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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / other press Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 14, 2014 19:39 bywsm   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine nollaig 19, 2014 12:59)   image 1 image
On Thursday night RTE Primetime presented what many have described as a 'regime broadcast', an utterly transparent hatchet job of the anti-Water Charges campaign. This featured, supposedly, an anonymous water meter installer describing being accosted by knife, hatchet, baseball bat, and golf club wielding maniacal protesters – the sinister fringe. The core message transmitted in the program was 'you can protest, but don't protest effectively'. If you watched it (link below), what did you think? read full story / add a comment
Outside the barricades on Kildare St.
dublin / bin tax/household tax/water tax / photo-essay Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 14, 2014 19:03 byLuke Eastwood   image 15 images
Ireland is waking up... Despite what RTE and others may say, anyone who was there knows that there were over 100,000 people present. Half of Dublin was brought to a standstill as a result of the rally as ordinary citizens spent the day on the streets, along with the hundreds of homeless people in evidence. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 14:22 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch are appalled at the shocking revelations about CIA torture of detainees in the US Senate intelligence committee report released on Tuesday Dec 9th. Details of the methods used, the extent of the torture and the scale of lies and deceit from a government agency are even worse than was already known. Ireland's complicity has already been documented by other reports, but given this new information it is now well past time for a full investigation of the role played by Shannon in the brutal and illegal interrogation undertaken by the CIA. read full story / add a comment
Hares terrorised and killed for fun and entertainment  in Millstreet
cork / animal rights / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 10:48 byBernie Wright   image 1 image
ANIMAL ABUSE aka BLOODSPORTS WILL HAVE SURVIVED 101 YEARS in Millstreet.

The annual Millstreet Hare coursing event set for 3rd/4th Jan 2015 has already caused disgruntled locals to contact ourselves and other direct action Animal rights Groups.

This cruel spectacle actually takes place on a GAA pitch in a local public park. The park in the centre of the town, a favourite with locals, dog walkers, footballers etc however is disrupted for four weeks a year and actually has a rusty dump of an enclosure permanently in place to hold the netted hares for the coursing two day event. All this is allowed in a public park such is the power of the Town Park Committee. The opposition to ending this has prompted people to release the hares on many occasions but sadly they get recaptured and coursed, it fails as too many obstacles stop their escape and they are enclosed behind more wire than can be dismantled, until maybe this year if locals do not give up.

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HUNTED FOX LEFT OUTSIDE SCHOOL  FOR CHILDREN TO WITNESS
wexford / animal rights / press release Déardaoin Nollaig 11, 2014 10:30 byBernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine nollaig 12, 2014 15:32)   image 1 image
HUNT RUN AMOK IN OILGATE VILLAGE

PRESS RELEASE.

WEXFORD HUNT RUNS AMOK IN OILGATE VILLAGE.

Last Wednesday at 3pm as kids were being collected from the local National school in Oilgate ,Co Wexford locals were confronted by a dead fox being left outside the school gate and blocked roads and congestion . This melee was caused by the local Ballinagore hunt according to Gardai reports.
Also the local church Parish priest has advised the hunt that they were not allowed trespass on church property but they ignored the rule and rode in anyway.
Locals have told us the hunt blocked up the bottle bank area, parked at houses where school parents were collecting kids and the DEAD FOX left outside the school upset children and parents.

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national / anti-capitalism / other press Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 10, 2014 15:58 byRed Banner
Issue 58 of
Red Banner: a magazine of socialist ideas
is out now
€2 / £1.50 from bookshops or the address above read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Dé Máirt Nollaig 09, 2014 17:39 byPolitical Hostage   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin nollaig 10, 2014 15:01)
Decision more jaundiced than judicial!

In the High Court today Justice Peter Kelly rejected Michael McKevitt's application to overturn the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant him enhanced one-third remission. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / other press Dé Domhnaigh Nollaig 07, 2014 11:51 byRua   text 10 comments (last - dé luain nollaig 15, 2014 00:38)
Only one year ago, supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands, displaced millions of people and caused billions of dollars in damage. Communities are still struggling to rebuild their lives, grieving for loved ones lost and are now hit by another typhoon.

The toll in lives and rebuilding will continue to climb – and it’s up to us to stand with the people of the Philippines and hold Big Polluters to account.

Just a few dozen Big Polluters, including major oil, coal and gas companies, are responsible for two-thirds of the pollution. Communities like those affected by Haiyan are footing the bill for their destruction while Big Polluters continue to rake in billions in profits by selling their climate-killing coal, oil and gas.

Right now, negotiators are gathered at the Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru to discuss a global agreement on climate change. Many of them are still doing the bidding of the Big Polluters – but we can show them that the world is on the side of the people of the Philippines and won’t back down in this fight.

The resilient people of the Philippines are ready to take ambitious action, including legal, against the biggest polluters, and they need us all to stand with them. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 23:08 byFocus Ireland
Focus Ireland welcomes the Homeless Summit but stressed it must deliver an effective crisis response along with firm action on long-term solutions the charity has called for repeatedly in the past.

Focus Ireland delivered a submission to Minister Alan Kelly at the homeless forum today outlining 10 key actions required to end the growing homeless crisis in Ireland.

The leading charity welcomed the special summit as it brings more urgency to the growing problems caused by years of housing failure and cutbacks to vital services across youth, health, mental health and education services. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 22:19 byFIE
The High Court has been asked to require the Information Commissioner , Peter Tyndall, to rule on Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s refusal to release the accident Report on the escape of 230,000 salmon in Bantry Bay last February.

Friends of the Irish Environment have asked the Court for an ‘order of Mandamus’ requiring the Commissioner to hear an appeal of the Minister’s refusal.

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

However Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney refused to release the report on the grounds that it was an 'internal communication' and that the public ‘interest would not be served by the disclosure’. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / other press Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 19:33 byirate   image 1 image
I'm reproducing this post here because I think it needs wider circulation. I hope the original poster will forgive
my boldness but It is an important message that should get out to the widest possible audience.
Basically, under instruction from the EU, we will be giving private investors the interest on 28 billion of bank debt instead of paying it
back to the Irish central bank as is currently the case, all with barely a murmur from the Irish media. Meanwhile the distraction storm rages on over a piddling 280 million which MIGHT be repaid to junior bond holders some of which MAY actually be local credit unions etc who are very beneficial to our economy.
Furthermore If interest rates rise in the future we WILL be crucified by huge wasted interest repayments to greedy vulture capitalists. Meanwhile the media have us pissing and moaning over a hypothetical 280 million which MIGHT be repaid mainly to the likes of our own credit unions which will be peanuts compared to these other interest payments most likely going to foreign vulture capitalists read full story / add a comment
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cork / bin tax/household tax/water tax / event notice Dé hAoine Nollaig 05, 2014 19:16 byEric   image 1 image
You are invited to join us at a meeting / film showing, titled: “If water were a person, it would be an anarchist: An anarchist view on the water charges”, next Tuesday 9th December, 8pm, in the Cork Community Printshop, Oliver Plunkett Street Lower ( behind the Bus Station ) read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Nollaig 04, 2014 15:47 byCon Carroll   text 1 comment (last - dé haoine nollaig 05, 2014 17:46)
it doesnt take to be a scientist, theologian. economic professor to see that Ireland political elite are sitting back with their champagne glasses swinging. dancing to their superior masters of Europe read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 03, 2014 23:35 byDublin Film Qlub
The Dublin Film Qlub is delighted to present the xmas screening of our season on LGBTQ filmmakers, dedicated to…

ALLA NAZIMOVA read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Dé Céadaoin Nollaig 03, 2014 15:41 byLoredana Marchi
LASC NEW PROJECT YUM YUM BOLIVIA!
13th-14th December. The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
Join the food fest! Two days with screenings, talks, workshops, shows, and stalls related to food from the Andean region in Latin America.
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national / bin tax/household tax/water tax / other press Dé Máirt Nollaig 02, 2014 23:28 bywsm   image 1 image
This article was written by the WSM and appears on their website and is the text for a 4 page PDF leaflet which you are encouraged to print and distribute.

In the face of massive opposition to the water charges, the government have made several clumsy attempts to placate us, while their partners in the media seek to frighten us off the streets. The latest attempt, delivered by Alan Kelly, Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government in the Dáil on the 19th of November, is the plan to charge us €160 per year for our water and to give ‘eligible households’ a water conservation grant of €100. read full story / add a comment
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cork / anti-capitalism / event notice Dé Máirt Nollaig 02, 2014 20:07 byCPOI   image 1 image
Talk addressing Communism and contemporary society. organised by the Communist Party Of Ireland Trade Union Office 55 North Main St. Cork Fri Dec 5th 2014 @ 7pm read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / press release Dé Luain Nollaig 01, 2014 23:54 byshannonwatch
Shannonwatch have expressed their disappointment that the State has decided to summons TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to appear before Ennis District Court on Wednesday December 3rd for peace actions, while at the same time failing to investigate complaints made about US military and other aircraft that may be in breach of international law. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Nollaig 01, 2014 08:03 byWalden Bello   image 1 image
How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South? read full story / add a comment
Wayne Flanagan Tobin (right) with Teresa Weafer of the Ringsend Response to drugs
dublin / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 30, 2014 16:23 byMary Cullinane   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt nollaig 02, 2014 20:10)   image 1 image
Wayne Flanagan Tobin, former election has been given a suicide prevention award from the South West City Network read full story / add a comment
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