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Red faces in governments around the world after Cambridge Analytica dirty laundry comes to light 22:49 Márta 23 0 comments
Protecting WIldlife in Ireland from Hedge Cutting and Gorse Burning 23:37 Feabh 23 0 comments
From Facebook to Policebook 22:18 Feabh 03 0 comments
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Samhain 09, 2017 11:59 byArt O Laoghaire
Despite the Oslo Accords and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994, the Israeli state is never going to grant the Palestinians complete autonomy or independence. As recently as last week in London Netanyahu said there could never be an independent Palestine. So they have to actively maintain a state of conflict, and heightened security. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Céadaoin Samhain 08, 2017 22:14 bynbru
NBRU condemns Irish Rail for playing footloose and fancy free with taxpayers money as it had planned for a series of industrial action in advance of the completion of pay talks. read full story / add a comment
The dangers of over dependence on the services of corporate internet monopolies in activism and political dissent
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Samhain 07, 2017 23:45 byGuy Fawkes 1 image
Given recent behaviour of google and facebook, Now more than ever, activists need to reduce their addiction and dependence on these corporate websites to disseminate their message and store their data. read full story / add a comment
Almost ten per cent of whales, dolphins, and porpoises examined as part of a new Irish study were found to have plastics in their digestive tracts.
The study ( https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269...5204#! ) published in Environmental Pollution found that 8.5 per cent (45 individuals) of Irish cetaceans tested had marine debris in their stomachs and intestines.
Deep-diving offshore species such as Trues and Cuviers beaked whales ingested more plastics than individuals from coastal or pelagic species.
Data compiled from 1990-2015 on cetacean stranding and bycatch in Ireland was analysed in the study, with post-mortem examinations carried out on 528 digestive tracts from 11 species. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 27, 2017 18:45 byBan hare coursing in Ireland 4 images
Irelands hare coursing fraternity has taken a big hit. Coursing trials - big money spinning events in which hares are terrorized and subjected to agonizing injury or death- are to be downgraded to one- day sessions aimed purely at familiarizing hares with coursing venues. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 25, 2017 13:48 byKaren O'Connor 3 images 1 video file
When the clocks go back this weekend (29th), the Dublin based charity, Making Connections are challenging everyone to give their extra hour to the older people in their lives. The Charity sees this as a chance for the whole country to help tackle isolation and loneliness and inspire others to connect the generations, all with just one hour of your time. read full story / add a comment
The Irish banks are repeat criminal offenders. Back in the 1980s, the banks helped thousands of wealthy customers to avoid their taxes in what became known as the DIRT scandal. Brian O'Boyle writes.
The DIRT scandal involved bank managers telling staff to pretend their customers were living overseas. AIB were particularly guilty of this offence eventually paying 90 million back to the Revenue Commissioners. Even when they were caught the banks illegally moved tens of millions of pounds to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 22, 2017 23:49 byKate Zeller
More than 130 faith communities across the United States are praying and acting for hurricane victims during religious services this weekend. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 20, 2017 17:03 byMaureen Gallagher
Maureen Gallagher wins Hanna Greally Award. read full story / add a comment
High Court challenge to Dublin Airport extension to conclude. First case to test new climate legalisation
Today is scheduled to be the last day of the challenge to the new runway proposed for Dublin airport.
The new runway, if built, will significantly increase the capacity of Dublin Airport and lead to increases in Irelands greenhouse gas emissions. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Luain Deireadh Fómhair 16, 2017 20:50 bypavee pt
Pavee Point welcomes the hard evidence in Census 2016 figures released Thurs 12th Oct of the continuing inequalities faced by Irish Travellers.
These inequalities cannot continue to be ignored, said Ronnie Fay, Co Director Pavee Point.
These figures show the huge gaps that continue to exist in Traveller health, education, employment and accommodation.
Travellers are dying 6 times younger and are poorer educated than the general population. With low education achievement its no surprise were living with an 80% unemployment figure, said Martin Collins Co Director, Pavee Point. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2017 21:40 byShannonWatch 1 image
Recent discussions about the safety or otherwise of having the US military flying in and out of Shannon Airport gave us reason to recall an incident in March 2008 in which a Murray Air aircraft was involved in an emergency landing at Shannon. This was after it was seen flying over Askeaton, which is across the River Shannon estuary from the airport, with flames coming from one of its engines. Residents of the County Limerick town described their windows rattling and houses shaking as the cargo plane flew low over a housing estate in the town. read full story / add a comment
IMF and World Bank Meetings Begin With Growth Forecasts and Crisis Risk Warnings; Development Group Says We Lack Tools to Prevent Next Global Economic Crisis
international / economics and finance / press release Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 13, 2017 16:36 byAbby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank begin their annual meetings which run between October 13th and 15th. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 11, 2017 15:39 byAbby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) releases its biannual report on global economic stability and presents new indicators it says can help predict financial crisis. read full story / add a comment
Friends of the Irish Environment is celebrating our 20th anniversary in the High Court which is currently hearing two of our Judicial Reviews as we launch our 20th anniversary 20 fund raiser.
Were inviting the public to join us and see our challenges unfold. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Luain Deireadh Fómhair 09, 2017 22:57 bymandatetradeunion 1 image
This week in the Oireachtas workers on insecure hour contracts became collateral damage in a cynical game of power play politics by the government. A disgraceful ploy to block the David Cullinane TD sponsored Banded Hours Contract Bill was concocted by raising a spurious money message mechanism which government conveniently uses to halt the progress of opposition bills that have a genuine chance of succeeding in the Dail. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 04, 2017 16:25 byAbby Wilhelm
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, President Trump called for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out. read full story / add a comment
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As President Trump Visits Islands
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 03, 2017 20:07 byAbby Wilhelm
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 01, 2017 10:17 byiosaf mac diarmada 3 comments (last - dé luain deireadh fómhair 02, 2017 19:43) 7 images
A little over a week ago the Spanish state attempted to take control of the Mossos d'Esquadra the Catalan national police force whose men and women have sworn an oath of fealty to Catalonia and answer to the Catalan government "la Generalitat". The Mossos sidestepped all such attempts.
The Spanish ministry of the Interior ordered the Mossos to cordon off with "do not cross police" tape and guards all potential 6000+ electoral centres. A civil rights movement emerged intent on protecting those centres. Friday afternoon parents and teachers as well as children stayed on.at
At 06h23 this morning I went to the school in my area, known to some as the "Forat". A neighbourhood which has a long and sometimes difficult history of confrontation policing (lives lost or ruined), and is considered by some the anarchist heart of the city. I joined the civil rights movement there. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Sathairn Meán Fómhair 30, 2017 14:44 byiosaf mac diarmada 3 comments (last - dé domhnaigh deireadh fómhair 01, 2017 10:11) 8 images
October 1st, tomorrow at time of writing shall see the "illegal referendum on Catalan independence and conversion to a republic". On September 20th the central Spanish state launched an extraordinary campaign of intimidation and criminalisation. Ministers of the regional government were arrested. Printers were searched and ballot papers confiscated. Websites were closed down. 3 cruise liners hired by the Spanish state provide accommodation to police and paramilitary police drafted in to prevent voting, counting and disemination of information related to the referendum.
I shall later provide more information drawing on the wealth of archived articles on this node of indymedia which I hope and always hoped would explain the route from the fringe to centre of the process of Catalan self-determination. For the moment, the final opinion poll published today shows the intent of 63% of the enfranchised wish to vote & of those 83% will vote yes. read full story / add a comment