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Human Rights in Ireland
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offsite link Legal Gender Recognition in Ireland Fri Jul 17, 2015 01:34 | Peter Dunne

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

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Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link THE WRATH OF KANE: BANKING CRISES AND POLITICAL POWER 09:32 Fri Jan 30, 2015

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cork / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Monday November 17, 2014 19:47 by KM   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 29, 2015 07:51)   image 1 image
"Odessa & Donbass. Tragedy of Ukraine" Photo Exhibition

Opening reception 20.11.14 6pm.
Witness conferencing by Julia S 22nd of November 2014 at 1pm.

Camden Palace Hotel Camden Quay Cork read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Sunday November 16, 2014 01:08 by tasc
Think-tank for Action on Social Change Annual Lecture

Building on Thomas Piketty's keynote address to the Annual Conference, this year's TASC Annual Lecture will be delivered by Ireland's foremost expert on income inequality and its societal impacts, Professor Brian Nolan.

Doors will open at 6 pm, and we would ask people to be seated by 6.30 pm. In order to register for this event, please email sbyrne@tasc.ie read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Friday November 14, 2014 22:33 by ipsc   image 1 image
Saturday 15th November | 14.00 | Free and Unticketed | Crawford Art Gallery

This programme of short artist’s film works looks at Palestine from various perspectives – external, embedded and provocative. Each of the filmmakers go beyond mainstream media representations of Palestine to interrogate the emotional and political landscape through uncanny juxtaposition of image and text. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion about film media and the current situation in Palestine including Laurence Davis (Dept of Government UCC), Rola Abu Zeid O’Neill (Dept of Sociology UCC), Harry Browne (School of Media DIT). Curated and chaired by artist/filmmaker Aoife Desmond. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday November 13, 2014 21:10 by Laurence Cox   image 1 image
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday November 12, 2014 22:05 by no to Irish Water   text 26 comments (last - wednesday december 17, 2014 06:51)   image 15 images   video 2 video files   1 attached file
The next major Right2Water event is a National Assembly outside the Dail on International Human Rights Day. This will take place on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 1pm.

We will reaffirm our demand that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word..

EVENT: National Assembly
LOCATION: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
UPDATE: Merrion Street blocked off by Garda. Go around to Kildare St.
TIME: 1pm read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday November 04, 2014 11:56 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 20, 2014 17:57)
US labour activist Jane McAlevey to speak in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday November 03, 2014 11:06 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
galway / environment / event notice Saturday November 01, 2014 21:52 by jp
This Sunday, 2 November at 1pm people from all over the West of Ireland will gather at Eyre Square, Galway to demonstrate their concern about the disastrous effects of climate change on the environment. The Galway Climate March will start in Eyre Square at 1pm on Sunday, 2 November and will travel as far as The Spanish Arch. Anyone interested in joining the march are encouraged to wear green and to bring banners, flags and signs promoting green, clean energy. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday November 01, 2014 01:49 by T   text 5 comments (last - sunday november 16, 2014 01:28)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will drive renewal in Europe by supporting renewed growth rates of 1.5% with a boost in economic activity worth €800M! That’s one narrative, the other is that TTIP will undermine our democracy while driving environmental and food safety standards downwards and undermine progress for climate justice. Is it possible that it will do both?

This process has the potential to be a major game-changer for the coming decades, who will benefit, will there be losers and how will all this impact on us in both the Global North and Global South?

Come and join the discussion at the Comhlámh at the #firstweddebates read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday November 01, 2014 00:57 by marxist   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 12, 2014 18:27)   image 1 image
A weekend of debate and ideas with a broad range of radical speakers.

November 14, 2014 - 18:00 to November 16, 2014 - 18:00
Venue details:
Teacher's Club
36 Parnell Square West
Dublin read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday October 31, 2014 22:31 by Dublin Film Qlub   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 04, 2014 18:45)
The Dublin Film Qlub is delighted to present this screening in association with Dublin City Council, as part of
DUBLIN SOCIAL INCLUSION WEEK 2014
A rare screening of acclaimed director Gus Van Sant's first film. read full story / add a comment
Santa gives the 'GO!' at the 3rd Lock on Christmas Day!
international / history and heritage / event notice Monday October 27, 2014 12:49 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 28, 2014 15:07)   image 4 images
On Christmas Day next (Thursday 25th December 2014) at 12 noon , the CABHAIR organisation will , for the 38th successive year, hold a sponsored swim at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin (opposite Kelly's 'Blackhorse Inn' pub) . read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday October 21, 2014 23:52 by Right2Water   text 11 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 17:04)   image 1 image
Sat Nov 1st is going to be a Right2Water National Day of Local Protests from 12am onwards

The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.

Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.

The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.

The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / event notice Sunday October 19, 2014 17:16 by An Spréach   image 1 image
An Spréach and D8HAC are to be yet again, brought before the perfidious decadent Irish justice system. read full story / add a comment
derry / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:16 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

Derry, Sunday 2nd November, Sandinos, 3 - 6pm. read full story / add a comment
galway / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:14 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

16:30-17:30, Saturday 1st Nov, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. -The latter time is to accomodate Water Charges protest. read full story / add a comment
cork / housing / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 21:12 by Radical Routes
Radical Routes begin an all-island speaking tour at the end of this month to people to set up their own co-ops. They are presenting this as a way out of both the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt.

The tour will draw on their experience where the Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops. They say that "While the legal and financial structures relevant to setting up a co-op are different in the UK and Ireland, the experience learned from establishing these projects in the UK is valuable to anyone in Ireland considering setting up a co-operative and taking control of their own housing situation."

read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / event notice Saturday October 18, 2014 16:29 by SparkyD   image 1 image
The Progressive Film Club will be hosting a free screening of 'The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community' on Saturday 25th October at the New Theatre, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. The club's 'Green Day' programme begins at 3pm, with a short, 'The Last Ice Merchant', followed by the main feature at 3.30pm. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday October 16, 2014 20:33 by Philip and Zhyan   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 08, 2015 13:53)
Protest to support the Kurds in Kobane and Kurdistan against the terror of ISIS A Public protest to raise awareness of the crisis in Kobane and Kurdistan and to highlight escalation of power of IS (the Islamic State otherwise known as ISIS) will take place on Saturday October 18th at 2pm at the GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin City Centre read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / event notice Monday October 13, 2014 13:36 by Guth Gafa
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival

Guth Gafa (meaning ‘captive voice’) is Ireland’s only independent documentary film festival. We focus on showcasing the latest award-winning International and Irish documentary films on thought-provoking subjects, and promoting the art of great story-telling, through film, to rural Irish communities.

The festival returns this year in not one, but two magical locations, in Counties Donegal and Meath. It will get underway on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th in the unspoilt 17th century village of Malin, Co Donegal, its spiritual home. Over the following weekend, November 1st and 2nd, it will move to the magnificent and tranquil grounds of the 18th century Headfort House, a hidden gem close to the historic village of Kells in Co Meath. The objective of bringing a second location to the festival is about creating opportunities for as wide an audience as possible to see human rights and social issue documentary films.

Documentaries screened arouse great debate and discussion, and Guth Gafa’s trademark of inviting all filmmakers to present their films and discuss them with the audiences, makes the festival a unique experience for film lovers. There are few film festivals in Europe quite like Guth Gafa.

Every year, the festival brings an intimate but intense hotbed of documentary film to Ireland. With family screenings and workshops running in parallel, the 8th Guth Gafa promises to be another great festival. Guth Gafa is proudly presented with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Honeycomb – Creative Works, Fáilte Ireland, Donegal County Council, and Meath County Council. read full story / add a comment
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