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Parliamentary democracy and accountability?
national / irish social forum / feature Thursday July 31, 2008 22:02 by Anthony Sheridan   text 5 comments (last - tuesday august 05, 2008 16:14)   image 2 images
When corruption is uncovered in functional jurisdictions a long established and well tested series of events come into play. Police investigate and if sufficient evidence is collected suspects are brought before the courts to account for themselves. If found guilty, they are given appropriate punishment. In dysfunctional jurisdictions such procedures are often ignored in the interests of protecting the powerful.
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national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday July 17, 2008 16:19 by Anthony Sheridan   text 4 comments (last - saturday july 26, 2008 09:17)
Irish politicians are among the best paid in the world but clearly not everybody is aware of this fact. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday May 22, 2008 11:06 by CSSA Ireland
The recent Earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China has had a devastating effect in China and World-wide. This Disaster has caused more than 50,000 feared dead, about 10 million people directly affected and 5 million homeless. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association in Ireland is now making an appeal to all the colleges in Ireland to collect donations to help the victims. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / press release Thursday March 20, 2008 16:17 by Console Snowdrop   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 22, 2008 18:27)
Console's Snowdrop Campaign in aid of Ireland's Suicide Bereaved will be back by the Minister for Mental Health.

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Dana Backs Console Snowdrop Campaign
national / irish social forum / press release Wednesday March 19, 2008 02:33 by Console Snowdrop Campaign   text 3 comments (last - wednesday march 19, 2008 22:58)   image 3 images
As Irelandís long history of success in the Eurovision Song Contest descends into a puppet show, the countryís first-ever winning song experiences a revival on airwaves nationwide.

This week, ďAll Kinds of EverythingĒ resurfaces, 38 years after the song won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland for the first time ever.
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dublin / irish social forum / press release Wednesday February 06, 2008 12:11 by Clondalkin Republican
Clondalkin Sinn Fein Call For Additional Resources into Various Services
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international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 16, 2008 11:11 by Nessa
Nessa NŪ Chasaide argues that the World Social Forum Global Day of Action provides an opportunity to bring a global movement home read full story / add a comment
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international / irish social forum / press release Saturday October 13, 2007 12:53 by Jay Dooling   image 1 image
The IAUC hailed the success of this
year's national convention in Boston, calling it a ground-
breaking effort on behalf of Irish America in the
encouragement and facilitation of cross-community dialogue
in the north of Ireland.
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A selection of Keter products in Atlantic Homecare, Limerick
limerick / irish social forum / news report Sunday September 02, 2007 20:25 by Sean Clinton   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 02, 2007 22:01)   image 10 images
The Atlantic Homecare outlet on Childers Road, Limerick that earlier this year removed all Israeli produce from its shelves (in response to a protest by the IPSC) now appears to be redoubling its effort to sell as much Israeli made Keter produce as possible to unsuspecting customers. In what appears to be a clear attempt to at least distract, if not completely mislead customers, they have a large poster on a Keter shed with the slogan "Irish Owned - make it Irish make it Atlantic ..." read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday July 05, 2007 18:15 by iosaf   text 6 comments (last - friday july 06, 2007 16:37)   image 1 image
No-one has put a street value yet on the 110 kids seized by lifeguards and customs guards today off the Dun Laoighaire coast. Nor has the Taoiseach made a facine statement to the Dail on the increase in irresponsible use of leisure craft in our waters. But analysts like me are quick to point out the links on safety issues as the suicide prevention exercise organised by the Royal St George Yachtclub under the smokescreen title "junior regatta" occured on the same day 11 teachers ran rather than walked down the stairs of the National musem of Natural History causing it to collapse.
Ambulances were obviously stretched to the limit and headshots today went untreated. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Thursday May 31, 2007 21:45 by Author
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dublin / irish social forum / news report Wednesday February 28, 2007 19:49 by Dr Nick   image 1 image
Not a day for statistics but a day for action...... read full story / add a comment
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national / irish social forum / news report Monday February 26, 2007 19:35 by J. P. Anderson   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 28, 2007 23:10)   image 1 image
Responding to recent reports about 'underage drinking' the Minister for Children is set to establish a Comittee and have a chat to some 'young people' in order to unravel the new and great mystery about, why children drink?. This data may assist him in his quest. read full story / add a comment
international / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday December 10, 2006 19:00 by EddyB
The insolvency of the German maker of mechanical biolocical waste treatment (MBT) goes to court in Dublin. The former Herhof owner Treasury Holdings may have to pay more than 10 million Euro to a German community. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Saturday December 02, 2006 16:35 by O. O. McCool   text 3 comments (last - tuesday december 05, 2006 16:40)
A critique of RTE's radio and television coverage of the attempted assassination of nationalist leadership at Stormont on November 24, 2006; and its ominous implications. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday November 22, 2006 17:09 by SeŠn ” Murchķ   text 11 comments (last - sunday november 26, 2006 23:09)
THE 26 County Government has been condemned for its refusal to raise the income levels for social welfare fuel allowances, despite almost 210,000 pensioners being left out in the cold.

Just 16,000 of the Free Stateís 225,458 contributory pensioners, or 7%, are eligible for the fuel allowance.
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international / irish social forum / press release Friday October 20, 2006 13:49 by rdooling@swbell.net   text 4 comments (last - tuesday october 24, 2006 16:35)
The US needs to act on issues important to Ireland and Irish Americans while political parties in the North consider the St Andrews Agreement. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Friday October 06, 2006 20:01 by paddyweb   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 08, 2006 18:54)   image 1 image
How Joe was living while while the Fianna Fail 'Neros' were fiddling. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / news report Wednesday October 04, 2006 21:49 by Health Activist   text 1 comment (last - wednesday october 04, 2006 23:32)
An American hospital corporation, Triad Inc., has emerged as a contender for six of the ten public hospital sites on offer from the government. Eight years ago, its parent company was indicted for multi-billion dollar fraud in the US involving insurance scamming and physician bribery. Dublinís Beacon Hospital is Triadís first venture in Europe. read full story / add a comment
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Sunday October 01, 2006 14:08 by paddyweb
The friends of Fianna Fail are looting this country. read full story / add a comment
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