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international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday August 23, 2015 19:31 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Recent reports have suggested that Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / feature Friday February 20, 2015 16:29 by missing our buses already   text 6 comments (last - tuesday may 12, 2015 00:10)   image 4 images   video 1 video file   2 attached files
Just three weeks ago the National Transport Authority (NTA) officially started the tendering for 2016 of initially 10% of Dublin Bus routes and a further 10% of all Bus Eireann routes with most of the routes in Waterford City, and a number of Dublin commuter routes are to be privatised. In the original plan a number of Cork City routes were to go but these will probably happen later. This process has been the culmination of a relentless effort by Fine Gael (FG) in the present government and their predecessors and fellow Neo-Liberal ideologists, Fianna Fáil (FF) in the last government where they have consistently pushed for the break up of both Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann so that it can be handed over to their friends in the private sector to run on a profit basis. The NTA is used as a sort of cloak of respectability to give the impression that they will actually be a regulator with teeth of which we know very few regulators have any teeth, with the banking regulator during the Celtic Tiger coming to mind, plus many other examples and the function of NTA is really for propaganda value to convince the middle class. However this whole scheme is about ideology and is NOT about competition but about privatisation. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Tuesday October 07, 2014 15:16 by AIMS Ireland
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) are demanding an immediate response from the Government in budget 2015 on calls for a review into patient safety and appropriate care models in Irish maternity services. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Saturday January 25, 2014 19:25 by S Shriver   text 1 comment (last - monday january 27, 2014 12:27)   video 1 video file

Homocysteine, uric acid, animal fat or cholesterol, mercury, lead, and many other metals are some of the many compounds
present in meat and fish which harm the brain. Aluminum compounds and alcohol consumption as well cause loss of brain function. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 11, 2013 23:15 by Carol S. Kopf, BS, MA
By mistakenly focusing on the drug fluoride, since 1945, dentists missed the opportunity to reduce tooth decay by promoting tooth-required nutrients such as calcium, Vitamins A, C and D. Could the current tooth decay epidemic in the US be attributed to that blunder? read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday November 01, 2013 18:22 by Helen Prentice   text 56 comments (last - thursday november 21, 2013 21:07)   image 1 image
In May 2013 TV Star Eddie Hobbs' Company, Brendan Investments, publicly backed Metro Property Group in Detroit following news reports of a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed in Federal Court against Metro.The statement, published on Brendan Investments website, claimed that Metro Property Group had been transparent with them and they had no cause for concern.
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Emigration Budget Ireland
international / consumer issues / news report Tuesday October 15, 2013 20:25 by brionOcleirigh   text 8 comments (last - saturday october 19, 2013 17:52)   image 3 images   video 4 video files
I couldn't help but notice, the difference in one of Ayman Al Gilmore's old parties alternative budget and his government's budget today. He is obviously a me feiner, riding the Irish working class and feeding off old comrades wounds but then that's the story of Ireland, isn't it? The Labour party have no shame have they? They are an obvious gang of fatbarsturds, who people are stupid enough to vote for and are prime meat for a revolution! Anyway here's a summary: read full story / add a comment
Labour Fatbasturds
international / consumer issues / news report Wednesday October 02, 2013 09:50 by Brian Clarke   text 5 comments (last - friday october 04, 2013 10:01)   image 2 images   video 3 video files
George W Bush economic adviser Dr Pippa Malmgren, speaking in Dublin yesterday, said Ireland faces 20 years of “no growth,” because of the European Central Bank She was speaking at a Davy Stockbroker conference in Dublin, saying Ireland should leave the euro and devalue the punt. Of course Irish politicians on the Euro gravy train will disagree. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / event notice Tuesday May 07, 2013 15:09 by asdf   text 11 comments (last - friday may 29, 2015 14:48)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Join us on a worldwide march against MONSANTO on May 25th in Dublin and Cork at 2pm and Clare at 2:30pm

Events are taking place worldwide on May 25th against MONSANTO who are taking over our food and spreading GM crops everywhere. The genes are designed to make crops resistant to heavy doses of their herbicide RoundUp but this ends up in our food and kills the soil and destroys biodiversity. This is something every single person should be concerned about as it directly impacts your health. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Tuesday March 26, 2013 18:52 by fred   image 2 images   1 attached file
The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week - including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday March 24, 2013 20:32 by Gale Vogel   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 28, 2013 23:37)
The enthusiasm of people at a recent business offer presentation in the Dublin hotel was contagious. The queues for foreign jobs at a job fare was the opposite. A constant contagion of exploitation of those in need is evident in offers for opportunities offered. Job offers implied following training, the costs invested and the disappointment following discovering it to be not quite accurate have lead to increases in suffering and stress. The promise of cheap holidays and earnings from investing in this hope is growing tiresome. read full story / add a comment
Tell 'em to Feck Off
international / consumer issues / news report Wednesday September 12, 2012 01:15 by BrianClarke   text 2 comments (last - monday october 01, 2012 20:23)   image 1 image
The Irish Department of Health says it hopes to bring legislative proposals this year or early next year to enable cannabis-based medicine to be prescribed in the Irish free state. They should hurry up and save al lot of people an awful lot of pain. Experts have advised that Sativex contains a cannabis extract which “is a valid treatment option”. It took them awhile didn't it. like hundred years late maybe. "Sativex is used for the relief of symptoms of multiple sclerosis patients and other ailments. It is already available on prescription in British Occupied Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Moors' Law: Oil price, China cars double every 5 years.
international / consumer issues / news report Monday August 20, 2012 21:51 by Clayton Hallmark   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 22, 2012 20:09)   image 2 images
Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Sunday March 04, 2012 17:28 by john lagan   text 13 comments (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 16:23)
Successive Irish governments have overseen the fluoridation of public water supplies since the practice commenced in 1964. This form of mass medication is supposed to benefit the nation's teeth.

Today 97% of Europe's water supply is fluoride free, including Northern Ireland, as this practice has been widely discredited. Eire remains the only country to fluoridate its entire public water supply. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 12:00 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh
It’s January.  It’s freezing. Christmas emptied the coffers and now the bills are starting to bite. As the government cuts the eligibility period for the Fuel Allowance, it’s time to tell the government that we’ve had enough! read full story / add a comment
Fiar Hotels - www.fairhotels.ie
national / consumer issues / feature Thursday November 24, 2011 11:12 by Paul Gavan   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Fair Hotels is an initiative of hotel workers employed in Fair Hotels throughout Ireland and trade union representatives. Hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie were invited to participate in the Fair Hotels campaign by their own staff and their staffs' representatives. Each of the hotels listed on www.fairhotels.ie has agreed to participate. Our objective is to support and promote quality employment in the hotel industry in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / event notice Sunday October 23, 2011 12:34 by Martin O'Sullivan
protest in support of the residents of Priory Hall Saturday 29th October 2011 at 14:00 Assemble at main entrance of Donaghmede shopping centre then march to Priory Hall. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Monday October 17, 2011 14:58 by Tracy Donegan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 18, 2011 05:58)
Pelvic floor injury is not a given in childbirth. Mums can stack the odds in their favour of emerging from childbirth whole, healthy and intact. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Saturday October 15, 2011 11:25 by AIMS Ireland
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) has been informed that a review committee will meet next week to discuss the future of Waterbirth in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Monday September 12, 2011 15:58 by Dave Moore   text 12 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2014 12:08)
Exactly six months ago today, the board of directors of Dublin Food Co-op received a written complaint of ‘physical assault’ and ‘violently aggressive behaviour’ on its premises. Most of them seem to have been running away from it ever since. read full story / add a comment
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