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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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louth / consumer issues / news report Wednesday March 17, 2010 13:48 by Sean Crudden   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 21, 2010 16:57)   image 2 images
GCFA has no fears of dealing with Louth County Council when it has already written to the EU in Brussels and been heard! read full story / add a comment
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cork / consumer issues / press release Tuesday February 23, 2010 22:21 by anarkitty   image 1 image
Our guest speaker this month is Graham Strowts, who will be speaking about the concept of the Food Forest and Perennials read full story / add a comment
cork / consumer issues / event notice Tuesday February 23, 2010 21:58 by anarkitty
For this meeting our guest speaker is Graham Strowts who will be speaking about the idea of the Food Forest and Perennials read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / event notice Thursday February 11, 2010 22:30 by Gino Kenny   1 attached file
PBP Clondalkin will be hosting a public meeting on the issue of the proposed new water tax to be introduced later on this year.We will be discussing the lessons of past campaigns, and the tactics for a new campaign. Speakers will include local Councilor Gino Kenny and Dublin City Councillor Brid Smith. All are very welcome. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Friday January 29, 2010 12:27 by Dr Doom   text 32 comments (last - saturday april 11, 2015 23:24)   audio 1 audio file
At last Wakefield has been exposed as the crook that he is. He spread scare stories about the MNR Vaccine knowing that his claims were false.

The doctor who sparked a worldwide panic over the MMR vaccine could be struck off after being found guilty yesterday of a series of misconduct charges related to his “unethical” research. Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 claimed an unfounded link between the vaccination and autism, “showed a callous disregard” for the suffering of children, subjecting them to unnecessary, invasive tests, a hearing found. The General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that he abused his position of trust as he researched a possible link between the MMR vaccine, bowel disease and autism in children.

It found that Wakefield and two colleagues acted dishonestly and irresponsibly in carrying out research on children against their best interests and without official permission. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday December 02, 2009 12:40 by cirrius   text 4 comments (last - monday december 07, 2009 23:30)   video 1 video file
People who used to get the Christmas payment include those on the blind pension, Invalidity pension, widows allowance, long term unemployed people, people on carer's allowance, state pension, and the families of those in prison. Contrast their treatment with the pensions paid every week to former government ministers like Ray Burke and Bertie Ahern, or the billions ploughed into the budgets of banks and developers.

This year, the Fianna Fáil/Green Party coalition, backed by various Independents, has axed the Christmas payment to pensioners and those on the dole. Yesterday Sinn Féin held a protest outside Leinster Houses demanding that the payment be restored.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh said: “Economic recovery will not be achieved by driving people into poverty. The recession will deepen if the government persists in taking money from those who spend it on everyday necessities. If these cuts are not resisted we face a prolonged recession with more and more people living in poverty.”
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Kish energy prospect
dublin / consumer issues / news report Tuesday December 01, 2009 14:31 by Ramon Eyan   image 2 images
The Department of Transport has issued a notice to mariners to steer clear of an area in Dublin Bay where an exploration vessel is to conduct tests to check the viability of a plan to convert under sea deposits of coal to gas which could be used to produce energy. The tests will be carried out on behalf of a company called VP Power in the Kish Basin, around thirteen miles east of Bray Head starting on December 7th.

VP Power is group of investors who have raised money to fund the testing of the experimental gas-from-coal prospect. Brian Geoghegan, husband of health minister Mary Harney, is one of the backers of the scheme.
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galway / consumer issues / event notice Wednesday November 25, 2009 16:42 by gniomhaí
Once upon a time, we used to buy what we needed.

Now that we have all we need, we buy for other reasons: to impress each other, to fill a void, to kill time. Buy Nothing Day is a simple idea: try not to shop for a day, and see how your view of our world changes.

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More nuclear
international / consumer issues / other press Monday November 09, 2009 09:43 by UD   text 2 comments (last - tuesday november 10, 2009 11:39)   image 1 image
Last week a consortium of three companies bought a Sellafield site with a view to a 2016 expansion of
UK nuclear energy provision, this emanates from the *Entente Formidable* fiscal deal between the Heir
to Slitherin' Gordon Brown (pal of Alistair Campbell , currently being investigated for Provence parties
and expenses and best matey of Toxic Blair, who really had to go and is not getting Europe BTW) and
the Gallic Shrimp Premier Sarkozy.

Heres the Contract site which the Irish Times did not make mention of during the sale period :

[] http://www.contractjournal.com/Articles/2009/10/28/7308....html read full story / add a comment
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday September 06, 2009 14:28 by Vincent O'Malley   image 1 image
The McCarthy or “Bord Snip Nua” report on public spending outlined a range of proposed cuts in government expenditure. Of the €5.3b in possible savings, it can be safely said that at least €4b of this (and probably more) targets the working class. Indeed, a full third of the cuts are aimed at pensioners and unemployed. In the private sector, attacks on our class continue in the form of pay cuts, short time and lay-offs. read full story / add a comment
Eurolink is made up of SIAC, Ferrovial and Cintra
dublin / consumer issues / event notice Saturday August 15, 2009 21:52 by TaraWatch   image 2 images
Oppose the taxpayer bailout for the M3 tolling company read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday July 30, 2009 12:38 by Sean Crudden
"We will set the standards for delivering health and social care services and we will continuously inspect to ensure that these standards are being met."

"We will help deliver value for your money by monitoring that the resources in our health and social services are used in a way which delivers the best outcome for the patient or service user."

The above lines taken from the front page of HIQA’s web site strike me as being rather gung-ho. It appears that HIQA is setting itself up like some martinet intent on squeezing performance out of unwilling minions. read full story / add a comment
donegal / consumer issues / news report Tuesday July 07, 2009 02:59 by the green leprechaun   text 20 comments (last - tuesday april 12, 2011 02:27)
I was never so glad as the day I quit drinking. Almost 20 years now. Alcohol is poison and destructive to the body. Worse, it lines the pockets of the rack renters. Come on Ireland. Awaken. The world fears that. Believe it. Marijuana is one of the most powerful expectorants known. It is a pain reliever, a euphoric, an appetite enhancer, and enhancer of certain other states of thinking and cognition familiar to its users, and very useful. Let us have some real Irish Green. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Tuesday June 16, 2009 11:48 by Garry Grace   text 15 comments (last - wednesday december 30, 2009 14:16)
Fake Hannah Montana tickets! read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Thursday May 28, 2009 05:15 by Is Linn an Tír Seo   text 3 comments (last - friday june 05, 2009 15:10)   video 1 video file   1 attached file
Could Ireland, in its own way, become a beggar sitting in a bank of gold? read full story / add a comment
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mayo / consumer issues / news report Wednesday April 29, 2009 13:23 by Topaz Ireland Watcher   text 36 comments (last - monday may 02, 2011 11:57)   image 3 images
Although many people know that Topaz is a Shell licensee, that company has been quietly removing all mention of Shell from its websites and anywhere else that the public might see it.

However, as the brochure shows, Topaz is a Shell licensee.
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national / consumer issues / news report Monday April 27, 2009 11:38 by Plato   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 14, 2010 09:21)
Last year, Minister Ryan indicated that he would soon bring legislation forward so as to stop the rip-off by "subscription services" Alas.nothing has happened read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday April 04, 2009 04:19 by Concerned Irish Citizen   text 6 comments (last - tuesday april 07, 2009 23:36)
This is a copy of a letter that I sent a few days ago to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Eamon Ryan. This letter was copied to all TD's, Senators and MEP's. The response I received from Mr. Ryan's office was that "the Minister of State, Mr Seán Power, T.D., has responsibility for this area." read full story / add a comment
Poster for meeting
international / consumer issues / news report Friday April 03, 2009 16:55 by Andrew recording Stanley Aronowitz   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
This is a recording of Stanley Aronowitz speaking on 'Popular Education in a Time of Struggle' to a Workers Solidarity Movement meeting in the Seomra Spraoi Social centre, Dublin the end of March 2009. Stanley Aronowitz is professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also a veteran political activist and cultural critic and an advocate for organized labor. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / news report Monday March 16, 2009 17:15 by T   text 7 comments (last - tuesday march 31, 2009 00:55)
Details are becoming available on the depth of the severe cutbacks in our public transport service from Dublin Bus.

Some of the buses have posted up a list of the routes affected. This is a callout for people to take a snap of the list (with their camera phone) for their area and then to later add to the list here, so that the full picture or the entire Dublin area can become clear. read full story / add a comment
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