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dublin / history and heritage / other press Monday July 21, 2014 17:53 by Joe Keegan
The Summer Series of the Easter Rising walking Tours has started. read full story / add a comment
national / rights and freedoms / news report Monday July 21, 2014 09:49 by Mairead Calvert   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 05, 2014 15:08)
The public and animal welfare organisations feel let down by the Irish judicial system.

E.G A.R (EAST GALWAY ANIMAL RESCUE) Moyglass, Loughrea Run by Sarah Gunther.
Miss Gunther was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty and received a fine of 250 euro at Galway District Court.on the 09/07/2014.

Many people have been appalled by the leniency of the judge in passing sentence on Miss Gunther and the state of the dogs found in her care.
Dogs which were removed from her care were ordered to be placed back into her care.With no surety that this will never happen again.

Miss Gunther in her own words called it an "Error of judgement".
Many believe she has showed no/little remorse for her actions and many worry that this will happen again and again.
It cannot be allowed to happen. What message has this just sent to the Irish public?

Miss Gunther has been very outspoken regarding individuals and rescues in the past and has been quick to point the finger at many Irish rescues regarding their standard of care.
She was also implicated in an on-line hate campaign directed at the family of Lennox. dog seized and destroyed by Belfast council on the 12/07/2012.

There are questions to be answered and larger issues to be addressed.Why was her fine so small? Why was she not banned from keeping animals? Why can she continue as a charity and receive public donations?

This case highlight the need for regulation within Irish animal welfare groups, qualifications, transparency, adequate support and perhaps a sentence that fits the crime of animal abuse.
And that Miss Gunther closes her rescue for good.
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mayo / environment / news report Monday July 21, 2014 00:09 by C   text 3 comments (last - monday july 21, 2014 00:21)   image 16 images
On Friday the 11th July, people started gathering for the art weekend in which murals and new campaign banner and signs were prepared. Straight away work on the house with the mural “The struggle goes on” was started along with the sign on the roof which reads “Strength in Community”.

Saturday wasn’t suitable for outside work so after a fair while designing what the signs should say, work commenced at a shed which we were kindly given the use of for the weekend. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / other press Sunday July 20, 2014 23:11 by T   text 5 comments (last - saturday august 02, 2014 10:14)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Following a massive ground assault on Shuja’iyya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City that cost over 60 people their lives before dawn Sunday, Israeli forces continued airstrikes throughout the afternoon and evening in every part of the Gaza Strip read full story / add a comment
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mayo / crime and justice / news report Sunday July 20, 2014 22:46 by Court reporter   image 2 images
On Wednesday 9th July, 6 Corrib campaigners appeared in Belmullet District court to answer charges as a result of their opposition to Shell. While the following Friday John Monaghan appeared in Castlebar Circuit Court, where he was appealing a conviction of obstruction and careless driving outside Shell's Aughoose compound. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-war / press release Friday July 18, 2014 21:23 by ispc   text 5 comments (last - monday july 28, 2014 17:40)   image 1 image
As the death toll in Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza surpasses 260, actions have been called around Ireland taking place this week and next. It’s important that as many people as possible turn out to show their solidarity with the Palestinians people under attack, their opposition to this latest round of brutal attacks on Gaza, and their anger at political inaction and media misreporting of the issue. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / opinion/analysis Friday July 18, 2014 14:03 by T   text 19 comments (last - thursday august 07, 2014 13:01)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Yesterday afternoon tragically 295 people lost their lives. What we do know is that if the Kiev fascist regime had any sort of tenuous proof that the separatists had shot it down the Western media would be screaming bloody murder. Instead they are quite coy and initially qualified it with the word accident. And accident of sorts it may well have been because it looks like this may have been more than yet another provocation by US/NATO via their neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev to widen the conflict but in fact may have been a direct attempt to assassinate president Putin because it has been reported his presidential plane flew over the same region approximately 30 minutes earlier. More on this later. But first some details on the lead up to this. read full story / add a comment
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antrim / rights and freedoms / news report Thursday July 17, 2014 14:09 by Evan McCaffrey   text 1 comment (last - friday july 18, 2014 12:04)   image 5 images
I am an American currently living in Ireland. I recently attended the Twelfth of July events in Belfast. This particularly piece is on my experiences at the bonfires. read full story / add a comment
international / rights and freedoms / other press Tuesday July 15, 2014 00:48 by T   text 3 comments (last - thursday august 14, 2014 19:27)   1 attached file
The Intercept -the website setup by Glenn Greenwald and others this week publishes a new summary of intercept capabilities used by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ, this time covering how the intelligence agencies working on behalf of the surveillance state disrupt public discourse on the Internet and seek to control the Internet.

The revelations cover a range of surveillance tools that are used to spy and collect information and as well as to disrupt individuals computers and to attack websites using the very same tools that the same state has imprisoned hackers for. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Sunday July 13, 2014 23:25 by foie
PRESS RELEASE - FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014 - ACCIDENT REPORT REFUSED

Simon Coveney has refused to release the Department’s Report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.

His decision claims that the work is not completed and that the public interest would not be served by the disclosure of the Department of Marine’s Engineering Division report.

The storm on February 1, 2014, saw a cage break loose from its mooring and upend itself into another cage at Gerahies.

Alex O’Donovan, Secretary of Save Bantry Bay [SBB] said in March of this year that after the official count on 19 February 2014 they understood that the farm had been ‘virtually wiped out’.

Minister Simon Coveney subsequently confirmed the loss of 230,000 Salmon in the extreme weather event of 2 February 2014.

Despite repeated requests, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] and Save Bantry Bay have been refused the Report, breaking Minister Coveney’s previous precedent of releasing such documents regarding salmon farm escapes. read full story / add a comment
roscommon / arts and media / event notice Sunday July 13, 2014 19:22 by M.M.
Douglas Hyde Conference Friday 18th July 2014
Roscommon County Council is once again delighted to bring together many leading thinkers,
academics, poets, writers, musicians and speakers to discuss, debate and provide an opportunity for an interesting and challenging day‚s reflection for this year‚s Douglas Hyde Conference. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Sunday July 13, 2014 13:00 by Luke Eastwood   text 2 comments (last - tuesday july 15, 2014 22:20)
An analysis of what the IMF is really about... read full story / add a comment
cork / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Sunday July 13, 2014 12:43 by Corkonian   text 1 comment (last - friday july 18, 2014 12:34)
Visit by Dáil Committee toTyndall National Institute, UCC, Monday 14 July. Questions need to be addressed in regard to departures of iconic researchers following SFI funded research work. In particular the iconic work on the junctionless transistor. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday July 12, 2014 21:33 by Sharon.
1976 , 17th July :
Two IRA Volunteers on active service - Patrick Cannon from Dublin and Peter McElchar from Donegal- set out in a car in which they were transporting an explosive device. They crossed the border from Donegal into Tyrone and were approaching the town of Castlederg when the device exploded prematurely. Peter McElchar was killed instantly. Patrick Cannon was gravely injured and was taken to Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh. He was being transferred to hospital in Belfast when he died.... read full story / add a comment
national / workers issues / press release Thursday July 10, 2014 00:05 by pbp   text 1 comment (last - friday july 11, 2014 10:53)
The ghost of William Martin Murphy is haunting Greyhound, one of Dublin’s largest waste collection companies. In one of the most daring attacks on organised workers in recent years, the company’s owners are demanding that workers accept a pay cut of 35 percent.

One morning in May workers arrived at their depot and were surprised to find new cabins in front of their place of work. Their managers were sitting inside them and, as each worker tried to enter the depot, they were asked to sign a document that would alter their conditions of work read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:53 by ispc
On 9 July, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an Advisory Opinion titled Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in which it concluded that “the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, are contrary to international law”. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:47 by ipsc   image 2 images
The Israeli state has launched a fresh assault on the Palestinian people, a collective punishment of a captive population. At the time of writing, around 36 people have been killed in bloody airstrikes in Gaza, including at least 9 children. Israeli occupation forces have launched hundreds of attacks on the people of Gaza, and injured scores. Attacks have also been taking place in the West Bank for the past month, where at least 9 people were killed.

Protest & Rally in solidarity with the Palestinian people

Saturday 12th July – 2pm at The Spire on O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

Please bring friends, flags, banners, noise. We would ask that you do not bring party-political flags. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 23:42 by ispc
Sinn Féin will be holding a protest outside the Kildare Street entrance of Leinster House at 12:30pm tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight Israeli State violence against the people of Palestine. Please show your solidarity by attending this event. read full story / add a comment
dublin / education / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 15:39 by Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC)
LASC, Latin America Solidarity Centre. 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2,
Price: 120 Euro // 110 for LASC members

-Continuation 16th July to 13th August
(Mondays and Wednesdays form 6 to 8 pm)
-Upper Intermediate 16th July to 13th August
(Mondays and Wednesdays form 8 to 10 pm)
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday July 09, 2014 15:35 by Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC)
A TALK FOLLOWED BY Q&A: Alvaro Sanchez (Charge d'affaires, Venezuelan embassy to Ireland and the UK). Introduced by Jack O'Connor, SIPTU general president.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 19:00

At the Liberty Hall.
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