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international / racism & migration related issues / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 14, 2019 23:35 byKate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Archbishop Roberto González, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement calling for support of pension agreements and debt and disaster relief for the island on Friday.
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national / sci-tech / press release Déardaoin Meitheamh 13, 2019 23:07 by1 of indy
This press release was received approximately two week ago and relates to a local meeting on the rollout of 5G phone technology and it's potential health impacts. Unfortunately the press release was only dealt with after the event. But since this is an issue not widely discussed, we are publishing it anyhow as it contains some key questions and links to some further sites that given more background on the issue. -editor read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Déardaoin Meitheamh 13, 2019 22:45 byfoie
European Citizens’ Initiative seeks end to aviation fuel tax exemption
8250 signatures required from Ireland within one year of May 15, 2019
Leaked EU Report shows benefits of ending airlines tax breaks.

A group of students from across the EU are seeking one million signatures supporting an end to the kerosene tax exemption for aviation within the EU. The supporters are invoking an EU Instrument that allows citizens to suggest concrete legal changes in any field where the European Commission has power to legislate. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / opinion/analysis Dé Luain Meitheamh 10, 2019 08:34 byDeepThought
In this article I explore the claims that microwaves were responsible for diplomats injuries in Cuba. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé hAoine Meitheamh 07, 2019 15:19 byJustin Morahan   text 2 comments (last - dé haoine meitheamh 07, 2019 22:18)
Americans abroad cannot be blamed for not knowing what they are not told about read full story / add a comment
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Déardaoin Meitheamh 06, 2019 22:30 bysp   image 1 image
This short interview from the Socialist Party of the National Ambulance Service Representative Assocation branch secretary is about the background to the ambulance strike and what the issues are about and gives the Union a chance to present their case.
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international / elections / politics / news report Déardaoin Meitheamh 06, 2019 21:31 byKate Zeller
President Trump signed a disaster relief bill Thursday that will provide of $1 billion in aid to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Máirt Meitheamh 04, 2019 22:14 byfoie
Irish Cement Factory’s burning Aughinish red mud ‘not fully assessed’
Details of green house gas reductions not justified in burning waste

The assessment of the use of toxic waste including red mud from Aughinish Aluminum as a fuel for the Irish Cement factory in Limerick has not been properly assessed, according to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Dé Máirt Meitheamh 04, 2019 14:41 byKate Zeller
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 31, 2019 22:10 byKate Zeller
The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico failed for a third time in the US House of Representatives. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded. read full story / add a comment
clare / elections / politics / press release Déardaoin Bealtaine 30, 2019 23:43 byShannonWatch
To coincide with US President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland, protests will be held at Shannon Airport starting at 3pm on June 5th. The US President is expected to land at Shannon that day, to fly out and back again on June 6th, and to leave on June 7th. A Peace Camp will be set up outside the airport for the duration of his visit, including overnight on the 5th and 6th June, and people are invited to spend whatever time they can there in order to maintain an ongoing protest against his presence in Ireland.
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national / environment / press release Déardaoin Bealtaine 30, 2019 23:36 byfoie
Coveney appeal rejected over Cork’s toxic Haulbowline Site
TD to challenge Táiniste over his knowledge of 2017 Report detailing ongoing environmental pollution

As Táiniste Simon Coveney appeals to environmental campaigners not ‘to turn what is a hugely positive story in Cork harbour into something negative’, Clare Daly, Independent TD, has tabled a Parliamentary Question asking him ‘When he was made aware of the Report ‘‘Former Haulbowline Factory, Haulbowline Island, Cork’’ commissioned by his Agents for the clean-up of the abandoned steel works on Haulbowline Island, Cork County Council, and dated March 2017’. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 28, 2019 10:21 byfoie
State must notify public of Haulbowline contamination or face High Court

The State must erect signage at the entrance to Haulbowline Island and the new East Tip park notifying the public of the health risk from toxic airborne dust, fibres, and gases within 28 days or face the High Court for failing to fulfil its obligations under the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / news report Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 25, 2019 15:13 byséamas carraher
Irish Parliament (Dáil) votes 36-60 to reject a Sinn Féin bill which aimed to insert a constitutional right to housing. This time last year we learnt that one in every five TDs (public representatives in the Irish Dáil [parliament]) – are actually landlords (“30 of Ireland’s 158 TDs are landlords. That includes at least four out of 15 of the current Cabinet.” Global Rights, May, 2018) “The question, of course that follows, in a country that seems to have an enormous problem with either controlling the housing (or any other) market (or property developers themselves, or the banks or other “powerful” groups within society): is there a conflict of interest? read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Déardaoin Bealtaine 23, 2019 22:52 byKate Zeller
On Thursday, the Senate passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief plan to aid Americans recovering from natural disasters in US Territories like Puerto Rico and States including Iowa. The House of Representatives and the White House are expected to approve the Senate plan. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / feature Déardaoin Bealtaine 23, 2019 22:18 by1 of indy   image 2 images
These local elections on Fri 24th May are more important than ever. The reason is that up and down the country Fine Gael with help from Fianna Fail have allowed corporate vulture funds through various government breaks to them to buy up valuable tracts of land and to buy up thousands and thousands of apartments and homes. And the result is they are screwing people for rent. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 22, 2019 06:33 byCommonCommune
The last season of the Game of Thrones has prompted public outcry and culminated in a petition (signed by almost 1 million outraged viewers) to disqualify the entire season and re-shoot a new one. The ferocity of the debate is in itself a proof that the ideological stakes must be high. read full story / add a comment
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national / eu / feature Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 22, 2019 00:13 by1 of indy   image 1 image
The European elections are this Friday on May 24th and there are good reasons to consider your vote very carefully because it does make a difference because practically every bit of law passed in the EU has to be adopted by Ireland at some point. It is a great way for politicans here to say the "EU forced us to..."
They said that one about the attempt to privatise water during that campaign.

It can be safely assumed that most people are for internet freedom, protection of the environment and in particular to live in places with unpolluted water, clean air and safe from exposure to toxic chemicals. These are all no brainers. In the area of military we have seen how years of bringing democracy to the Middle East by bombing them has resulted in devastation and huge waves of human refugees and immigration and time and time again the nefarious activities of the intellegence agencies of the big powers like USA, UK, France and NATO show them to be heavily linked to the various terrorist groups, via training, funding and weapons supply through third party countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar in order to disrupt and overthrown regimes they don't like. So do people really want Ireland to drop it's neutrality and get aboard these very costly military adventures and volunteer it's soldiers for basically ordained mass murder? At a guess, the answer is probably no. read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / news report Dé Sathairn Bealtaine 18, 2019 00:31 byIPSC   image 1 image   1 attached file
It’s that time of year again, when politicians come knocking on doors looking for your vote. This May there will be European and Local elections in Ireland north and south. While domestic issues are, as always, likely to dominate the discussions, we believe it is vitally important that the issue of Palestine is kept firmly in the minds and mouths of all our politicians. The very essence of the Palestine solidarity movement is to ‘think globally, act locally’ – and we have seen impressive local support for Palestinian freedom by many local councils over the past decade. We need to make sure that Palestine is and remains an election issue! read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / news report Dé hAoine Bealtaine 10, 2019 21:32 byKate Zeller
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes. read full story / add a comment
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