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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday April 06, 2017 22:01 by Save The Hellfire   image 2 images
We would like to make you aware of two Drop In /Open Days for members of the public hosted by South Dublin County Council and Coillte on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the "Project Team" will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdublincoco.ie

Maps, Drawings and other Documents Available read full story / add a comment
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Thursday April 06, 2017 21:06 by hiker   image 1 image
Pub Quiz - Fundraiser in Aid of Save the Hellfire

The Save The Hellfire campaign are holding a fundraiser pub quiz in the Goat Grill & Bar next Tues Apr 11th. For details of what the campaign is about see: http://www.savethehellfire.com

Who:
All Welcome

When:
Tuesday April 11th @ 8pm read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday April 05, 2017 22:17 by r2w   image 1 image
WATER CHARGES AREN’T GONE…YET. WE NEED ONE MORE PUSH TO END THEM

Water Charges haven’t gone away. Fine Gael are still trying to get them in through the back door.

A special Oireachtas Committee has been meeting since December. It must report to Government by April 14. Its recommendations will decide whether water charges are scrapped or retained.

Fine Gael are proposing a charge for so called wilful waste of water. This would mean water meters in every house and a billing system just like water charges. read full story / add a comment
The RSF Dublin Easter Commemoration will be held on Easter Monday (17th April 2017).
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Saturday April 01, 2017 20:39 by Sharon.   text 2 comments (last - wednesday april 19, 2017 22:15)   image 3 images
From the Garden of Remembrance (Parnell Square) to the GPO (O'Connell Street). read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday March 30, 2017 20:30 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
International stalls, street-food from around the globe, pop-up workshops, and live music read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday March 28, 2017 22:51 by LASC   image 1 image
This talk will give an overview on how social movements – particularly the landless movement (MST), women and indigenous people – are dealing with the political and economic crises in Brazil, and their agenda and vision for the future. The discussion will focus on the losses these groups may suffer if the reforms proposed by the government are approved. Since assuming the presidency of the country, Michel Temer has taken several measures that directly undermine these movements, withdrawing rights and repealing previously approved policies. read full story / add a comment
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cork / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday March 28, 2017 20:52 by ipsc   image 1 image
We would like to bring you news of an important conference entitled ‘International Law & the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility‘ set to take place in Cork between 31st March and 2nd April. We are asking for your support to ensure that this Conference will actually take place, as it is coming under severe pressure from those who would prefer that no critical academic discussion on the nature of the Israeli state, its foundation, its legacy, and its violations of international law and human rights abuses takes place. Period.

The conference is an important event with distinguished academic experts coming from all over the world taking part. This conference was prevented from taking place at Southampton University two years ago by the same pressure groups that are now busy trying to have it shut down in Ireland. It is endorsed by many famous and well-respected individuals, among them are: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, The Rt. Hon. Clare Short, Michael Mansfield QC, Judith Butler etc,. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Wednesday March 22, 2017 22:24 by CHASE   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 26, 2017 15:43)   image 1 image
Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator application ( http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/PA0045.htm ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set. read full story / add a comment
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international / environment / photo-essay Friday March 17, 2017 11:36 by Ba.   image 2 images
The Little Big Asymmetry: CLIMATE CHANGE and REVOLUTIONARY CHANGE read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / event notice Tuesday March 07, 2017 22:30 by pfc   image 3 images
After a long hibernation we would like to welcome you all back with three very interesting films. We will be in our home away from home, The Ireland Institute (also known as The Pearse Centre). Fortunately due to two welcome donations from members we are able to continue for another year as a free cinema. We would like to thank these two donors (they know who the are)

Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Centre, Dublin 2
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
Admission Free (as usual)
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national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday March 05, 2017 00:14 by ipsc   text 1 comment (last - friday april 14, 2017 15:52)   image 1 image
Celebrating 13 years! Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe.

Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Please join us in making the the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week one of the biggest yet. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday March 04, 2017 20:54 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
Ethnic Market offering stalls, street-food, pop-up workshops, live music and performances read full story / add a comment
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Friday March 03, 2017 23:32 by shell2sea   image 1 image
[Shell to Sea]The Oil & Gas giveaway in action: The Corrib Gas partners made $589m (estimated €532m) last year and yet paid no royalties or tax.

The Corrib Partners are benefiting from a relatively high gas-priced product and recorded estimated sales of over €420m in the first full year of production at the Corrib gas field.

Production started on the field at the end of 2015. For the 12 months of last year, the Corrib Partners, including Shell Ireland, recorded estimated revenues of (Canadian) $589m from the production of gas from the field. read full story / add a comment
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cork / environment / news report Wednesday March 01, 2017 10:53 by Paul Lynch   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 07, 2017 10:56)   image 2 images
On Monday night professor Myles Allen of Oxford University delivered the first in a series of four Lectures on Climate change at UCC to a full house in room 107 of the Western Gateway Building. The theme of the lecture was "Understanding - Climate science and observations", with a focus on quantifying the role of climate change in extreme weather events in Ireland and worldwide. read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Monday February 27, 2017 22:18 by 1 of Indyy   image 1 image
The latest issue of People's News -for 15th Feb carries a lead article on the current housing bubble.

The free movement of capital has become one of the maxims of global capitalism. Along with the free movement of people, goods and services it is also one of the “four freedoms” of the EU’s single market.

But the removal of the policy instrument of capital controls has probably contributed to a succession of financial crises. Three decades ago, many people in the EU invested their hopes in a combination of free trade, free mobility of capital, a fixed exchange rate, and an independent monetary policy — dubbed an “inconsistent quartet.” read full story / add a comment
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international / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Sunday February 26, 2017 03:36 by February 25 Coalition   image 3 images
WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!
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British spy Mark Kennedy at the spire on O Connell Street, Dublin with Kim Bryan and Sarah Hampton in 2005.
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Saturday February 11, 2017 21:54 by shell2sea   image 2 images
Earlier today three people targetted by members of the UK National Public Order Intelligence Units (NPOIU) in Ireland held a press conference. They want to build pressure on the Irish government to open up about the role of British spies in Ireland.

The three, Kate Wilson, Kim Bryan and Jason Kirkpatrick travelled from Spain,Wales and Germany. Kate is one of a number of women who brought cases against the Metropolitan police in London because of being decieved into long term relationships with men who turned out to be undercover officers.
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dublin / environment / event notice Monday February 06, 2017 22:04 by pbp   text 3 comments (last - friday march 03, 2017 12:43)   image 2 images
The Hellfire Club Action Group have joined with Friends of Masseys Wood to save this natural wilderness from development. We need your support to maintain the natural integrity of the landscape and to protect the environment from commercial exploitation. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday February 02, 2017 21:43 by Fusion Sundays   image 1 image
Family Fair with international flair. Market stalls, street-food, pop-up workshops, and live music! read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Friday January 27, 2017 23:23 by green news   image 1 image
In a move being hailed as ‘historic’ and a ‘significant win’ Ireland may soon become the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels.

Yesterday the Government was defeated as the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill passed the second stage 90 votes to 53.

Friends of the Earth described as “historic” the vote to progress a Bill to pull taxpayer’s money out of fossil fuel companies. read full story / add a comment
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