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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

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meath / rights and freedoms / event notice Monday April 28, 2014 23:29 by Save Navan Hospital
The Save Navan Hospital campaign are organising a protest to vent their anger at the proposals to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at Our Lady’s Hospital following a meeting last week attended by over 100 people.

Local campaigners fear they have just over a year to save Navan’s emergency department following a clear indication from senior HSE management two weeks ago that the facility will be relocated to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda next year
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meath / history and heritage / press release Tuesday February 26, 2013 18:01 by Slane Local Heroes   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Celebrating Slane as the home of St Patrick and the Lighting of the Pascal Flame in 432 AD is the central theme of The Flame of Slane Spectacular.
This event was first run in 2012 on Easter Saturday and was a great success. It is fair to say that the audience of about 2000 people were astonished with the show.
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meath / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday July 29, 2010 14:12 by Farrelly57   text 12 comments (last - saturday august 14, 2010 16:47)   image 4 images
Here is a small wood, made smaller by the M3 Motorway and used obviously as a tip by locals now. read full story / add a comment
meath / environment / opinion/analysis Monday June 14, 2010 11:41 by Farrelly57   text 18 comments (last - friday september 03, 2010 11:19)   image 13 images
The proposed Tara/Skryne Landscape Conservation plan is an attempt to protect and preserve an old and sacred area but it may be scuppered by a small cabal of politicians who are again spreading scare storied and lies to keep the area open for all and any developement. read full story / add a comment
Standing Stone
meath / environment / opinion/analysis Monday May 24, 2010 12:56 by farrelly57   text 21 comments (last - saturday may 29, 2010 16:50)   image 8 images
Here is the TSV on Sunday. We are told that destruction will not happen in this valley anymore, we are told that our heritage is safe but my walk yesterday shows that things have simply got worse.
Please become involved and stop the rape of our old green land. It is reaching appoint that soon it will be too late. We look set to lose all our old mysterious, wild and fallow places.
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bealtaine flowers
meath / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday April 21, 2010 14:50 by martin   image 3 images
This year on The Hill of Tara we will be celebrating Bealtaine as never before. We have picked 4 places over the hill and will be processing to each part with people joined by candle bearers trailing garlands of coloured ribbon and flowers. One candle barer will have a representation of the Silver apple of the Moon, the other candle bearer will have a representation of the Golden apple of the Sun. read full story / add a comment
Watching you like a hawk
meath / animal rights / press release Tuesday December 15, 2009 00:17 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - tuesday december 15, 2009 06:53)   image 1 image
The Minister for the Environment Mr. John Gormley was today urged to immediately suspend the licence he granted earlier in the autumn to the Ward Union Stag Hunt following a serious incident last Friday when a deer being hunted by the Ward Union was chased onto the main road between Ashbourne and Slane. The deer, which was hit by an on-coming Mercedes, was seriously injured and had to be put down at the scene. It had been seen exiting Seamus Dardis’s farm having begun its chase from Huntsman Pat Coyles premises. read full story / add a comment
Archaeoastronomy lecture
meath / history and heritage / event notice Sunday November 01, 2009 17:10 by Martin   text 1 comment (last - sunday november 01, 2009 19:00)   image 1 image
The Winter Solstice rising sun alignment into the chamber of Newgrange is now one of the best known archeo-astronomical phenomena in Ireland. But this event is one of many that take place across the world. Places also seem linked together with mythologies and names. read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / event notice Sunday November 01, 2009 17:00 by Martin
A non demoninational ritual celebration of the Samhain festival at the great mound of Dowth. We will be gathering for an hour or so to remember our dead, release the mental clutter comming into winter and connecting with the web of life through simple ritual and symbolic acts.
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meath / anti-capitalism / event notice Sunday October 18, 2009 13:40 by WSM - 1st May Branch WSM
Public Meeting
Newgrange Hotel, Bridge Street, Navan, Co Meath
Saturday 14th November 2009
4pm read full story / add a comment
meath / anti-capitalism / event notice Thursday September 03, 2009 15:26 by 1st May Branch WSM   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 13, 2009 22:42)
Public Meeting
Newgrange Hotel, Bridge Street, Navan, Co Meath
Saturday 3rd October 2009
4pm

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meath / workers issues / news report Thursday August 27, 2009 18:27 by Peter Fitzsimons   text 2 comments (last - sunday august 30, 2009 15:28)
Today, August the 27th members of the Niall Fagan/Thomas Allen Cumann Contae na Mhí, held a picket in Navan town centre, for two hours, to highlight the rising problem of unemployment in the area read full story / add a comment
animals suffering from neglect on Funtasias building
meath / animal rights / press release Friday July 03, 2009 08:04 by Bernie Wright   text 9 comments (last - thursday july 16, 2009 19:52)   image 1 image
END the pathetic conditions for over 20 animals,including a Pregnant donkey in FUNTASIA’s noisy rooftop Petting Farm.
A noisy amusement and casino establishment in Bettystown has airlifted (by CHERRYPICKER) over 20 animals onto its roof in an effort to attract more clientele to its arcade and boost profits at 3 euro a head.
Funtasia last week got many of these animals from Jesse Callaghan, a farmer in Lunderstown, Duleek to use as a spectacle for the roof farm on their two story building. Chicken wire, plywood and a fully cemented roof is all that was provided by way of accommodation for a variety of animals including:
A pregnant Donkey in poor condition.... read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / news report Monday April 13, 2009 17:12 by Peter Fitzsimons   image 1 image
Report on Easter Celebrations 2009 County Meath read full story / add a comment
meath / elections / press release Tuesday April 07, 2009 18:49 by Peter Fitzsimons Local Election Candidate Kells Town Council   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 07, 2009 22:52)
The Budget announced today the 07/04/2009 by finance minister Brian Lenihan is an absolute disgrace and it is nothing more than the administration in Leinster house looking after its own interests". read full story / add a comment
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meath / environment / news report Wednesday March 04, 2009 14:04 by TD   text 28 comments (last - tuesday march 10, 2009 23:49)   image 16 images   video 2 video files
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meath / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday March 04, 2009 10:31 by Peter Fitzsimons Publicity Officer   image 1 image
Peter Fitzsimons Local Election Fund Raiser read full story / add a comment
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meath / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday February 14, 2009 16:00 by Peter Fitzsimons   image 1 image
Sinn féin Poblachatch Contae na Mhí will be holding the following Easter ceremonys this Year. read full story / add a comment
meath / housing / press release Saturday January 31, 2009 15:16 by Peter Fitzsimons   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 31, 2009 20:48)
Local action needed by council read full story / add a comment
meath / elections / press release Friday January 30, 2009 17:45 by Peter Fitzsimons   text 3 comments (last - friday january 30, 2009 19:28)
E1,000 tax to be introduced on all home owners read full story / add a comment
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