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national / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday June 29, 2011 18:27 by WC   text 8 comments (last - monday july 04, 2011 15:59)   image 1 image
Sunday Independent journalist Jim Cusack has a consistent track record of writing highly dubious stories, based solely on anonymous Garda sources. In the June 19th edition of the newspaper, he makes a lame but insidious attempt to mitigate the behaviour of the Gardaí in Co Mayo who recorded themselves talking about raping women in their custody last March. He claims to have been shown new video footage, supposedly of the incident on March 31st, and this forms the basis of his article. Unfortunately for him, this footage, if it exists at all, is clearly not a recording of the incident in question. read full story / add a comment
The evidence Quinn failed to acknowledge - on the front page of report handed to him on 24 May 2011
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday June 24, 2011 17:58 by Derek Leinster   text 5 comments (last - wednesday july 06, 2011 14:09)   image 16 images   3 attached files
In letters to Joe Costello TD and Bethany Home Survivors Chairperson, Derek Leinster (attached), Ruairi Quinn TD, Minister for Education, turned down the survivors' request to have the Home included in the Schedule to the Residential Institutions Redress Scheme.

They met the Minister on 24 May last, accompanied by other survivors from the home, and by Niall Meehan from Griffith College Dublin. Inclusion is necessary in order for survivors to apply for compensation for the neglect they suffered in the home that the state was aware of but ignored. read full story / add a comment
Robin Hood Tax in Ireland is getting off the ground
national / anti-capitalism / feature Monday June 20, 2011 21:48 by Robin Hood   image 1 image
The Robin Hood Tax will stage a global day of action on June 22nd. As a fledgling group, Robin Hood Tax (Ireland) will initiate an email campaign aimed at our TDs asking them to support a Robin Hood Tax in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / eu / feature Friday June 17, 2011 19:04 by eeekkk   text 19 comments (last - sunday december 15, 2019 09:26)   image 21 images   video 8 video files
They don't represent us! Rights are won, not given! We are not commodities! It is not a crisis, it is a con! If you take our future, we will take the city! We are the children of comfort but we will not be parents of conformity! read full story / add a comment
Queen meets president of Republic
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Sunday June 05, 2011 00:07 by Diarmuid Breatnach   text 17 comments (last - friday august 05, 2011 12:47)   image 2 images
As Elizabeth Windsor's visit moves into history it is time to analyse the reasons for the visit and what happened during it: the small protests, the massive restrictions on movement in Ireland's capital city, the huge violations of the right to protest, read full story / add a comment
M25 - #greekrevolution
international / anti-capitalism / feature Friday May 27, 2011 13:55 by #GREEKREVOLUTION - M25   text 37 comments (last - thursday october 20, 2011 09:48)   image 51 images   video 23 video files
Yesterday was a beautiful beautiful day and a very very important one. 10 days after the "Spanish Revolution" kicked off peacefully all over Spain, it has been replicated massively in the homeland of Democracy, Greece. Yesterdat, M25, 20,000 people took to the streets and squares all over Greece... 7,000 alone and absolutely peaceful in Constitution square in athens. They have been inspired by Spain and the simple core idea of the movement; That we have had enough, that we are "indignant", we will not take it any more, its time to stand up, take to the streets, occupy squares, create a "true democracy"... and hope that the Spark of peaceful Revoution spreads all over this little planet...

Follow the #GREEKREVOLUTION as it unfolds and spreads...

Real democracy Greece - http://real-democracy.gr/
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Irish people like the blue pill! :-)
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Thursday May 26, 2011 12:33 by T   text 7 comments (last - monday january 16, 2012 12:23)   image 3 images
The country yesterday was abuzz with the visit of Obama to Ireland and the mainstream was aglow covering the event. There is no doubt he is popular in Ireland as evidenced by the tens of thousands who queued up and turned out to see him and went through airport type security to get a closer look. I would suppose there are two reasons for this and one is that everyone wants to be seen and associated with success and the other is that Irish people seem to get very proud of their country and want to show it off when important people or visitors in general show up. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday May 24, 2011 17:06 by WC   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 28, 2011 13:56)   image 1 image
The official Garda response to the release of the ‘rape tape’ last month was contrite and sympathetic, in accordance with the public mood of outrage. But behind the scenes, familiar tactics were deployed: Gardaí used the media to try to divert attention from the recording by maligning the women who released it. And while there was a lame attempt to blame the women for delaying the investigation in the first week, it now transpires that the Sergeant at the centre of affair still has not been interviewed by the Garda Ombudsman. read full story / add a comment
Tahrir comes to Spain  #spanishrevolution
international / anti-capitalism / feature Saturday May 21, 2011 14:24 by s   text 40 comments (last - sunday october 09, 2011 11:15)   image 62 images   video 16 video files
Pissed off with very high unemployment, a political system which is not working, a feeling that banks and the markets matter more than life itself, the youth, unemployed and precarious of Spain launched their revolt last Sunday. Three days on and many squares in the country are occupied and movements are building up under the banner of "Democracy Real, Ya! (Real Democracy, Now!) read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / feature Thursday May 19, 2011 01:57 by Reminder   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 19, 2011 12:55)   image 5 images
Christina O'Loughlin Marie ButlerThomas Campbell Edward O'Neill Anne Byrne John O'Brien Marie Phelan Simone ChetritGeorge Williamson Siobhan Roice John Dargle Anna O'Brien Maureen Shields Patrick FayPatrick Askin Breda Turner Breda Grace Ann-Marie O'Brien Josephine Bradley Mary McKennaColette Doherty Elizabeth Fitzgerald Ann MasseyJacqueline O'Brien Archie Harper Ann MarrenThomas Croarkin Peggy White Dorothy Morris Concepta Dempsey Jack Travers Antonio MaglioccoJohn Walshe

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Monday May 09, 2011 10:24 by éirígí PRO   text 18 comments (last - sunday may 22, 2011 17:38)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
In a blatant and outrageous act of political censorship Dublin City Council is attempting to impose an unprecedented ban on posters advertising political protests. This poster ban represents a very real attack on the right to political expression, the right to organise politically and the right to assembly.
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A recent action pulling up Shell's bogmats
mayo / environment / feature Saturday May 07, 2011 20:21 by rossport solidarity camp   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 07, 2011 12:55)   image 4 images
We are taking continuous action to frustrate Shell's work and need your support. Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world! The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Monday April 25, 2011 19:24 by ordinary citizen   text 3 comments (last - thursday may 05, 2011 16:35)   image 1 image
its time to stop attacking those who are keeping the economy going = the workers and start retracing the whereabouts of the excessive wealth made by a select few during the boom years read full story / add a comment
No GM Symbol
national / consumer issues / feature Wednesday April 13, 2011 06:38 by Michael O'Callaghan   text 14 comments (last - wednesday february 12, 2014 22:36)   image 3 images
• Scientists accuse European Food Safety Authority of corruption and fraud
• Doctors invoke the Precautionary Principle
• Consumers want GM-free Irish label to support responsible farmers read full story / add a comment
One of the two campaigners shortly before being arrested
national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday April 05, 2011 09:24 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 62 comments (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 15:14)   image 5 images   video 1 video file   audio 2 audio files
Gardaí in Co Mayo have been recorded talking about threatening to rape a woman in their custody. The Gardaí, including a Sergeant, have been prominent in policing protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / feature Saturday April 02, 2011 00:09 by Marie O Connor   text 7 comments (last - saturday may 07, 2011 09:01)   1 attached file
Fine Gael’s UnFairCare policy demands more scrutiny. At a time when support for the Dutch model is declining in its country of origin, Fine Gael proposes to import this charter for privateers into Ireland. Marie O'Connor looks at Dominic Haugh's study, which reveals an unaffordable three-tier system, growing waiting lists, cancelled operations, out of control budgets, bankrupt hospitals, professional gravy trains and spawning bureaucracies, all encouraged by pro market think-tanks.

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mayo / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday March 29, 2011 21:31 by míol mór   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 02, 2011 20:41)   image 4 images
Come up straight away or join us for the Days of Action this Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April. Accomodation & food provided, donations welcome. email or txt 0851141170 for details.

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
Caoimhe Kerrins of Dublin Shell to Sea backed up by 22 TDs
national / miscellaneous / feature Monday March 28, 2011 12:55 by WH   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 21, 2011 14:19)   image 6 images
Twenty-two TDs gathered at the gates of Leinster House in a sunny Dublin today to back Dublin Shell to Sea’s call for the new Government to overturn the consents granted by former minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent general election. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / feature Friday March 25, 2011 11:38 by Soundmigration   text 12 comments (last - sunday april 03, 2011 14:17)   image 1 image
Tonight at 22.45 GMT the United Nations passed resolution 1973/211, which imposes a no-fly zone across Libya, as well as restricting the asset movements from Libyan national companies. Amid celebratory scenes in Benghazi with lots of fireworks and lots of automatic weapons fire , China, India, Russia and Brazil (sometimes as a block called BRIC) all abstained along with Germany. (Thank to @pettybooshwah for clarifyfing this) read full story / add a comment
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