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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 09, 2008 18:45 by Watchdog   image 1 image
Irish pork is being widely recalled because a percent of it was found dioxin contaminated. Governments acknowledge the harms and dangers of dioxin...a by-product of industrial chlorine.
But other far more dangerous sources of dioxin, namely typical chlorine-contaminated cigarettes, are being ignored. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Tuesday November 18, 2008 17:09 by Claire Kane   1 attached file
this story is based on an e-mail interview i conducted with the chief executive of the Irish Nightclub Association about the Irish Intoxicating Liquor act which came into affect on the 30th of July 2008.

the story highlights the effect the act has been having on Irish business. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Thursday October 30, 2008 10:45 by Jene Kelly
In September 2008, AIMSI (Association for Improvement in Maternity Services Ireland) ran an electronic survey asking women a number of questions and for their comments relating to their experience of rooming in in Irish maternity hospitals.

The survey received a large response, where 266 women voluntarily submitted their observations. All respondents were self selecting and anonymous.

Access to the survey was via website, www.aimsireland.com and also via links on a number of parenting websites and forum boards. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Monday October 13, 2008 16:28 by Shell to Sea   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 14, 2008 14:27)
SHELL TO SEA BUDGET PRESS RELEASE
Monday 13th October 2008-10-12

Let Shell and its partners feel some pain in Budget 2009. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / news report Wednesday October 08, 2008 19:19 by Metero Customer   text 7 comments (last - friday october 10, 2008 16:05)
For those who have a monthly bill from Meteor, then watch for the little added on charges.... read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / press release Saturday August 30, 2008 05:26 by Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 31, 2008 19:02)
Mission Possible International teams up with Phoenix Environmental Institute working to ban aspartame globally. It is a deadlly poison and interacts with all drugs. It has caused a global plague the world over. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Wednesday August 27, 2008 10:23 by Jene Kelly
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services - Ireland (AIMSI) is a national non-profit organisation which offers support services and lobbies for changes in the Irish Maternity System.

AIMSI's regional chapters of AIMSI Northeast , AIMSI Mid-Leinster , and AIMSI West have publicly called for Consumer Groups to be implemented in the 3 Dublin Maternity Hospitals and Galway's UCHG in order to better assist communications between hospital management, staff, and consumers. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Saturday August 09, 2008 19:14 by Richard Walsh   text 1 comment (last - monday august 11, 2008 15:05)
RSF have called for new Irish language mobile phones to be made available throughout the country. read full story / add a comment
Shell sells petrol in Ireland through its licensee Topaz energy
national / consumer issues / news report Thursday July 31, 2008 15:33 by Gu.com reader   image 1 image
Shell announced second quarter profits of $8,000,000,000 today. The company is currently exploiting Irish Natural gas off the west coast for which it is liable for zero royalties. While tax may be charged at some point in the future on Shell Ireland's profits, the Anglo-Dutch company has shown itself to be skilled in avoiding tax when it can.

Irish gas bills for domestic users are set to raise by 20% in September, with another 20% rise expected in the new year.
The Irish state owns no stake in the Corrib field.
New licences on the same giveaway terms are currently being issued for Irish offshore blocks in the Rockall Basin. http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/Natural/Petroleum+Affairs+Divis...d.htm read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 29, 2008 14:31 by Tracy Donegan   text 1 comment (last - tuesday july 29, 2008 17:17)
Irish women are often starved in labour despite there being significant benefits to eating - and significant risks to being starved.

Why hasn't Irish medical care caught up with the 21st Century?

Should women eat and drink freely in labour ?

Read on..... read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday July 26, 2008 11:44 by soldierofdestiny
There is great trepidation among farmers that their stranglehold on the price of basic foodstuffs within the EEU is under threat from Peter Mandelson read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Friday July 18, 2008 14:49 by Malachy Steenson   text 1 comment (last - friday july 18, 2008 14:52)
ACRA had today stated that it will be opposed to any attempt to bring back Rates by a property Tax. They reiterated their demand for no taxes on a prinicipal family residence read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday July 09, 2008 10:42 by Gregor Kerr   text 2 comments (last - tuesday july 15, 2008 13:40)   image 1 image
The ongoing debate about how school pupils should transfer from primary to post-primary school in Northern Ireland raises fundamental questions about the type of society we want to live in. read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / press release Sunday July 06, 2008 16:45 by Dr Michael Desmond Hynes
Ref: Greenore Port Consultation: 1st and 2nd July 2008 in Greenore Assembley Room in respect of claiming the foreshore for 300 metre pier etc. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday July 04, 2008 14:55 by Phier   text 7 comments (last - sunday july 13, 2008 11:48)
Includes text no longer available on the Oireachtas timeline for this issue. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday June 18, 2008 17:25 by Phier   text 19 comments (last - friday july 04, 2008 11:22)
Further information including who to contact (in regards to http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87991 ) read full story / add a comment
How far we have Come?
international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 01, 2008 12:21 by C Murray   text 20 comments (last - friday april 04, 2008 22:31)   image 5 images
It's amazing that an active politician, albeit of the right, has found himself in the privileged
position of both funding and financing a hate crime movie. The man know the laws of
his country and is an elected official thus we can all presume that the only reason that
he made it was for ego-indulgence. Lots of politicos do that- its called abuse of office.

How far we have come from being privileged to study the word and poetry of Islam?
Sufism provided many international writers with an area of study and cross-cultural
pollination that has benefited Western art and literature in the poetry of Hughes and
the writing of Lessing , to name two. Westergaard got an injunction to have his
image removed- it was opposed to fanaticism, not Islam.

http://www.nrc.nl/international/article1032015.ece/Wild...ction
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday March 30, 2008 13:07 by Mark C   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 12, 2011 13:17)
Below is a letter that I recently sent to about 120 newspapers. A small number have got back to me to say they are featurising the story. Others are publishing it as a letter. The Sunday Business Post got in contact to see if it was sent to anyone else (I haven't heard from them since I said it was; my personal thought it that if it's not their scoop, they're not interested). It has also been sent to Tesco (without a reply, yet!).

Feel free to copy/distribute/send to Tesco. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday March 07, 2008 17:51 by Tracy Donegan   text 3 comments (last - monday march 10, 2008 13:23)
Tokophobia is a debilitating fear of childbirth which in many cases is so profound that it can lead to a complete avoidance of pregnancy or a pregnancy filled with terror and anxiety. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / consumer issues / news report Sunday February 03, 2008 22:09 by Houyhnhnm   text 31 comments (last - tuesday december 13, 2011 23:33)   image 6 images
The Irish language name for Smithfield Square in Dublin is Margadh na Feirme, which reflects the fact that the area has been a market for a very long time. Cattle were once driven in from Meath and sold on the square, as well as poultry and other livestock. Horses have always been traded here.
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