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Table 1 Details of the 20 largest Water/WasteWater PPP Projects in Ireland, 2015
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Monday December 19, 2016 13:00 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
We reproducing this article by Dr Rory Hearne, Researcher & Author of "Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: failed experiment or the way forward ?" to highlight some important background and context to this issue

Fears about the privatisation of public water provision was a central motivating factor behind the Right2Water protest movement but concerns about the privatisation of water are held by many other political and civil society groupings. The recently published Expert Commission on Water Services Report highlighted a widespread public “concern about the potential privatisation of Irish Water”. They stated that public responses to their consultation “expressed concerns that water charges, and metering of domestic households, could eventually lead to privatisation”. The Report notes that this “was sometimes set in the context of wider concerns about privatisation of public services, and the commodification of water”. However, it is widely known that various public and private interests have been preparing the ground for the potential privatisation of the Irish public water system. In this article I provide evidence that should concern all those worried about the potential privatisation of Irish public water. This centres on the on-going implementation of Public Private Partnerships (ppps) in the provision of public water infrastructure in Ireland. These ppps are a form of ‘creeping privatisation’ that makes the full privatisation of our public water system a real possibility in the future. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / feature Monday September 08, 2014 14:06 by Alan Hall   text 9 comments (last - friday october 24, 2014 13:27)   image 1 image   3 attached files
Corruption and incompetence rule in certain corridors of Dublin City Council. Coventa the company which somehow won the tender (despite not being a party to the bidding) and Dublin City Council have pushed the cost up to nearly €100 million for the land. Council Manager Owen Keegan said not one cent of the €96 million that has already been spent will be clawed back if the plan doesn't go ahead. Despite also as extra €36 million in extra costs many Councillors state that this whole thing has nothing to do with mad ideas from Bertie Ahern. Even if it does not go ahead it will still cost €600 million, and obviously this is the best interests of every else abroad who likes to sabotage Irish planning and make a few million doing so. Renewable energy is the future but not for the old school chums of yesteryear. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Sunday August 10, 2014 14:47 by An Spréach   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Today as part of the tactic to highlight the housing crisis in Ireland, members of An Spréach and D8HC carried out a banner drop on Charlemont Street Flats, and Richmond Street. read full story / add a comment
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday January 19, 2013 12:32 by Right to Know Right Now Coalition   image 1 image
Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Monday June 13, 2011 00:59 by Republican Network for Unity   image 1 image
With the ever increasing development of privatisation of inner city working class communities by property developers, what can we do to put the communities back into the hands of the residents? read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Friday July 02, 2010 22:01 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday july 12, 2010 14:43)
The notion is as absurd as it is reflective on how cravenly this Junior coalition partners will act do to stay in power.
The Greens are not the tail that wags the dog; they are the illegitimate pup which it might have been wiser - in political terms - to have put down the moment he was seen to have been overly frisky
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Ahmad Sa'di, Bashir Abu-Manneh (Chair), Issam Makhoul and Areen Hawari
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday March 06, 2010 18:26 by Freda Hughes   text 19 comments (last - monday april 12, 2010 16:35)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
The School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London organised a conference on the Left in Palestine through it's Palestine Society from February 27th-28th. As far as I know this is the first conference covering this specific area of the Palestinian question and, thus, it had the potential to open up much needed debate on the subject. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Sunday November 08, 2009 14:25 by TaraWatch   text 9 comments (last - tuesday june 22, 2010 01:01)   image 10 images
For years now, we have been reading about plans for the Leinster Orbital Route (LOR) or Dublin Outer Orbital Route (DOOR). Earlier this year, the NRA published a Feasibility Report from 2007, which shows route of the LOR passing along the side of the Hill of Tara. Notably, the route goes about 1km north of the Blundelstown Interchange, between the N3 and M3 motorway. However, last week Meath County Councillors were told to freeze planning on a 2km corridor on either side of the route. So, it is possible the route will pass directly through the Blundelstown Interchange, the Hill of Tara complex and the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, it appears that this was the plan all along, and that the route has been chosen before the public consultation even begins. read full story / add a comment
kildare / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Sunday September 27, 2009 16:33 by Republican Network for Unity Kildare
Republican Network for Unity support Green Isle Workers. read full story / add a comment
dublin / housing / event notice Monday May 18, 2009 09:33 by Rita Fagan
St. Michaels Estate Family Resource Centre will mark the one Year Anniversary of the Collapse of Public Private Partnership in their area by holding a protest outside head office of Anglo Irish Bank. Tuesday 19th May 2009 read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / press release Friday May 15, 2009 16:10 by ppp Publications   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 16, 2009 11:40)
The PaganPoetryPages e-zine presents the Bealtine Edition, with a wide variety of new poetry, from both regular contributors and new poets. read full story / add a comment
Pagan Paeans Competition
international / arts and media / press release Thursday March 26, 2009 14:34 by Geraldine Moorkens Byrne   text 5 comments (last - friday april 03, 2009 09:39)   image 1 image
"Inspirations"
The Paganpoetrypages.com (The ppp) is proud to announce its latest poetry competition, to celebrate the launch of the first anthology of The ppp on May 1st (Bealtine) 2009
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wicklow / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday March 12, 2009 22:31 by Fintan O'Hara   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 19, 2009 21:51)
The below story is in relation to the hand over of a public beach to developers. read full story / add a comment
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international / history and heritage / press release Wednesday March 11, 2009 19:13 by TaraWatch   image 1 image
TaraWatch wrote today to the UK universities pension fund, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), who are institutional investors in Cintra, the subsidiary of Ferrovial, who are building the M3 motorway, to inform them of the ethical investment issues involved with the Hill of Tara and to ask for stakeholder engagement. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Saturday February 21, 2009 20:14 by amanda (nipsa)
The Department of Finance and Personnel has announced the termination of the PFI/ppp procurement process for the Workplace 2010 Project.

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/news-dfp-200209-...e2010 read full story / add a comment
national / housing / press release Friday January 09, 2009 17:34 by tasc   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 10, 2009 00:47)
Written by Dr. John Bissett, a key member of the St. Michael’s Estate Community Regeneration Team, ‘Regeneration: public good or private profit?’ puts the Public Private Partnership model – which collapsed so spectacularly in the summer of 2008 – under a critical microscope.

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national / education / news report Tuesday December 16, 2008 12:57 by People Before Profit Alliance
Rory Hearne, who recently completed a PhD on ppps in Trinity College Dublin and who is a candidate for the People Before Profit Alliance in the upcoming local elections in Dublin South East, has criticised the decision to develop another bundle of schools through the ppp mechanism.

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dublin / environment / press release Tuesday December 02, 2008 14:57 by Rory Hearne   text 2 comments (last - thursday december 04, 2008 08:49)
Rory Hearne, People Before Profit Alliance Dublin South East, local resident and active campaigner with the Combined Residents Against the Incinerator speaking on the EPA decision said:

"Local residents of Ringsend, Irishtown and Sandymount are once more devasated and dissapointed by a state body's decision in relation to the incinerator. I was one of the hundred or so local residents that attended the EPA's Oral Hearing and made statements to it outlining the impact on the health of the community if the incinerator was to ahead. However just as with An Bord Pleanala the EPA has ruled in favour of an anti-community, illogical and unsustainable monster incinerator. It is a ppp and therefore will be operated to maximise profits for the private company which will result in maximising waste production rather than minimsing and reclying waste.
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dublin / housing / news report Monday December 01, 2008 21:46 by Paula Geraghty   image 9 images
St. Michael’s Estate organised a protest at City Hall on Monday the 1st December at 6.00pm to coincide with the Dublin City Council meeting scheduled for 7.00pm where councillors will report to the City Council after their Boston ‘Junket’ to look at a housing project. Locals from St. Michaels Estate, O’Devaney Gardens and Dominic Street are protesting to show their anger at the Minister and Dublin City Council’s lack of action. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / housing / news report Tuesday October 07, 2008 18:19 by Paula Geraghty   text 8 comments (last - saturday january 16, 2010 07:49)   image 16 images
Protests continue outside Dublin City Council by communities by communities betrayed by property developers. read full story / add a comment
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