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national / arts and media / press release Thursday December 08, 2016 22:13 by pbp
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 Thursday December 08, 2016 22:01 by nbru   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.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
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donegal / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday December 07, 2016 21:55 by nb   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.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
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kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday December 07, 2016 21:34 by nbru   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 Wednesday December 07, 2016 21:14 by nbru   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 Wednesday December 07, 2016 15:41 by IPSC   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 Saturday December 03, 2016 23:06 by nbru   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.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Saturday December 03, 2016 22:57 by nbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Templeglantine, Co. Limerick
Thursday 8th December
Devon Inn Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Friday December 02, 2016 11:56 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
Over 45 International Stalls, Pop-up workshops for adults and kids, read full story / add a comment
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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday December 02, 2016 02:46 by nbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Gort, Co. Galway
Wednesday 7th December
Lady Gregory Hotel @ 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
Issued by the NBRU read full story / add a comment
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sligo / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Friday December 02, 2016 01:36 by nbru   image 1 image
Stop the Bus Éireann Expressway Exit

Public Meeting
Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
Tuesday 6th December
Cawley's Guesthouse 7:30pm

All Public Representatives have been invited to attend.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday December 02, 2016 01:04 by nbru   image 2 images   1 attached file
The NBRU releases a press release to announce a public information campaign to highlight how government policies will serve to undermine rural bus services.

At threat here is the disappearance of Bus Éireann from Ireland with only city to city services remaining leaving large swathes of the country without a service which would be unprofitable to the private operators. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday December 01, 2016 21:09 by Media Director
Fluoride addition to public water supplies is a government program started in the early 1900's when it was believed that fluoride strengthened teeth without building up in any other organ. Now that we know the brain is a target for fluoride and that fluoride ingestion doesn't reduce tooth decay, it's time for the EPA to stop playing politics, honor the science and ban water fluoridation for good. EPA has been served with a citizens' petition from environmental, health and medical groups that must, by law, be answered in 90 days. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Wednesday November 30, 2016 22:58 by pbp   image 1 image
Press Release - 30th Nov 2016

At a press conference this morning on the Dail Plinth, AAA-PBP TDs reacted to the findings of the Expert Commission on Water Charges.

Paul Murphy TD said “The report by the Expert Commission is a political fudge to allow Fine Gael to claim water charges are still in place and for Fianna Fail to say that water charges are gone.

“The report acts as a Trojan Horse to allow for the future re-introduction of water charges. The idea of ‘excessive usage’ and a free allowance keeps the principle of paying for water in place. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday November 28, 2016 22:05 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
The recent article League of Nationalists in The Economist (19-11-2016, pps. 51-54) sets out to answer the question: “All around the world, nationalists are gaining ground. Why?” read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Sunday November 27, 2016 23:01 by Dublin Film Qlub
PRESS RELEASE
Season 7 of the Dublin Film Qlub, 'ADAPTATIONS’, continues with...
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday November 27, 2016 18:30 by 1 of Indymedia   text 2 comments (last - sunday december 04, 2016 20:15)   image 2 images
Indymedia Ireland wish to pay tribute to the late leader Comrade Fidel Castro who died on Fri 25th Nov 2016, aged 90. He was an iconic figure of the 20th century and perhaps most famous for leading Cuba away from the clutches of a dictator and the mafia which ran the country on behalf of the US prior to that and then to events of the CIA backed failed invasion to overthrow him referred to as the Bay of Pigs and then later to the Cuban missile crisis which brought the world to the brink. This came about because the US had placed nuclear missiles in Turkey which were 15 minutes flight time to Moscow and Castro allowed the Soviet Union to respond in kind by placing Soviet missile in Cuba which were 15 minutes flight time to Washington.

Not only that he and Cuba defied the US for many decades simply by existing despite the US openly being hostile including imposing economic and financial sanctions against Cuba since the revolution and an estimated 600 assassination attempts against him and for daring to give the example that there is another way to exist than naked capitalism. A successful example on their doorstep of a state that provided benefits such as education, health and general well-being for their citizens is what the US most feared. Even to this day, the health system and life expectancy exceeds anything in Latin American and including huge swaths of the USA itself and this lesson is surely being brought home to many not just in the US but elsewhere where many are mired in puntative debt and are prey to vulture capitalists and increasing unstable and uncertain existence in their daily lives. read full story / add a comment
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national / economics and finance / feature Thursday November 24, 2016 03:56 by 1 of Indymedia   image 4 images
We are republishing this article by Stephen Donnelly TD who has been doing great work in exposing how Fine Gael have gone out of their away to facilitate vulture funds who are now preying on ordinary people by charging exorbitant rents and fueling the current property and are replacing the English absentee landlord of centuries past, with ruthless vulture funds capitalists of this era and essentially introducing a form of neo-fuedalism as increasing huge swaths of the population are either priced out of buying homes, or are signing up for debt that last close to a lifetime.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 23, 2016 16:47 by Thomas Roberts   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 24, 2016 03:42)
The idea of abolishing high denomination banknotes is more and more present in political talks around the world. The European Central Bank already announced the death of the €uro 500, tomorrow it might be the Benjamin ($100). What is next? Why do our governments want to get rid of cash and why don’t we have a word to say about it? read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / press release Tuesday November 22, 2016 17:37 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   image 4 images
Last Saturday the Irish Council Against Bloodsports captured another shocking piece of video footage exposing cruelty in hare coursing...this time at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane coursing fixture held in County Limerick. At great risk to herself (there's a strict ban on "authorised photography" at coursing events, enforced with threats and sometimes physical assault), Aideen Yourell of ICABS managed to record part of the fixture.
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