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Boycott Dunnes Stores on Holy Thursday!
Support The Dunnes Workers on a 1-Day Strike Over Zero Hour Contracts
Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers

Many Dunnes Stores wrorkers are being screwed over by the company because they are on zero-rated hours which means you don't know until each given day how many hours you will be working and it can vary alot from week to week. This means you have no idea how much you will be earning from week to week and therefore it becomes almost impossible to budget for anything, let alone pay bills, rent, food etc from one week to the next. And this practice is widespread with other employers.

On Thursday, 2nd April 2015 (Holy Thursday) Mandate members in Dunnes Stores will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in the Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute.

Links:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105323
http://dunnesworkers.com/

national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday February 07, 2015 17:28 by Bernard Moffatt   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 10, 2015 22:28)
Documents released by the ‘whistleblower’ Edward Snowden in late November 2014 revealed that the UK spy facility at GCHQ was targeting undersea cable communications between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

As is usual when such revelations emerge the Irish government (i.e. its Departments of Justice and Communications) wanted to say as little as possible about the issue. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday February 05, 2015 18:23 by Anthony Ravlich
Ethical human rights is firmly based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so removes the UN's 'hidden collectivist agenda' which, in my view, seeks to culturally cleanse the world of individual self-determination. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 04, 2015 15:33 by james   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 04, 2015 19:29)
Shell protester given suspended sentence after Pullathomas protest read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday February 04, 2015 11:06 by Charlie
International Brigades commemoration. Brian Hanley - well known author, will speak on the "Blueshirts, the Irish Christian Front aqnd the Right in Ireland" - Falls Road Library, Belfast, Sat 7th, 11am.

This is part of the AGM/Annual Lecture of the IBCC, the local committee ensuring that the memory of the International Brigadiers is kept alive.
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Monday February 02, 2015 20:00 by Comhlámh   image 1 image
Join us for a film screening and panel discussion where we’ll draw on the experience of one community’s struggle against water privatisation in the Global South (El Alto, Bolivia) and relate it to the Irish movement against water charges

From El Alto to Edenmore .... Twisted Pepper -Weds 4th Feb @ 7pm. read full story / add a comment
Foreign military plane landed at Shannon this evening (1st Feb 2015). No government or media outcry about this.
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Monday February 02, 2015 19:48 by shannonwatch   image 1 image
Press Release - Feb 1st - The Irish Government and media appear to be in a panic about two Russian TU-95 bomber aircraft that flew down the west coast of Ireland at least 50 miles out to sea, and not through Irish sovereign airspace. A statement issued by the Irish Department of Defence said "non-controlled and non-notified flight activity by Russian aircraft is not acceptable". This same Department of Defence of a supposedly neutral Irish state has issued no such statements about the transit of almost two and half million US troops through Shannon airport since 2001, and provides Irish soldiers to guard US military aircraft at Shannon. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Monday February 02, 2015 19:41 by Seán Ó Murchú   text 1 comment (last - sunday february 22, 2015 19:11)
Clonmult Martyrs Commemoration Committee, Republican Sinn Féin Poblachtach - Cork and the Cork Republican Movement, relatives and friends met recently in Midleton to organise the Annual Commemoration for Sunday 22nd February 2015 at Midleton. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / other press Monday February 02, 2015 00:22 by wsm   image 1 image
The WSM have written a timely article covering the recent sickening spectacle of the mainstream media expressing their moral outrage at a recent protest against the President after he signed into law another batch of laws to serve corporate interests and steal away the resources which belong to the Irish people, but they did not express any moral outrage over any of the austerity measures of the past 7 years which has resulted in people losing their homes, going without, committing suicide, dying for lack of proper care and treatments and waiting lists and the general misery inflicted upon the population. No, it is simply an opportunity to viciously attack and condemn anyone who dares challenge the ideology that everything must be sold off and run for profit and screw peoples needs and lives. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Sunday February 01, 2015 22:53 by 1 of Indymedia   text 3 comments (last - monday february 02, 2015 14:54)   image 20 images
There was large turnout at Saturday's Water Charges protest which the government probably hoped would be smaller but what Saturday shows is that the campaign is very much still alive and there plans for a bigger national march in a few weeks time.

The protest was organised by each of the local campaigns and the plan was for each of the different groups to meet and converge in the centre of Dublin. Those from Dublin West met up at Hueston station marched down the quays to link up with people from Dublin at O'Connell bridge. Meanwhile people from North Dublin met at Connolly and also converged at O'Connell bridge. read full story / add a comment
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
Clare Daly with campaigners outside the Boylesports office in Westmoreland Street, Dublin on January 30th
international / environment / opinion/analysis Saturday January 31, 2015 14:32 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 3 comments (last - saturday january 31, 2015 22:53)   image 4 images
On the day that an alliance of animal welfare and conservation groups protested outside the office of main sponsor of the National Hare Coursing event, independent socialist TD for Dublin North, Clare Daly, confirmed that she was drafting a Bill to abolish the cruel so-called “sport” of hare coursing.

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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
Quechua is one of the most used languages by Andean peoples of Latin America, especially those who are called indigenous and inhabiting countries like Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. 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
national / crime and justice / press release Wednesday January 28, 2015 23:30 by ii   video 1 video file   1 attached file
Today we are publishing a copy of an open letter sent to the Judges of Ireland by Integrity Ireland relating to corruption in the legal system.

Dear JAAB / Courts Service Staff;

Please ensure that the attached email letter (also by recorded post) is
brought to the personal attention of each of the persons listed on page
3, and that the contents are made known to any and all Courts Service
Staff members, solicitors, barristers and Registrars, who may in any way
be implicated in facilitating the criminal activities as referenced
herein. 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 / arts and media / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 22:46 by Comhlámh   image 1 image
We are delighted to bring to you the third UCDVO Development Film Series which will take place in the UCD Student Centre Cinema. Films are being screened every Monday at 6pm, starting on the 2nd of February until the 2nd of March 2015. read full story / add a comment
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wicklow / environment / event notice Wednesday January 28, 2015 21:16 by mm   image 1 image
First volunteer work day of Mountain Meitheal will be on Sunday 22nd of February to restore a section of trail at the 'miners village, nearby to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Meet up at Glendalough Visitor Centre at 10:30 am sharp.

All volunteers must be eighteen years of age or older, no special skills are required and nobody is expected to work beyond their capabilities. Volunteers should come prepared for a day in the hills with appropriate footwear and a pack lunch including a hot drink. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / 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 / imperialism / 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 / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 28, 2015 00:45 by T   text 7 comments (last - tuesday february 03, 2015 11:30)
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
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