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Advocacy is an "in" term these days. When we advocate are we really pursuing the best interests of those on whose behalf we are advocating? Or are we only trying to placate and tell people what they want to hear? Then, too, there are often a lot of stock cribs which advocates may parrot easily off in the hope of gaining kudos or easy respect from the judges - the administrators and the public. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 27, 2007 11:58 by Chris Murray 2 comments (last - sunday april 01, 2007 11:23) 1 image
The Alliance for Natural Health filed nine applications to Annex 1 of the EU Food Supplement
Directive and a further six to annex II in Late Feburary and early March 2007.
The primary subjects of the applications were natural vitamins and minerals
which were ommitted from the Directive's Annexes ('positive list').
On the 16th of March , the ANH informed the EU Commission that it had filed the
applications and would scrutinise it and the European Food Safety Authority's
(EFSA) procedures with regard to their evaluation. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Friday March 23, 2007 16:21 by C Murray 8 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2007 18:57)
In Rathmines, Harold's Cross and Crumlin we are to lose St Luke's Hospital.
In fact, the hospital scandal stretches further than that.
We are to lose a cancer hospital which will be amalgamated with St James,
the high property values allowed Minster Mc Dowell's Sidekick to sign the lands
There is a clinic in that hospital complex used by the parents of kids with CF and asthma
called Lukedoc/Dubdoc- one TD from the area put down the question re losing our clinic
published below is the reply from Mary Harney. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Monday March 12, 2007 09:04 by policy watcher 10 comments (last - saturday march 24, 2007 10:56) 1 image
The Govt will launch their delayed white paper on energy today.
It will seek to explain how it makes economic sense to simply give away billions of euro worth of natural gas to the big energy companies.
Note to Noel Dempsey: When they say the policy is good for the economy, it's supposed to be the IRISH economy, not the Norwegian one. read full story / add a comment
The Campaign for Commercial-Free Education will hold a workshop for teachers and parents concerned about commercial advertising in schools in Sligo Education Centre on 14th March at 7.30pm. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 06, 2007 16:17 by useless eater 1 comment (last - wednesday march 07, 2007 18:17)
Most readers and contributors to Indymedia, I presume, would be against the arms trade and money going towards 'third-world' exploitation, deforestation, or animal testing for eg., yet every one of us contributes to these decidely unethical practices. read full story / add a comment
antrim / consumer issues / press release Tuesday March 06, 2007 04:22 by TMcManus 1 comment (last - sunday march 11, 2007 08:29) 1 image
The IRSP have added their voice to the struggle against water charges yet again, this time by erecting a billboard to promote the campaign. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / news report Saturday March 03, 2007 20:10 by Johnny H 5 comments (last - monday march 05, 2007 12:12) 10 images
On Saturday the 3rd of March, IPSC Activists and members of the Palestinian community joined together to picket the Atlantic Homecare store in Sandyford as part of our continued campaign to pressure Atlantic Homecare to remove Israeli "Keter" products from their stores. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / press release Thursday March 01, 2007 20:51 by Fr. Cullen 1 comment (last - thursday march 01, 2007 22:56)
There is still a large stock of Pioneer Total Abstinence Association 2007 Calenders available.
A lovely calender with 12 months listed.
That's one for every 4 weeks.
only 2 Euro. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 21, 2007 10:09 by Jim O'Sullivan 7 comments (last - saturday july 14, 2007 18:35)
Over the past few years operators have been allowed to exploit mobile phone owners by misleading them into "subscriptiopn servcies" where they are exploited. Its time to call a halt. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 14, 2007 15:00 by RogerC 2 comments (last - sunday february 18, 2007 18:25)
I know that while the Northern Ireland assembly was running the local parties didn't seem to have a problem introducing water charges. However it would be foolish to let them off the hook at this time. read full story / add a comment
The domain name registrar GoDaddy distinguished itself in Ireland when it unceremoniously stopped directing traffic to the website of RateYourSolicitor without apparently providing their paying customer time to resolve the situation. In another controversial case GoDaddy has repeated this failure to notify their client, in this case an important network security site. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Monday January 29, 2007 19:46 by Gregor 2 comments (last - monday january 29, 2007 22:43) 1 image
Anyone who has had a child in primary school over the past couple of years has no doubt heard of the ‘Tesco Computers for Schools’ scheme whereby in return for vouchers collected when you do your shopping, Tesco give ‘free’ computer equipment to schools. You’ve probably also heard about Tesco’s ‘Sport For Schools and Clubs’ and SuperValu’s ‘Kids in Action’ schemes. If you’ve seen the TV ads for the SuperValu version, you’ll probably associate SuperValu with healthy, happy kids. read full story / add a comment
sligo / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 23, 2007 17:51 by a rock 85 comments (last - wednesday october 29, 2008 20:45)
Labour canditate for Sligo/Leitrim Jimmy Mc Garry used his casting vote to bring in water-meters after telling IFA he do everything to stop them read full story / add a comment
Protein - The Untold Story Is the protein in your diet damaging your health? 7pm Libra Natural Health Clinic 1a Leinster Street North; Phibsborough; Dublin
‘Nothing has been so well hidden as the untold story of protein’
Dr T Colin Campbell, the author of The China Study
If you are concerned about your health and want to avoid cancer, osteoporosis, kidney damage, kidney stones, heart disease, diabetes, immune dysfunction, liver failure and many others, you need to know the truth about protein. This lecture will expose:
How hard scientific facts about protein have been fighting a losing battle against popular opinion and corporate interests
How the level and quality of protein in Western diets is damaging to health
The shocking health implications of high protein diets
Our real protein needs
The best sources of protein and how to obtain it from healthy foods read full story / add a comment
1) Healthy diet for Cancer Prevention and Survival-17th February, 2pm-6pm, Libra Natural Health Clinic, 1a Leinster Str Nrth, Phibsborough, D7.
Despite a wealth of scientific data, most people remain unaware of how they can reduce their risk of developing cancer. According to the US National Cancer Institute, 80 percent of cancers are due to factors that have been identified and can potentially be controlled and it is estimated that roughly 30 to 60 percent of all cancers are related to nutrition. Not only can we potentially prevent most cancers, we can also improve the survival rates of people who have cancer, by adopting dietary changes.
This workshop will cover:
Dietary factors contributing to Cancer
Protein and fat –the double edged sword!
Fat and it’s effect on hormones
Foods and Immunity
Preventive and therapeutic diet for Cancer: menu planning
Simple and delicious recipes - food preparation workshop
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national / consumer issues / other press Tuesday December 19, 2006 11:37 by Disgusted 7 comments (last - tuesday december 19, 2006 17:21)
While the government is busily celebrating the greed festival that are SSIAs, (the scheme by which the already well off are made even more well off by the much less well off) they are showing a much less generous attitude to the hapless folk who have gone online to order a few cheap CDs and DVDs from other countries – almost certainly Christmas presents in most cases.
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getting all that gas off Shell read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / other press Monday December 04, 2006 21:14 by C Murray 5 comments (last - friday october 19, 2007 16:24) 2 images
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/792063.stm reports that there has been a spate
of heroin deaths in Glasgow, England and Wales, also. There is nothing on Indymedia
Scotland.In Ireland there have been six deaths, four people are currently being treated
in Beaumont for complications.
There have been 43 cases in Scotland resulting in 20 deaths.
16 in England and Wales. read full story / add a comment
Last Friday committee member Mary Walsh received a written confirmation for Fairtrade Ireland that Westport had met all the required conditions and would now be conferred with the Fairtrade town status.
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