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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday November 26, 2015 20:52 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
International Stalls, World Street-food, Interactive Workshops, Live Music and Performances! A great day out of the whole family... read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 19, 2015 21:35 by msf
An incredible line up of musicians who have generously donated their talents to show their solidarity with the plight of the refugees. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 12, 2015 23:10 by ipsc   image 1 image
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and The New Theatre proudly present Palestinian Culture Night on Sunday 29th November 2015. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Thursday November 12, 2015 23:01 by swp   image 1 image
We live in changing and dramatic times. Come to this year's Marxism Festival- a weekend of political debate and discussion.

Creche and Accommodation on request. read full story / add a comment
Crosses remembering the Ogoni Nine in Mayo
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday November 07, 2015 17:48 by Shell to Sea   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 07, 2015 19:48)   image 1 image
Remember the Ogoni Nine on the 20th anniversary of their murder by the Nigerian government at the behest of Shell. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Wednesday November 04, 2015 23:21 by People's Movement
"Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very real and large social and environmental issues of our time. A life of activism gives hope, which is a moral imperative in this work and in this world. You meet the nicest people, you help transform ideas and systems, and you commit yourself to leaving the earth in at least as whole a condition as you inherited it." -Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, addressing Trent University in June 2009 after being awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. Maude Barlow will be one of the speakers

This meeting is an opportunity for trade unionists and all those concerned with democracy to learn exactly how CETA will damage our society and how we can all work together to apply pressure on our representatives in the EU Parliament to vote No to CETA read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:43 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:22 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:16 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 16:09 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin, 1916. The Irish volunteer army march singing “Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile”,
a song about 16th century Irish chieftain Gráinne O’Malley… But who was she?
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Monday November 02, 2015 12:20 by Dublin Film Qlub
Dublin Film Qlub Season Six:
FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

Our new season continues with... IGNORANT FAIRIES
(Ferzan Ozpetek, 2001)
Italian with English subtitles
cast: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi...
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Friday October 30, 2015 13:12 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
International Stalls, World Street-Food, Interactive Workshops, Live Music
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dublin / economics and finance / event notice Sunday October 25, 2015 22:30 by anon   image 1 image
All welcome to our Financial Transaction Tax Working group meeting on Wednesday 11th November, 9.30 am

Banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.

The Financial Transaction Tax is a tax on banks that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change - in Europe and abroad. It would be applied to trading in bonds, shares and derivatives. The European Commission is proposing a tax of 0.1% on trading in bonds and shares and 0.01% on trading in derivatives. Eleven Member States are working to implement this tax under the EU ‘enhanced cooperation procedure’. France, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Germany are among them but Ireland and Britain have stood outside the group. Michael Noonan is saying no to its introduction

Interested? Get in touch with Nina at nina@claimingourfuture.ie read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday October 24, 2015 22:36 by lasc
Inspired by our compañeros at Comhlámh (#FirstWedsDebate) LASC presents #LascWedsTalks! We will discuss core issues facing Latin America, examining political, social, economic, and cultural realities facing the region. We'll have a variety of speakers from Latin America as well as experts on particular issues to give their insights.The talks will be interactive with lots of time for questions and debate, so come along and get involved! Talks will be held on the last Wednesday of every month @7pm. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Friday October 16, 2015 16:13 by Dublin Film Qlub
DUBLIN FILM QLUB SEASON SIX:

FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

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LGBTQ people have been defining 'family' in alternative ways since the beginning of human history. Circles of caring friends, mentors into gay culture, support groups, social networks, organically grown mixtures of biological and vocational relatives... LGBTQ people thrive in the mutually-supportive families
they enrich and build. It is time we celebrate our imaginative, courageous, loving families. Our functional families.

To watch our exclusive trailer for Season 6:
https://vimeo.com/130967935
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Our new season kicks off with the brilliant... read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / news report Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:29 by dublin rambler   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 20, 2015 17:41)
Repeatedly-rejected proposal to isolate old people in the middle of nowhere turns up *again* on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown agenda read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday September 28, 2015 14:01 by IPSC   image 2 images
This year the IPSC Sponsored Hill Walk will take place on Sunday 11th October 2015. This year we will be trekking along the Coast Road from Dún Laoghaire to Dalkey, via the Dalkey Quarry. We will be setting off from the seaside side of the Peoples’ Park in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin at 1pm and finishing up with a meal and some liquid sustenance in Dalkey. The walk will take us along Dubli’s stunning south coast, and up to the former Quarry at Dalkey. In total, the walk is about 10 kilometers. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Thursday September 17, 2015 23:52 by lasc
On the 26th day of every month since then people throughout Mexico and world-wide have demonstrated support for their campaign.

The Latin America Solidarity Centre has called for a demonstration to express solidarity and demand justice for the 43, to take place at the Mexican Embassy, 19 Raglan Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 12 noon on September 26th, 2015 - one year after the crime. read full story / add a comment
dublin / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Wednesday September 16, 2015 23:34 by ipsc
Fundraiser for Irish MAP for the QUDS Hospital in Gaza ,under the auspice of the Palestinian Red Cross / Red Crescent ) for urgently needed supplies.

Sat, 19 September 2015, 19:00 Abbey Tavern, Howth, Co. Dublin read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday September 07, 2015 18:47 by FUSION SUNDAYS   image 1 image
International Stalls, Street-Food, Interactive Workshops and Live Music!
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