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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 - 14:42 by Tracy   text 8 comments (last - sunday march 11, 2012 - 19:48)   image 1 image
This is a copy of an email sent to our supporters today, we are appealing for people to come down to the camp in Galway and show their solidarity, or to help in any way they feel they can. ... read full story / add a comment
How fracking works
sligo / environment / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 - 13:12 by Edward Durand   text 2 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 - 21:12)   image 1 image
Dr. John O’Connor and Jessica Ernst from Canada gave a series of talks on ‘The realities of hydraulic fracturing and associated health risks’ across Ireland. This is a write-up of their talks on fracking in Sligo. ... read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Wednesday March 07, 2012 - 23:44 by indigoshaman   text 3 comments (last - saturday march 10, 2012 - 07:51)
Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, have
applied for a licence to grow Genetically Modified potatoes in Ireland.
Their application arrived on 27/2/2012 and the public has until 27/3/2012
"to make representations" about the application. ... read full story / add a comment
Another Corrib special sitting
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 06, 2012 - 20:52 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 8 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 - 22:29)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Between the 20th and 24th of February 2012, 19 campaigners were tried at a 'special sitting' of Belmullet District Court, for alleged offences arising from protest against the Corrib gas project. Most of those tried were for Section 8 and 9 of the Public Order Act. Section 9 is obstructing 'the free passage of a person/vehicle’ in a public place and section 8 is failure to obey the directions of a Garda.

Overall the judge came down very heavily on the defendants. The hearings began only one week after public criticism from the minister for Justice Alan Shatter against what he called “protest tourism”. One campaigner received a prison sentence and three others received suspended sentences. Fines for all cases totalled €8350. ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Monday March 05, 2012 - 18:58 by Lurgan
As new details emerge which show that eight armed undercover British soldiers were targeting Sam Marshall at the time of his death in March 1990, a book to be launched this week will reveal further details.
The murdered man's relatives say , "As a result of information and facts concerning Sam’s killing which we have discovered in recent times, we are now convinced that members of British state forces, including British military intelligence and the Special Branch, were directly involved in the planning and commission of his murder. We also believe that British government ministers are aware of that fact.
... read full story / add a comment
Locals show their solidarity with many from the Rossport Solidarity Camp who are in court
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 22:54 by j debender   text 15 comments (last - monday march 05, 2012 - 00:58)   image 6 images
On Tuesday Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway was handed two 3-month prison sentences for protesting against Shell's Corrib Gas Project. Throughout the week local residents have been protesting on the roads while many of their supporters are up in court in Belmullet, which so far has resulted in fines totalling 5,825 euro. ... read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 16:47 by Joe Mc   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2012 - 18:18)   video 1 video file
The right-wing Heartland Institute think-tank , which produces anti-scientific propaganda for climate change denial purposes , has often been criticized for its links to mining, oil and mineral extraction industries . These links would seem to have been confirmed by the publishing of documents on the Desmogblog site on February 14 that , if authentic, reveal much of the "inner workings " of Heartlands . ... read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 - 14:59 by Paul Gavan   video 1 video file
This short video gives a summary of reasons why workers employed in the Community Sector need to organise in order to defend the vital services they provide. It's time for all Community Workers to demand their right to collective bargaining, and have their say over the future of the Community and Voluntary Sector! Join us on the Road to Recognition! ... read full story / add a comment
Occupy Shell
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 06, 2012 - 19:47 by Shelver   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Last weekend some members of the Irish Occupy camps came to stay at the Rossport Solidarity Camp. There was good numbers already on the camp for winter and so along with our fellow city based campers we numbered 25 – 30. We decided to try shut down Shell’s Aghoos tunnelling compound for the morning. ... read full story / add a comment
international / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 21:37 by Frères Goncourt
During an international meeting in December 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, several left wing organisations and grassroots unions from Greece, Spain, Poland, Austria and Germany decided to launch a joint effort against capitalist reforms under the current crisis. ... read full story / add a comment
POlice outside the NAMA building - All rights reserved by Paul C Reynolds - used with permission
dublin / housing / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 16:28 by Andrew interviews Cat & Moira   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
On Saturday 28th January Unlock NAMA opened an occupied building in the center of Dublin for a day of lectures about NAMA, Ireland's 'Bad Bank.' The event was cut short by a large number of police who turned up and ordered them out of the building. In this 40 minute interview Andrew Flood interviews Cat & Moira from Unlock NAMA about the occupation, what NAMA is and what Unlock NAMA demands. ... read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 - 02:26 by Justin Morahan   text 59 comments (last - saturday february 11, 2012 - 11:36)   image 1 image
The website www.rate-your-solicitor.com. has been shut down without trace. ... read full story / add a comment
Take action. Protect the Irish Internet from censorship
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday January 27, 2012 - 10:01 by Indyjourno   text 7 comments (last - thursday january 03, 2013 - 21:51)   image 1 image
Sean Sherlock, Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, has introduced new legislation that is being called Irelands SOPA. The legislation is being introduced as a statutory instrument which means that it will be implemented by the signature of the Minster and not a vote in the Dáil. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 16, 2012 - 18:02 by camper   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 28, 2012 - 19:12)   image 5 images
IRMS security hired by shell, occupying the State owned site yet again, demonstrated their lack of concern for health and safety. Outside police pushed protesters off the road, while one halted lorry driver expressed his intentions to police that he would clear the road by driving into protestors. Later spirits were high as police did not even attempt to clear the road when over 15 protesters lay down to block a lorry, which had to be diverted. Later the police returned and used brute force to push people off the road. They hospitalized one protestor.
... read full story / add a comment
Mary Raftery
national / crime and justice / news report Tuesday January 10, 2012 - 22:38 by wageslave   text 3 comments (last - thursday january 12, 2012 - 18:17)   image 1 image
Investigative Journalist Mary Raftery has passed away. She was instrumental in bringing to light much of the systemic institutional abuse by religious organisations that occurred. Mary, you were an inspiration to journalism and you will be missed ... read full story / add a comment
Campaigner climbing tree cutting machine
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 09, 2012 - 23:09 by TnT   text 3 comments (last - tuesday january 10, 2012 - 21:04)   image 9 images
Shell today began to cut down a Coillte plantation in the village of Leenamore, Co. Mayo. This surprise move marks the beginning of their attempts to prepare the 4km stretch of land between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and the Bellanaboy refinery. Despite a large Garda and private security presence, campaigners entered the tree felling area and halted work. ... read full story / add a comment
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galway / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 09, 2012 - 20:33 by ULA Galway   text 31 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 - 20:11)   image 1 image   video 2 video files
There were angry scenes both outside and inside City Hall this afternoon as councillors gathered to formally endorse the draft budget for 2012. A large number of protestors had gathered outside City Hall from about 3pm in order to meet councillors as they entered the building.
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national / anti-capitalism / news report Monday January 09, 2012 - 09:33 by Gillen Hardesty   text 4 comments (last - tuesday february 03, 2015 - 17:51)
In response to calls for Occupy Galway to “be removed” from Eyre Square. I write this in response to Cllrs. Crowe and Conneelly who seem to be very upset by the new face of political dialogue that is taking place in Eyre Square and around the country. ... read full story / add a comment
Hercules C 130 num. BD 5379, US NAVY warplane at Shannon 8 Jan 2012
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Sunday January 08, 2012 - 19:21 by Edward Horgan   text 5 comments (last - saturday january 14, 2012 - 14:01)   image 5 images
Twenty five peace activists were again far outnumbered by security forces at Shannon airport at the January peace vigil. Inside the airport three OMNI Air Troop carriers were under army and garda protection, at taxpayers expense. Garda and army personnel were not complaining of course, with their Garda overtime and army security allowances. The taxpayer may wish to question however, why Ireland is incurring such expenditure, in addition to waving many of the air navigation fees due to US military traffic over and through Ireland. This military air traffic is also breaching Irish neutrality on a daily basis. ... read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 - 21:55 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 2 comments (last - monday january 09, 2012 - 14:13)
Got this from LabourStart yesterday. This is very disturbing and sinister, and it's not happening in some remote, tin-pot, 3rd World dictatorship!! This is happening in Europe! In Greece, a European Union (EU) Member. And what are the EU, who are so quick to blabber and bleat on about human right's abuses in Libya, Iran, Syria, and other places safely removed from Europe, doing and saying about this? Surprise! Surprise! Nothing, as it's the EU and their austerity policies that have led to this, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if the EU is orchestrating this behind the scenes as an attempt to smash Protests by the People and the Workers against their failed austerity policies. ... read full story / add a comment
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