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international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Dé Céadaoin Eanáir 18, 2017 18:28 bylefty   image 1 image
A kickstarter campaign plus a dedicated campaign of relentless annoyance by an activist has led to the CIA reluctantly releasing 13 million of their archived documents for public viewing on the internet. Releases from 1994 to 2016 are included. This translates as all documents from 1969 until 1989 They are released under Bill Clinton’s 1995 Executive Order 13526 instituted in 2006. One of the few good things he ever did.The Executive Order requires the declassification of non-exempt historically valuable records 25 years or older. These documents were previously only physically accessible from four computers at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland using the CIA Records Search Tool Get searching folks. It's a treasure trove!
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dublin / environment / event notice Dé Luain Eanáir 16, 2017 20:38 bygn
A new environmental group is forming the Dublin city area.

The network will work to represent environmental views at local authority level.

They are currently inviting interested people to attend their first meeting which will take place in Trinity College on the 24th of January.

The group is being put together by a number of environmentalists who want to bring people together around the common cause of promoting sustainable development in the city. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / news report Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 15, 2017 23:38 bychase
Please take 2 minutes to have your say in how you want to see the Harbour developed, and encourage friends/family to do likewise.

Cork County Council sets out its land use planning strategy for the development of the towns and villages of the county in a series of Municipal District Local Area Plans, which are currently under review.

The Ballincollig-Carrigaline Local Area Plan covers the area surrounding the proposed incinerator site in Ringaskiddy, is directly relevant to the future of the Harbour area and has invited submissions. Submissions are FREE and can be made online, but the system will close at 4pm tomorrow, Monday 16th January 2017. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Dé Domhnaigh Eanáir 15, 2017 22:39 bypbp   image 1 image
The Bill seeks to to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 to provide for greater security of tenure by making all tenancies over two months Part 4 tenancies, by making Part 4 tenancies of indefinite duration, removing sale of property as a ground for terminating a tenancy, providing for compensation where a tenancy is terminated on the ground that the dwelling is required by the landlord or a relative of the landlord for their own occupation, extension of notice periods for new rents and for the termination of tenancies, and inclusion of receivers and lenders that have taken possession of properties in the definition of a landlord. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé hAoine Eanáir 13, 2017 22:56 bygn   image 1 image
A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada trade deal known as CETA.

The groups co-signed a letter to members of a European Parliament committee calling for rejection of the deal earlier this week.

The trade deal is making its way through the European Parliament. Today a European Parliament committee voted in favour of the deal. The final vote on CETA will be taken by the whole Parliament on February 14th. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Déardaoin Eanáir 05, 2017 22:01 byGreen News
Take action against fracking by making a personal submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee. Members of the public who have an interest in the fracking debate are invited by the Oireachtas Joint Committee to inform public policy by making submissions. The Green News wishes to highlight this opportunity and emphasize that any informed member of the public can make a submission by email. There are no specific qualifications required and we will provide links to the relevant documents and provide some tips for drafting and formatting a submission. If you’re opposed to fracking and have read or are willing to read some literature on the subject then you could influence policy by making a brief submission read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Máirt Eanáir 03, 2017 23:51 byDublin Film Qlub
Season 7 of the Dublin Film Qlub, 'ADAPTATIONS’, continues with...

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national / environment / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 23, 2016 23:50 by1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
A campaign which has called on consumers to boycott farmed salmon this year have included ‘organic’ farmed salmon because of the use of chemicals.

The campaign by 10 environmental groups under the banner of WildFish.ie takes aim at the appalling environmental impact of salmon farms as well as the human health risks of this practice.

The Boycott Farmed Salmon’s 2016 Christmas campaign has added the word ‘ORGANIC’ to its campaign’s name after the Minister refused to enforce the EU Regulations which require that whenever chemical medicines are used on organic products ‘treated stock shall be clearly identifiable’. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 23, 2016 23:33 bywsm   video 1 video file
This video was shot on the morning of the Apollo House injunction hearing at the High Court, 21st December. As well as footage from outside the courts on our way there we had earlier visited the sites of other occupied buildings evicted in the last 20 months. We discovered all of them were still vacant and in most cases no visible work at all had been done on them. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 23, 2016 22:44 by1 of Indymedia   image 4 images
BirdWatch Ireland remains steadfast in calling for the sustainable management of Ireland's fish stocks. Our recently-published report, Life on The Edge, provides the background to some of the key issues and concerns we have regarding management of fisheries and protection of seabirds in Irish waters.

With mixed outcomes from this year's December Council in Brussels, in 2017 BirdWatch Ireland will continue to urge Minister Michael Creed to listen to the science and set sustainable catch limits for all stocks. He must provide justification for any decisions not to listen to the science, including the longer-term impact on the health of fish stocks and the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. read full story / add a comment
Table 1 Details of the 20 largest Water/WasteWater PPP Projects in Ireland, 2015
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Dé Luain Nollaig 19, 2016 13:00 by1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
We reproducing this article by Dr Rory Hearne, Researcher & Author of "Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: failed experiment or the way forward ?" to highlight some important background and context to this issue

Fears about the privatisation of public water provision was a central motivating factor behind the Right2Water protest movement but concerns about the privatisation of water are held by many other political and civil society groupings. The recently published Expert Commission on Water Services Report highlighted a widespread public “concern about the potential privatisation of Irish Water”. They stated that public responses to their consultation “expressed concerns that water charges, and metering of domestic households, could eventually lead to privatisation”. The Report notes that this “was sometimes set in the context of wider concerns about privatisation of public services, and the commodification of water”. However, it is widely known that various public and private interests have been preparing the ground for the potential privatisation of the Irish public water system. In this article I provide evidence that should concern all those worried about the potential privatisation of Irish public water. This centres on the on-going implementation of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of public water infrastructure in Ireland. These PPPs are a form of ‘creeping privatisation’ that makes the full privatisation of our public water system a real possibility in the future. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 18, 2016 19:54 bysp   text 3 comments (last - dé haoine nollaig 23, 2016 23:23)   image 1 image
Statement from AAA councillor and Socialist Party member Michael O’Brien on the occupation of Apollo House by housing rights activists with “Home Sweet Home”

Press statement: Councillor Michael O’Brien, Anti Austerity Alliance, Beaumont Donaghmede ward, Dublin City Council

Emergency motion submitted for tomorrow’s Dublin City Council North Central Area Committee meeting in Coolock calling for official recognition of Apollo House emergency accommodation and withdrawal of injunction read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Nollaig 15, 2016 00:28 byAnonymous Student
It should seem obvious whoever controls access to ideas controls a people or nation to a large extent. It is natural for power-hungry operators to attempt to control and manipulate masses of peoples’ perceptions (assumptions and thoughts). The mainstream media has been compromised for a very long time. Things have become truly Orwellian. We need a complete re-assessment of this last election cycle to understand how deep the Deceit State has corrupted so many institutions in this country—and especially the mainstream media and the Democratic Party. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 08, 2016 22:13 bypbp
The Irish Times headline recently ran a headline, ‘Imposing French-style wealth tax would only yield €22m.

UCD sociologist Kieran Allen asked for a right to reply but received no response to his request. Here is his exposure of how journalism sometimes functions as propaganda.

The story is based on an ESRI Working Paper entitled ‘Scenarios and Distributional Implications of a Household Wealth Tax in Ireland’. The Irish Times lifts one or two figures from the paper but fails to give any context or critically examine the report. read full story / add a comment
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donegal / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Déardaoin Nollaig 08, 2016 22:01 bynbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Monday 19th December
Abbey Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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donegal / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 07, 2016 21:55 bynb   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Wednesday 14th December
Mount Errigal Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 07, 2016 21:34 bynbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Listowel, Co. Kerry
Tuesday 13th December
Listowel Arms Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 07, 2016 21:14 bynbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Tuam, Co. Galway
Monday 12th December
Corralea Court Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 07, 2016 15:41 byIPSC   image 1 image
To commemorate the eight anniversary of the Israeli ‘Operation Cast Lead’ attack on Gaza, and to highlight Israeli’s ongoing brutality coupled with the cruel and illegal siege of Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is calling on people to gather at 2pm on Saturday 31st December at the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin to attend our annual New Year’s Eve vigil for the people of Palestine, especially those in besieged in Gaza. Please bring Palestinian flags if you have them.

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westmeath / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé Sathairn Nollaig 03, 2016 23:06 bynbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Friday 9th December
Greville Arms Hotel @ 8:00pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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