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Boycott Dunnes Stores on Holy Thursday!
Support The Dunnes Workers on a 1-Day Strike Over Zero Hour Contracts
Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers

Many Dunnes Stores wrorkers are being screwed over by the company because they are on zero-rated hours which means you don't know until each given day how many hours you will be working and it can vary alot from week to week. This means you have no idea how much you will be earning from week to week and therefore it becomes almost impossible to budget for anything, let alone pay bills, rent, food etc from one week to the next. And this practice is widespread with other employers.

On Thursday, 2nd April 2015 (Holy Thursday) Mandate members in Dunnes Stores will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in the Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute.

Links:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105323
http://dunnesworkers.com/

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clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday October 02, 2014 23:37 by shannonwatch   text 2 comments (last - thursday october 09, 2014 20:40)   image 2 images
Shannonwatch are inviting groups and individuals from around Ireland to join them in organising a series of peace events at Shannon Airport on the weekend of October 11th and 12th. The main event of the weekend will be a public demonstration on Sunday 12th at 2pm, calling for an end to the US military use of the airport.

The event is being co-organised and supported by a large number of groups including Shannonwatch, Galway Alliance Against War, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Afri, and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Bus transport is being arranged from Dublin on Sunday 12th and as a result a large turnout is expected (contact details for the bus are given below). read full story / add a comment
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clare / environment / event notice Wednesday September 17, 2014 22:03 by Friends of Irish Environment   image 1 image
To celebrate the international day of action on climate change on Sunday September 21st you can join the family friendly event in Clare.

On Sunday, September 21st, just days before a landmark climate summit at the UN, Avaaz members around the world are taking part in a People's Climate March. World leaders don’t believe enough of us care about climate change, that’s why they’re still not yet rising to the challenge of saving our planet. But on September 21, we have an unprecedented chance to prove them wrong, with the largest climate mobilisation in history. We're joining with the Burrenbeo Conservation Volunteers who are organising a cleanup on the day. Together we'll make a local difference and add our voices to the global call for sane political responses to climate change.
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday September 11, 2014 23:24 by shannonwatch   image 1 image
Shannonwatch are calling on peace and anti-war groups as well as other organisations and individuals around the country to join together in a mass protest at Shannon on Sunday 12th October. Thirteen shameful years of support for global warfare is more than enough. We want our integrity and our neutrality back. read full story / add a comment
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clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday February 05, 2014 23:17 by shannon-watch   text 4 comments (last - thursday february 20, 2014 23:04)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
A large peace demonstration will take place in Shannon on Sunday February 9th from 2pm to 3pm. The demonstration is being held in opposition to the U.S. military use of the airport, and in solidarity with imprisoned peace activist Margaretta D'Arcy. read full story / add a comment
Guantanamo Granny - Margaretta D'Arcy
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday December 12, 2013 17:57 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 3 comments (last - thursday december 12, 2013 21:31)   image 1 image
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday October 30, 2013 23:56 by anti-war   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 31, 2013 00:18)   video 1 video file   2 attached files
Demonstration at Shannon Airport Roundabout on the 2nd Sunday of every Month. Next Demo is Sun 10th Nov

End the Afghan War 2001 - 2013

Supported by Peace & Neutrality Alliance and ShannonWatch read full story / add a comment
Target areas for fracking are: County Clare, County Limerick and North of Co. Kerry
clare / environment / event notice Sunday October 27, 2013 13:02 by anti-fracking   text 5 comments (last - friday november 15, 2013 18:41)   image 2 images
Important notice to all residents of south & west Clare.

The future survival and well-being of all residents of west and south County Clare is about to be decided on how the two single most important issues of our time are decided. (1) The internal divisions of the Cap Reform Payments in Ireland as a result of the 2013 CAP reform recently agreed in Brussels .Failure to achieve a fair and equitable division of these subsidies will result in the disappearance of at least 30% of the existing farming community and the elimination of many business in the rural towns and villages of Co.Clare.The UFA National Officers will present at this public information meeting the options for a fair and equitable distributions of the new payments facts and figures. Be aware the future of family farming as we know it is at stake here. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday October 18, 2013 15:29 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 5 comments (last - wednesday october 30, 2013 18:09)   video 2 video files
So this is the little US "beauty" that landed at Shannon Warport on the 5th Sept and departed on the 6th Sept. US Air Force Hercules AC-130W reg 87-9288
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FvmWBx6BLw (Preview)

THE US MILITARY HUB AT SHANNON AIRPORT & LABOUR’S MAKEOVER FOR DEREK NOLAN

The Galway Alliance Against War has stated that the publication of a parliamentary question confirming an armed US warplane landed at Shannon “underlines the need to close the US military hub at Shannon airport.”

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Margaretta D'Arcy and Nial Farrel outside Ennis Court
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday September 13, 2013 13:49 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 6 comments (last - tuesday september 17, 2013 21:16)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
A packed courtroom yesterday erupted into laughter after ‘Guantanamo Granny’-79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta Darcy,
blew a whistle and declared: “I am a whistleblower”. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday February 03, 2013 23:47 by Galway Alliance Against War   text 3 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 12:08)   video 1 video file
Rtd Commandant Edward Horgan has just been in contact. After a vigil today at Shannon, which was specially to mark the 10th anniversary of the peaceful act of sabotage on a US warplane by the catholic ploughshares people, there was evidence of a lot of Irish military activity at the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday January 17, 2013 14:05 by margaretta D'Arcy   video 1 video file
Why have I not been charged for being on the runway at Shannon airport Oct 7 as part of the Drone action week? read full story / add a comment
The Central Miltown Malbay
clare / arts and media / event notice Friday March 30, 2012 17:40 by PKMiltown   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Playing their first ever show in Co Clare, Ottawa natives Morgan Friend, Greg Langille, and Max Cossette are guaranteed to get the party started with their unique brand of "stipped-down, hillbilly punk-folk!" Come along and join the fun - it kicks off at 10pm shatp and there is no cover charge! All welcome!
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Cover of Harry Browne's book on the Pitstop Ploughshares
clare / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday December 21, 2011 17:00 by Trevor   text 20 comments (last - thursday december 29, 2011 14:36)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A sketchy report on the Irish Anti-War Movement website states that a U.S. troop carrier plane was attacked and sabotaged at Shannon airport. From other sources I understand that that Omni used this aircraft as a spare and that was parked in a relatively remote area of the airport when disarmed a day or so ago by having its hydraulic or fuel lines severed. read full story / add a comment
clare / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday June 10, 2010 18:27 by cathriona barker   text 17 comments (last - tuesday june 24, 2014 13:27)
Hi My name is Cathriona, i was assaulted by the guards in May of 2007, and, ever since the Gardai have formed a vendetta against me, all because i talked to the Garda Ombudsman Commission, (GSOC). Whom i migth add are only smoke screens for the Gardai. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday June 09, 2010 21:55 by Shannonwatch
Regular second-Sunday-of-the-month vigil. Takes place at small roundabout just before entrance to airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / press release Friday May 14, 2010 13:10 by Shannonwatch
Loss of jobs at Shannon Airport shows that it is time now for the Airport Authorities to develop a new and sustainable business model for the airport. read full story / add a comment
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clare / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday May 06, 2010 14:58 by Kev   image 1 image
The IPSC will be staging a protest at the constituency office of Defence Minister Tony Killeen in Ennis, Co. Clare, calling on the Irish Government not to consider the granting of a contract an Irish Defence Forces contract for bullets to Israel Military Industries.

Assemble at the fountain near Tony Killeen's office on Harmony Row at 3.15pm on Tuesday 11th May. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday May 06, 2010 01:11 by Shannonwatch
Meet at small roundabout just before the airport. read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday April 06, 2010 08:55 by Shannonwatch
Regular monthly vigil from 2 - 3pm. Gather as usual just before the airport entrance (at the small roundabout). read full story / add a comment
clare / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday March 10, 2010 23:55 by Shannonwatch
Seven Years of Occupation and Suffering in Iraq ... Seven Years of Daily War Support at Shannon Airport.
Voice your Protest at the Shannon Vigil on March 14th, 2 - 3pm (gathering just before airport entrance/security checkpoint) read full story / add a comment
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