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national / housing / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Bealtaine 21, 2015 23:36 bypbp
Guess where a property speculator can get their best return on investment in the whole world? Dublin. It is unbelievable but true. After chaos wracked on Irish society by the Celtic Tiger property boom, the speculators are back.

A global survey by the research company, MSCI, has found that highest profits can be made in Dublin from buying and selling property.

Capitalists generally expect to get a 10 percent rate of return on their investment in industry. If they want more, they shift to riskier areas such as property speculation.

If they chose their city right, they can get a 19 percent rate of return. But last year, Dublin provided the jackpot with a 44 percent rate of return. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 20, 2015 10:46 byEmmet Fox
With the Irish referendum on same sex marriage due Friday I thought it was time to blog on the societal components of the issue, or more accurately the perceptions of sexuality that underlie the issue (despite misleading efforts to make it all about surrogacy). read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Dé Máirt Bealtaine 19, 2015 11:36 byThe Stimulator Screening Dublin   image 1 image
The Stimulator is screened in Dublin twice a month and is hosted by various spaces/groups.

This weeks episode will be screened in Tenterhooks; a new D.I.Y. space in Dublin which 'aims to provide an affordable venue for gigs, band practice and art and community events' - https://www.facebook.com/Tenterhooks.Dublin.DIY
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Dé hAoine Bealtaine 15, 2015 21:37 bysquat   image 1 image
SOS - Save Our Squat
Fundraising Weekend -Friday 15th Doors 7pm - Saturday 16th doors - 7pm
Live Music - Trad - Folk - Session
Live DJs - Hip - Hop - Troop

Warm and Delicious Food for All read full story / add a comment
The Internationalist No. 39
international / arts and media / press release Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 13, 2015 20:21 byInternationalist Group   image 1 image
To get your copy, send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street
Station, New York, NY 10008. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 13, 2015 12:21 byLaurence D.   text 2 comments (last - dé céadaoin bealtaine 13, 2015 16:28)
In this article I explain why I believe it is possible and necessary to advocate for marriage equality while remaining critical of aspects of the institution of marriage itself. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Máirt Bealtaine 12, 2015 21:21 bypetra
Film screening at The Barricade Inn, Squatted Anarchist Social Centre read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / event notice Dé Máirt Bealtaine 12, 2015 17:37 byJoanna Kasinska
Visit us for an amazing weekend of cinema!

VisionFish would like to invite you to 2015 Galway African Film Festival. It's the 8th year that we're having the festival and we're aiming to highlight different perspectives of African film and culture.
It runs from Friday May 22-24th. There are films and shorts to suit everyone. This wonderful FREE weekend of cinema, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School. We kick off the show on Friday 22nd May and would very much welcome you to join us for the opening film & a glass of wine at 5.30 pm.

Sneak Peak GAFF2015 video https://youtu.be/yN1KDIjWpQ4

VisionFish is a voluntary non profit educational organisation based in Galway City

http://galwayafricanfilmfestival.org/
https://www.facebook.com/galwayafricanfilmfestival
https://www.facebook.com/events/902991639765495/ read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / news report Dé Luain Bealtaine 11, 2015 12:53 bySentro   image 5 images
THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.

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national / environment / press release Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 10, 2015 21:31 byT
Latest issue of the Shale Gas Bulletin Ireland is now available online. The contents for this month are:

1. Irish EPA study on fracking impacts led by company involved in fracking
2. Oklahoma recognises link between earthquakes and fracking wastewater injection wells
3. Scientists warn 75% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 10, 2015 21:01 byIPRT
Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is delighted to announce that the launch of our Turnaround Youth Project and Report will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2015 in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2.

This report presents the case for the differential treatment of young adults aged 18-24 who come in contact with the criminal justice system, and is grounded in emerging evidence, best practice, and informed by input from young people with experience of the issues. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / event notice Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 10, 2015 16:08 byCleo de Vito
This is the only conference in Ireland, this year, to celebrate the International Year of Soils.

Soil is our most treasured, valuable & precious resource - essential to all our lives. We grow our food in it & on it, build our homes from it & on it, drive our vehicles on it & with it, & yet, it is disappearing at an alarming rate, worldwide. Shine a light on just what we know, by hearing what just some of the Soil scientists are finding out, & what some of the specialists are learning from their own work. read full story / add a comment

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national / miscellaneous / event notice Dé hAoine Bealtaine 08, 2015 22:02 byDublin Suicide Prevention Project   text 6 comments (last - dé máirt bealtaine 12, 2015 18:03)   image 1 image
We are gearing up for Darkness into Light. Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, our annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Bealtaine 07, 2015 12:53 byRobert Long   text 1 comment (last - dé máirt bealtaine 12, 2015 14:33)
How the last days of Israel may play out. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 06, 2015 16:25 byBelfastBasque
The National Court has sentenced to six years in prison to seven of the 28 young court in December on charges of "membership of an armed band", according to legal sources NAIZ.INFO has known. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 02, 2015 19:40 byPat Waine
The piece deals with how an initiative by R2W should be addressed. It argues for a left alternative to be clearly presented in any initative that is democratic broad and open. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 02, 2015 00:11 byipsc   image 1 image
On the morning of Thursday 7th May 2015 Irish multinational CRH will hold their Annual General Meeting in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign plan a protest outside the venue. CRH have thus far refused to ditch their toxic Israeli assets which are involved in building the illegal apartheid wall and settlements in Israeli-occupied Palestine. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / event notice Dé hAoine Bealtaine 01, 2015 23:52 bybeachcomber   image 2 images
Celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Clean Coasts Week 2015. The week runs from May 8th – 17th May and there are many ways for you to get involved.

We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along our coastline so for all you beach lovers out there here’s an opportunity to do something positive to combat the problem and also raise awareness about the issue. Why not create your own beach clean event or participate in one. Every piece of litter removed from the coast is a piece of litter that won’t pollute our oceans or harm wildlife. read full story / add a comment
cork / anti-capitalism / event notice Dé hAoine Bealtaine 01, 2015 14:26 byOrla O'Donovan
During the first part of this day-long Thinkery, which will be led by Silvia Federici and George Caffentzis, you will be invited to listen, think and converse with others about anti-capitalist commoning. Based in New York, they are part of an international movement that asserts ‘commons’ can be the seeds of a society beyond state and market. A long-time feminist and anti-globalization activist, teacher and writer, Silvia Federici’s books include Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle (2012) and Caliban and the Witch. Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (2004). Founding member of the Midnight Notes Collective, George Caffentzis’ latest book is In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines and the Crisis of Capitalism (2013). An overview of their perspective on the commons can be found in this article http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/content/49/suppl_1/i92.fu...+html

Learning together about the commons will continue in the afternoon, but here the focus will be on actual and emergent commoning in Ireland. Discussing her work on the radical concept of ‘enough’ and her practical experience of Community Supported Farming, this will include a contribution from Anne B. Ryan. She is the author of Enough is Plenty: Public and Private Policies for the 21st century (2009).
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Déardaoin Aibreán 30, 2015 23:56 bywsm   image 1 image
The eleventh issue of the Irish Anarchist Review goes to press in the middle of the biggest battle in the war against austerity in Ireland to date. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in mass demonstrations against the water charges, up and down the country thousands have taken part in acts of physical resistance against water meter installation and hundreds of thousands, at the very least, are getting ready to participate in a mass boycott of the charge. Furthermore, the level of political consciousness of the population has risen considerably over the last year, with a distinct anti-establishment atmosphere, and in some cases an anti-state atmosphere, developing read full story / add a comment
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