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national / crime and justice / feature Friday April 09, 2010 - 16:52 by Religiousabusetruth 17 comments (last - saturday march 03, 2012 - 20:28) 8 images
One thousand pairs of children’s shoes of all sizes were tied to the railings outside the cathedral representing the victims of Roman Catholic abuse. Some passers by stopped to tie shoes. Many abuse survivors and supporters came together from as far as Cork and Wexford to attend the protest. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Thursday April 01, 2010 - 08:21 by Andrew N Flood 12 comments (last - tuesday april 27, 2010 - 15:42) 1 image
Around the time of the visit of Shell’s pipe-laying ship the Solitaire in June it became clear that the Gardai had been told that they could do anything to remove Shell to Sea campaigners from the scene and they would be looked after. Rulings from the district court, in particular the denial of bail to 7 campaigners charged with the most minor of public order offences removed people with vital water skills from the area by interning them in Mountjoy and Castlerea prisons. Local fisherman Pat O’Donnell had one of his boat sunk from under him when four masked men boarded the boat in the middle of the night and held Pat and the other crew member at gun point while they sabotaged the boat leading to its sinking. When Pat took to sea in another boat as the Solitaire arrived he was arrested under the Public Order Act for loitering and once more sent to prison leaving the way clear for the Solitaire. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / feature Monday March 01, 2010 - 14:45 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 43 comments (last - thursday april 29, 2010 - 14:31) 26 images
100 cars gathered today at noon in the fishing village of Porturlin, Pat O'Donnell's home, for a rally to Ballyglass pier on the Mullet peninsula in support of 'the Chief' who has been in Castlerea prison since 10th February.
The cavalcade travelled from Porturlin, out by Rossport, over to Glengad, up by Bellanaboy, into Belmullet and out to Ballyglass pier. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Friday February 05, 2010 - 19:09 by José A. Gutiérrez 1 image
On January 28th, we had the chance to have a telephone talk with Camilla Chalmers, from the Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (Haitian Platform in Defence of an Alternative Development, PAPDA), in Port-au-Prince. Here we transcribe the questions and answers we could exchange in spite of the natural difficulties of communication in these circumstances. We believe his opinions represent a contribution to understand what’s really going on in Haiti, they contradict the official version of the media and give us a very precise notion of the type of solidarity that the Haitian people need –and that we should not fail to give.
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday February 02, 2010 - 09:33 by Kev 5 comments (last - thursday february 04, 2010 - 00:23) 5 images
On Saturday 30th January Auschwitz survivor Dr. Hajo Meyer, Dr. Haidar Eid of the Islamic University in Gaza and Sara Kershnar of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) addressed a standing room only crowd of over 140 people in the Central Hotel in Dublin. The public meeting, entitled “The Misuse of the Holocaust for Political Purposes”, was organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) as part of a high profile speaking tour hosted by IJAN and the Scottish PSC. ... read full story / add a comment
national / education / feature Wednesday January 27, 2010 - 11:41 by Mark C 4 comments (last - monday february 01, 2010 - 16:49) 1 image
Irish primary schools celebrated a victory this week as Independent Newspapers abandoned their “Building for the Future” scheme just weeks after its high-profile launch.
It is the first time a major in-school marketing promotion has been scrapped and is an embarrassing climb down for Independent and their co-sponsors Bank of Ireland.
The launch of “Building for the Future”, which demanded a quota of 20 tokens per pupil from schools wishing to enter, was met with condemnation from across the teaching community. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Monday January 25, 2010 - 23:39 by José Antonio Gutiérrez 10 comments (last - monday march 01, 2010 - 01:00) 1 image
Anyone judging from the huge numbers of troops mobilised to Haiti could reasonably believe that this is a country in the middle of a brutal civil war instead of a nation hit by a deadly earthquake. While the Media has been feeding constantly news of murder, mayhem, and gangsters supposedly in control of Haitian streets, together with calls for a “strong arm” and “security” to make possible the delivery of relief, the reality seems to be quite another. Medical and Food assistance has been largely delayed by a cobweb of inefficiency, bureaucracy and negligence and not for “security” issues. In the meantime, hungry and thirsty Haitians have been largely looking for their beloved ones under the rubble with their bare hands. Very few doctors and relief agencies have dared to go to the streets of Port-au-Prince, where precious assistance –currently stockpiling in the airport- is much needed.
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international / history and heritage / feature Wednesday January 20, 2010 - 18:00 by Andrew Flood 14 comments (last - saturday january 30, 2010 - 15:57) 5 images 1 audio file
As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Since the start of the great anti-slavery republican insurrection nearly 220 years ago, Haiti has been presented as a dangerous place incapable of running its own affairs and requiring foreign intervention. Yet the reality is its people were the first enslaved population to deliver themselves from slavery and also carried out what was only the third successful republican insurrection on the planet. The threat of this good example was rewarded with centuries of invasion, blackmail, the robbery of Haiti's natural resources and the impoverishment of its people. This articles summarizes that history of intervention and the resistance to it in order to put into context what is happening in Haiti after the quake ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday December 11, 2009 - 16:26 by PACUB 5 comments (last - friday january 08, 2010 - 00:11)
Children face a 'Black Christmas' as Minister Lenihan slashes child benefit by 10% in the 2010 Budget. Family incomes are being attacked from every side in this Budget, but the Government has chosen to target children for the biggest cut of all. Parents' group PACUB is horrified by the Budget, and predicts that more and more families will fall into poverty as the new decade begins. ... read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / feature Wednesday December 09, 2009 - 15:05 by Gerard Horgan 32 comments (last - friday january 08, 2010 - 09:26) 5 images 1 video file
A critique of the Obama Presidency from taking office in January of this year to now. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / feature Sunday December 06, 2009 - 01:57 by Kevin Doyle 4 comments (last - monday december 21, 2009 - 16:36) 1 image
The Raybestos Manhattan Corporation moved to Ireland in the mid-70s. A campaign opposing their operations here began almost immediatly. It was a long and protracted struggle but eventually ended in victory. This article examines the campaign against the mulitnational and the lessons that can be learned from it today. ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / feature Thursday December 03, 2009 - 17:40 by Andrew 44 comments (last - saturday december 12, 2009 - 21:50) 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
international / anti-war / imperialism / feature Wednesday December 02, 2009 - 23:02 by Gerard Horgan 5 comments (last - wednesday december 16, 2009 - 05:21) 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
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Monday November 23, 2009 - 15:48 by Sarah C 1 comment (last - tuesday november 24, 2009 - 18:43) 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
international / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Sunday November 15, 2009 - 12:08 by José Antonio Gutiérrez 1 comment (last - wednesday november 18, 2009 - 15:51) 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. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / feature Tuesday September 22, 2009 - 15:51 by Joe Higgins MEP 24 comments (last - sunday october 25, 2009 - 10:10) 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
offaly / environment / feature Sunday August 23, 2009 - 23:31 by Paula Geraghty 29 comments (last - wednesday november 25, 2009 - 10:53) 27 images 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
national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday August 18, 2009 - 21:25 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain 22 comments (last - wednesday september 16, 2009 - 18:42) 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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mayo / environment / feature Monday August 17, 2009 - 20:20 by Carol Weafer 26 comments (last - saturday august 29, 2009 - 18:22) 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 11 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 - 21:45) 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
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