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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

cork / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday April 08, 2014 23:34 by IVCO
Historical Exhibition of Irish War of Independence artifacts.

FREE ADMISSION

Easter Saturday, April 19.th 2014.

The south parish Community Centre

Sawmill street,Cork city.

11.am to 5pm read full story / add a comment
cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday April 02, 2014 19:23 by Jim O'Connell
OUR WATER IS NOT FOR SALE!
Public Meeting
Featuring:
Bolivian Water Campaigner
MARCELLA OLIVERA
Maldron Hotel
John Redmond St. Cork
Thurs 3rd April 8pm
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cork / environment / event notice Friday March 28, 2014 15:46 by IWT
The event is Free and it is recommended to wear warm clothing a rain coat and comfortable shoes. This walk is led by Conor Kelleher from Cork County Bat Group in conjunction with Irish Wildlife Trust Cork branch for Lifelong Learning Week.
Conor will talk about different bat species, the importance of bats in nature, their diet and their habitat.
We will also demonstrate how to track and identify bats by using a bat sensor. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Wednesday March 19, 2014 21:05 by Friends of Irish Environment
Ahead of tomorrow’s opening of the An Bord Pleanala hearing into the plans for the clean up of the old steel plant’s toxic dump on Haulbowline Island, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] has called for the work to be extended to the site of the steel plant itself.

The current proposal is limited to the 9 hectare waste dump on the island.

FIE says numerous reports show that the contamination on the island includes not just the 9 hectare East Tip which is the subject of the license hearing but the 12 hectare site of the steel plant itself which is being ignored. read full story / add a comment
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cork / education / news report Wednesday March 12, 2014 00:03 by Corkonian   text 4 comments (last - saturday march 29, 2014 16:39)   image 2 images   2 attached files
On midday on Friday 7th March the Institute of Chemical Engineers - and their corporate sponsors, Shell - had organised for an engineer from Shell's Corrib Gas Project to give a talk and workshop for staff and students of the Engineering College at UCC. A cork group formed and mobilsed to attend the lecture, distribute independent information on Corrib and challenge any Shell spin.

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The revised Workshop Schedule
cork / environment / event notice Wednesday March 05, 2014 21:47 by Corkonian   image 1 image
Shell are sending an engineer down to UCC on Friday to talk about the Corrib Gas Project.
It should make for a lively debate... read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / press release Monday February 10, 2014 22:47 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms   text 9 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 23:15)   image 1 image
It is estimated that between 60,000 to 80,000 one year old farmed salmon have escaped from a salmon farm at Gerahies, Bantry Bay, County Cork with an added undetermined number of smaller fish escaping after a bad storm on Saturday 1st February 2014. Save Bantry Bay said: ‘We are particularly concerned because of the very real likelihood of further escapees. The protective nets have been stripped by the gales and the seas are overtopping the cages, allowing salmon to escape and predators like seals to enter.’ read full story / add a comment
David Rovics at the Spailpin Cork
cork / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday January 15, 2014 11:09 by Jim O'Connell   image 1 image   video 1 video file
American singer-songwriter David Rovics plays Cork’s Spailpín Fanach, in South Main Street on Wednesday Jan 22nd 2014 at 8PM
Rovics has been a modern Bob Dylan, singing songs about the Iraq War and social justice issues. Rovics started out as a busker in Boston’s subways before concentrating on his craft and recording albums. He has self-released all his recordings, and has also made them available as free downloads. He is also a writer for left-wing newspapers and magazines. His music has been featured by the BBC and other TV stations.
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:32 by D O'C
Condemn additional cuts to community services and the furthering their Gravy Train!

MONDAY 16th December - meet at Peace Park on South Mall, Cork, 6pm, March to Rally at City Hall - the Council are meeting to pass the budget for 2014 and we need to have our say! read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / event notice Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:27 by D O'C
There are some events taking place in the coming weeks to try to advance the building of our movement for democracy, if you can support these it would help. In particular, we are asking people from county Cork as well as from Waterford, Tipperary and Kerry to join with us on Saturday 14th, to mark the Troika's departure on the 15th.

Note that the events are hosted by The People's Convention, everyone welcome, however no Political Party banners or promotions are welcome, we ask participants to focus on the subject matter of the events and to leave aside any promotion of personal philosophy or 'ism' - in the interests of achieving the broadest possible unity. read full story / add a comment
cork / elections / politics / event notice Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:22 by D O'C
There are some events taking place in the coming weeks to try to advance the building of our movement for democracy, if you can support these it would help. In particular, we are asking people from county Cork as well as from Waterford, Tipperary and Kerry to join with us on Thurs 5th for a meeting to encourage the selection of People's Candidates in our local communities.

Note that the events are hosted by The People's Convention, everyone welcome, however no Political Party banners or promotions are welcome, we ask participants to focus on the subject matter of the events and to leave aside any promotion of personal philosophy or 'ism' - in the interests of achieving the broadest possible unity. read full story / add a comment
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cork / history and heritage / event notice Sunday December 01, 2013 19:45 by Eric   image 2 images
Solidarity Books Book Launch: "Sins of the Father" 2nd Ed. by Dr Conor McCabe – on Thursday 5th December 7:30pm

Solidarity Books will be proud to host the Cork launch of the 2nd Edition of "Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish economy" – on Thursday 5th December 7:30pm

The event will include a talk from Dr. Conor McCabe, the author of 'Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish economy ', which analyses the development of the Irish economy throughout the 20th Century right up to the current crisis, without resorting to just pointing fingers at 'a few morally bankrupt individuals' in an otherwise sound system. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / event notice Tuesday October 22, 2013 21:43 by Ned Ludd   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 27, 2013 16:31)
Academics Kieran Allen and Brian O'Boyle,have written a new book to offer a critique of current economic policies.

The book, which is entitled Austerity Ireland, is based on detailed factual evidence to show that austerity policies have failed.

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cork / crime and justice / event notice Monday September 30, 2013 22:52 by T   image 1 image
Ellen Brown the author of the best seller book 'Web of Debt' will be in the Imperial Hotel in Cork to present: The Public Banking Forum in Ireland and will talk about public banking and where money comes from and solutions to the crisis in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Keith Bolender
cork / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday September 28, 2013 21:12 by Simon McGuinness   image 1 image
Cuba Support Group Ireland is pleased to announce the dates and venues of a nationwide speaking tour by Canadian academic and author, Keith Bolender, a world expert on the blockade of Cuba. read full story / add a comment
cork / arts and media / press release Tuesday September 17, 2013 21:53 by RCFT
A new historical/political/social blog site has been set up to promote our history and our revolutionary struggle. We hope to shed light on some of the lesser known figures who helped shape and define Republicanism in Cork. read full story / add a comment
We all mourn. The Gathering-RSVP. June 23. Pic. John Allen.
cork / arts and media / press release Saturday June 29, 2013 17:45 by Yvonne Coughlan   text 2 comments (last - sunday june 30, 2013 13:14)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
The Gathering-RSVP is an experimental collaboration of artists, located internationally, responding to the question of what it means to be Irish today, in a 2 hr promenade theatre presentation, integrating film, music, dance and poetry with community arts participation.
This project is produced by RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions,) Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland and directed by Yvonne Coughlan. It is inspired by The Gathering Ireland.
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The Gathering-RSVP. We all mourn. Pic. John Allen.
cork / arts and media / event notice Saturday June 29, 2013 16:11 by Yvonne Coughlan   image 2 images   video 1 video file   audio 1 audio file
RSVP's song creation installation 'Harmony' at The Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Cork. Friday July 12th 7.30-10.30pm. Once again, all our installations offer a FREE ENTRY opportunity to get involved! Discuss what it means to be Irish today. Voice your concerns within the positive creation of art. Be an advocate of positive action. Come have some fun for FREE! read full story / add a comment
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cork / arts and media / event notice Thursday May 30, 2013 10:07 by Eric   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 30, 2013 19:55)   image 1 image
** 8pm ** Amnesty Documentary Screening of 'A People Uncounted: The Untold Story of the Roma' Wednesday June 12th at the earlier time of 8pm

Join us in Solidarity Books Wednesday June 12th 8pm where we will host an Amnesty Documentary Screening Amnesty Documentary Screening of 'A People Uncounted: The Untold Story of the Roma''

Nominated for Producers Guild of America Award (2013), this feature-length documentary recounts the persecution of the Roma throughout history, and explores the effects of racism and genocide on the lives of the Roma today. read full story / add a comment
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