New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Elaine Byrne: Lacking moral courage to name names

offsite link Real democracies and referendums Anthony

offsite link Public Services Card: Some still forced to comply Anthony

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active Anthony

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Midnight on Planet Lockdown: Dylan strikes again Sun Mar 29, 2020 01:31 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar – Posted with permission Like a shot ricocheting at Heaven?s Door, Bob Dylan has released a masterpiece dissecting JFK’s assassination What spectacular timing. Like a shot ricocheting

offsite link COVID: an Infectious Disease and a Phantom Pandemic Sat Mar 28, 2020 19:19 | The Saker
by Mansoureh Tajik for The Saker Blog In an essay published on the Saker blog at the beginning of March, I wrote with a restrained skepticism about the novel coronavirus,

offsite link Saker Announcement: we are creating a special COVID19 Café Sat Mar 28, 2020 19:03 | The Saker
Dear friends, I have to be fully candid with you – the COVID19 situation creates A LOT of problems for our community.  Not only has the COVID19 pandemic distracted many

offsite link Debunking clickbaits ? expert: ?not just a flu? and ?not a bioweapon? Fri Mar 27, 2020 18:37 | The Saker
Joe Rogan has interviewed Michael Osterholm.  This is the Wikipedia entry under his name, and this is how Rogan introduced him on YouTube: “Michael Osterholm is an internationally recognized expert

offsite link Extraordinary G20 Leaders? Summit: Statement on COVID-19 Fri Mar 27, 2020 02:41 | Scott
By videoconference from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 26, 2020 PDF In English In Russian The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness and vulnerabilities. The virus respects

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Shortages of products in shops and supermarkets? 10:57 Sun Mar 29, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Statements in the media? good, bad and indifferent? 10:34 Sun Mar 29, 2020 | guestposter

offsite link 2km from home? 13:43 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Horslips rescheduled 11:47 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Action 2020 comic Special Edition 10:16 Sat Mar 28, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Cork - Event Notice
Monday May 16 2011
07:00 PM

Resisting the Royal visit in Cork

category cork | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Saturday April 30, 2011 22:21author by cropbeye - Independant Republican Historical Societyauthor email cropbeye at yahoo dot comauthor address Shandon Report this post to the editors

Public meeting for all opposed to Elizabeth of Britains visit.

Metropole Hotel McCurtain st on May 16th at 7pm open meeting to discuss expression of

public anger and disgust at the Royal fanfare planed for Cork on the 20TH

An invitation for all those opposed to the Royal visit will be held on the evening

of Monday the 16th May. Given the anger many citizens feel about the activities of the British army

in the north of our country, activity of MI5 on both sides of the border and British security collusion with

loyalist death squads. We deem it immature that a fawning media and political elite will be celebrating

the visit of a British Royal a representative of imperialism in the world today. One who has never given

an apology for the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, diploc courts or abuses in prisons and holding cells.

Many want to have dignified protest to show citizens contempt to this visitors tour of Cork city centre on Friday 20th May.

All views and suggestions will be welcomed.

The evening is being faciletated by the Eirigi Party.

author by cropbeye - C.A.R.V.Epublication date Sat May 14, 2011 01:35author email cropbeye at yahoo dot comauthor address author phone 0862411789Report this post to the editors

The venue of the above meeting has been changed

to Solidarity Books on Douglas Street.

Eirigi regrets any inconvenience caused.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat May 14, 2011 13:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Noli illegitimi carburundum, dont let the bastards grind ya down.....into anger and disgust altogether.

Thats my view. Life is too short to let shit stick to the shoes.

Get a petition together to demand a Special Rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, and take it in the cop-shop and to all your local indigna-Tories for signature.
Hit the Examiner office and any press crews from overseas. Expose the puerile idiocy of it all, rather than letting them raise your blood pressure.
And mock up a few crowns from tin-foil and broken glass or coloured cellophane. The meejits are the messengers.DO NOT provide them with footage that feeds the securicorp budget. Take the piss and pretend there actually is intelligent life on planet Oirlind.
We dont want the world to remember us for the fucking Jedwardian Age of Jenda&Jeamonn.

author by Rebel Corkpublication date Sun May 15, 2011 08:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In todays online Irish Times, the "Ireland" section leads with its main image that from the Cork rebels who are opposed to the royal visit that is coming to the "English market"

'English market' protest over royal visit

One of two websites about the English Market in Cork was used to highlight a rally protesting against the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the market next Friday.

The site,, was set up a number of years ago by Jonathan McKee, a former stall-holder before Cork City Council set up their own website on the market.

Related: Queen to visit Cork -

"It will be a sad day for Cork if the visit happens," Cllr Mick Nugent said.

"The British monarchy is based on values of hierarchy, inequality and deference which have no place in a modern republic. I see no reason why this feudal relic should be invited to Cork, or feted at taxpayers’ expense."

A phone poll of about 500 listeners to Cork’s 96FM earlier this week showed that two-thirds of those who voted on the issue oppose the visit.

REBEL CORK NOT ROYAL CORK - Irish Times gives prominant position to rebel Cork poster
REBEL CORK NOT ROYAL CORK - Irish Times gives prominant position to rebel Cork poster

author by Cork anarchists Oppose the Queen's Visitpublication date Sun May 15, 2011 09:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Why We Should Oppose the Queen's Visit – report on Cork WSM Meeting

On last Tuesday evening at Solidarity Books a small but very interested audience listened to James McBarron of Cork WSM give a talk outlining why people should oppose the impending visit of the queen of England to the Republic of Ireland. In his presentation, he reminded us that the institution of monarchism, the British monarchy in particular because of its historic role, is bound up intimately with the promotion of imperialism, militarism and privilege, and therefore should be opposed...

The talk was followed by contributions from the floor and questions to the speaker. Among the points raised during these exchanges were how protesting monarchism is in effect protesting all privilege, what it was like to grow up in Britain under the propaganda onslaught for that outdated, undemocratic and warmongering institution, what protests were likely to carry the best political message and the how the history of resistance to the institution of the monarchy in Britain (including one regicide!) has been erased from popular history by the weight of royalist revisionism. In spite of the small attendance, it was well worth doing for the political points it helped tease out for those who came to the bookshop on Tuesday evening to enjoy it.

Audio of James' talk and the following discussion and questions (3 parts):

Why We Should Oppose the Queen's Visit – report on Cork anarchist Meeting (+ 3 audio files)
Why We Should Oppose the Queen's Visit – report on Cork anarchist Meeting (+ 3 audio files)

Queen Talk Pt1

Queen Talk Pt2

Queen Talk Pt3

Related Link:
author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sun May 15, 2011 13:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Classic case then of the mamma sow taking her little PIIGgy to market. Wear your sash.

I wonder is Paddy Power taking odds on how long before we sign up to overt and fully fledged membership of NATO. FG would be happy, all the way back to garret der gutt von bilderberg. Jeamo might not like it, Jenda will revel. And with Shatter doubling at Justice AND Defense we're into the Big Top tent. All circus, no bread.

author by bhrian o beartlaoi - freemenofwaterfordpublication date Mon May 16, 2011 22:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

people should show their disgust at this circus by ignoring this visit in totality
hopefully she'll do us all a favour and croak it on the way over the irish sea....

author by Serfpublication date Mon May 16, 2011 22:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

ignoring is not an option.
It still costs cash strapped taxpayers over 30 million euro.
Express your anger, don't ignore and roll over.

author by Serfpublication date Tue May 17, 2011 00:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just watched "the frontline". Like some unfortunate battered wife, I keep thinking maybe next time things might be different. I must be some kind of tv masochist. :-(

Stacked audience full of young idiots with no idea how the world really works spouting their ill informed views: "the queens visit is great for tourism" and "we should just forget the past", "England "gave" us 6 billion" etc etc. Disproportionate time given to pro Queen visit people. All the usual rhetorical shite arguments.

Pat Kenny talking down the taxi man who objected to the cost and the lock down of our capital
Poor mary Lou was thrown to the dogs
Bah! What scum

This was followed closely by another biased program "forbidden love: The Royals"

If you ask me all thats left for them to do this week on the national broadcaster is to air some flashed subliminal advertising urging us to bend over and stick the remote up our own ass rapidly and violently until it's red raw.

author by Al Slaterpublication date Wed May 18, 2011 10:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I wonder are there really that many people opposed to this visit.

Over the last few months I have observed posters all around Dublin telling people to object to the visit. From time to time I have seen small groups protesting.

This group planned originally for a hotel venue but subsequently changed to a book shop.

I will stand over your right to protest and debate, but please do not denigrate those of us who do not object to this visit.

The majority of the people of this country it would appear have no problem with the visit and their opinion should be respected as much as your.

author by Serfpublication date Thu May 19, 2011 02:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Over the last few months I have observed posters all around Dublin telling people to object to the visit."

Well interesting you should say that since the gardai and DCC lackeys were tearing down all the posters in sight prior to the visit! They did their damndest to try and prevent a wide scale mobilisation of activists.

author by PJ - Anti-Arselickers Leaguepublication date Thu May 19, 2011 10:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

........applies to the visit itself. the real symbolism of this visit is the empty streets, the belligerent and highhanded behaviour of the

Guards as they shoved the citizens of our capital city down sidestreets while the leader of the greatest warmongering nation of them all

was wined and dined by a ragtag assortment of political incompetents who have lost our national sovereignty and walked our country

into €250 bilion worth of debt that wont be paid off in this or any other lifetime. A post which is entitled 'don't blame the Garda' says it

all. I suppose your next posting will be 'don't blame the Garda who openly joked about raping a young girl - it was her fault for being

female'. You're not by any chance related to Kenneth Clarke, are you?

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Thu May 19, 2011 14:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...consisting of the adulating fawners in our 'national' media, whipped of course by their corporate bosses gagging for an extra gong like Sir Anto or Modom Royal Irish Times.

Sure as E=MCsquared, reflected glory plus revenue=royal loyalism.

Useful idiots come in blue as well as red.

author by Al Slaterpublication date Thu May 19, 2011 16:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The standard response warmongerers etc, what about republican resonsibility for the war they waged on their own people. They excuted and murdered left right and centre. So feel free to talk warmongering and other such words in relation to others but the blame must be accepted by ALL the participants.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Thu May 19, 2011 17:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

that smacks of the FG/FF/Lab all in this together, ALL bought the subprime bullshit, ALL share the pain, no blame games, shit the fuckers sank the economy are spouting as they lard it offshore and squat on the disemployed, sickout with wealth, and weakest in the educational system, its a social-darwinist philosophy of dog-eat-dog cos we got ALL the bones. you are either very naive, or snug inside the race tent. Sure your not al shatter?

your queen waxes about the 'tragic mistakes of the past' as her government repeats them across the middle east and north Africa. You may be an an island, but on this one I'm with the englishman John Donne.

author by PJ - Anti-Arselickers Leaguepublication date Thu May 19, 2011 20:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'd have no problem 'accepting blame' as you put it, if Ireland had ever engaged in any type of violent or aggressive

occupation of another country. Off the top of my head I can name 10 countries, all previously minding their own business, and

all containing massive reserves of valuable natural resources or of strategic military importance, where England turned up with

a 'colony' and proceeded to subjugate, with astonishing violence, the local population who weren't too keen to see them clearing out the

best of everything and sending it back to blighty. The queen of england has the blood of conquest and carnage on her hands and all the

stage-managed empty posturing and meaningless references to the past that we've seen and heard over the last few days doesn't in

any way diminish their history of brutality or indeed their use of it in the future if they perceive the need. The only reason that england is

no longer a superpower is because the U.S stole a march on them after the Industrial Revolution simply because of the scale of

production it was capable of. Make no mistake, if england was the size of the U.S, we'd all be drinking halves of mild and wondering why

we haven't put a man at silly mid-off.

author by Al Slaterpublication date Fri May 20, 2011 09:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

She is NOT my Queen, when will you get that. I believe where we really differ is that I unlike you have NOT been brainwashed by the republican socialist dogma that you so obviously have.

I must say I have enjoyed my couple of days on this site seeing the republican concept for what it s.

And by the way "Al Shatter" is NOT my real name, but I am surprised that no one has yet realised that the name Al Slater is the name of an SAS soldier that was killed in Fermanagh during an operation where an IRA terrorist was taken prisoner, I believe he ended up being a hunger Striker.

(Reference to editorial matters removed by moderator)

author by Damien Mpublication date Fri May 20, 2011 10:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

So a foreign soldier occupying a land not his own, is deemed a soldier but a soldier defending his home from a foreign invader from a brutal occupying army in 'an operation' is a terrorist? How does that work? Your sense of logic is really skewed.

Number of comments per page
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy