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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Samhain 24, 2017 15:51 bycropbeye

Will the next General election feature many new candidates.
Will they make much of a difference or will many be elected?
What formula should people use to vote i.e 1 to 5 even if it is the least bad of a bad lot? read full story / add a comment
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national / housing / press release Déardaoin Samhain 23, 2017 22:47 bypbp   image 1 image
It began when Varadkar told his Fine Gael members that Irish homelessness was ‘low by international standards’. It was followed up by a concerted campaign by state officials attacking the ‘bad behaviour’ and claiming that ‘homelessness is normal.' read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Máirt Samhain 21, 2017 22:43 byanon
In the past week two more people have lost their lives while cycling on roads in Ireland, bringing the total number of cyclists killed in 2017 to 14*. That is *four more than were killed in all of 2016, and it makes 2017 the deadliest year for cyclists in more than a decade. The number of people who cycle who have been seriously or fatally injured is available on the Road Safety Authority’s web-page read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Dé Máirt Samhain 21, 2017 22:31 byfie
Today the High Court delivered its judgment in the case of Friends of the Irish Environment vs. Fingal County Council.

While dismissing FIE’s challenge to a decision to give Dublin Airport Authority more time to build a third runway at Dublin Airport, the court nevertheless recognised for the first time a constitutional right to environmental protection “that is consistent with the human dignity and well-being of citizens at large’”.

This is the first new constitutional right to be recognised in several decades. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Dé Domhnaigh Samhain 19, 2017 06:27 byLaban ng Masa (LnM)   image 5 images
Filipino left coalition condemns Trump's visit, demands end of support for Duterte's human rights abuses read full story / add a comment
national / sci-tech / news report Dé Céadaoin Samhain 15, 2017 18:51 byVax Now !   text 4 comments (last - dé haoine samhain 24, 2017 18:44)
Responding to a recent measles outbreak in which 17 adults and children have been infected with the highly infectious disease , Dr Deirdre Mulholland, Director of Public Health for HSE East, has urged people to get themselves and their dependants vaccinated , saying, “the best protection is to be fully vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine."
The majority of the patients currently being treated are from north Dublin; five are from Meath, the HSE said today. A spokeswoman for the Measles Outbreak Control Team said that alerts regarding the disease have been sent to all Emergency Departments and GPs in Dublin, and Meath. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Samhain 09, 2017 11:59 byArt O Laoghaire
Despite the Oslo Accords and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994, the Israeli state is never going to grant the Palestinians complete autonomy or independence. As recently as last week in London Netanyahu said there could never be an independent Palestine. So they have to actively maintain a state of conflict, and heightened security. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Céadaoin Samhain 08, 2017 22:14 bynbru
NBRU condemns Irish Rail for playing footloose and fancy free with taxpayers’ money as it had planned for a series of industrial action in advance of the completion of pay talks. read full story / add a comment
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international / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Máirt Samhain 07, 2017 23:45 byGuy Fawkes   image 1 image
Given recent behaviour of google and facebook, Now more than ever, activists need to reduce their addiction and dependence on these corporate websites to disseminate their message and store their data. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Dé Luain Samhain 06, 2017 22:29 byGreen News   image 1 image
Almost ten per cent of whales, dolphins, and porpoises examined as part of a new Irish study were found to have plastics in their digestive tracts.

The study ( https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269...5204#! ) published in Environmental Pollution found that 8.5 per cent (45 individuals) of Irish cetaceans tested had marine debris in their stomachs and intestines.

Deep-diving offshore species such as True’s and Cuvier’s beaked whales ingested more plastics than individuals from coastal or pelagic species.

Data compiled from 1990-2015 on cetacean stranding and bycatch in Ireland was analysed in the study, with post-mortem examinations carried out on 528 digestive tracts from 11 species. read full story / add a comment
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international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 27, 2017 18:45 byBan hare coursing in Ireland   image 4 images
Ireland’s hare coursing fraternity has taken a big hit. Coursing “trials” - big money spinning events in which hares are terrorized and subjected to agonizing injury or death- are to be downgraded to one- day sessions aimed purely at familiarizing hares with coursing venues. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / press release Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 25, 2017 13:48 byKaren O'Connor   image 3 images   video 1 video file
When the clocks go back this weekend (29th), the Dublin based charity, Making Connections are challenging everyone to give their extra hour to the older people in their lives. The Charity sees this as a chance for the whole country to help tackle isolation and loneliness – and inspire others to connect the generations, all with just one hour of your time. read full story / add a comment
national / economics and finance / press release Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 24, 2017 23:21 bypbp
The Irish banks are repeat criminal offenders. Back in the 1980’s, the banks helped thousands of wealthy customers to avoid their taxes in what became known as the DIRT scandal. Brian O'Boyle writes.

The DIRT scandal involved bank managers telling staff to pretend their customers were living overseas. AIB were particularly guilty of this offence eventually paying €90 million back to the Revenue Commissioners. Even when they were caught the banks illegally moved tens of millions of pounds to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / news report Dé Domhnaigh Deireadh Fómhair 22, 2017 23:49 byKate Zeller
More than 130 faith communities across the United States are praying and acting for hurricane victims ‎during religious services this weekend. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 20, 2017 17:03 byMaureen Gallagher
Maureen Gallagher wins Hanna Greally Award. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Dé Máirt Deireadh Fómhair 17, 2017 17:26 byfie
High Court challenge to Dublin Airport extension to conclude. First case to test new climate legalisation

Today is scheduled to be the last day of the challenge to the new runway proposed for Dublin airport.

The new runway, if built, will significantly increase the capacity of Dublin Airport and lead to increases in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Dé Luain Deireadh Fómhair 16, 2017 20:50 bypavee pt
Pavee Point welcomes the hard evidence in Census 2016 figures released Thurs 12th Oct of the continuing inequalities faced by Irish Travellers.

“These inequalities cannot continue to be ignored,” said Ronnie Fay, Co Director Pavee Point.

“These figures show the huge gaps that continue to exist in Traveller health, education, employment and accommodation.”

“Travellers are dying 6 times younger and are poorer educated than the general population. With low education achievement it’s no surprise we’re living with an 80% unemployment figure,” said Martin Collins Co Director, Pavee Point. read full story / add a comment
Munitions containing depleted uranium. Photo: AFP (from http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/15022017)
national / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé Sathairn Deireadh Fómhair 14, 2017 21:40 byShannonWatch   image 1 image
Recent discussions about the safety or otherwise of having the US military flying in and out of Shannon Airport gave us reason to recall an incident in March 2008 in which a Murray Air aircraft was involved in an emergency landing at Shannon. This was after it was seen flying over Askeaton, which is across the River Shannon estuary from the airport, with flames coming from one of its engines. Residents of the County Limerick town described their windows rattling and houses shaking as the cargo plane flew low over a housing estate in the town. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé hAoine Deireadh Fómhair 13, 2017 16:36 byAbby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank begin their annual meetings which run between October 13th and 15th. read full story / add a comment
international / economics and finance / press release Dé Céadaoin Deireadh Fómhair 11, 2017 15:39 byAbby Wilhelm
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) releases its biannual report on global economic stability and presents new indicators it says can help predict financial crisis. read full story / add a comment
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