clare / crime and justice / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 20, 2019 16:42 byMary Kelly
Yesterday, a local court ruled that the German Government must do more to ensure its territory is not used by the US to carry out unlawful drone strikes in Yemen. read full story / add a comment
cavan / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Márta 19, 2019 01:31 byWade Tarzia
Folklore observations concerning the Carrickaboy area read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Luain Márta 18, 2019 16:37 byJustin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - dé sathairn márta 23, 2019 05:41)
Protests at Shannon abound read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Sathairn Márta 16, 2019 18:21 byséamas carraher
Thursday, 14 March, after a campaign of 47 years, only one former soldier (aptly named “Soldier F” having been granted anonymity) who opened fire that day in Derry has finally been charged by the North’s Public Prosecution Service with murder read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé Céadaoin Márta 13, 2019 17:40 byKate Zeller
The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé hAoine Márta 08, 2019 19:19 byséamas carraher
On March 8 each year, there is certainly no shortage of outrages that have been perpetrated against women over the course of another year of violence, human rights abuses and oppression read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / press release Dé Céadaoin Márta 06, 2019 12:22 byHugh O'Donoghue
Ireland's Largest Association for the counselling and psychotherapy professions welcomes the announcement of the registration board for the regulation of their practices. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Dé Céadaoin Márta 06, 2019 11:48 byHugh O'Donoghue   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin márta 06, 2019 14:23)
Ireland's Largest Members' Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists condemns the practice of universally discredited therapy in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Dé Máirt Márta 05, 2019 17:49 byJustin Morahan   text 5 comments (last - dé domhnaigh márta 24, 2019 12:14)
Lay Litigant Kevin Tracey had a significant win in the Supreme Court when he succeeded in having a contempt of court order quashed after 12 years and 9 months. In the judgement delivered by O;Donnell J and supported by 3 colleagues including the Chief Justice it was found that he had not received fair procedures in the District Court. In his long struggle for justice there were many obstacles in his way. One of these was the Courts Service within whose walls someone backdated a Court order by nine months. This prevented him from appealing a High Court judgement within the permitted time limit. The long struggle for justice reminds me of the remark of a passing countryman to a mason called Mike who with my student brother was taking longer than expected to build build a hen shed: “Do you know, Mike, if every hen was as hard housed, a lot of them would shleep out”. It’s not funny to recall in these days of homelessness, that many other lay litigants may be left literally sleeping out after the justice system in Ireland prolongs their agony in their efforts to obtain simple justice from that same justice system. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé Luain Márta 04, 2019 22:02 bypbp
The Fine Gael Minister responsible for housing, Eoghan Murphy, is playing with figures again. He wants to protect his PR image rather than get on with the job of building houses.

He pretends that the numbers who are homeless is ‘just under’ 10,000. But this does not include those registered as rough sleepers or women who are in refuges because of domestic abuse. Nor does it include many of the hidden homeless who are sleeping on sofas in overcrowded conditions. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Luain Márta 04, 2019 21:52 byfoie
FOREST BIOMASS CHALLENGE TO CO-FIRED PEAT PLANTS

The inclusion of forest biomass as a renewable fuel fatally undermines the goals of the new European Renewable Energy Directive [RED II], according to Plaintiffs from six different countries in an action filed today in the European General Court in Luxembourg. Each has suffered, in diverse and particular ways, from the consequences of the Directive’s biomass energy policy. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Márta 03, 2019 12:38 byJoe Terry
“There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland”

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international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Déardaoin Feabhra 28, 2019 23:04 byJulia Reda MP   video 2 video files
THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO OVERTURN THE EU COPYRIGHT REFORM

In September 2018, MEPs voted for a version of the copyright Directive which will indirectly lead to implementing upload filters on most of the services you use online. The European Parliament’s (EP) Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee Rapporteur, MEP Axel Voss, then started the ‘trilogue negotiations’ – closed-door ‘informal’ negations with the representatives of the EU Member States (Council) and the European Commission (EC). These negotiations resulted in a trilogue agreement in Mid-February 2019. Despite massive criticism, the text has been made even worse than the EP’s proposal. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Déardaoin Feabhra 28, 2019 22:36 byFocus   image 1 image
Focus Ireland has said that new figures reporting a total of 9,987 people homeless in January show the Government is still failing to do enough to ease the crisis.

The figures show a rise of 2.3% (234 people) in one month alone from 9,753 in Dec to 9,987 in Jan 2019.

The figures from the Department of the Environment also show that 3,624 of the number homeless are children (in 1,614 families) read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Déardaoin Feabhra 28, 2019 22:18 byVaxxer   text 1 comment (last - déardaoin feabhra 28, 2019 22:23)
Dublin Workers Party councillor, Eilis Ryan, has called for mandatory measles, mumps and rubella injection for school children .
“There has been a clear spike in mumps amongst teenagers born in the period when bogus research linking MMR to autism was published , Cllr Ryan said.

Cllr Ryan's call came after nearly 400 cases were reported this year – including 64 last week.
“Figures released by the HSE today showed that the number to date in 2019 is six times higher than during the same period last year
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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Feabhra 27, 2019 23:55 bysw
The context to this letter by Edward Hogan is to highlight the complicity of the Irish government in assisting the US who are directly involved in the murder and terrorizing of the Yemeni population through the provision of bombs, missiles, drones, training. The media have managed to more or less turn a blind eye to this year since it started in 2015. read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Feabhra 26, 2019 12:53 byséamas carraher
“…the best way to solve homelessness in Dublin would be to provide no beds.” Owen Keegan, Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé hAoine Feabhra 22, 2019 20:44 byIPSC   image 1 image
IAW is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people and build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It now takes place in over 200 cities across the world, where events such as lectures, film screenings, direct action, cultural performances, postering, among many more help in grassroots organizing for effective solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé hAoine Feabhra 22, 2019 10:36 byséamas carraher
You think war was bad for you, well, think again… It’s worse for children; whether they are babies, small children or old enough to carry a gun or a knife and engage in the savagery of modern war… read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Feabhra 21, 2019 21:57 byJoe Terry

“The country will be back to normal in 2053” reveals the thoughts of Jack Kennedy in a future Ireland scenario. read full story / add a comment
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