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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

antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday June 23, 2012 18:41 by JM
Against Monarchy, For Democracy and Socialism

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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 30, 2012 23:36 by Tom Stokes   text 8 comments (last - monday june 04, 2012 17:20)
There are fools who decry history as if it was irrelevant to the present or the future. Here is an extract from a piece my late father wrote in 1969 on the subject of the drive towards membership of the EEC, now the EU. Relevant? I certainly think it is, in the context of the vote we are going to cast, or not cast, or cast unwisely, on May 31st. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:43 by italy calling
Last Saturday morning a bomb exploded outside the vocational college for young women “Morvillo-Falcone” in the Southern city of Brindisi, killing a teenage girl, Melissa Bassi, and severely wounding several other classmates. read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Thursday May 10, 2012 18:39 by Laurence Cox
Volume 4/1 of Interface: a journal for and about social movements is now out, with the topic "the season of revolution: the Arab Spring and European mobilizations". read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday May 09, 2012 14:52 by Mystery Monk   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 16:05)
The site of the birthplace of the Abbey Theatre and separately the Fianna in Dublin's Camden Street needs to be bought by CPO following fire, An Taisce say. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / news report Friday May 04, 2012 20:13 by Basque Dublin
A large crowd attended to hear two knowledgeable speakers on the Spanish Civil War last weekend on the day after the anniversary of the bombing of the Basque historic town on Gernika.

After the speeches Dublin Basque Solidarity Committee supporters sold "pintxos" (Basque snacks) and solidarity merchandise was available from their stall and from that of Anti-Fascist Action, while Antifa DJ provided music. read full story / add a comment
cork / miscellaneous / event notice Friday April 20, 2012 21:41 by REPLAY CORK
REPLAY CORK invite you to the event CELEBRATE PLAY this Saturday morning, 21st April from 11am - 1pm on Grand Parade, Cork city.
LETS HAVE FUN IN CORK !
11 am – 1 pm Saturday 21stApril, Grand Parade, Cork City
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national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 23:37 by Laurence Cox   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 18, 2012 14:59)
Final call for applications for 2012-13 read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 18:38 by Laura Farrell
DCU invites Irish technology decision makers, entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups to the Helix, DCU for Get Digital: The National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce. This free event will take place on 25th April between 1pm and 6pm. 15 business leaders and experts will speak on cloud computing and the commercial opportunities for Irish businesses and the Irish economy. Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing segments and a significant part of the overall market for information technology and services and can reduce both the upfront and maintenance costs for ICT in most businesses. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 16, 2012 23:28 by Sian   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 19, 2012 12:57)
April 17 is the International Day of Peasant Struggle, commemorating the massacre of 19 peasants struggling for land and justice in Brazil in 1996. Every year on that day actions take place around the world in defense of peasants and small-scale farmers struggling for their rights.

European civil society organizations and movements are asked to come together to recognize International Day of Peasant Struggle and to amplify their demand for European and global Food Sovereignty in a week of action and vibrant demonstrations.

Below is the is the list of actions and press release from some members of the growing movement for Food Sovereignty in Ireland to mark this important day. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 16, 2012 21:49 by Food Sovereigngty Ireland
Irish working group on Food Sovereignty

***Groups across Ireland organize activities to mark 17th April, International Day of Peasant Struggle of Via Campesina
***Irish company involved in landgrabbing
***30,000 hectares of publicly owned land now privatized in Serbia by Irish investors
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dublin / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 02, 2012 20:18 by SD   text 12 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 03:06)
At the household charges meeting on the 24th March Socialist Democracy distributed leaflets advertising a meeting on the Greek crisis in Dublin at 7-00 on Thursday 5th. We distributed further leaflets at the household charges march on the 31st, only to find that the assembly area was festooned with hurriedly photocopied SWP posters advertising a largely identical meeting at the same time, taking place 100 metres from our venue. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Monday April 02, 2012 19:58 by Occupy Galway
Press release relating to recent meetings between Occupy Galway and Galway City Director of Services, Ciaran Hayes. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Friday March 30, 2012 15:56 by éirígí PRO   text 1 comment (last - friday march 30, 2012 15:58)
For Irish republicans everywhere Easter is a time of commemoration, when those who have died in the struggle for Irish freedom are remembered. read full story / add a comment
antrim / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday March 29, 2012 21:14 by SD
Greece: The new tyranny The war against Austerity

Vangelis Koutalis, activist in the Socialist group OKDE read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Tuesday March 27, 2012 22:52 by .
Sharing Ireland is an informal project to connect anyone in Ireland who is interested in non-commercial culture. We want to encourage varied and meaningful forms of direct sharing, cooperation and mutual aid. read full story / add a comment
offaly / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 11:08 by Auld Rotten Hat   text 1 comment (last - tuesday march 27, 2012 22:46)
For a number of years now, I have been going regularly to music festivals – everything from Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Life and much smaller independent music festivals which I have always found to be a huge contrast to the often staid, boring meetings and rallies on social justice issues. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Wednesday March 14, 2012 21:13 by RoS   text 17 comments (last - thursday march 15, 2012 11:14)
Red meat is not only unhealthy but can be positively lethal, according to new research read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / press release Thursday March 08, 2012 18:55 by Laura Farrell
DCU Business School invites Irish entrepreneurs, SME’s and Start-Ups to the 3rd annual “Get Started” mini-conference on 20th March from 2pm – 6pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain advice, knowledge and experience from a range of successful Irish entrepreneurs including; Gavin Duffy, Dragons Den Panellist and Caroline Casey, Award Winning Social Entrepreneur, amongst many others. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday February 29, 2012 16:28 by Uisceoin
Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1. Doors offically open from 6pm
to 11pm (may go a little later if mood is good and volunteers have enough
energy) no door charge

We hope to gather in Seomra Spraoi to share beo, sceal, craic agus ceol
(food, stories, fun/laughs/mischief and music).
The main aim of the event is to raise awareness of the issues around
health&safety and environmental desecreation, which have been troubling
the good people of Erris and dividing the communities of the 'Rossport
area' for over a decade now, in the hope of inspiring people to think
about the different ways that solidarity can be offered. read full story / add a comment
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