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This is a table of what public sector workers in Ireland really earn based on the data given in the reply to a Dail question in Feb 09.
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Thursday December 03, 2009 - 17:40 by Andrew   text 44 comments (last - saturday december 12, 2009 - 21:50)   image 2 images
The cancellation of today's strike is a blow to the developing movement against the cuts on the scale of the cancellation of the March 30th strike at the start of the year. The so called compromise ICTU have been negotiating for is a further blow, it seems designed to drive a wedge between workers and fails to answer the main problem public sector workers have, the inability to take further cuts. But the strike that did happen on 24th November has brought 250,000 workers into their first experience of the power we collectively hold and points towards an alternative ... read full story / add a comment
Bush First, Obama Second
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Wednesday December 02, 2009 - 23:02 by Gerard Horgan   text 5 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 - 05:21)   image 2 images
After more than three months' deliberation, President Barack Obama has finally decided to commit more than 30,000 US troops to the Afghan war. The ‘Afghan surge’ is to be fast tracked over the next six months with a large bulk of the troops arriving before Christmas. The deployment will cost approximately $1 million dollars per soldier, per year, some $30 billion overall. This price tag is on top of the considerable costs (running into the hundreds of billions of dollars) of keeping over 100,000 US soldiers ‘in-country’, while maintaining other US global military operations as well as the on-going fiasco in Iraq. The combined deployment of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is close to 250,000 service personnel, which is augmented by the greatest number of private military contractors/mercenaries ever seen (some 100,000 in Iraq alone). ... read full story / add a comment
Raul with the Cards from Ireland
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Monday November 23, 2009 - 15:48 by Sarah C   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 24, 2009 - 18:43)   image 6 images
At the invitation of Guerrero based ´Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre´ I had the inspiring opportunity to witness an historic event last Wed (18th nov 2009): Two indigenous women, both former Amnesty International prisoners of conscience left their communities once more to make a trip to a Mexican Jail. This time however instead of being accompanied by their arresting officers, they went along with a group of local, national and international human rights organisations to make a solidarity visit to another indigenous activist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, Raul Hernandez. ... read full story / add a comment
Hollmann Morris
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Sunday November 15, 2009 - 12:08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 18, 2009 - 15:51)   image 2 images
Hollman Morris is a familiar name in Colombia, both for his TV programme Contravía (Counter-current), which he has been directing for many years and represents a unique window to glimpse into the realities of the Colombian conflict, and also for the accusations and harassment which he has suffered from the State intelligence agency (DAS) and by the very president Uribe.
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Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin
national / eu / feature Tuesday September 22, 2009 - 15:51 by Joe Higgins MEP   text 24 comments (last - sunday october 25, 2009 - 10:10)   image 4 images
Many issues have come up so far in the Lisbon debate, some very relevant, some less so. The key issues the Socialist Party have been raising so far are workers rights, public services and miltarisation. Elsewhere Jow Higgins has looked at the issue of workers' rights (http://www.joehiggins.eu/510) and public services (http://www.joehiggins.eu/489). Here, he goes into precisely how Lisbon boosts the armaments industry and is another step towards a militarised EU. ... read full story / add a comment
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offaly / environment / feature Sunday August 23, 2009 - 23:31 by Paula Geraghty   text 29 comments (last - wednesday november 25, 2009 - 10:53)   image 27 images   video 3 video files
Hundreds participated in Climate Camp at Shannonbridge, which was held under the shadow of the peat burning powerstation.
The Climate Camp organised three events to create better awareness around the industrial use of peat in powerstations. ... read full story / add a comment
We don't need to be tolled twice (2007)
national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday August 18, 2009 - 21:25 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain   text 22 comments (last - wednesday september 16, 2009 - 18:42)   image 10 images
The Irish Government will pay compensation for tolls of the M3 if the traffic falls below the established minimum.
A report from Ferrovial dated 2008, on their website, states:

“The concession agreement establishes guaranteed minimum traffic levels and the Irish government has to pay the Concession Company compensation if traffic falls below the established minimums”.
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Niall with friends and family at Cloverhill Courthouse.
mayo / environment / feature Monday August 17, 2009 - 20:20 by Carol Weafer   text 26 comments (last - saturday august 29, 2009 - 18:22)   image 1 image
Niall Harnett has been released from custody following confusing circumstances involving a temporary release of sorts last Friday 14th and a withdrawn 'mute' application at the High Court in Cloverhill today Monday 17th August. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / feature Friday August 14, 2009 - 10:03 by Colin Ashey   text 11 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 - 21:45)   image 1 image
At a hearing in Dublin District Court today, Judge McMahon dismissed the case against two animal rights activists arrested outside Barnardo’s fur shop on Lower Grafton Street in Dublin on 22 May this year. ... read full story / add a comment
Harry Van Bommel
international / eu / feature Wednesday August 12, 2009 - 19:37 by Harry Van Bommel   text 15 comments (last - sunday september 06, 2009 - 18:55)   image 3 images
In 2005 the Dutch people overwhelmingly said ‘no’ to the constitutional treaty, just as the French had done some days before. In contrast to the Irish, this was the first time the Dutch people had been allowed a say about the future of Europe; and they made it clear that they didn’t like the way it was heading. Did they want to get out of the EU? No - the Dutch are big supporters of EU membership, just like the Irish, but they don’t want Europe to develop into a federal superstate. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / environment / feature Wednesday August 12, 2009 - 16:12 by Gardener   text 7 comments (last - friday october 09, 2009 - 13:11)   image 2 images   video 6 video files
Nurturing and reclaiming our city, our commons, our communities

Community Gardens are emerging throughout Dublin city. These small projects have large narratives. When we create community gardens we build alternative ways that our cities operate and can be made sustainable. We build positive spaces, social spaces and community. We address land use, workers rights and learn to collectively organise. We seed save, skill share, reclaim lost knowledge and recycle. We re establish a relationship with the cycles of life, with nature and become aware of our deep connection to our environment and each other. Community Gardens are radical spaces and the good news is that they are on the increase.

Over the last 10 years the destructive development of Ireland has been driven by economic greed with little thought for communities, nature and our collective future. Our ecological foot print increased dramatically. In 2006 we were top of the list on our rubbish per capita per year of 31 countries surveyed in the EU. Our resource consumption and our waste creation had increased exponentially.
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Sunday August 09, 2009 - 13:47 by Gregor Kerr   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 09, 2009 - 19:26)
When a force of 80 – 100 gardai arrived at the Thomas Cooke office in Grafton Street Dublin at 5a.m. on Tuesday 4th August, smashed the door down, and dragged 28 protesting workers off to the Bridewell Garda Station, the Irish state was attempting to deliver a strong message to all workers. ... read full story / add a comment
Memers of IFPAL and CAEUC at the successful launch
international / eu / feature Sunday August 09, 2009 - 13:46 by Michael Gallagher   text 32 comments (last - saturday august 29, 2009 - 16:40)   image 17 images
Irish (and tourist) people wake up to a sign of the coming times in Dublin.

Hello friends,

This Morning, Saturday the 8th August at 7am, Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon (IFPAL) launched the Vote No To Lisbon raft on the River Liffey in Dublin City Centre.

Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon are calling for Irish voters to oppose the Lisbon Treaty in the forthcoming re-run of the Lisbon Treaty Referendum, a referendum that is exactly the same as the one they have rejected already. VOTE NO to Lisbon on October 2nd.

Issued on behalf of IFPAL.
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dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Wednesday August 05, 2009 - 07:58 by K.Nikolaisen   text 57 comments (last - sunday august 09, 2009 - 15:17)   image 22 images   video 2 video files
At 5 AM this morning, over 150 Garda took part in an opperation to remove Thomas Cook workers who had occupied the building.They sealed off the street, dragged peaceful demonstrators away from the front door,and smashed their way in with a battering ram. ... read full story / add a comment
Mr. Binman Workers Protest
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 21:29 by Ann-Katrin Orr   text 1 comment (last - friday august 07, 2009 - 15:22)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
On March 25th workers at Mr. Binman’s Carrick-on-Suir depot in Tipperary were called into a general meeting. The privatized bin company wanted pay cuts of 10% across the board from the workers. The following day workers were called one by one into management offices and told that for them, 10% would not be enough. Wage cuts of 20, 30, 40 or even 49% were demanded.

In response, the workers organized a meeting of their own. They quickly learned that, not only were there different pay cuts for different workers – there was also different pay rates, different work hours and different conditions. They decided to fight these pay cuts, and get unionised, joining SIPTU. The company refused to recognize the union, or negotiate with them, and strike notice was served. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 13:51 by RSC   text 20 comments (last - wednesday august 05, 2009 - 09:24)   image 5 images
Shell to Sea campaigners Maura Harrington and Niall Harnett were sentenced to four and eight months in jail respectively at Bellmulet district court today. Both protesters have been convicted for taking action as part of a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience against the ill-fated Corrib Gas Project. Maura was given her four month sentence under Section 8 of the Public Order Act; 'failing to comply with the directions of a Garda'. The sentence was handed down in relation to an incident that occurred duing a protest at Shell's 'landfall' compound gate on 30th August 2008. Niall was sentenced to eight months in relation to two separate incidents. He was given a four month sentence under Section 8 of the Public order act, and another four months under Section 2, for the supposed assault of a Garda. ... read full story / add a comment
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limerick / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 13:34 by Cian Prendiville   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 30, 2009 - 20:23)   image 1 image
Element Six/De Beers’ plan to shut their Shannon plant, sacking 370 workers, and move production elsewhere is a disgusting stab in the back of the workers whose hard work has made them billions in profits over the years.

After huge sacrifices, including working part time on the promise that this would save jobs, the company now want to pack up and jump ship, with only a pittance of a redundancy. The entire cost of the redundancy scheme to the company is only €6.6m, about one week’s turnover for the factory, according to the Irish Independent!

Note: This article was written before management started discussing an "alternative" proposal saving "some" jobs, probably only a stay of execution, and demanding much reduced wages and terms and conditions. Therefore, the need for a fight still very much stands. ... read full story / add a comment
No to War: No to Lisbon
national / anti-war / imperialism / feature Thursday July 30, 2009 - 21:04 by Shannonwatch   text 11 comments (last - friday august 07, 2009 - 18:25)   image 1 image
The abject disregard of the Irish political elite for Ireland's neutrality has been demonstrated by the routine transit of US military planes and troops through Shannon Airport for most of this decade. With the re-run of the Lisbon Treaty referendum we are now being asked to accept EU promises that it will not affect or prejudice Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality. But the ongoing support of the Irish government for US-led NATO exercises around the world clearly shows that we cannot trust our leaders to uphold Irish neutrality, with or without the non-binding decisions that have been tagged onto the Treaty in an attempt to have it accepted by the people of Ireland. ... read full story / add a comment
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national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Thursday July 30, 2009 - 13:21 by Paddy Hackett   text 5 comments (last - thursday july 30, 2009 - 16:37)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
The Fianna Fail government, by frantically rushing criminal legislation through the Oireachtas, is hoping to exploit "the law and order" issue ... ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / eu / feature Saturday July 25, 2009 - 12:11 by Raymond Deane   text 7 comments (last - sunday october 04, 2009 - 01:34)   image 6 images   video 2 video files
For the last three days, several activists from the recently formed campaigning group IFPAL (Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon) manned a stall at the top of Dublin's Grafton St, conspicuously decorated with Palestinian flags billowing freely in the breezy, showery weather. ... read full story / add a comment

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