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Water Charges Demonstrations Nationwide on 1st November 2014



The Right2Water campaign have announced details of local events planned for Saturday November 1st to highlight public opposition to planned water charges.

Over 50 different events are planned in a range of locations from Bandon to Wicklow, and a full list of events, venues and times is available HERE

Over 100,000 people came out on the streets of Dublin on October 11th to assert their Right2Water. Now, local communities have arranged their own events this coming Saturday (November 1st), with the result that nearly 50 local events will be taking place around the country.

If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday Nov 1st



EVENT LOCATIONS:

Carlow, Clare (Ennis & Shannon), Cork (Bandon & Cork City), Donegal Ballyshannon, Dublin (Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Crumlin, Greenhills, Ringsend, Blanchardstown, Clondalkin, Tallaght, Drimnagh, Dun Laoghaire, Ballinteer/Dundrum, Artane/Edenmore, Cabra, Finglas, Swords), Galway City, Kerry Tralee, Kildare (Athy, Newbridge, Naas, Celbridge, Leixlip), Kilkenny, Limerick City, Louth (Drogheda, Dundalk), Meath (Navan, Kells, Ashbourne, Duleek), Roscommon (Boyle, Roscommon Town), Sligo Town, Waterford City, Wexford Town, Wicklow (Bray, Greystones, Wicklow Town, Arklow)

LINKS:

Right2Water Nov. 1st indymedia event notice:
https://www.indymedia.ie/article/105086

Right2Water webpage listing time and place of all demonstrations Nationwide:
List of all demonstrations nationwide on Nov. 1st 2014
national / environment / press release Thursday May 01, 2014 16:19 by FoTE
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launches the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the "Fracking Free Ireland Pledge"‚ which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Ms Sekaggya met with Shell to Sea, Table Observers and other concerned members of the community in November 2012
national / rights and freedoms / press release Wednesday April 30, 2014 19:04 by shell2c   image 1 image
News Release - Issued by Mayo Shell to Sea
April 30th, 2014 - For immediate release

In a submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Shell to Sea have criticised the Irish Government for rejecting recommendations made by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights regarding the policing of Corrib protest [1].

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2013, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner” [2]. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 30, 2014 11:58 by PLM, PM, Akbayan   image 5 images
The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday April 29, 2014 23:51 by foie
Today, 29th April 2014, Friends of the Earth launch the Fracking Free Ireland campaign for the local elections. In the run up to polling day to be held on May 23rd, candidates are being asked to take the 'Fracking Free Ireland Pledge' which calls for a commitment to oppose the development of this controversial fossil fuel extraction industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Scenes of confusion at Eden College on Burgh Quay, Dublin
dublin / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 29, 2014 22:53 by Dave Moore   image 1 image
Eden College, one of Ireland's biggest private colleges and which until recently trumpeted former Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe as its President, abruptly shut up shop at the end of last week, laying off its staff. ICOS has been busy dealing with the fall-out. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 28, 2014 17:57 by John Throne   text 1 comment (last - monday april 28, 2014 22:03)
Along with Anto Macaba I recruited Joe Higgins to socialism and Militant/SP. He would later go on to refuse to support my right to appeal against my expulsion from that organization. He put his own position in that organization over principle.

Editors Note: The Socialist Party website has a statement reproduced in the first comment below, saying that Joe is NOT retiring from political activity but will NOT stand in the next general election read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / news report Friday April 25, 2014 23:07 by no water taxes   image 1 image
Opposition to water charges has taken the Direct Action route with residents in a Cork housing estate preventing workers from Irish
Water from installing smart meters. Irish Water is the quango that has so far provided over €70 million in setup fees to consultants
and various private firms and the government reckons it will cost up to €1,000 million to get it fully run and running. It will
then be handed over to the private sector so that they can squeeze hard pressed people for money for the rest of their lives.
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national / environment / press release Wednesday April 23, 2014 23:43 by Friends of Irish Environment
In a submission to the National Peatlands Strategy, Friends of the Irish Environment have pointed out that total emissions from our bogs are of the same scale as total emissions from the transport sector.

However, the authors write that ‘the importance of our peatlands for the climate is not correctly acknowledged by the draft Strategy. As a result the draft Strategy fails to integrate with climate change policy and indeed is in conflict with Ireland's obligations under the UNFCCC.’ read full story / add a comment
national / elections / news report Wednesday April 23, 2014 17:33 by Justin Morahan   text 2 comments (last - saturday may 17, 2014 10:54)   image 1 image
There can be no Independents listed on Irish ballot papers although they are coming in at over 20% in the polls read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Tuesday April 22, 2014 20:00 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 24, 2014 21:12)
The 98th Easter 1916 Commemoration took place in St. Finbarrs Cemetery on Sunday 20th April.

As 2014 is the hundred anniversary of the foundational of Cumann na mBan, they were given the honour of carrying the Tri-Colour, with another proudly flying the Cumann na mBan flag in the Colour party.
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 22, 2014 01:08 by john throne
German imperialism was left in an extremely weakened state militarily after world war 2. It depended on US imperialism and its stooges to help it stand against Stalinism. With the collapse of Stalinism it sought peace and friendly relations with the new Russian power. Within this umbrella its economic power flourished. This is now threatened. So also is the entire stability of Europe. the stupidity of US imperialism as its thrashes about in its death those is no help.

See the article below. read full story / add a comment
Fox dig outs are cruel beyond belief
national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 18:36 by End Bloodsports in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 20, 2014 21:55)   image 4 images
When: Friday, 16th May 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm
Where: Outside the Dame Street entrance to Dublin Castle
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galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 00:40 by george unthank
If the industrial salmon cages are permitted to be located in Galway , the sea trout and wild salmon are impaired.
Evidence adduced by gargan et al show unequivocal evidence of louse infestation on returning fish ( to spawn) to be attributable to the proximity of returning wild fish . The closer the salmon cages are located to the swim paths of the fish , the more the infestation of lice on the wild fish read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / press release Saturday April 19, 2014 23:10 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 20, 2014 16:26)
ON this the 98th anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic the Republican Movement Cork sends greetings to members, supporters and friends assembled at the graves and monuments of our patriot dead. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday April 19, 2014 13:09 by Mark White
Please allow me an opportunity through your site to comment on the interesting I.Green article (31st March 2014) on Garda corruption. While the article deals with a number of cases I will focus on one case in particular, which is less likely to get mentioned during all the present hype into the endless Garda tapes debacle. In my view the case of Michael Mc Kevitt is equally, if not more significant, regarding corrupt activity by some members of the Gardai. Evidently misdemeanours by certain individuals throughout the Mc Kevitt case were endemic. Fearful of the reverberations it is very unlikely that the state would permit the case to be reopened.
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international / rights and freedoms / opinion/analysis Saturday April 19, 2014 11:52 by Anthony Ravlich
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.
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international / miscellaneous / news report Friday April 18, 2014 18:00 by Arielle Retrosi
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments between Argentina and holdouts who refused two debt restructuring deals after Argentina defaulted on its debts in 2001. The Supreme Court Justices will determine if predatory hedge fund, NML Capital can obtain information from US Banks that reveal Argentina's holdings in order to target those assets for debt payments. The Obama Administration is siding with Argentina in the case. In the summer, the Supreme Court will also decide if it will hear a much broader case between Argentina and the hedge funds that impacts extreme poverty, official US debt policy and country debt restructuring. read full story / add a comment
cork / arts and media / press release Thursday April 17, 2014 14:20 by Yvonne Coughlan   video 1 video file
Children’s talent competition sponsored by Cllr. Kieran McCarthy. A panel of professionals in the arts make this an enriching and rewarding experience for the children involved. RSVP produce this non-profit event; ‘We believe that growth and transformation in society is affected positively by respecting our young people’s creative skills in this way, our vision for the event is one of encouraging our young people to be the best that they can be.’ €6 entry fee. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 16, 2014 15:58 by Sean Crudden
Saturday night's concert was part of the International Concert Series presented in The National Concert Hall for 2013/2014. I was looking forward to the concert because the soloist and conductor, Michael Collins, is a totally congenial and engaging musician whom I last saw a number of years ago at the celebrity farewell concert for John Ruddock the famous Dublin/Limerick impresario. The atmosphere in The National Concert Hall that night was unforgettable, the best I ever remember. And Michael Collins had a lot to do with it. Everything was set fair for Saturday night. A very appealing program. A treat in store. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 16, 2014 11:57 by Biofuelwatch   image 1 image
Having followed the partial conversion of Drax coal power station in the UK to biomass, we are dismayed to see calls across the Irish media for Moneypoint to be converted to biomass. Those calls follow ReThink Pylon's recent publication of a report by a UK consultancy which greenwashes Drax's experience.
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