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offsite link Mass Covid Testing a ?Waste of Time and Money?, MPs Told Tue Apr 20, 2021 20:13 | Michael Curzon
Biostatistics Professor Jon Deeks has criticised the Government's mass Covid testing plan as a waste of "time and money", highlighting that in some areas only one positive case would be found after 10,000 tests.
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offsite link Civil Service Job Advert Confirms Covid Passports Are In Development Tue Apr 20, 2021 18:12 | Michael Curzon
Michael Gove is visiting Israel to study possibilities for a Covid passport scheme in Britain. But new civil service job adverts suggest that the development of both digital and non-digital passes is already underway.
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offsite link Warning About Blood Clots Should be Added to Labels for Johnson & Johnson?s Covid Vaccine, Says E.U.... Tue Apr 20, 2021 17:17 | Michael Curzon
There is a "possible link" between the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine and blood clots, according to the European Medicines Agency. The regulator says that a warning should be added to labels for the vaccine.
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offsite link Ministers Created Confusion by Not Differentiating Between Lockdown Guidance and Law, Police Watchdo... Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:49 | Michael Curzon
Police have not been given enough notice about changes in the law and guidance relating to Covid, about which ministers added further confusion by not differentiating between the two, says Britain's police watchdog.
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offsite link More Than 810,000 UK Workers Have Lost Jobs Since March 2020 Tue Apr 20, 2021 09:13 | Michael Curzon
56,000 Brits lost their jobs last month, taking the total number of losses to 813,000 over the past year of lockdowns, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
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Poster for the Meeting
limerick / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday January 22, 2007 22:27 by Limerick Socialist Youth   image 3 images
This Friday (Jan 26th) at 4pm there will be a relaxed public meeting discussing “Che Guevara and the Struggle for Socialism in Latin America Today” in the comfortable atmosphere of Java’s café on Catherine St. read full story / add a comment
limerick / miscellaneous / event notice Monday January 01, 2007 21:41 by limerick Sinn Fein
Séan Sabhat 50th Anniversary Commemoration- details.

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Ballot Caste for 'Scrooge of the Year 2006'
limerick / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday December 20, 2006 17:08 by Socialist Youth   text 3 comments (last - thursday december 21, 2006 17:18)   image 2 images
Last Saturday shoppers on Limerick’s O’Connell St got a chance to caste their vote for ‘Scrooge of the Year 2006’. Shell emerged victorious in Socialist Youth’s competition to find the most hated company in the country and were awarded their title on Tuesday the 19th at Shell HQ in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
Residents acting against developer tree felling
limerick / environment / news report Wednesday December 13, 2006 05:01 by Mark O'Connor   text 16 comments (last - tuesday april 07, 2009 01:44)   image 27 images
Concerned Citizens of Highfield in Limerick turn out to defend their natural heritage. Locally known as Chicken tree 1 + 2, are the old Monterey Cypress trees, the Giant Redwood and Turkey oak tree face possibly being felled.

Felling of younger trees occurred Friday and Monday on site, an act which is understood to be directly in breach of condition 6 of this developments Bord Planala planning permission (see condition 6 in full below).

Following today's pressure from these local residents and subsequent mediation with the developer and the council, a commitment have been given by the developer that all felling will cease until documents are sent to council. The residents expect the developer to honour this commitment.

More updates to follow.

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Picketing Apartheid
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday November 25, 2006 17:24 by Zoe Lawlor   text 46 comments (last - sunday december 03, 2006 20:03)   image 2 images
Atlantic Homecare in Limerick today took all its Israeli stock off their shelves and put Out of Stock stickers on produce too big to move in response to a picket outside their store by the Limerick branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. read full story / add a comment
Another gaffe for accident prone minister
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Friday November 24, 2006 11:55 by Jimmy Woulfe   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 25, 2006 12:40)   image 3 images
DEFENCE MINISTER Willie O’Dea was at the centre of another embarrassing gaffe last night after it was claimed he was forced to pull out of the launch of the biography of the famed Limerick IRA man Sean South of Garryowen.

The minister, who is also from Limerick, withdrew from the event claiming he did not realise who the book was about when he agreed to do the launch. The biography by Des Fogerty is entitled Sean South of Garryowen.
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limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday November 02, 2006 17:26 by Zoe Lawlor
UL Palestine Solidarity Society Presents
Renowned Linguist and Political Activist Professor Tanya Reinhart
Tuesday 7th November at 7.30 pm in An Phluais, University of Limerick
(beside Scholars)
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Marchers move off from Shannon Town towards airport
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday October 30, 2006 23:22 by Dave   text 7 comments (last - tuesday october 31, 2006 12:22)   image 10 images
The protest march in Shannon was a very dignified and poignant reminder of the ongoing slaughter of innocents in Iraq. read full story / add a comment
limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Sunday October 29, 2006 12:45 by UL-SP Member
The new documentary of the historic struggle waged by Turkish and Kurdish workers against GAMA construction and the Irish Government, will be showing THIS WEDNESDAY in UL.

Day: Wednesday
Date: 1 Nov 2006
Time: 6:30
Venue: UL Students Union Building, Room 3 read full story / add a comment
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limerick / animal rights / news report Friday October 27, 2006 15:40 by Stephan Wymore   text 18 comments (last - tuesday october 28, 2008 03:13)   image 1 image
In Limerick city today members of Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) wearing little more than fake blood whilst posing ‘dead’ inside two meat trays covered in clear plastic with signs reading ‘Meat Is Murder’ demonstrated to crowds of passersby and onlookers that if you eat meat you’re eating flesh. We also had other activists distributing leaflets whilst another showed PETA’s ‘Meat Your Meat’ on a portable lap-top shocking many people and showing the inside of the slaughterhouse. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / event notice Sunday October 22, 2006 22:25 by MagnumP.I.
Limerick, 18th Oct 2006. For Samuel Beckett's centenary, Impact are performing all eight of his stage plays featuring female characters: two full-length and six short plays. read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Saturday October 14, 2006 20:30 by Coilín ÓhAiseadha   text 5 comments (last - wednesday november 15, 2006 00:13)
The Irish Peace Society at the University of Limerick proudly presents:

Ireland’s Role in International Affairs
- From making war to promoting peace

at University of Limerick
Saturday 11 November 2006
(Remembrance Day) read full story / add a comment
Thats about half the pupulation of Limerick!
limerick / miscellaneous / news report Monday October 09, 2006 18:25 by Cian Prendiville   text 9 comments (last - tuesday october 10, 2006 18:34)   image 5 images
On Saturday Socialist Youth in Limerick took (unfortunately limited) action tp raise awareness of and support for the struggle of Rossport against $hell's dangerous pipeline. read full story / add a comment
limerick / miscellaneous / news report Saturday October 07, 2006 00:06 by Cian   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 07, 2006 03:49)
I just thought it was about time that I mentioned that Limerick has also seen people take to the streets recently campaigning in solidarity with those in Rossport. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / press release Wednesday September 27, 2006 19:23 by Over The Edge
Presents

The Cuisle Performance Poetry Slam

Performance poets and spoken word artists will battle it out at the inaugural Cuisle Performance Poetry Slam to be held at 9.30pm

Fri Oct 20th- White House Pub, Limerick. read full story / add a comment
McDowell reckons that the Gardaí are doing a "fantastic job."
limerick / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 19, 2006 19:29 by Seán Ryan   text 20 comments (last - saturday june 23, 2007 12:46)   image 1 image
Crime in Limerick is spiralling out of control. Another man was killed in Moyross on Sunday night after being shot in the head. read full story / add a comment
limerick / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday September 19, 2006 14:17 by MAMA
Come and hear recently acquitted Ciaron O'Reilly on further plans to nonviolently demilitarise Shannon Airport. O'Reilly was one of the "Pit Stop Ploughshares 5" recently acquitted at the Four Courts on charges of "$US2.5million criminal damage to a U.S. war plane".
8pm Thursday 21st Sept At Halla Íde Thomas Street Limerick
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limerick / anti-war / imperialism / press release Tuesday September 12, 2006 16:22 by Zoe Lawlor   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 13, 2006 18:24)
UL Palestine Solidarity Society & Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign present: Documentary screening and Public talk by Angela Godfrey-Goldstein from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Date: Friday 15 Sep 2006 7:30 PM
Halla Ide, Thomas Street, Limerick.

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limerick / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday September 10, 2006 01:15 by redjade   text 15 comments (last - wednesday october 25, 2006 19:13)   image 3 images
Pornography: A Violence Against Women, is a national conference hosted by The Limerick Rape Crisis Centre with the support of the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform and The Health Service Executive. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / animal rights / news report Wednesday September 06, 2006 21:49 by Stephan Wymore   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 19, 2006 11:35)   image 1 image
In order to force wild animals to perform stressful and often painful acts, trainers use metal bullhooks, whips, muzzles and electric prods. These horribly cruel training methods are commonly used in Irish circuses all over the country. This is part of ARAN’s ongoing campaign country wide to show the public that, animals in circuses have being taken from the wild at some stage in their life for a lifetime of boredom, misery, cheap tricks and cruelty. read full story / add a comment
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