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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

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Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
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galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday January 26, 2015 10:38 by John Cunningham   text 1 comment (last - monday january 26, 2015 19:54)   image 1 image
Tuesday afternoon, 27 January, 4 pm to 6 pm, Hardiman Library Building, Room 1001
Three short presentations, followed by discussion. Adm. free; all welcome.
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Gerard Madden, 'The NUJ & Catholic anti-communism in mid-20th century Ireland'
Luke Dineen, 'The Labour movement in Cork & Derry, 1917-23'
Ruairí Gallagher, 'Labour militancy in Belfast & Glasgow, 1915-22' read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / event notice Monday November 24, 2014 20:48 by ZAHEER I AHMAD
A talk has been organised on World Crisis and Pathway to peace at Galway Maryam Mosque read full story / add a comment
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
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
galway / rights and freedoms / news report Monday July 28, 2014 15:35 by reporter   text 8 comments (last - monday september 29, 2014 19:03)
Galway City Council granted planning permission for a Mosque in Galway City last year however it seems it may not be a Mosque at all. The Sharia Council maintain that the Ahmadiyyas Mosque is an insult to Islam and this group have been banned from attending the Hajj in Mecca since the 1970s following a conference in Pakistan which seen Saudi Arabia bann this group from entering its most sacred territory.

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galway / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday May 29, 2014 11:43 by Andrew   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 07, 2014 00:21)   image 1 image
If you are feeling strong this morning Rabble published a must read article yesterday on the 796 dead children found in a mass grave at the St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Tuam. That's not a misprint, for the 40 years this institution operated at least one child died a fortnight, a death rate that approached 10% of those in the home per year! They ranged from 2 days (Thomas Duffy) to 9 years (Sheila Tuohy) old. read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday May 28, 2014 10:06 by John Cunningham
TONIGHT (Wednesday, 28 May, in Town Hall, Galway: 'Rebel Girls'. Two short talks on Rosie Hackett (by James Curry) and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (by Meredith Meagher). Adm €3 (€2 concession). Online booking: http://tht.ie/1912/Rebel-Girls:Rosie-Hackett-and-Elizabeth
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galway / arts and media / event notice Tuesday May 27, 2014 14:53 by Joanna Kasinska
Come over and join us for the June's ' A Place to Be'. Have a laugh, listen to some live music of Sharon Murphy and Ciarán Parkes poetry, share your thoughts with us.
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galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 00:40 by george unthank
If the industrial salmon cages are permitted to be located in Galway , the sea trout and wild salmon are impaired.
Evidence adduced by gargan et al show unequivocal evidence of louse infestation on returning fish ( to spawn) to be attributable to the proximity of returning wild fish . The closer the salmon cages are located to the swim paths of the fish , the more the infestation of lice on the wild fish read full story / add a comment
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galway / housing / news report Saturday April 05, 2014 20:06 by SHAC - Social Housing Action Co-op   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 23, 2014 17:52)   image 5 images
A Galway squat has recently been evicted. The property had been recently taken over by Bank of Scotland who are appointed KPMG as caretakers of the property. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights and freedoms / event notice Tuesday April 01, 2014 14:19 by LASC - Latin America Solidarity Centre   image 1 image
Cuba is the Country Focus for the 15th festival that will take place in Galway, Dublin, Limerick, and Birr. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / event notice Wednesday March 26, 2014 08:24 by Over The Edge   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 03, 2014 00:56)
BOOK LAUNCH: THE GHOST IN THE LOBBY by KEVIN HIGGINS @ The 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature with Mick Wallace TD

Sunday 13th April – Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street- 4:00pm read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday March 10, 2014 08:33 by John Cunningham
Lecture from Dr John Regan (Dundee University) entitled 'The “Singing Flame” Rekindled: The Destruction of the Public Records Office 30 June 1922″ at 8 pm in Town Hall Theatre (studio) Galway at 8 pm on 10 March

It might be advisable to book in advance - especially if you're travelling
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase read full story / add a comment
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galway / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday January 06, 2014 17:42 by anon   text 2 comments (last - sunday february 02, 2014 06:58)   image 1 image
Socialism 2014 Galway takes place on Saturday 1st Feb from 10:30am onwards in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway

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galway / environment / press release Wednesday December 04, 2013 21:59 by Ireland Against Salmon Farms   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 07, 2013 22:05)   image 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
galway / rights and freedoms / event notice Thursday November 21, 2013 23:19 by Fia
Enda Kenny will be in Galway attending the Christmas market, to turn on the lights. Does the City Council/Chamber of Commerce not see the IRONY in this? read full story / add a comment
galway / history and heritage / event notice Monday November 11, 2013 16:36 by John Cunningham
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class

Inaugural conference
At James Hardiman library (new extension)
NUI Galway

21-22 November 2013
I'm posting the full programme below. It's rather long, I'm afraid read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights and freedoms / event notice Friday October 25, 2013 17:29 by Jam   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 05, 2013 23:53)   image 6 images
No to State Racism
No to Irresponsible Media Reporting
End Racial Profiling. read full story / add a comment
Keith Bolender
galway / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday September 28, 2013 21:28 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
galway / crime and justice / event notice Saturday September 07, 2013 21:15 by I-I Admin   1 attached file
NOTICE OF MEETING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting of Integrity Ireland.
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