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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / event notice Friday January 23, 2015 23:16 by AnotherSadFather   image 1 image
Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them! The Dublin local groups are planning to all meet up in the City Centre, Please join the protests and keep the pressure up. The temporary lower charges introduced by the government will be withdrawn after the next election and all waivers and allowances will be abolished if they privatise Irish Water which IS their plan. They later plan to charge for waste water! This is on the cards. We must stop abolish these charges and stop this disgraceful act. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / event notice Friday January 30, 2015 12:22 by LASC
Overview of the role:
The Events & Communications Intern will work under the supervision of staff and support LASC's Events Sub Group deliver events and research news and updates from Latin America related to human rights and international development issues in line with LASC's communication objectives.
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dublin / education / event notice Friday January 30, 2015 12:04 by LASC
The course is designed for beginners, with no prior knowledge of the language. 5 classes based on knowing the Quechua alphabet. main verbs, numbering, greetings, basic vocabulary about food, things, places and transportation. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 23:03 by An Taisce
Illustrated talk by Paul Kiernan, Welfare Officer of the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Venue: The Goat, Kilmacud Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 22:46 by Comhlámh   image 1 image
We are delighted to bring to you the third UCDVO Development Film Series which will take place in the UCD Student Centre Cinema. Films are being screened every Monday at 6pm, starting on the 2nd of February until the 2nd of March 2015. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / environment / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 21:16 by mm   image 1 image
First volunteer work day of Mountain Meitheal will be on Sunday 22nd of February to restore a section of trail at the 'miners village, nearby to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Meet up at Glendalough Visitor Centre at 10:30 am sharp.

All volunteers must be eighteen years of age or older, no special skills are required and nobody is expected to work beyond their capabilities. Volunteers should come prepared for a day in the hills with appropriate footwear and a pack lunch including a hot drink. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 20:01 by Proinsias Ní Mhurchú
Beidh fáilte roimh chách ag an Ionad Buail Isteach chun Imbolg a cheiliúradh agus chun bheith páirteach i gCeardlann ag déanamh Croiseanna Bríde
ar an Aoine, 6 Feabhra, 1.30 - 2.15 pm ag Ionad Buail Isteach, Siopa Connolly Books, 43 Sráid Essex Thoir, Baile Átha Cliath 2
Saorchead isteach Fáilte roimh chách read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 16:08 by Kieran O'Sullivan   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 29, 2015 16:53)
Charlie Hebdo - How Should We Respond? read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday January 27, 2015 17:17 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market will be back for another great year of exciting event’s starting on the 8th of February! Fusion Sundays is free event offering a great selection of over 40 international stalls, as well as workshops, live music, and entertainment for big and small. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:57 by Laurence Cox
Photo and voice exhibition of what people have learned in the struggle against the Corrib Gas pipeline and want to share with other communities. read full story / add a comment
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galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday January 26, 2015 10:38 by John Cunningham   text 1 comment (last - monday january 26, 2015 19:54)   image 1 image
Tuesday afternoon, 27 January, 4 pm to 6 pm, Hardiman Library Building, Room 1001
Three short presentations, followed by discussion. Adm. free; all welcome.
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Gerard Madden, 'The NUJ & Catholic anti-communism in mid-20th century Ireland'
Luke Dineen, 'The Labour movement in Cork & Derry, 1917-23'
Ruairí Gallagher, 'Labour militancy in Belfast & Glasgow, 1915-22' read full story / add a comment
'Bloody Sunday' picket to be held at the GPO, Dublin, on Saturday 31st January 2015, at 12 Noon.
international / crime and justice / event notice Sunday January 25, 2015 15:20 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 29, 2015 14:48)   image 2 images
43rd anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' to be marked at the GPO in Dublin on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 12 Noon. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / event notice Wednesday January 21, 2015 13:56 by Comhlámh   image 1 image
After 14 years of challenging the oil and gas industry in north Mayo, what knowledge does the community there have to share? What questions might other communities have and how might they benefit from the experiences of those standing up to Shell and the State?

A four-year research project (2010-2014) in the parish of Kilcommon, northwest Mayo, sought to identify and share useful knowledge from the experiences of challenging the Corrib Gas project. This has been used to create an exhibition in which people respond to the question: If you could say one thing to other communities facing an unsafe development planned for their area, what would it be? read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / event notice Tuesday January 20, 2015 10:13 by Laurence Cox
The MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism is delighted to announce
the details of John Holloway's public seminar, rescheduled from October. We think this
will be of interest to many community activists and social movement organisers in these
times of crisis and hope. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / event notice Monday January 19, 2015 13:20 by Órla O'Donovan
In a context where offshore oil, gas, fish and even seaweed are increasingly being privatised and managed by global corporations, this seminar will address the efforts of small coastal communities to raise fundamental questions about the common good and ownership and care of our coastal ‘commons’. Drawing on their experiences of the Corrib Gas controversy, but also other community struggles in Ireland a further afield, it will be given by film-maker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (maker of The Pipe and currently working on Atlantic) and Rossport farmer Monica Muller. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday January 19, 2015 00:07 by Molotov   image 2 images   video 1 video file
K-Tech Security are heavily involved in the forceful evictions of families from their family home. Having previously assured concerned citizens they would desist from this immoral practice they have reneged and are presently trying to evict a family from their land.

We are calling on the City West Hotel to no longer use K Tech for the Irish Country Music Awards on Monday, January 26th as part of a wider national campaign of calling for boycotts of K Tech Security.

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dublin / arts and media / event notice Saturday January 17, 2015 23:54 by cpi
The Progressive Film Club Presents:
3 p.m. In a Different Place
3:15 p.m. Presi per il PIL
▶New Theatre (43 East Essex Street)

A very interesting documentary, beautifully filmed, about “degrowth,” sustainability and self-sufficiency in response to consumerism and the recession. It features case studies of people from various parts of Italy who have forsaken the commercial life in cities to live in rural communities and also also looks at examples of city-dwellers trying to achieve more sustainable life-styles. The film accompanies them in their new daily lives, while interviews with experts such as economists help make sense of the decisions that have been made. ■ Directed by Stefano Cavallotto, Andrea Bertaglio, and Lorenzo Fioramonti. In Italian with English subtitles. Running times: 65 minutes. ■ Watch the trailer: www.presiperilpil.org read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / event notice Saturday January 17, 2015 22:34 by iawm
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 21st February 2015 in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 11am. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Friday January 16, 2015 19:03 by June Kelly
Picolas Pitsos is an Executive member of Le Mouvement de la Paix, France's major peace movement with over 150 local groups, and one of the largest peace movements in Europe.

He has been invited to Dublin by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) and Irish CND to speak at a public meeting on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 7.30pm in Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / event notice Thursday January 15, 2015 16:51 by Laurence Cox
Public talk by John Krinsky, City College of New York / New York City Community Land Initiative read full story / add a comment
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