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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday November 17, 2021 23:21 by RiseUp Eireann   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Outside Castlerea Prison, a ballad for Andy Heaseman, & the prisoners.


Tyranny in Irish prisons, & on Irish land.

Please join Sharon Dawn and others tmro/fri 19th nov .. Castlerea Gate Protest 4-6pm. Andy has been assessed by medical staff as needing to go to hospital over his back after the kick in his back from prison officers flared up his existing injuries. He is in pain after suffering this abuse.

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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday September 26, 2021 23:52 by Craig Backman

Letter from a serving member of the state of Victoria Police in Australia

Hi Tommy.

I am a current serving member of Victoria Police in Australia. I am embarrassed by my organizations approach to policing this so called pandemic. Just thought Id reach out to you and let you know that there are many among us that dont agree with this approach and are willing to put our careers on the line to speak out against it.

I am one of those and I hope that by me speaking out it may encourage others to do the same.

Following is the body of an email I sent to Victoria Police Management, yesterday, prior to todays protest in Melbourne.

It may cost me my Career but its a small price to pay in the pursuit of liberty and an end to this current dictatorship we are living under.

Keep up the good work.

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Patrick Chapman reading at Dublin launch
roscommon / arts and media / press release Thursday December 05, 2013 00:19 by Michael O'Dea   image 3 images
The Roscommon Anthology is more than a celebration of Roscommon's literary heritage; it is a book of national importance. The anthology with accompanying literary map reminds us that even the greatest literature is local. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:54 by Paul Laverty   text 3 comments (last - tuesday august 27, 2013 22:47)
Are we really supposed to cut off our critical faculties and forget what the CIA has done?

On the 16th of August Ken Loach and Paul Laverty spoke at a meeting in Effernagh, Co Leitrim, to commemmorate the 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jimmy Gralton, while across the river Shannon, the same evening, Mr John Brennan, head of the CIA attended a homecoming "Gathering" event in Kilteenan, Roscommon.
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roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday August 22, 2010 22:53 by Trade Union TV   video 1 video file
Over 8,000 people united and held hands around Roscommon Hospital to show that people would defend their public service Saturday 14th August 2010. read full story / add a comment
Free Political Prisoners !
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday June 04, 2010 16:53 by Bobajob   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 05, 2010 09:59)   image 5 images
Cyclists from Merthyr in Wales en-route to Rossport Gathering stopped at Castlrea Prison to meet up with Shell to Sea supporters and stage a day of music and song on behalf of Niall Harnett and Pat 'The Chief' O'Donnell who are locked up for obstructing the cops in performance of their duty to protect the rights of Shell employees to continue work on the illegal Corrib gas project. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 04, 2010 12:14 by Paula Geraghty   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 09:21)   video 1 video file
Following on from the magnificent Clonmel protest against any attacks on acute services, the west of Ireland showed the depth of anger was not limited to the Tipperary region. More than 8,000 turned out on the streets of Ballinasloe after Palm Sunday Mass to demonstrate that enough was enough and they weren't going to let go of local health services. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / environment / news report Tuesday March 30, 2010 08:33 by Dave Donnellan   text 2 comments (last - wednesday march 31, 2010 12:44)   video 1 video file
As Pat O'Donnell continues his prison sentence in Castlerea prison for his opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project a group of supporters held a solidarity protest outside the prison on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
Map on a protest sign showing the extent of the development
roscommon / environment / feature Wednesday December 14, 2005 01:07 by Terry   text 23 comments (last - monday november 24, 2008 01:42)   image 15 images
An interview with a campaigner against a pylon project in Roscommon and Sligo, plus a timeline of the campaign and lots of photos. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 29, 2005 21:22 by LabourWatcher   text 3 comments (last - friday september 30, 2005 02:13)
Following on from Labour Cllrs. McGarry and Cawley across the border in Sligo, Labour in Roscommon didn't what to be left out of the new populist policy towards minorities. Boyle Town Cllr. Willie Tiernan had interesting comments to say about a German couple, who have lived in the area for over 10 years, who lodged an Appeal to An Bord Pleanala about the building of a hotel, golf course and 297 holiday homes on Coillte land in Lough Key Forest Park. read full story / add a comment
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