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Hello all - Notice of AGM to be held on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, at 8pm in the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton
We would love to have a good turn out so please come. It will be an opportunity for us all to connect with one another around the issues, hear what has been done and be part of the coming year’s activities 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
Large areas of Leitrim and Clare are under options licenses for onshore Shale Gas extraction using destructive and invasive technology, including hydraulic fracturing.
What is less well known is that large areas of Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon are also licensed for Lignite extraction, which in simple terms is Coal Bed Methane/Coal Seam Gasification, with an even greater environmental and human health impact than shale gas extraction. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / public consultation / irish social forum / event notice Thursday April 12, 2012 17:04 by Orfhlaith Ni Chonaill 19 comments (last - thursday april 19, 2012 20:02) 1 image
The 8th Wise Woman Weekend will take place in Leitrim on 25th - 27th May 2012. It has a new website, web address and email contact, reflecting the decision of the organisers to register as a charity. This move will ensure the survival of the annual gathering, which is a friendly festival that offers a profound experience for women of all ages. The event is run purely on volunteer energy and offers twelve diverse workshops from poetry to Energy Healing. Included in the programme is the Friday night opening ceremony and bring-and-share meal, the Saturday night Vegetarian Dinner and Social and the Sunday afternoon Elder Talk and Closing Bealtaine Ritual. The cost of the weekend pass has been reduced to €125. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / housing / opinion/analysis Friday December 16, 2011 23:03 by John O'Neill 1 comment (last - sunday december 18, 2011 08:23) 1 video file
There are over 600 ghost estates in Ireland. This equates to nearly 20.000 properties which are incomplete or empty. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / environment / news report Thursday July 14, 2011 19:09 by Contaminated Crow 4 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 17:24)
Over 60 people attended a meeting of those opposed to proposed gas fracking in the north-west at the Mayflower in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim on the night of July 12th. The major concerns raised at the meeting were organisational, with the –still nameless- group agreeing to the formation of a ‘core group which isn’t called a core group’.
Editor: Fracking is technology used for extracting natural gas trapped in rocks underground and is the process of forcing liquids and solids into the rock and forcing it to crack and thereby releasing the gas. Fracking liquids can cause pollution and the process of cracking the rock can significantly drop the water table and dry out huge areas.It has many other problems including exponential fall-off in production from year 1. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / environment / news report Friday June 24, 2011 03:34 by Who the Frack? 7 comments (last - tuesday december 06, 2011 12:33) 2 images
An Taisce and The Frackers. See the coast that area reaches over to. See the sketched pipe on map one. If it wasn't so sick it would be funny. Fracking + Shell + Renewable energy biznizz. One big clusterfuck coming to Drumshambo and parts surrounding.
Dick Roche of course was one of the Invited speakers to the RJK energy symposium. http://www.rjkenergy.com/en.php/energy-symposium/welcome
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A weekend of learning, discovery, celebration and fun for women of all ages. The 7th Wise Woman Weekend takes place under the full moon of Bealtaine, in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, 13th - 15th May 2011. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday November 26, 2010 21:53 by john keenlyside 1 attached file
The recently formed Leitrim “Claiming our Future” Group will hold a peaceful demonstration against the appalling economic situation in Ireland on
Friday week 3rd December at 2pm
Gurns corner (Main St / New Line crossroads) in Manorhamilton
All are welcome! !
This will be a family friendly event. If you do nothing else, at least come along and express your feelings. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / politics / elections / other press Monday August 23, 2010 11:26 by Star Ship 34 comments (last - tuesday november 02, 2010 19:32)
In an article in the "Sunday Tribune" on 25th July 2010, Conor McMorrow wrote about the "parachute candidate". The question that can now be asked is what the future holds and what is going to happen to the Labour Party in Sligo/N Leitrim, now that the general public and the dogs in the street, are aware that all is not well within the local party.? what a way to start an election campaign.
What if anything is going to happen?
there are some interesting comments attached to the web link below.
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leitrim / education / event notice Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:46 by wisewomanireland 1 comment (last - tuesday april 06, 2010 20:37) 1 video file
In a world dominated by the masculine, this is a time to remember our heritage as women, to honour the feminine, to step into our power and be equal in manifesting a better future for our communities.
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leitrim / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday June 29, 2009 11:39 by eld 3 comments (last - monday june 29, 2009 17:31)
Leitrim Shell 2 Sea solidarity group meeting read full story / add a comment
A weekend of learning, discovery, celebration and fun for women of all ages. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday January 20, 2009 13:37 by J. Dunne 1 comment (last - friday january 23, 2009 18:14) 1 image
Fund Raiser for Emergency Medical Aid for Gaza read full story / add a comment
leitrim / anti-capitalism / other press Saturday November 01, 2008 15:36 by Sandra F. 1 comment (last - sunday november 02, 2008 08:39) 1 image
"Unabashed leftist", Studs Terkel who was blacklisted during the McCarthy has died. Born in 1912 to Russian Jewish parents, he got the nickname Studs as a young man from the character Studs Lonigan, the protagonist of James T Farrell's trilogy of novels about an Irish-American youth from Chicago's south side ... Born in New York, Terkel became synonymous with Chicago, the city where he moved at age 10 and rarely left. His parents ran a boarding house and a men's hotel during the Great Depression, giving the young Terkel a steady diet of the struggles of ordinary people whose stories became his life's work" http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/1101/...3.htm read full story / add a comment
An update on what's going on in Leitrim to help in the campaign to save Tara. Details of what was discussed at the meeting and upcoming fundraising events. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / environment / event notice Wednesday March 26, 2008 14:09 by marcellavee 2 comments (last - friday april 04, 2008 12:26) 1 image
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT TARA read full story / add a comment
The Al Jazeera website is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell is evacuating about 400 of the dependants of its expatriate staff from the Niger Delta to Lagos after fighters planted a car bomb in a residential compound earlier in the week. The stimulus to evacuate was engendered by another attack today when armed men stormed Total's Rivers state oil facility killing three police officers. read full story / add a comment
Chief prosecutor of Nazi crimes at Nuremberg, B. Ferencz, calls for Bush and Blair to be prosecuted.
In his latest, 14 Sept 2006, column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the obvious becomes invisible in today's mainstream news agenda and such powerful denunciations of Israeli policy against the Palestinians and war criminals; Bush and Blair goes relatively unreported, e.g.
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leitrim / housing / news report Tuesday September 05, 2006 21:11 by Ray 15 comments (last - monday may 14, 2007 19:05)
A LOCAL authority has come under fire after revelations it sold a prime development site in a thriving town centre for just €100. Leitrim County Council last week defended its decision to sell the town centre car park, which is estimated at being worth tens of thousands of euros. The land on Church Lane just off the Main Street in Manorhamilton was sold to the Manorhamilton Enterprise Forum Ltd, a voluntary group comprising of local businessmen. They have since sold it on to developers for an undisclosed "slight" profit who are in the process of building a major residential and commercial development on the site. The development was unsuccessfully appealed by a number of local residents to An Bord Pleanala in April and involved a petitions signed by Hundreds of local people. It has further emerged this week that the County Council have agreed to purchase back some of the development for €900,000. read full story / add a comment