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international / consumer issues / other press Friday December 01, 2006 18:04 by ShellWatch
Sir Clive Thompson, former Shell marketing executive, is the director of the now-collapsed Farepak firm which has lost 150,000 low-income savers around €600 each. Thompson, chairman of Farepak's parent company European Home Retail, has a long track record of controversy - in 1998 he made a speech at the CBI annual dinner where he asserted that statutory union recognition should be put in a handbook to help firms improve their "pest control techniques". read full story / add a comment
Soziedad Alkoholica cleared by Spanish Judiciary. The logo "is similar" but that is "art".
international / consumer issues / news report Thursday November 30, 2006 23:02 by iosaf   image 1 image
The Basque political situation is not all about the "Peace Process". Many other things happen there too.

For years the group "Soziedad Alkoholica" used a logo on their albums of anarcho-punk garage angst music which was quite obviously a take on the logo used by ETA.

Their disks were withdrawn from sale by the largest department store chain & they were brought before the Judiciary to be investigated for "incitement to or glorification of terrorism". They've been cleared. They sing songs about victims too. read full story / add a comment
antrim / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday November 30, 2006 12:51 by Madigan   text 10 comments (last - monday december 04, 2006 10:37)
Isn't it strange that when in sniffing distance of getting back into power the local parties shy away from association with opposition to separate water charges. Is the thought of missing out on the double tax so hard to swallow. Maybe the truth is as suspected that all allong the likes of the DUP SF really agreed with the policy. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 28, 2006 09:05 by Watchdog   text 23 comments (last - sunday december 03, 2006 16:26)   image 9 images
If a high dose of radiation element, Polonium 210, can be a tool of quick assassination, lower doses (as in typical cigarettes) are no less tools of homicide. Ask health officials, et al, why Po-210 is still permitted in cigarettes, with zero warning to anyone. Ask why smokers and Pub Proprietors bear the burdens of law, but the cig makers, ingredient suppliers, and complicit regulators go free.
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international / consumer issues / news report Monday November 27, 2006 17:39 by Adri Nieuwhof   image 1 image
This week, ASN Bank, a Dutch bank based in The Hague,1 announced that it would end its relationship with Veolia Transport, and all companies that benefit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory. This article explains how the successful action came about. read full story / add a comment
galway / consumer issues / event notice Thursday November 16, 2006 13:49 by Santa   text 6 comments (last - wednesday november 29, 2006 07:08)
As an alternative to Christmas shopping and all the madness that goes with it, Buy Nothing Day is taking place in Galway and throughout the world on Saturday 25th of November .

We will have a stall in Shop St. with anti-consumerist messages and what events will be taking place throughout the day. read full story / add a comment
sligo / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 14, 2006 09:51 by Jim O'Sullivan   text 43 comments (last - saturday november 25, 2006 13:03)
Water is in the process of being privatised by stealth. Citizens must inform themselves regarding the ongoing process to hand our water over to a private multi-national company to make profit and learn from the experiences in other jurisdicitons where privatisation has brought hardship to communities and particulatly to the most vulnerable members. Voters should seek to have this placed on the issues list for the upcoming general election. read full story / add a comment
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galway / consumer issues / event notice Saturday November 11, 2006 14:51 by Santa   text 5 comments (last - thursday november 08, 2007 10:41)   image 2 images
We need helpers for Buy Nothing Day in Galway. You don't even necessarily have to do much.
We need people to man (woman?) a stall, people to be at a film screening and barter fair and people to dress up for a street theatre. If nothing else, turn up for the day and BUY NOTHING on that day. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Wednesday November 08, 2006 17:47 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - saturday november 11, 2006 15:43)
In recent years many people have realised fantastic health benefits from an approach to diet based on whole, organic food supplemented by high quality food supplements to make up for the cumulative loss of vital minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrition resulting from consumption of the denatured food which most of us are forced to buy throughout our lives. There is a huge groundswell of interest in this issue as people convert in droves to a truly healthy way of eating. A prominent UK exponent of this approach to diet who regularly arranges seminars in Ireland on this topic has spoken to capacity audiences of up to 300 people around Ireland who are turning away from pharmaceutical driven medicine to taking control of their own health by learning about how to nourish their own bodies properly - something the medical profession itself is still profoundly and shamefully disinterested in. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Monday November 06, 2006 14:42 by Santa
Buy Nothing Day is coming up. It takes place on the 25th of November 2006.

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dublin / consumer issues / event notice Thursday November 02, 2006 14:47 by C.
Common Purchasing initiatives in Guatemala, example of the cooperative LA HOJITA - a slide and talk show

at

the Dublin Food Co-op in St. Andrews Resource Centre

at 12 O'Clock, 4th November

by Mirren Samper read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Sunday October 29, 2006 17:46 by C Murray   text 3 comments (last - tuesday december 12, 2006 20:15)   image 1 image
Alliance For Natural Health who are presently engaged in giving information on the
repurcussions of the EU Food Supplement Directive , in relation to consumer choice
in health care have released an Eblast re : The Upcoming Codex Conference in the
Golden Triangle , Chiang Mai, In Thailand.

http://www.alliance-natural-health.org read full story / add a comment
louth / consumer issues / event notice Thursday October 26, 2006 20:19 by Sean Crudden   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 05, 2006 12:28)   image 4 images
IMPERO meets again in the affable surroundings of The Strand Hotel, Omeath. Is it just a question of business as usual or will the meeting see some important new departures for this small but seminal organisation? read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 24, 2006 16:32 by Elaine O'Sullivan / Seán Ryan   text 65 comments (last - tuesday december 26, 2006 19:24)   image 1 image
The country took one step closer to water privatisation recently with the announcement that Celtic Anglian Water have landed the contract for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, part of the Waterford Main Drainage Project. The Irish Examiner described them as ‘the international division of Anglian Water’. However, a quick scan of the company’s website tells a different story, Anglian water have only a 50% stake. ‘Celtic Anglian water’ (CAW), is listed on the NTR (national toll roads) website as a subsidiary company. Along with such shining lights of Irish capitalism as Greenstar, Airtricity, Bioverda, Irish Broadband and National Toll Roads themselves.

http://www.ntr.ie/companies/ read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday October 19, 2006 15:35 by down with Monsanto   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 23, 2007 22:57)   image 1 image
David McConnell, a molecular geneticist, is Professor of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. He is head of the Irish Times Trust , the owner of the Irish Times. He also happens to be Co-Chair of the biotech lobby group EAGLES – European Action on Global Life Sciences (www.efb-eagles.org), which is funded by the European Federation of Biotechnology. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Tuesday October 17, 2006 16:48 by Qasim Rajpar
ISLAMABAD , Pakistan: TheNetwork for Consumer Protection while branding the proposed Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) as eyewash has termed it an attempt to divert the attention of people from real health issues. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday October 07, 2006 20:09 by A. Student   text 6 comments (last - wednesday november 01, 2006 21:04)
carlow / consumer issues / other press Sunday September 17, 2006 23:29 by Paddy Murphy   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 20, 2006 14:43)
Today, The UK Independent newspaper reveals that "Britain's official food safety watchdog has privately told supermarkets that it will not stop them selling an illegal GM rice to the public". Documents seen by the newspaper show that the Food Standards Agency assured major manufacturers and retailers 10 days ago that it would not make them withdraw the rice - at the same time as it was telling the public it should not be allowed to go on sale.

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international / consumer issues / press release Sunday September 03, 2006 22:47 by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum
You can now email the "Report to Schools" from world experts on aspartame in our Save the Children project to schools, OB-GYN and pediatricians. You can also regardless of country email FDA Commissioner Von Eschenbach for recall. Movie, books, web sites and things to do to rid the globe of aspartame along with government records for evidence are listed in the press release. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday September 01, 2006 14:03 by Observer 3
TESCO Mortgage Life Insurance
'As you'd expect from TESCO, our morgage life insurance product [ugh!] is one of the most affordable forms of cover currently available in Ireland.' God help us all. read full story / add a comment
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