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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Tuesday January 19, 2021 11:26 by anon   image 1 image   1 attached file

The next national development plan has been open for submissions from the public for a few weeks and the closing date is 5pm, 29 January 2021

This consultation offers all people in Ireland - expert stakeholders and users of infrastructure - the opportunity to inform and influence important policy that affects the fabric of our daily lives including the distribution of our people, our jobs, businesses, houses, roads, public transport, education and health infrastructure; our social, cultural and sporting facilities.

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national / environment / press release Saturday January 16, 2021 17:26 by foie
PRESS RELEASE - Friends of the Irish Environment - 15 January 2021

For Immediate Release

Formal end to the Bord na Mona’s peat harvesting ‘major milestone’
Warning of ‘cowboy contractors’ still ignoring peat planning regulations

The decision by Bord na Mona to end all peat harvesting marked a ‘major milestone’ in Ireland’s progress towards controlling greenhouse gases and biodiversity loss, Friends of the Irish Environment said in a statement today. read full story / add a comment
Click to enlarge. Screenshot of Irish Times article from last year reporting hospital over-crowding.
national / arts and media / feature Wednesday January 13, 2021 00:12 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 16, 2021 09:42)   image 6 images   video 1 video file

All the news media in Ireland have gone ballistic in the last few days ramping up the Covid fear to new extreme levels. There are already 100,000s of people absolutely terrified by their misleading news and this sustained level of fear for over 10 months now is very likely leading to very dangerous health conditions for these people leading to heart conditions, mental issues, cancer and all sorts of problems caused largely by the extreme stress that they have put themselves under because unfortunately the media and the politicians are giving highly distorted, mis-leading inaccurate and sensational news about the Covid situation.

A good example is the news from the past few days where we are told the hospitals are overflowing with Covid patients and as of today it is claimed 46 are dead from Covid.

The aim of this article is to bring some context and reality to this, something the mainstream media and politicians and their bureaucrats are strenuously going out of their way to not do.

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national / environment / press release Thursday January 07, 2021 21:21 by foie
Call for change in Coillte Principal Objects as illegal felling video released
Work stopped by residents due to recommence

An environmental charity has called on the Government to change Coillte Teo’ Principle Objects to add ‘social’ and ‘environmental’ to its sole current sole ‘commercial’ remit.

Friends of the Irish Environment released a video on social media over the New Years’ weekend showing residents stopping clearfelling of a Special Area of Conservation by Coillte Teo which was viewed more than 4,000 time over the weekend. The video, taken at Kilsheelan Woods in the Lower River Suir Area of Special Conservation, shows an extensive woodland area between the N22 road and the River Suir undergoing clearfelling. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday January 03, 2021 18:19 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   1 attached file

Frustrated, and want to help your locked-down community understand the basic facts?

Well batch print basic facts sheet and distribute widely
* letterboxes local area
* on bus seats as you leave
* pile on store counters, in gyms, anywhere
Get creative! read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday January 03, 2021 17:48 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
The Healthy Debate Ep.7 - The impact of lockdowns on sport

Tonight we’ll discuss the impact lockdowns have had on sport - at international, national and grassroots level. Our guests are Barry Murray sports nutritionist and Parkrun Event Director, Frank Greally ex-editor of the Irish Runner and David McGill from Badminton Ireland on the challenges of organising an indoor sport in lockdown. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 22, 2020 23:26 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
On this episode of The Healthy Debate we are chatting to Dr Marcus de Brun @indepdubnrth about the Covid-19 situation and the elderly. We have Maeve Murran and Suzie Buckley joining us who both have close relatives in nursing homes and will share their stories. @IrishInquiry read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 22, 2020 22:36 by Irish Inquiry   video 2 video files
The fourth episode of the Healthy Debate on the Lay of the Law aired a few weeks back on Dec 1st and the fifth episode on Dec 8th

This show looks at one of the most fundamental aspects of life, our human and civil rights. We are joined by barrister and junior council, Martin Byrne, and civil rights lawyer, Sabrina Sullivan, to talk about the recently renewed Health Act, and what this means for us.

How does the recently renewed Health Act impact our human and civil rights?

In Episode 5 Dr. Walter Weber, Specialist in Internal Medicine from Germany, discussing his views on PCR testing with Prof. Bill Tormey, the Editor-in-Chief of The Irish Medical Journal. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Saturday December 19, 2020 00:20 by foie
State refuses release of 2020 images recording ongoing turf cutting on protected raised bogs

Machinery at work on 28 protected raised bogs confirmed to Europe by Ireland

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has refused to release images recording ongoing destruction of Ireland’s protected raised bogs during 2020.

The request came from the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] who first brought the activities to the attention of the authorities in 2009. The prohibition on cutting on 56 Special Areas of Conservation {SAC] protected raised bogs was due to take effect in 1998 but was not imposed until 2009. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Sunday December 13, 2020 19:09 by foie
The environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment has called on Taoiseach Micheal Martin to clarify the Irish government's position in relation to efforts to allow the EU to subsidize nuclear power plants. According to a document seen by Friends of the Irish environment, several countries, including France, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, want the EU to allow subsidies to nuclear plants in return for backing a higher EU 2030 climate target. However, other countries including Luxembourg and Austria, are rejecting these plans. The position of the Irish government is not clear. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / feature Saturday December 12, 2020 23:57 by T   image 1 image   video 4 video files
Back in September the government announced they were planning to vaccinate up to 750,000 people, mostly children with a new nasal vaccine spray. I suppose a spray seems less dangerous and frightening than a needle. There was a major push this year by the pharmaceutical companies through their lackeys in the government and press to urge people to take it and on back of the constant fear campaign since last March, it seems to have been highly effective. We are supposed to believe that this is all for the benefit of us all and the fact that anyone is making money out of it is just an outrageous thing to suggest. Nor should it be mentioned in polite company that the pharmaceutical companies are NOT liable for any vaccine injuries and you have to take any case you have, against the government. This nice little arrangement has been in place for years and is the envy of all manufacturers of all and anything. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Friday December 11, 2020 11:55 by foie
Campaigners for opening of Court records claim initial victory
High Court Direction to release records welcomed

A new ‘High Court Practice Direction’ issued by the Court Service on 13 November 2020 has been claimed as an initial victory by campaigners seeking access to Court records after the judicial process is completed. [1]

The Direction issued recently by Mary Irvine, President of the High Court, allows any member of the public to seek access to the written submissions provided to the Court by parties in proceedings after 11 January 2021. read full story / add a comment
The 25th December 2020 Swim will be the 44th such successive event  ; 1976 - 2020!
national / history and heritage / event notice Saturday December 05, 2020 22:16 by Sharon.   text 3 comments (last - monday december 28, 2020 14:44)   image 4 images
Sponsored swim, and has been since 1976! read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday December 01, 2020 11:34 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
The Healthy Debate series is now on Episode 3. It is brought to you by the Irish Inquiry who are helping to facilitate a debate about Covid-19 and all related aspects that should be happening on RTE and other main stream outlets but is not.

Episode 1 and 2 have already been widely viewed and very successful. In this episode the discussions turns to the effect of lockdown on Irish businesses. This has huge ramifications for the wider Irish society and economy given that most jobs are in the smaller business sector and many of these are of course Irish businesses. We are looking at a massive wave of closures and businesses going bust and this is already leading to masses of people unemployed. The market share of many of these firms is disappearing upwards towards the global corporations who are doing extremely well in these times as people are switching to shopping online for all sorts of things. read full story / add a comment
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national / politics / elections / news report Thursday November 26, 2020 17:43 by Cascarino's Sock   image 1 image
In 1912 James Connolly proposed the motion to form a political wing of the Labour movement at the Irish Transport and General Workers Union annual conference. Two years before this he had stated his firm belief that the Irish free themselves when they realise ‘the truth that the capitalist system is the most foreign thing in Ireland.’ Every time Labour has entered government with a civil war party, they have both compromised and neglected these ideals.
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national / environment / press release Wednesday November 25, 2020 20:30 by foie
Atlantic Bays stripped of wild fish to eat lice off farmed salmon
Records show 1.6m wild fish destroyed in 4 years

More than 1.6 million wild fish were taken from Ireland’s Atlantic bays to eat the lice off farmed salmon between May 2015 and November 2019. The figures, released to environmental groups through Access to Information on the Environment requests, are the first official record of salmon farming’s practices on these wild fish. read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 18, 2020 23:15 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Tonight (Tues 17th Nov) on #TheHealthyDebate our presenter Lindie Naughton will be joined by neuro-linguistic programming Master Coach and Trainer, Sara Haboubi, to talk about how specific words and phrases have shaped the Covid-19 narrative. Dr Pat Morrissey, GP, will join from Limerick to talk through how Covid-19 has affected his patients and Dr Kevin Corbett, PhD. will dial in from the UK to discuss the known failings of PCR testing and its use as a diagnostic tool. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / other press Monday November 16, 2020 10:00 by T   text 1 comment (last - monday november 16, 2020 11:11)   image 1 image   1 attached file
From the Independent on Sat

A group of GPs and other medical professionals who are calling for an end to lockdown and questioning Nphet's health advice are demanding an urgent meeting with the Government.

A group consisting of mainly GPs - including former Fianna Fáil minister Jim McDaid and the Mater Hospital's infectious disease expert Professor Jack Lambert - has signed a "white paper" questioning what it calls Ireland's "outdated" public health strategies in response to Covid-19. read full story / add a comment
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national / public consultation / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:01 by hfi   image 1 image   video 1 video file

TheIrishInquiry @IrishInquiry Tuesday evening LIVE at 9pm - the first episode of The Healthy Debate with @HealthFreedomIE


!In the sea of misinformation, we need courage, we need the truth, we need #TheHealthyDebate. Tomorrow we talk about the role of the media in reporting the #COVID19 situation in #Ireland

If you missed the show don’t fret. We have the replays available:

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national / environment / press release Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:14 by foie

Call for Covid-19 ‘track and trace’ for rhododendron
Spread of rhododendron ‘death warrant’ for countryside

The spread of rhododendron across Ireland’s countryside has been likened to Covid-19 by an environmental charity, Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE]. FIE have called for a ‘track and trace’ programme to be put in place to control the increasing spread of this ‘beautiful and picturesque death warrant’.

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