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News Release: Vermilion's Luxembourg tax deal will further reduce revenue from Corrib – by how much?
Shell to Sea has called on Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to clarify what impact Corrib Gas partner Vermilion's Luxembourg tax avoidance deal – revealed in today's Irish Times – will have on the revenue the exchequer thinks it will earn from the Corrib gas field.  ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Wednesday November 12, 2014 - 22:05 by no to Irish Water 26 comments (last - wednesday december 17, 2014 - 06:51) 15 images 2 video files 1 attached file
The next major Right2Water event is a National Assembly outside the Dail on International Human Rights Day. This will take place on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 1pm.
We will reaffirm our demand that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word..
EVENT: National Assembly
LOCATION: Dail Eireann, Leinster House, Merrion Street, Dublin 2
UPDATE: Merrion Street blocked off by Garda. Go around to Kildare St.
TIME: 1pm ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / feature Sunday November 02, 2014 - 00:07 by T 5 comments (last - monday november 10, 2014 - 23:40) 14 images 1 video file
Over 100 separate local demonstrations took place today (Sat Nov 1st) against the Water Charges and for the Right 2 Water. Organisers estimate conservatively that over 150,000 were out on the streets today to send a message to this government that they won't accept paying for water twice and having it privatised later.
People realize that all the false promises and allowances will eventually be dropped and the long term result will be that a privatised water company will prey on the people with massive hikes in charges and big fat bonuses for themselves.
There were protests from Cork & Kerry to Wexford to Dublin to Limerick to Galway to Sligo to Donegal to Cavan to Dundalk and all over the Midlands. There has never been anything like it perhaps since the foundation of the state. The people are truly fed up and are determined and will not be abused by the political technocrats of big Capital that is robbing every social gain our forebears fought hard to get over the past century. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Saturday November 01, 2014 - 01:16 by T 1 image
This water charge FAQ from the WSM answers your questions about the water charge and the growing resistance to it. If there is a question you want to ask that is not here or if you think one of the answers could be improved contact us via https://twitter.com/wsmireland or https://www.facebook.com/WorkersSolidarityMovement with your suggestions. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday October 21, 2014 - 23:52 by Right2Water 11 comments (last - friday november 28, 2014 - 17:04) 1 image
Sat Nov 1st is going to be a Right2Water National Day of Local Protests from 12am onwards
The Right2Water campaign is helping to coordinate dozens of local demonstrations across Ireland, all due to take place on November 1st.
Following on from one of the largest national demonstrations in Irish history, the Right2Water campaign says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.
The campaign – which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges.
The campaign is asking all anti-water charges groups – including political parties – to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in their home towns and cities. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 14, 2014 - 22:34 by fred 3 comments (last - friday october 17, 2014 - 00:18) 1 image 1 video file
A pre election sleight of hand giving out a few pennies to the poor with one hand while taking them back with the other via water charges? Here is some information on some of the changes ... read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday October 08, 2014 - 22:21 by Political Hostage
The Judicial Review of the Minister of Justice’s refusal to grant Michael McKevitt enhanced remission was scheduled to commence this morning in Court 4 of the High Court. However, upon arrival at court McKevitt’s legal team was informed that his case was being removed from the immediate hearing list and being placed instead on the Administration List – with a new date yet to be scheduled.
Michael McKevitt’s legal team protested that today’s date had been scheduled by a High Court judge before the summer break; that the case concerned the potential unlawful detention of a prisoner and a citizen’s deprivation of liberty, and that the case should be given priority and should commence as previously scheduled. ... read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 - 14:30 by Luke Eastwood 3 comments (last - monday october 13, 2014 - 22:14) 1 image
The Irish government is charging for public water as part of its TISA signup. This is just the start, we will all pay for all water if they have their way, even if we don't get any services from Irish Water. The eventual plan will be to privatize all resources so that absolutely nothing will be free in this country. ... read full story / add a comment
Maternity Group calls for review into Maternity Services as Budget 2015 continues to ignore Patient Safety and appropriate care options.
The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) are demanding an immediate response from the Government in budget 2015 on calls for a review into patient safety and appropriate care models in Irish maternity services. ... read full story / add a comment
Shannonwatch welcomes the visit to Shannon Airport by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. The visit which took place on October 2nd was a follow-up to a petition by Shannonwatch earlier this year. The petition called for the Government to investigate the use of Shannon Airport and Irish airspace for the transit of US armed troops, munitions and other war material, as well as for the refuelling of CIA-associated aircraft involved in extraordinary rendition.
During their visit to Shannon, representatives of the Committee met with members of the Gardai including Chief Superintendent John Kerin and with airport officials before meeting again with Shannonwatch. They were informed that about 40,000 US troops had gone through Shannon so far this year. However Shannonwatch understands that airport officials said that US troops were not essential to the economics of Shannon Airport as they contribute relatively little, and that civilian passengers contribute far more with shopping, car parking and so on. ... read full story / add a comment
national / eu / other press Wednesday October 01, 2014 - 22:01 by Gary Boyne 1 comment (last - thursday october 02, 2014 - 15:11) 1 image
The PEOPLES NEWS contains commentary on developments in the EU from an Irish and democratic perspective ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Thursday September 11, 2014 - 14:07 by Sue Anthony 1 image 1 attached file
Captain Peter will briefly talk about the Sea Shepherd movement and specifically the past and upcoming Antarctica Whale Defence Campaigns.
He will be giving his Open Talk during the afternoon of Sun 28th Sept at St Andrews Resource Centre which is hosting a World Vegetarian Day event all afternoon. Later in the evening from 7pm to 9pm there is an opportunity to have dinner and drinks with Capt Peter in Cornucopian Restaurant. Tickets for this part are from firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014 the UN International Court of Justice ruled that Japanese Whaling in Antarctica was illegal, many thought the battle was won, but Sea Shepherd Australia are preparing to return to Antarctica as the poachers seeks to resume the killing of whales in the Southern Whale Sanctuary.
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national / environment / feature Monday September 08, 2014 - 14:06 by Alan Hall 9 comments (last - friday october 24, 2014 - 13:27) 1 image 3 attached files
Corruption and incompetence rule in certain corridors of Dublin City Council. Coventa the company which somehow won the tender (despite not being a party to the bidding) and Dublin City Council have pushed the cost up to nearly €100 million for the land. Council Manager Owen Keegan said not one cent of the €96 million that has already been spent will be clawed back if the plan doesn't go ahead. Despite also as extra €36 million in extra costs many Councillors state that this whole thing has nothing to do with mad ideas from Bertie Ahern. Even if it does not go ahead it will still cost €600 million, and obviously this is the best interests of every else abroad who likes to sabotage Irish planning and make a few million doing so. Renewable energy is the future but not for the old school chums of yesteryear. ... read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / event notice Sunday September 07, 2014 - 11:33 by Stoneybatter & Smithfield People's History Project 1 comment (last - sunday september 07, 2014 - 11:39) 1 image
The Street Stories Festival will take place on the weekend of 26th to 28th September. There will be talks, live music, walking tours, stalls, films and exhibitions. ... read full story / add a comment
when we finally get a left leaning government and we start really taxing the rich why not use the money wisely and invest it into a renewable energy model that involves Irish people buying shares in the projects and the money raised by the taxes can be used to subsidise the projects. then when we have reached 100% energy production and are exporting our energy we can use the money raised to reverse the austerity measures implemented and improve Irish society as a whole. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Tuesday August 26, 2014 - 15:05 by Woodland League 1 comment (last - wednesday august 27, 2014 - 13:48) 1 image
Press Release - Woodland League
The public amenity forest at Gougane Barra, co Cork has been clear-felled for no good reason. This is
the claim of an internationally renowned Irish tree-scientist and a number of Irish NGOs.
In January 2014, Coillte, the Irish Forestry Board, contended that ‘sudden oak-death’ (Phytophtera
ramorum) had infested the veteran larch trees in the forest and that urgent clear-felling was essential.
Documentary evidence purporting to support this assertion dated July 2013 has been branded tenuous
at best by Diana Beresford-Kroeger the renowned Irish tree-scientist who saw no sign of the disease
while filming in the forest in August of that year. ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday August 05, 2014 - 14:09 by Campaign for Skellig 1 image
The filming of scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII began yesterday on Skellig Michael in Co Kerry. Many have expressed outrage at the underhanded way in which this information was kept from the Irish public until a few days ago. The Irish Independent has learnt that when negotiations began over six months ago it was feared if news of the proposed filming leaked out it could attract opposition from conservation groups. Also, At a time when Gaza is suffering a genocide at the hands of the Israeli government, the Irish government has underhandedly permitted Disney, (a company which is on every boycott list of companies which support Israel), who acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion (wiki), to come into Ireland and film on one of our most sacred and ancient sites. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Wednesday July 30, 2014 - 22:23 by Mick MacThomais 5 comments (last - thursday february 04, 2016 - 09:26)
Disturbing discoveries relating to glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—keep emerging. No less than two shocking discoveries recently went public on the same day...
Earlier this month, groundbreaking research was published detailing a newfound mechanism of harm of the chemical.
Now, testing shows that people in 18 countries across Europe have glyphosate in their bodies1, while yet another study reveals that the chemical has estrogenic properties and drive breast cancer proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range2. As reported by GreenMedinfo.com:
“Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?”
Meanwhile, a new EU-US free trade agreement3,4 known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has again cracked the door open for genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods into Europe.
This may effectively negate the hard work Europeans have done to limit the proliferation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food supply, and with genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” crops and the food made from it come increased glyphosate exposure... ... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 23, 2014 - 10:27 by fred 1 comment (last - saturday july 26, 2014 - 04:17) 1 image
Yesterday independent TD's Clare Daly and Mick Wallace carried out a protest designed to highlight use of Shannon for military purposes yesterday. They were later released. Daly has vowed to hold the state to account for it's complicity in US military warmongering in the middle east and elsewhere. Fair play to Clare and Mick. ... read full story / add a comment
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