Ceann Comhairle outraged by Flanagan’s ‘vandalism’ 10:39 Dec 21 0 comments
"The claim of a successful Irish programme is complete rubbish." 22:52 Dec 15 0 comments
Red Banner issue 54 out now 14:44 Dec 15 0 comments
Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor 08:10 Dec 05 0 comments
Galway Bay salmon farm halted as EU concerned by ‘Fundamental errors’ in scientific data 00:08 Dec 01 0 commentsmore >>
For Lefties too Stubborn to Quit
Last minute gifts for and from leftists?any suggestions? 01:03 Sun Dec 22, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Le Monde Diplomatique: ?The corporation invasion? 17:50 Sat Dec 21, 2013 | Tomboktu
Interview in the Mail with? 17:03 Sat Dec 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Some reviews of the Blades last weekend 11:17 Sat Dec 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
This Weekend I?ll Be Listening to? some ? erm ? Christmas Songs 07:52 Sat Dec 21, 2013 | WorldbyStorm
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Noonanferatu 00:34 Sat Dec 21, 2013
DENIS AND FINE GAEL 00:13 Mon Dec 16, 2013
STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS 00:09 Mon Dec 16, 2013
NOONAN ON THE BAILOUT 12:08 Sat Dec 14, 2013
Low Grade 09:52 Thu Dec 12, 2013
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left
Socialist Party Resignation Statement Thu Dec 19, 2013 23:51 | Conor McCabe
Non-Fiction of 2013 Wed Dec 18, 2013 21:54 | Seán Sheehan
From Alpha to Omega: #043 The Falling Rate of Learning Wed Dec 18, 2013 13:43 | Tom O'Brien
The Terrible Debate that is in Store for Us in 2014 Tue Dec 17, 2013 23:08 | Michael Taft
Regaining Our Sovereignty: A False Trail by a Sham Government Mon Dec 16, 2013 21:08 | Communist Party of Ireland
Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake
Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake
Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake
Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake
A shot at bias in the media
Separating the News from the Noise Thu Apr 04, 2013 21:14
Blessed with nothing but good intentions Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:04
The Household Charge - How They Failed to Shape Our Perspectives Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:48
The web's political rainbow Wed Dec 07, 2011 09:47
The Forgotten Constituency: The Majority and The Irish Economic Crisis Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49
The Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring an invite only fracking workshop in London this Friday 15th Nov 2013 as part of its long term plan to introduce fracking in Ireland. It has already commissioned research to help 'determine best practice guidelines to regulate the shale gas industry in Ireland' (all their own words). There is no hint here fracking will NOT be allowed whatever the findings. This same body though is immune from prosecution under Irish law (See Box 1 below) making a mockery of it's regulatory role.
The future is not good for pensions and the further away you are from retirement the bleaker is the prospect that you will get anything like you have paid in. A number of factors have come into play to cause major trouble and nearly all of these affect the underlying basic fundamentals required for a pension system to work and along with the continual counter coup to remove the social gains of the past century by the financial elite, the prospects remain grim.
The coming referendum on the abolishment of Seanad Éireann would, if passed, remove the existing constitutional right of the President to refer proposed Bills to the people for a referendum. It would pass the initial responsibility of passing Bills into law onto the Dáil alone - a dangerous development, particularly where any ruling party might hold an overall majority.A vote to abolish the Seanad would in fact pass most law making decisions that impact upon the people to the Dáil alone, passing such responsibility to a single parliamentary body, thus removing existing safeguards meant to protect against the introduction of unconstitutional or politically or otherwise motivationally biased law.
Abolition of the Seanad would mean that a single body, the Dáil, will be responsible for passing any new laws through parliament, which must then be signed into law by the President.
However, the existing constitutional right of the President to refer any Bill to the people for referendum will be removed from the Constitution.
Today the mainstream media are claiming that there has been a chemical attack by the Syrian government near Damascus even whilst an UN inspection team arrives. The reports have been conflicting with the initial reports claiming 280 victims and then later up-ing it to over 1,300 killed.
It seems like everytime I view the Fas website more and more real jobs are dissapearing from it and being replaced with free labour internships. When I search for specific sectors now all I seem to find are internships. This scheme is absolutely sickening me as it has potentially destroyed several thousand entry level jobs. I can't believe that Joan Burton and the labour party have completely ruined the youth labour market with a scheme which is:
Sun 22 Dec, 03:11
Philippines’ Foreign Debt Payments Dwarf Relief Aid After Typhoon Haiyan 14:33 Fri 20 Dec 0 comments
More than a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the country has paid approximately $900 million in debt repayments—more than twice as much as it’s received in pledged aid from countries around the world to support the recovery effort.
New Vid (10 mins) - Family of imprisoned Pvt. Manning find solidarity & voice in Ireland 18:48 Thu 19 Dec 1 comments
New Afri Vid (10 mins) - Family of imprisoned Pvt. Manning find solidarity & voice in Ireland
Arctic 30 get Amnesty 19:42 Wed 18 Dec 6 comments
The Arctic 30 who have been under threat of serving long sentences in Russia for their actions to prevent Arctic oil drilling, have been granted an amnesty by the Russian Parliament.
Join Barcelona In Ending Bloody Barbarism Of Bullfighting 19:36 Wed 18 Dec 0 comments
Bullfighting is a savage blood sport, an archaic barbarism which injures innocent bulls, horses, bullfighters and spectators. It is time for the Spanish, Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinan, Chilean and all governments to outlaw it
Pranksters attack Deutsche Bank with a fake press release 16:26 Wed 18 Dec 1 comments
We are delighted to learn that today two fake press releases were diffused in the news wire, spreading the rumour about a large accounting scandal
Predatory Hedge Funds and Argentina Face Supreme Court Showdown in Landmark Global Poverty Case 18:09 Tue 17 Dec 0 comments
Argentina is expected to appeal to the US Supreme Court by mid-February in response to a US 2nd Circuit Court ruling ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to predatory hedge funds. The precedent the case sets will hurt poor countries in financial distress and could allow a small group of hedge funds to target assets that benefit vulnerable populations.
Summary of Belmullet December Court including the visit of Shell Santa 08:27 Tue 17 Dec 5 comments
Recently appointed Judge Faughnan presided over this month's district court session at Belmullet. Two Shell to Sea related cases were finalised resulting in one campaigner avoiding conviction by receiving the benefit of the probation act and another - local Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway - being convicted and fined E200.
Guantanamo Granny tries to arrest Judge 17:57 Thu 12 Dec 3 comments
Margaretta (Guantanamo Granny) D'Arcy's account of the judgement at Ennis Court on Wednesday 11th December
The WTO pushes through bad deal; Developed countries and TNCs are the big winners 10:28 Wed 11 Dec 0 comments
Bali, Indonesia - The 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) pushed through a Bali Package in the final hours, extending the Conference to December 7, but at the cost of the developing countries, the poor and the hungry.
Rossport Solidarity Camp Update December 2013 23:40 Tue 10 Dec 0 comments
Reindeer Meat Production Dec 21 0 comments
Production and Wholesale of Premium Reindeer Meat in Northern Lapland
EU-US competitiveness pact: time for action! Dec 21 0 comments
The competitiveness dogma will not solve the present euro-zone crisis, as it is downward pressure on wages (and therefore consumer demand) and on government spending that has locked European economies into spirals of decline.
Financing America - Fishery and the Fishing Fleet Dec 21 0 comments
International Business Development
Was Michael Collins assassinated? Dec 19 0 comments
"The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?" by S M Sigerson (Kindle / Create Space 2013) is a controversial new study about the revolutionary leader's death.
A Banking Union - out of the frying pan; into the fire Dec 18 0 comments
“Ireland holds the undesirable position of being the only country currently undergoing a banking crisis that features among the top-ten of costliest banking crises along all three dimensions [..fiscal cost, increase in debt and output loss..], making it the costliest banking crisis in advanced economies since at least the Great Depression. And the crisis in Ireland is still ongoing”
Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela Dec 20 1 comments
The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.
Connemara fish farm resumption ‘illegal’. Latest Connemara fish farm could lead to EU daily fines Dec 18 Friends of the Irish Environment 0 comments
Latest Connemara fish farm could lead to EU daily fines. Government reported to EU
Open Letter to An Taoiseach Dec 14 Sea Shepherd Ireland 0 comments
We write to bring our concerns to you personally, resulting from media coverage on the 2nd December in the Irish Daily Mail Newspaper of the content of a working meeting dinner menu shared by yourself and President Shinzo Abe of Japan which seriously abused fisheries conservation measures.
Slow Food Reiterates Negative Standpoint on Intensive Fish Farms Dec 13 0 comments
In the wake of Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney's upcoming decision on whether or not to grant the state agency for fishing and aquaculture in Ireland, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, licenses for fish farms in Galway Bay, Slow Food International has reaffirmed its position on intensive fish farms.
Starved & Tied up at Urlingford Pound Dec 12 0 comments
Medium Geoff Keating is fighting to get his horses returned to him after Urlingford Pound entered private property in North Dublin and removed 15 horses.