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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Monday January 18, 2016 12:03 by 1 of Indymedia   text 1 comment (last - monday february 08, 2016 12:07)   image 3 images
This article by David Gibney from the Right2Water website has been republished here in light of the upcoming water charges protest on this Sat 23rd Jan in advance of the election due in the next few weeks. It highlights the scam and lies around Irish Water and how it is fully intended to privatise it. If and when the TIPP agreement is signed between the EU and USA, privatisation will be unstoppable not just for our water but for all services right across the board.

THERE are three obvious agendas behind the imposition of domestic water charges. If you were to believe the government spin, you’d think it was about conservation.

But the three real reasons are:

Shifting the burden of paying for water from commercial enterprises to households;
Giving tax breaks to the wealthy while imposing water charges on everyone else; and
Lining up the future privatisation of our water industry.

There are a number of ways we can prove the conservation argument is a farce. The first and most obvious is through direct comparison with other countries that already have domestic water charges in place. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Tuesday February 09, 2016 00:09 by wp   image 2 images
This Hedge School's weekend of discussion will take place on Fri 19th and Sat 20th Feb. in The West County Hotel, Old Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20.

Topics to be covered include:- Joyce and the Liffey Valley Tomás Mac Giolla: his life and times The Relevance of Republicanism The Role of Trade Unions Austerity, the Working Class Struggle of the 21st Century read full story / add a comment

national / environment / press release Monday February 08, 2016 17:49 by anon
Good news – it’s official!

The EPA Research Study on Fracking is now stopped. This study was targeted by the campaign against fracking as research showed the study was compromised – it was being led by companies with huge vested interests in the oil and gas industry. A statement from the Department (DCENR) yesterday (2nd) confirmed that the study has been stopped after its first phase, which included an overall look at regulations and legislation governing fracking. Phase 2, on-the-ground studies in Leitrim and Fermanagh which would have included some drilling, will not proceed and a report of Phase 1 will be published in Q3 of this year. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Saturday February 06, 2016 22:43 by wsm
The 11th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair will take place Saturday 16th of April around Smithfield square, there will also be a major event on the Friday night. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday February 02, 2016 23:33 by Shannonwatch   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 06, 2016 15:43)
Press Release - 2nd Feb 2016 - Election Candidates Asked to Pledge Themselves to Peace

Five organisations have come together to call on general election candidates to commit to ending the US military use of Shannon Airport. In a joint initiative, Shannonwatch, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) and Veterans for Peace (VfP) Ireland are all calling for candidates and parties to bar military traffic from any country involved in war from landing on Irish soil or from using Irish airspace. read full story / add a comment
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national / economics and finance / feature Tuesday February 02, 2016 23:11 by T   image 2 images   1 attached file
Forget the official Banking Inquiry report because Joe Higgins has written a much more better one and it asks the rights questions and gets to the heart of the matter by putting the whole saga in its proper context -something which the official report couldn't thing as it would mean asking fundamental questions. Indeed the inquriy itself and official report have been steeped in controversary with allegations of coverup because of numerous reports of key officials and whistleblowers in the regulator office and central bank were ignored and their evidence never making into the inquiry. The whistleblower made a formal complaint under the Protected Disclosures Act and (Village Magazine) "outlining a range of detailed concerns about how the Central Bank and some of its legal representatives were omitting huge swathes of vital documents, redacting many of the most crucial pieces of evidence, and delaying release of vital material until it was too late to use them in briefings for public hearings – in at least one case handing them over 24 hours before a scheduled interview about them." read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Tuesday February 02, 2016 22:02 by Greg Williams
The US House of Representatives held its second hearing on Puerto Rico's debt crisis this year. The hearing focused on potential legislative solutions including bankruptcy protection and an economic oversight board. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / news report Monday February 01, 2016 22:44 by T   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 02, 2016 12:29)   image 1 image
If there was ever a way to discourage recycling it is to charge for it. But there is more to this story. Way back during the Bin Tax campaign it was said that the original plan was to charge for recycling and all along the plan was to send most of the recycling material like paper, cardboard and plastic to feed the huge incinerator then planned for Dublin.

This €600 million incinerator is now being built after it was forced on the people of Dublin by the former chairman of Dublin City Council John Tierney in the most undemocratic and secretive way and completely against all the councillors. This incinerator needs to be fed huge amounts of burnable material to keep it 'profitable'. It was sized for 600,000 tonnes which is more than all waste from Dublin. Tierney of course signed a lucrative deal with the incinerator operators Covanta whereby the council will make up the gap financially if they don't get enough material to feed into the monster. Now the dots have joined up and we can be sure that this announcement to start charging for recycling in July 2016 is very much connected with this since the incinerator will start operating early in 2017.
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday February 01, 2016 19:24 by Dublin Film Qlub
DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
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Our new season continues with...

LITTLE SPARROWS read full story / add a comment
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international / arts and media / press release Monday February 01, 2016 14:51 by Mary Mc Grath   image 1 image
While currently young filmmakers are being sought for a festival and short films are pouring in, the festival organisers are busily planning an exciting programme of screenings, Q&A's, discussions and workshops for this year's festival.

There are 7 categories; Animation, Fictional Shorts, Music Video, Short Shorts ‘one minute wonders’, Documentary, Schools and Third Level

First Cut! would also like to announce YMVA, Young Music Video Award, Competition 2016!

The First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce it has teamed up with Brendan Canty – Feel Good Lost to give young up-and-coming filmmakers under the age of 24 the chance to make a music video with mentorship from the film director. The Feel Good Lost Hozier ‘Take me to Church’ video, shot on a shoestring budget, garnered millions of Internet 'hits' and rave reviews from critics all over the world. The 'Feel Good Lost' production company is now considered one of the world's most exciting up-and-coming film firms.

So if you’ve ever wanted to gain a fantastic insight into the world of Music Video Filmmaking and have a chance to work with the best then watch this space!

Deadline for Submissions: Feb 12th 2016 read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday February 01, 2016 14:17 by PCRfan
Paul Craig Roberts clearly outlines the systematic way western financial institutions and the IMF have traditionally looted the third world and now, having exhausted that process, have turned to looting other western countries such as Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and more recently, Spain and Italy. read full story / add a comment
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international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Monday February 01, 2016 10:08 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - monday february 01, 2016 17:47)   image 5 images
As the three-day so-called “National Hare Coursing Festival” opens today at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary, CACS and other animal protection campaign groups protested outside the venue where captured hares were forced to run from hyped-up greyhounds. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Sunday January 31, 2016 23:56 by Integrity Ireland   1 attached file
Feb 1st - Monday 11.00am. Meet at CCJ (Criminal Courts of Justice) on Parkgate Street (near Heuston Station). Marching on Garda HQ to conduct citizen’s arrest of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan.

Hi Folks – well, as most of you will be aware by now, we have declared our intention to conduct a citizen’s arrest on Ms Noirin O’Sullivan, currently acting in the position of Garda Commissioner for her personal complicity in multiple instances of interfering with or obstructing the administration of justice. The arrest is scheduled to take place on Monday February 1st at Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin. We will be departing as a group from the Criminal Courts of Justice at 11.00am and will hand in a written statement/declaration/ arrest warrant signed by a ‘jury’ of twelve upstanding citizens

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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday January 29, 2016 21:00 by Roo Demol   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 09, 2016 09:51)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Amnesty International Cork and Amnesty International UCC are organising a gig in Crane Lane to raise awarenss of the plight of Ibrahim Hawala, who has been improsined for over 2 years in Egypt, after taking part in a peaceful demonstration.
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Friday January 29, 2016 18:37 by Con Carroll
For many the knock on the door, hello sorry to disturb you, I'm canvassing for the bimbo party hoping you will consider to give us your no, 1 vote. the children have to be fed, the dog is barking. jumping over and open gates to put the leaflet through. jaysus we are great read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / feature Thursday January 28, 2016 20:38 by 1 of Indymedia   text 8 comments (last - monday february 01, 2016 22:17)   image 8 images   video 2 video files
#SaveMooreStreetfromDemolition This is an important call to you to take part in this crucial show of support of the 1916 Moore Street Markets Battlefield site, on this Saturday. We are asking people to come in 1916 uniform or clothes, to bear one of the flags of the 1916 Easter Rising, to tell and bring your friends and comrades. #SaveMooreStreet Please share this post.

The march assembles at Liberty Hall at 1pm on Sat 30th and then proceeds to Moore Street.

Government sides with Corporate Creed to wipe out our revolutionary memory for good. Later this year or next they will sign away ALL our sovereign rights via the EU-US TTIP treaty read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday January 28, 2016 20:02 by aaa   image 2 images
This Saturday Kshama Sawant, an elected socialist for Seattle council, will speak at our election launch rally about breaking the power of the two parties of Wall Street in the US and the movements that won $15 minimum wage.

The AAA wants to use the election to start a political revolution to take on the power and wealth of the 1% to deliver radical change for the majority. Come along and hear Kshama and support our campaign. read full story / add a comment
The RSF Dublin Easter Commemoration will be held on Easter Monday (28th March 2016).
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday January 28, 2016 18:47 by Sharon.   text 1 comment (last - friday february 05, 2016 17:37)   image 2 images
From Garden of Remembrance (Parnell Square) to the GPO (O'Connell Street). read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday January 28, 2016 11:53 by Laurence Cox
Ian Manborde of Ruskin College's MA in Global Labour and Social Change discusses their experience in working with union organisers and activists from other social movements. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Wednesday January 27, 2016 14:30 by T   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 28, 2016 19:00)   image 10 images
There was a reasonable turnout at Saturday's Water Charges protest in Dublin. There were two main assembly points, Christchurch and Connolly station and both groups met up on O'Connell street outside the GPO where the speeches were given and crowd generally entertained with music at the start and end.

Estimates for the numbers are hard to come back as it seems RTE, the government and media like to play down the numbers while the estimate from Right2Water seemed a bit high but it was probably somewhere between 10,000 and 20,00 in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
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