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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

LINKS:

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

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Saturday January 31, 2015 18:59 by Dublin Film Qlub
Season Five of the Film Qlub continues...
with a focus on filmmaker Greta Schiller read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / event notice Friday January 30, 2015 12:22 by LASC
Overview of the role:
The Events & Communications Intern will work under the supervision of staff and support LASC's Events Sub Group deliver events and research news and updates from Latin America related to human rights and international development issues in line with LASC's communication objectives.
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dublin / education / event notice Friday January 30, 2015 12:04 by LASC
The course is designed for beginners, with no prior knowledge of the language. 5 classes based on knowing the Quechua alphabet. main verbs, numbering, greetings, basic vocabulary about food, things, places and transportation. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday January 30, 2015 07:57 by Patrice Faubert
Tout a été dit, maintenant il faut le faire... read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 23:03 by An Taisce
Illustrated talk by Paul Kiernan, Welfare Officer of the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Venue: The Goat, Kilmacud Road, Goatstown, Dublin 14
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dublin / rights and freedoms / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 20:01 by Proinsias Ní Mhurchú
Beidh fáilte roimh chách ag an Ionad Buail Isteach chun Imbolg a cheiliúradh agus chun bheith páirteach i gCeardlann ag déanamh Croiseanna Bríde
ar an Aoine, 6 Feabhra, 1.30 - 2.15 pm ag Ionad Buail Isteach, Siopa Connolly Books, 43 Sráid Essex Thoir, Baile Átha Cliath 2
Saorchead isteach Fáilte roimh chách read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 16:08 by Kieran O'Sullivan   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 29, 2015 16:53)
Charlie Hebdo - How Should We Respond? read full story / add a comment
international / elections / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 28, 2015 00:45 by T   text 6 comments (last - saturday january 31, 2015 22:03)
After the election victory of Syriza in Greece on Sunday 25th Jan, what are the chances they will implement their new anti-austerity programme and does this mean we can all follow their path. Is this a return of democracy -i.e. the will of the people. And can the rest of us follow them?

The short answer is seems to be no. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:57 by Laurence Cox
Photo and voice exhibition of what people have learned in the struggle against the Corrib Gas pipeline and want to share with other communities. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Thursday January 22, 2015 16:43 by Bernard Moffatt
Comparative review of the role of the Irish Army in peace-keeping overthe past 50 years and the British Army's counter-insurgency role in the same period often waged ruthlessly and with brutal consequences. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 21, 2015 23:20 by Mick MacOmbe
The Taoiseach ,The arms dealers ,his money and the Gulf war.The arrival of an obscure millionaire to Massbrook Pontoon Co Mayo in the later part of the last century was cloaked in secrecy. Across the lake of Lough Conn the home town of Charles Haughey and Enda Kenny ,Castlebar was to be the recruiting ground for one of the largest arms controversies in modern times and the key issue that led to the Gulf War.

Here is that story. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 20, 2015 12:45 by Nuala
Conservative party clutching at straws in their desperation to avoid a hung parliament in May read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / event notice Tuesday January 20, 2015 10:13 by Laurence Cox
The MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism is delighted to announce
the details of John Holloway's public seminar, rescheduled from October. We think this
will be of interest to many community activists and social movement organisers in these
times of crisis and hope. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / event notice Monday January 19, 2015 13:20 by Órla O'Donovan
In a context where offshore oil, gas, fish and even seaweed are increasingly being privatised and managed by global corporations, this seminar will address the efforts of small coastal communities to raise fundamental questions about the common good and ownership and care of our coastal ‘commons’. Drawing on their experiences of the Corrib Gas controversy, but also other community struggles in Ireland a further afield, it will be given by film-maker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (maker of The Pipe and currently working on Atlantic) and Rossport farmer Monica Muller. read full story / add a comment
national / education / press release Sunday January 18, 2015 00:07 by wp
Workers’ Party councillor Ted Tynan has said that it is time to replace two decades of lip-service on hospital overcrowding with immediate action to end the scandal of sick patients lying on trolleys in hospital corridors and wards.

Cllr. Tynan said that the hospital trolley crisis, like the Winter Vomiting bug, had become an annual fixture and the stock answer from both the government and the HSE that it was a temporary crisis was an insult to the patients involved and their families. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Saturday January 17, 2015 23:54 by cpi
The Progressive Film Club Presents:
3 p.m. In a Different Place
3:15 p.m. Presi per il PIL
▶New Theatre (43 East Essex Street)

A very interesting documentary, beautifully filmed, about “degrowth,” sustainability and self-sufficiency in response to consumerism and the recession. It features case studies of people from various parts of Italy who have forsaken the commercial life in cities to live in rural communities and also also looks at examples of city-dwellers trying to achieve more sustainable life-styles. The film accompanies them in their new daily lives, while interviews with experts such as economists help make sense of the decisions that have been made. ■ Directed by Stefano Cavallotto, Andrea Bertaglio, and Lorenzo Fioramonti. In Italian with English subtitles. Running times: 65 minutes. ■ Watch the trailer: www.presiperilpil.org read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / press release Saturday January 17, 2015 22:50 by pbp
Brid Smith, a People Before Profit councillor, has condemned the role that RPS has been granted in the formulation of the Eastern–Midlands Draft Regional Waste Management Plan 2015-2021.

‘A draft waste plan was presented to Dublin City Councillors this morning which allows for greater centralisation in the management of waste.

‘The plan was based on research drawn up by the company RPS. This company has already had an undue influence in Irish policy making. Two of the directors of Irish Water have already come from this company. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / event notice Saturday January 17, 2015 22:34 by iawm
The Irish Anti-War Movement will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 21st February 2015 in The Teachers Club Parnell Square Dublin starting at 11am. For details of who can attend and submit resolutions at the AGM see below. A full agenda will be available soon.
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Friday January 16, 2015 19:03 by June Kelly
Picolas Pitsos is an Executive member of Le Mouvement de la Paix, France's major peace movement with over 150 local groups, and one of the largest peace movements in Europe.

He has been invited to Dublin by the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) and Irish CND to speak at a public meeting on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 7.30pm in Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2. read full story / add a comment
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