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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday September 02, 2015 23:52 by choice   image 1 image
The 4th Annual March for Choice will take place in Dublin on Saturday September 26th marking the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.

The March will kick off at 2 pm in Dublin at the Garden of Remembrance (assembling from 1.30pm), and like last year, we are asking that you bring a wheelie case if possible to make the effort and sound of travel abundantly clear!
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / photo-essay Wednesday September 02, 2015 23:32 by T   image 15 images
The Right2Water campaign had called for a national demonstration on Sat Aug 31st and quite a lot of effort had gone into publishing this with tens of thousands of leaflets distributed throughout the country and buses laid on to many of the major towns.

There was a fair bit riding on this because figures show that significant percentage of households had still not paid and during the summer the government plans were upset when EuroStat came back and said Irish Water had to appear on the government accounts.

In the meantime government ministers have been claiming it would not be privatized but when pressed on whether this is rock solid, they turn out to be quite slippy on this. And there is reason for this because the TTIP treaty between the USA and EU currently being negotiated in secret is a corporate wishlist that will allow corporations to sue governments through the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) which are corporate courts run by corporate lawyers and take precedence over national laws and there is no right of appeal. It will allow corporations to say that it is unfair competition to have things like our health, education and of course Irish Water in state hands and therefore it should be privatized. This is not some myth because the ISDS mechanism has already been used at least 500 times in other countries for basically lowering health standards and environmental protection. If TTIP is passed and so far Fine Gael have been in favour of it, including the ISDS, then they will say their hands are tied and they had to privatize Irish Water and of course every other thing. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Friday August 28, 2015 23:56 by beachcomber
Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend will be taking place on the 18th, 19th & 20th September. This year they are teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Clean-up event. Last year 560,000 volunteers in 91 countries removed 7,257 tonnes of marine litter from the world's oceans. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday August 28, 2015 17:10 by P. Low   image 1 image
This peaceful assembly is part of Global Bersih initiative that will see solidarity rallies and gatherings by the Malaysian diaspora, and is set to take place in over 30 cities across the world on the weekend of 29 & 30 August 2015. These global rallies are in support of the Bersih 4.0 rallies that will be held in Malaysia that same weekend.

The last peaceful rally, Bersih 3.0 in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, ended up with participants wounded by police brutality, tear gas and blasted by water cannons. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Thursday August 27, 2015 00:08 by 1 of Indymedia
This is a repost of an article from the WSM. In a further confirmation of the empty nature of electoral democracy its been revealed that the Dublin City Council manager wrote to the company building the controversial Poolbeg incinerator to assure them they could ignore the two city council votes against the project. This after a special meeting when 50 out of 52 councillors voted against the proposal! read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday August 26, 2015 23:59 by People's Movement
CHANGE OF VENUE TO: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 The demo will be at the Millennium Wing entrance, Clare St.

David O’Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the United States and cheerleader for TTIP will be speaking on: 'Transatlantic Relations and TTIP'

Join us for an hour to show him and his cronies that we reject ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 26, 2015 23:43 by shannonwatch   text 5 comments (last - friday august 28, 2015 17:36)
The vintage Hawker Hunter fighter plane that crashed on to a busy roadway during an air show in Shoreham, Sussex on 22 August also performed at recent air shows in Ireland at Shannon, Bray and Foynes. Between them these were attended by up to 150,000 people. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Sunday August 23, 2015 20:49 by right2water   text 2 comments (last - wednesday september 02, 2015 09:28)   image 1 image
The Right2Water campaign has called another major demonstration in Dublin on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 2pm.

The government is still on the hop because not enough people have paid their water bills and we can still beat them. This is why they have now said they have capped the amount out for another couple of years but don't be fooled, we need to keep the pressure on. They are also in negotiations for the TTIP treaty which between Europe and the US and is a corporate wishlist and includes provisions to allow them to sue governments if they do NOT privatise public services including of course water. At this point they will claim they had no choice and the "decision" was taken out of their hands. So integral to winning the Right to Water is to defeat the TTIP and ensure it never gets passed. read full story / add a comment
Combination of statistics from WHO, OECD and Eurostat.
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday August 23, 2015 19:31 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   image 1 image
Recent reports have suggested that Ireland is set to become the most obese country in Europe. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Friday August 21, 2015 11:06 by Sharon.   image 1 image
Annual Eve of All-Ireland Rally , Dublin : 19/9/15 , at 2pm, GPO. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / other press Friday August 21, 2015 10:23 by Eugene McCartan   image 1 image
The August Socialist Voice is now available online.

In this issue:
Greek and all European workers paying a heavy price
As events unfold in Greece it’s clear that the EU is determined to make Greek workers pay for the crisis now engulfing the country.
The Greek debt, like the Irish debt, is simply unsustainable and unpayable. The impact and renewed assault on Greek workers will be felt throughout the European Union: it will not be confined or contained within the borders of Greece read full story / add a comment
An currach ag fás!
mayo / miscellaneous / photo-essay Friday August 21, 2015 02:35 by Paul Lynch   image 10 images
Cuid de na photos ón obair agus craic ag féile na saoirse na laethanta seo caite. read full story / add a comment
Blue Skies, Blue Seas, Blue Gloves: Mediterranean Migrants by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin
international / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 18, 2015 16:29 by Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 20, 2015 00:56)   image 1 image
On 5th of August 2015 the Irish Navy ship LÉ Niamh was sent to help an overcrowded vessel about 25 miles off the Libyan coast. As two rigid inflatable boats (Ribs) from the LÉ Niamh approached they signaled to the people to stay where they were so that life jackets could be given out.

However, according to Capt Dave Barry: “Whatever happened, a number rushed to one side, and it capsized and sank in a couple of minutes”.

A total of 367 survivors and 25 bodies were taken to the Sicilian port of Palermo.

Up to 700 people were believed to have been on board. read full story / add a comment
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armagh / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 18, 2015 13:38 by IPSC   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to host a premiere screening of the award-winning ‘On the Side of the Road’ by Israeli director Lia Tarachansky on Saturday 5th September 2015, at 3.30pm in the Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road, Portadown.

FREE ENTRY but spaces are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.

The film is a challenging and important documentary about the creation of the Israeli state and the impact this has had both on Palestinians and Israelis. The film will be followed by a discussion between the audience and the director who is touring the film around Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:35 by IPSC   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in association with the Progressive Film Club is proud to host a premiere screening of the award-winning 'On the Side of the Road' by Israeli director Lia Tarachansky on Wednesday 9th September 2015, at 7pm in the Pearse Centre (aka The Ireland Institute), 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Note: Spaces are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.

FREE ENTRY but spaces are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.

The film is a challenging and important documentary about the creation of the Israeli state and the impact this has had both on Palestinians and Israelis. The film will be followed by a discussion between the audience and the director who is touring the film around Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday August 17, 2015 13:02 by foie
Bord na Mona’s right to extract peat for horticultural use is being challenged by an environmental group.

Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] have written to Offaly County Council stating that ‘unauthorised development has been, is being and may continue to be carried out near Derrinboy, Co. Offaly, comprising the drainage of peatland and extraction of peat without planning permission or environmental impact assessment.’

The site, located north of Birr, is more than 200 hectares in size. It was previously an Area of Scientific Interest and a proposed Natural Heritage Area. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday August 15, 2015 22:32 by Astrid Essed
Recently, due to a joint cooperation of the Tel Aviv and Paris municipal government, a section of river bank in Paris was
turned into “Tel Aviv sur Seine” , complete with falafel stands
and “Israeli nightlife. Of course in order to promote Israel. No promotion of a 48 years occupation power with as ´´falafel´´
the Gaza Blockade and as ´´nightlife´´bombings of Gaza and shooting of Palestinian children. On the Gaza beach. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday August 12, 2015 01:31 by Martin o' Héalaigh   text 9 comments (last - monday august 24, 2015 22:39)
An analysis of the reports revealed that the number of Adverse Reaction Reports for the HPV Vaccine Gardasil (839 reports) are almost double those of the second most reported injection (the '4-in-1' shot with 428 reports) over a 5 year period.
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national / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday August 12, 2015 01:24 by Mairtin o H'ealaigh   text 3 comments (last - monday august 24, 2015 13:27)
Regret.ie has published personal testimony from one 15 year old girl from Dublin.
She is not the only one..
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There is always hope.
national / education / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 11, 2015 19:01 by By Wayne Flanagan Tobin (personal capacity nb)   image 1 image
DSPP provides some useful tips for young people who may feel stressed after tomorrow's results for young people. This article is solely associated with Dublin Suicide Prevention Project and our policy towards young people and not any other associations (Professional, family or other) that that founders Mary Cullinane or Wayne F. Tobin may have. It is merely advice to young people from a personal perspective in line with DSSP guidelines. Thank-you read full story / add a comment
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