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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

Members of the public vent their anger at Minister O'Cuiv
galway / miscellaneous / news report Friday October 02, 2009 16:31 by Shane F   text 1 comment (last - friday october 02, 2009 17:05)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Eamon O'Cuiv's plans to shake babies and kiss hands the day before the Lisbon poll came undone following spirited debate with members of the public and anti-Lisbon campaigners. read full story / add a comment
Voting for Lisbon and Xmas
galway / eu / news report Wednesday September 30, 2009 22:38 by TD   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Due to maximum effort in Shop Street, Galway, the past few days urging people to vote no on Friday and the consequent bony-weary tireness read full story / add a comment
Arts Council
galway / arts and media / press release Monday September 07, 2009 00:22 by Over The Edge   image 2 images
Over The Edge presents the launch by Galway City Council’s Arts Officer, James Harrold, of Lady Gregory’s Townhouse, a collection of work by the Advanced Poetry Workshop at Galway Arts Centre, co-edited by Susan Lindsay, Mary Madec & Maureen Ryan.

It will take place at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, September 11th, 8pm. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / news report Tuesday September 01, 2009 03:31 by Fred Johnston
Galway's arts practitioners were promised consultation over any proposed Arts Strategy Plan - but Galway City Arts Office has put the clamps on it and curiously instructed the person brought on board to assist with the arts' strategy that she is not to meet individually with artists or practitioners read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / news report Sunday August 30, 2009 11:18 by Raymond Deane   text 41 comments (last - tuesday january 05, 2010 16:38)   image 8 images   video 4 video files
On Saturday 29th August, the indefatigable activist Tommy Donnellan of IFPAL (Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon) was arrested on the street in Galway while engaged in legitimate advocacy for the Palestinian cause, and against the Lisbon Treaty that will set in formaldehyde the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy that is so detrimental to that cause read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / news report Friday August 28, 2009 14:24 by Desso   text 3 comments (last - saturday august 29, 2009 10:57)   video 1 video file
Members from Infowars Ireland joined forces with women from the No-To-Lisbon coalition in Galway today (Thur, 27 Aug, 2009) to protest the arrival of EU Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, at the Meyrick hotel in the city centre. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / news report Tuesday August 25, 2009 16:04 by Fred Johnston   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 26, 2009 01:08)
Development of a new Arts Strategy for Galway City has not included consultation with the City or County's artists, but has has been closely guarded at City hall read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / press release Tuesday August 25, 2009 11:59 by pantalona   text 2 comments (last - saturday august 29, 2009 14:53)
A night of words, film and music for Afri’s work in support of the Rossport communities. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday August 25, 2009 00:33 by Over The Edge
North Beach Poetry Nights returns on Monday September 7th at 9 pm in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway with The North Beach Poetry Nights' Slam and Guest Poet, Martina Evans from Cork via London. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday August 25, 2009 00:05 by Over The Edge
North Beach Poetry Nights announces the Connacht Regional Heat for the All Ireland Poetry Grand Slam in The Crane Bar, Sea Road on Monday 28th September at 9pm. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday August 24, 2009 15:22 by TD   image 5 images   video 1 video file
Last Thursday, 20th August to an eager audience in an overbrimming room of the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway, with contributions from Jenny Graham, Susan Johnson and Derek Graham, husband of Jenny gave harrowing eyewitness accounts of the Israeli/US/EU created hell on earth that is called Gaza, in the case of Derek Graham, he told his story about being kidnapped at gunpoint in Mediterranean international waters along with 20 other Free Gaza Movement human rights activists, on board the Spirit of Humanity on a voyage of mercy,, forced into the Israeli port of Ashdod and then in tune with the Kafkaesque perversion and inversion of morality and reality that is the hallmark of Zionism, bizarrely questioned for violating Israeli territorial waters. read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / news report Sunday August 23, 2009 19:26 by Raymond Deane   image 3 images   video 1 video file
On Saturday August 22nd members of IFPAL (Irish Friends of Palestine Against Lisbon) and Free Palestine Campaign spent 10 hours on the streets of Galway city providing information on why IFPAL is calling for a No vote in the Lisbon referendum as a protest against the EU's support for Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people. Almost 1000 leaflets were distributed to passersby, who were mostly supportive.

The demonstration was joined in solidarity by a stalwart of the Shell to Sea Campaign, Naoise Ó Mongáin.
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Sarah Clancy
galway / arts and media / press release Friday August 21, 2009 13:22 by Over The Edge   text 2 comments (last - saturday august 22, 2009 12:43)   image 2 images
Poem by Sarah Clancy and three poems and essay by Kinga Cybulska published on Over The Edge site read full story / add a comment
galway / eu / news report Thursday August 13, 2009 21:10 by TD   text 1 comment (last - friday august 14, 2009 12:46)   image 5 images
Yesterday morning, in a pantomine the wrong side of Christmas that elicited mirth, bemusement, alarm and some head scratching from passersby but which outraged an IFPAL activist watching over his charge, two Galway City Council workmen, shovel in hand, boarded a stage prop in the shape of an old pontoon in Claddagh Quay and as if the water were a potato drill, dug and shovelled their way out to the raft; MV IFPAL 2 - proudly displaying two large placards urging voters of conscience to Vote No in the Lisbon referendum. Resisting advice, shouted from the quayside, to give up their 'aul sins, behave in decent fashion and leave our raft be, a stickler for duty, one of Galway City Councils' Quaystone Cops, instead ... read full story / add a comment
Playwright Margaretta D'Arcy and John Arden, in Galway
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Wednesday August 12, 2009 20:31 by Fred Johnston   text 2 comments (last - saturday september 26, 2009 14:56)   image 1 image
Acclaimed playwright and novelist brings out a new collection of short stories read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / news report Friday July 31, 2009 18:03 by Fred Johnston   text 27 comments (last - monday september 28, 2009 20:16)   image 2 images
AIB plans to knock part of the mediaeval structure in Galway are approved read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Sunday July 26, 2009 00:45 by Kevin Higgins   text 7 comments (last - saturday august 22, 2009 13:47)
Statement from Kevin Higgins re: Intimidation and Galway Alliance Against War read full story / add a comment
No Fanfare at Billboard Unveiling
galway / eu / news report Sunday July 19, 2009 13:10 by Galway Observer   text 6 comments (last - wednesday august 12, 2009 21:28)   image 4 images
An anonymous group appears to have launched an expensive billboard campaign in Galway against the Lisbon Treaty.

Clearly no expense was spared to capture a highly visible on Galway's coast road to Oranmore.
Every picture tells a story. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday July 17, 2009 08:18 by Margaretta D'Arcy   text 8 comments (last - monday july 20, 2009 10:14)   image 3 images

Michael Clifford's piece from The Sunday Tribune (12th July) is a serious misrepresentation of our 27th-June Shell2Sea street-meeting in Galway. read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 06, 2009 17:53 by TD   text 2 comments (last - tuesday july 07, 2009 13:06)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
To mark the 5th anniversary of the International Court of Justice ruling on July 9th 2004 that Israel's Apartheid Wall was illegal and must be torn down, last Saturday, July 4th, Galway activists took to the streets to illuminate the reprehensible fact that the so called "international community" is still turning the blind eye to this egregious crime: Israel continues to construct this obscenity while The UN has taken no action to implement the ICJ decision and. with the exception of a few principled governments, states have put no pressure or sanctions, the EU continues to grant Israel trading privileges in violation of the ICJ's call on third states "not to recognise the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall" nor "to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation brought about by such construction." International business, as is its wont, continues to finance and provide material support to the Wall and settlements. read full story / add a comment
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