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national / environment / press release Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 17, 2018 23:28 byfoie
A submission by an environmental watchdog has flagged alleged pollution incidents arising from Dublin Airport’s carparks. An application is before An Bord Pleanala under the Strategic Infrastructure Act to allow the permanent use of 10,880 long term car parking spaces on 36 hectares of land. This is approximately half of the current total capacity of 22,902 cars which currently have only temporary permission. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Déardaoin Meitheamh 14, 2018 13:23 byDavid Nowlan
Dublin, June 13, 2018: An art gallery that opened four months ago and located at 24 Baggot Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is celebrating Bloomsday. My motivation for these oil paintings is to celebrate Joyce by introducing colour into his other-wise early twentieth century black & white portraits, ‘to bring our faded images of Joyce back to life’.
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national / environment / event notice Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 13, 2018 21:29 byIrish Cycle
Dutch documentary 'Why We Cycle' is getting its Dublin premiere this Monday June 11, and Sligo premiere on Thursday June 14.

“It is not a film about policy and strategy. Instead, it is more of a manifesto, showing people why they should want to aspire a cycling society,” said Marco te Brömmelstroet (aka Cycling Professor), a producer of the documentary, when interviewed by Carlton Reid of bikebiz.com. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / event notice Dé Luain Meitheamh 04, 2018 21:46 byDublin Film Qlub

tagline: =Rebellion, subculture, friendship.= read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 03, 2018 09:23 byJoe Terry
In an advanced technological communications era, what a waste and nonsense to even contemplate opening yet another embassy to add to the seventy-four existing Irish missions across the world? read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 03, 2018 09:02 byJoe Terry
Inaugural Irish Defence Forces Values Champion Awards? read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Meitheamh 01, 2018 22:06 byJohn Throne   text 1 comment (last - dé luain meitheamh 04, 2018 06:58)
Explains why Irish capitalism is to blame as well as the irish hierarchy of rat crimes against women and children in Ireland. read full story / add a comment
cork / environment / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 01, 2018 21:44 bychase
Permission, dated 30 May 2018, has been granted by An Bord Pleanala. News was received this morning that the Bord have overruled Inspector Derek Daly’s recommendation to refuse permission. See full documentation online, including Inspectors reports and Bord Directions. See http://www.pleanala.ie/news/SIDS%20Ringaskiddy%20Decisi...N.pdf read full story / add a comment
international / environment / other press Dé Máirt Bealtaine 29, 2018 12:29 byanon
The European Commission has today outlined new plans to cut down on single-use plastics and reduce marine plastic pollution.

The new EU-wide rules proposed by the Commission target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.

This will include an outright ban on the likes of plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink stirrers and sticks for balloons where alternatives are readily available and affordable.

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national / environment / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 22, 2018 17:43 byfoie
EU ‘seeks clarification’ over toxic waste site

The European Commission has written to Ireland ‘seeking clarification’ about the remediation work taking place on the hazardous waste site within the defunct steel works Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Bealtaine 18, 2018 13:37 byJoe Terry
The LÉ Samuel Beckett is one of ten warships taking part in Operation Sophia, or EUNAVFOR Med, nine of which are from navies of NATO-aligned countries. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 16, 2018 18:03 byséamas carraher
Ongoing abduction and rape of women and young girls by Turkish ‘Security’ Forces in Afrin, Rojava read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 13, 2018 23:08 bypbp   text 1 comment (last - dé luain bealtaine 14, 2018 22:59)
Internal memos from the HSE tell a shocking story of cover up and wilful endangering of lives.

A memo from March 2016 shows that audits on cervical screening tests began in 2010 but it was only six years later, that the HSE noted that ‘the process is reaching the stage of communicating individual case reports’.

In other words, telling doctors and the women concerned about problems found.
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Bealtaine 11, 2018 22:13 byJoe Terry   text 1 comment (last - dé luain bealtaine 14, 2018 23:02)
Flashback to a July 28th, 2012 media report:
Tony O’Brien, who led a special unit charged with reducing hospital trolley numbers and waiting lists over the past year, is the new head of the HSE. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Dé hAoine Bealtaine 11, 2018 22:13 byIrish Anti War Movement   text 1 comment (last - dé domhnaigh bealtaine 13, 2018 16:17)
he IAWM condemns the withdrawal by US President Trump from the Iran nuclear deal and the imposition of fresh sanctions on the country.

The IAWM also condemns Israel’s overnight attacks on alleged Iranian positions in Syria, a deliberate escalation of aggression which was no doubt inspired if not enabled by Trump’s decision.

The IAWM has long since condemned all foreign and local military action in Syria, including that of Iran, that has killed and maimed so many Syrians. We have called on numerous occasions for a complete and lasting ceasefire and for massive humanitarian aid to help rebuild the country. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Déardaoin Bealtaine 10, 2018 18:27 byfoie
An environmental group has published a commitment from the Irish Government to the European Commission to extend the clean-up of the East Tip at the site of the former ISPAT steelworks on Haulbowline Island in County Cork to an ‘all island’ clean up.

The State is completing the clean-up of a 9 hectare East Tip contaminated waste dump but the machinery is to be removed at the end of the summer, leaving the 11 hectare site of the original steel mill in a contaminated and unusable state. read full story / add a comment
national / housing / opinion/analysis Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 09, 2018 12:39 byséamas carraher
Ireland, with its punishing history of colonisation, has a no less traumatic ‘memory’ of property, its possession and, more importantly, its dispossession or lack... read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 09, 2018 10:40 byJoe Terry
IREX / anti-PESCO Rally at 7pm on EU Day 9th May, 2018 outside City Hall Cork read full story / add a comment
international / environment / press release Dé Máirt Bealtaine 08, 2018 17:04 byfoie
At a meeting in Bonn during the UN climate talks, Climate Case Ireland is launching a website to seek support from members of the public. The website includes a one minute video explaining the legal challenge Friends of the Irish Environment has brought against the Irish Government’s failure to take the action needed to avert dangerous climate change read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Déardaoin Bealtaine 03, 2018 12:58 byJoe Terry
Leaving the EU, Ireland will regain sovereignty, get its wealth back by repossessing its natural resources, fisheries and sub-terrain assets. read full story / add a comment
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