charlie Williams   text 9 comments (last - sunday february 20, 2011 16:14)
Fís Nua (http://fisnua.com/) lanched its election candidates on 5 Feb 2011 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Fís Nua is Ireland's newest political party and was entered on the official Register of Political Parties on 4th Feb 2011. F?s Nua stands for an end to the bank bailout, for social justice, sustainability, a steady state economy, greater democracy with devolution of power and an end to corruption. Cordelia N'c Fhearraigh welcomed everyone to the launch and introduced Cllr. Pat Kavanagh who made an opening statement. Each of the candidates then made introductory comments about their reasons for standing for Dail Eireann. Those candidates are (left to right): Ian Clotworthy - Dublin South East, Gerry Kinsella - Wexford, Pat Kavanagh - Wexford, Liam Johnston - Dublin Central, Dr. Ben Nutty - Waterford, Donal O'Riordan - Cork South West. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday February 08, 2011 23:30 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
The Republican Network for Unity (RNU) held it’s second Annual General Meeting or Ard Fhéis on Sunday 6th February, 2011 in Belfast. The national conference was a successful event bringing together Activists from cumain around the country to chart a progressive way forward to end British rule, imperialism, partition, political imprisonment, political policing in Ireland.

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Pat Lawlor: A socialist fighter against cuts
antrim / politics / elections / press release Tuesday January 18, 2011 14:02 by West Belfast Socialist Party   text 15 comments (last - saturday january 29, 2011 21:14)   image 1 image
The Socialist Party is to stand Pat Lawlor for West Belfast in the Assembly elections on May 5th. He has already been selected as the Party's candidate for Lower Falls in the local election. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday January 05, 2011 10:27 by Malachy Steenson
The year 2010 will forever be remembered in the Republic Ireland as the year in which our national sovereignty was ceded to the European Union / IMF and the rights of the Irish people were set aside in the interests of international capitalism and the financial, business and banking elites who have used the economic crisis to tighten their hegemonic control over the world read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Monday December 20, 2010 20:12 by Cllr Gino Kenny
Emergency Motion passed last Monday at South Dublin County Council meeting in support of students of Colaiste Brid and Moyle Park.
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Niall McNally, SIPTU Organiser
antrim / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday December 09, 2010 17:26 by PRO   image 2 images
SIPTU activists mobilised at Belfast City Hall today (Thursday 9th December) joining with over 1000 students from across the city protesting against education cuts and the ending of EMA (education Maintenance Allowance) for Secondary School Students.

The Student Demo lasted for over an hour at lunch time, with College students and Secondary School Students alike thronging the street to make a stand against ‘regressive and ultimately cruel cuts.’ read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Monday December 06, 2010 14:57 by Gregor Kerr - PRO Workers Solidarity Movement
Press release: Anarchist Organisation to join anti-Budget protests and calls on workers to organise for a general strike

Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has confirmed its intention to join the protests against Tuesday’s budget at Dáil Éireann.

Speaking today, Gregor Kerr, WSM P.R.O. said that members of the organisation would be joining the 1% Network protest meeting at Wolfe Tone statue St Stephen’s Green at 5:30p.m. and marching with them to participate in the protest at the Dáil at 6p.m. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday November 22, 2010 20:51 by Saoirse
A Chathaoirligh, a Theachtaí is a cháirde go léir,

Fearaim céad míle fáilte romhaibh ar fad ag an Ard-Fheis seo.

I am honoured to welcome you all to the 106th Ard-Fheis of Sinn Féin. The past year has been an eventful one since last we met in national conference. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday November 20, 2010 11:17 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY Spokesperson, MARTIN Óg MEEHAN has criticised charges against RNU members for their involvement in the recent Student protest outside the Department of Finance in Dublin.

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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Tuesday November 09, 2010 15:42 by PRO Workers Solidarity Movement
“The will of the people has been subjugated to the will of bankers, developers and the super-wealthy. Wednesday’s attack on peaceful protestors was designed to re-inforce that subjugation” – Gregor Kerr WSM spokesperson

Anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has called for support for the Student Protest Against Garda Brutality called by students from the Free education for Everyone and Students in Solidarity networks. The protest is due to gather at the Wolfe Tone Statue on St. Stephen’s Green on Wednesday (10th November) at 6:00p.m. and will march to Pearse Street Garda station. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday November 07, 2010 22:45 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY (R.N.U.) Cathaoirleach/Chairperson, DANNY MCBREARTY has expressed his support for this Wednesday’s march against Garda brutality in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
USI President Gary Redmond and Ógra Fianna Fail
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday November 07, 2010 13:20 by Lorcan Myles   text 4 comments (last - monday november 08, 2010 14:07)   image 1 image
Demonstration called for Wednesday against police violence. Students call on all opposed to police violence against those who protest to attend. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday October 29, 2010 23:01 by Saoirse   text 1 comment (last - monday november 01, 2010 23:31)
Speaking against the motion that: “Nationalism is a hangover from history” hosted by The University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin on Thursday October 28 the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton said: read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday October 28, 2010 16:33 by Slinky   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 02, 2010 13:10)
A month-long series of events featuring lectures, videos, and presentations.

Every Tuesday evening, November 2010.
Theatre Q, Main Arts Building (Newman),
UCD. (events from 6 – 7pm and 7.15 - 9.45pm)
and Seomra Spraoi, Belvidere Court, Dublin 1 (for week 1 events). read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday October 28, 2010 12:00 by PRO Workers Solidarity Movement
Announcing their support for Saturday’s 1% Network ‘Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt’, anarchist organisation Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM) has said that the government’s proposed €15 billion of cuts would not be necessary if the wealthy were “made to pay their share.”

Gregor Kerr, WSM spokesperson, said “The government have declared war on the incomes and living standards of ordinary people. They have declared their intention to savage our social services. They are doing so in order to protect the interests of their wealthy friends.” read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / press release Thursday October 28, 2010 11:25 by Gregor & Brian
“Brian Lenihan might claim that there is no pot of gold to be had from the wealthy. We intend to show him otherwise” - Gregor Kerr, 1% Network spokesperson

The 1% Network has announced details of the route of its Hallowe’en Treasure Hunt, due to take place on Saturday evening, 30th October. Among the venues which the event will visit are the homes of well-known developer Bernard McNamara and former AIB chairman Dermot Gleeson.
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Richard Moore with The Dalai Lama, India 2010
national / miscellaneous / press release Friday October 22, 2010 03:27 by Helper   image 1 image
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama will visit Ireland next year to take part in a series of events being planned by three Irish based NGO’s. Children in Crossfire, Afri, and SpunOut.ie, will host The Dalai Lama in his visit to Ireland and organisers say the visit comes at an important time when Ireland, North and South, is looking at important questions of identity, peace and progress.

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