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For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Bob Crow: Partisan of the Working Class 11:27 Tue Mar 11, 2014 | Garibaldy
Missing the point on the recovery? 11:25 Tue Mar 11, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Socialist Party Name Change 10:44 Tue Mar 11, 2014 | irishelectionliterature
Services and manufacturing 07:24 Tue Mar 11, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
It?s the stuff you don?t expect that? 17:40 Mon Mar 10, 2014 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
BONO?S BIG IDEA 23:54 Sun Mar 09, 2014
APPLE, IRELAND AND TAX AVOIDANCE 00:01 Sun Mar 09, 2014
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN?S DAY 20:06 Sat Mar 08, 2014
CAMERON ON THE PHONE 09:22 Thu Mar 06, 2014
Irish Political Economy, Class 5: Austerity, Tax Avoidance and Privatization 15:57 Wed Mar 05, 2014
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Bishop Accuses Spanish Women of Holocaust Mon Mar 10, 2014 17:37 | Maryjane O'Leary
Irelands? Bank Guarantee: A Lesson In Class Power Thu Mar 06, 2014 16:49 | Irish Left Review
Normal Euro zone Countries Don?t Export Their People Thu Mar 06, 2014 15:11 | Michael Taft
The Eighth Amendment Must be Repealed Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:29 | Alison Spillane
Marx was right all along, says investment bank Wed Mar 05, 2014 13:14 | Michael Burke
What the Dogs in the Street Know: On the Runs and Hanging Peter Hain Out to Dry Mon Mar 10, 2014 22:08 | Colin Murray
5 Questions for International Women?s Day. Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:30 | Máiréad Enright
The constitutional right to legal advice after arrest Fri Mar 07, 2014 09:46 | Liz Campbell
UCD Event: Mr Justice Albie Sachs on Justice, Memory & Art Fri Mar 07, 2014 09:12 | Liam Thornton
Bureaucratic Bob and Weave: Troika Austerity under the Spotlight Thu Mar 06, 2014 06:05 | Darren O'Donovan
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
PRESS RELEASE - MONDAY 3 MARCH - FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT
Call on Minister over salmon farm ‘wipe-out’
Simon Coveney is being asked to give the figures of the escapees from the recent storm damage to a salmon farm in Bantry Bay. A written parliamentary question tabled by Clare Daly, TD, is due for reply later this week.
According to the west cork based Friends of the Irish Environment, the farm has effectively been ‘wiped out’.
In a statement released today, the group said that they ‘understand that there are only between 3,000 and 5,000 fish left at a site that held between 160,000 – 180,000 salmon.’
‘Simon Coveney should have known about the extent of the loses since the fish were moved and counted on 19 February and yet his Department is silent on the subject.’ read full story / add a comment
"Back Your Agency" Call To Rabbitte after Ombudsman Ruling on EU Investigation into Salmon and Sea Lice
Press Release 22-02-2014
FIE has written to Pat Rabbitte asking him to take issue with the Ombudsman who has accepted the Department of Agriculture's claim that the scientific advice provided by Inland Fisheries Ireland for an EU investigation into salmon and sea lice contained 'many inaccuracies', 'fundamental errors', and 'omissions of relevant facts and misleading commentaries' which 'would have had disastrous results for Ireland's reputation had it sent the report to the European Commission'. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Monday February 10, 2014 22:47 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms 9 comments (last - friday february 28, 2014 23:15) 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
From the ZAD to Val Susa !
From Hambacher Forst to Square Taksim ?
Why not in your place ?
Resistance and Sabotage !
This call-out is motivated by
- the call-out of the NoTAV movement at Val di Susa in Italy
calling for a national day (22 02 2014) of mobilisation and action, each one in their area, city, environment.
- the call-out of the ZAD movement at Notre-dame-des-Landes in France
calling for a national manifestation in Nantes, France
This is a call-out for actions and manifestations on the 22 February 2014 !
A day of action and sabotage to abolish all those megalomaniacs, devastating projects with the illusions of a durable development, green capitalism, geo-engeenering !
A day of action and sabotage to regain our freedom and rights to take decisions about our own lives, our environment, our planet,( in a emancipated manner),
instead of those in position of global decision-making, who are using the flag of democracy to impose their society of totalitarian power.
A day of action and sabotage to bring to a halt the destructions and exploitation of entire species, the waste of tons of raw materials and natural resources
everyday, justified by the term ‘public interest’, while behind it there’s only money, profit and capital.
A day of action and in solidarity with all those who fight, and for all those that lost their freedom and especially all those that are oppressed or imprisoned as “terrorists” or as simple delinquents.
A day of action and convergence with all those struggles heading for a different world, where life and common values are worth more than money, competition and dominance.
No border ! No Nation ! No Pasaran ! No more BULLSHIT !
From the ZAD to Val Susa !
From Hambacher Forst to Square Taksim ?
From Calais to Lampedusa
Hambourg to Exarchia
From Heathrow to Atenco
From Valogne to Wendland
From Niscemi to Mayo
Monte Belo to Khimki
Fukushima to Tshernobyle
From prison to prison
Resistance et Sabotage ! read full story / add a comment
Sustainable Economic Development in The Local Area, The Cooley Peninsula: An Alternative to Austerity
louth / environment / event notice Thursday January 23, 2014 11:48 by Seán Crudden 2 comments (last - tuesday january 28, 2014 20:00) 3 images
This year's Cooley Environmental and Health Group's winter workshop is planned to take place in The Strand, Omeath, on Saturday 25 January 2014 starting at 14:00. Professor Dennis Pringle is director and academic advisor of this year's workshop. However the workshop is not meant to be expert. All views and ideas are more than welcome. read full story / add a comment
Beidh Ceardlann na Croise Bríde ag siúl trí Ghailge ag an Ionad Buail Isteach, Siopa Connolly Bks, 43 Sraid Essex Thoir, BÁC 2 ar an Aoine 31 Eanáir idir 1 - 3 i.n. Beidh fáilte roimh chách agus cuirfear na luachra ar fáil agus beidh an teagasc trí Ghaeilge. read full story / add a comment
A Brigid's Cross workshop in the Irish language will take place in Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 on Friday 31st December between 1.00 - 3.00 pm. All are welcome and rushes for the crosses along with instruction in Irish will be provided to participants. This annual event is organized by An tIonad Buail Isteach na Gaeilge.
The workshop will open with Brigid's flame (Brigid is Goddess of the hearth, fire and the element of fire) which will be lit by Bríd Ní Mhurchú, representing the Goddess aspect of Brigid for her important day 1st February, when Nature reawakens again (Imbolc), after the cold period of Samhain, the first season in the Celtic calender. The workshop will proceed and with the goodwill of all present aiming to make the Crosses 'as Gaeilge'. At the same time, copious supplies of Fair Trade tea and coffee will be available, along with watercress salad sandwiches and vintage cheese soda slices!!
Saor in aisce - beidh fáilte roimh chách. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday January 06, 2014 15:29 by Nick Cullen 2 comments (last - sunday march 02, 2014 12:51) 1 image
Ireland's future agricultural interests are clearly best served by promoting and producing clean organic GM free food for which there is an increasing market and higher margins. So why are key figures pushing a pro GM agenda? read full story / add a comment
The Steve Irwin’s helicopter first located the Nisshin Maru at 64°44' S, 162°34' W, in New Zealand’s sovereign waters in the Ross Dependency Antarctic region, and inside the internationally recognised Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Friday January 03, 2014 21:03 by Cruelty is the issue 6 comments (last - tuesday january 14, 2014 22:21) 7 images
Hare coursing can legally be held in THE WORST POSSIBLE WEATHER CONDITIONS. The cowardly politicians who refuse to legislate against it also refuse to clamp down on even this additional cruelty. read full story / add a comment
Latest Connemara fish farm could lead to EU daily fines. Government reported to EU
An environmental group has reported the resumption of fish farming in Kilkiernan Bay on the north shore of Galway Bay to the European Commission.
Friends of the Irish Environment, whose submission in June 2013 is being considered by the Commission as part of the reopening of the investigation into sea lice and salmon, have published the REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE MEASURES AGAINST IRELAND FOR RENEWED AND UNASSESSED SALMON FARMING IN IRELAND IN KILKIERAN/CILL CHIARÁIN BAY NATURA 2000 SITE on their website.
According to a statement from the group ‘The reopening of these sites in Kilkieran Bay using expired licences is in direct contradiction of the European Court Judgment against Ireland in 2007 and, if sustained, could lead to daily fines against Ireland.’
A 2007 court judgment found that Ireland has not properly assessed aquaculture operations that might impact on protected bird life as this is required even for renewals. The site at Ardmore Point, Kilkieran Bay, was licensed in 2002 without any assessment and abandoned in 2009 because of high sea lice levels and pancreatic disease. The licences expired in 2012.
FIE’s Report alleges that the Government is deeply involved in the renewed operations. ‘The company involved, Bradon Beo Teo., was established with Údarás na Gaelteachta, the State Regional Authority, direct funding of €750,000 in 2012.’ The group has provided an accountant’s report which shows that through direct shareholding and part ownership of other shareholders, the State through Údarás is the effective controller of the Company read full story / add a comment
We write to bring our concerns to you personally, resulting from media coverage on the 2nd December in the Irish Daily Mail Newspaper of the content of a working meeting dinner menu shared by yourself and President Shinzo Abe of Japan which seriously abused fisheries conservation measures.
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In the wake of Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney's upcoming decision on whether or not to grant the state agency for fishing and aquaculture in Ireland, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, licenses for fish farms in Galway Bay, Slow Food International has reaffirmed its position on intensive fish farms.
Slow Food does not consider open net pen fish farms an environmentally sound practice, Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, confirms. "Open net pen aquaculture is not a solution to the problem of overfishing: It damages natural ecosystems on a local and a global level, including wild stocks, habitats and water quality. Feeding carnivorous salmon in farms means other wild species must also be harvested, resulting in a larger carbon footprint - since the fish feed must be fished, processed and transported". read full story / add a comment
The revised wind guidelines published today by the Minister for Environment do not address most of the key issues concerning windfarms and fail to provide any detail on the single issue of noise and flicker they do address
The document is described as a ‘work in progress’, with the details of noise yet to be settled.
These ‘details’ include special locations, the impact of cumulative noise, the noise prediction methods to be used, the inspection and monitoring regime on foot of complaints under EU regulations and any remedial actions. In fact, it is the type of insidious noise that is the issue for residents more than the level, which is all these Guidelines address. read full story / add a comment
Public workshops on accessing your rights under the Aarhus Convention have recently been held in Cork and Galway, and tomorrow there will be a final public workshop in Dublin, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, from 10 to 4. The workshop will help ordinary citizens to understand their rights and to access information on the environment. The format will involve inputs from environmental lawyers and activists with expertise in this area. The three pillars of the Convention - information, participation and justice - will be discussed as well as a detailed case study. The workshop is free but registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. read full story / add a comment
This is just one of the hundreds of studies indicating that ingesting fluoride is deleterious to human health. Unnecessary and health-robbing fluoride chemicals are added to public water supplies because it satisfies the political will of powerful special interest groups. It's up to each of us to demand fluoridation be stopped. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / press release Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:59 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms 2 comments (last - saturday december 07, 2013 22:05) 2 images
The destruction of Kilkieran Bay and Bertraghboy Bay by our state. Nine new cages for Kilkieran Bay and 5or 6 for Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara and more to be added. You could practically walk to them from the shore and this is an SAC and SPA.
Again economically supported by Udaras na Gaeltachta and now run by a multinational salmon feed lot operator. Replacing salmon farms that never worked and got huge funding from Udaras na Gaeltachta in the past and this is a SPECIAL AREA OF CONSERVATION. It is a total disgrace. read full story / add a comment
This report comes from the Galway Advertiser and is posted on Ireland Against Salmon Website. It concerns the case of the proposal to build a massive salmon farm of 1,126 acres in Galway Bay and it seems the commercial pressures to build it had undue interest. The so called scientific basis for granting permission was based on two 'scientific' papers which were completely flawed in their conclusions and one can only come to the conclusion that it was to suit what they were designed to do, to give a fig leaf of respectability to the proposal. Once again it shows how the intersection of money and anything corrupts. And in this case both the environment and the reputation of science in this particular area, loses out. For those not in the known, the giant infestations of sea-lice that these fish farms cause with 10s of thousands of fish in close proximity to each other, cause devastation to the stocks of wild salmon threatening to wipe them out.
A public enquiry could result from allegations of flawed and suppressed information regarding controversial proposal to construct a massive salmon farm in Galway Bay. The allegations have already led the EU Commission to re-open an investigation on the farm and demand explanations from Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik re-opened Pilot Investigation 764/09/ENV1 following claims of “fundamental errors” in the analysis of key papers by the Marine Institute in Oranmore regarding the sea lice threat to wild salmon posed by intensive salmon farming; allegations that information from Inland Fisheries Ireland on the scale of damage caused to wild fish from lice was withheld by the Department of Agriculture; and perceived refusals by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to answer questions in the Dáil on the fish farm. read full story / add a comment
Campaigners will gather at Leitrim County Council offices on Monday Dec 2nd, 4pm, to demand Leitrim County Council insert a clause into the county development plan, that states, unconventional oil and gas exploration and extraction is banned in County Leitrim. read full story / add a comment
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