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national / history and heritage / press release Dé Céadaoin Iúil 18, 2018 21:54 byAnT
The Heritage Bill completed its passage through the Oireachtas last night, despite widespread opposition from environmental groups, opposition parties, and concerned citizens and farmers working together with biodiversity.

The Heritage Bill will allow for a relaxation of the dates of the closed period for the burning of vegetation and ‘the cutting, grubbing, removal and otherwise destroying of hedgerows’ contained in Section 40 of the Wildlife Act (1976 and amended 2000)[Note 1] The legislation will allow burning of our upland and lowland hills in March, extending the open period for burning by one month, and for the cutting of roadside hedgerows in August [Note2]. read full story / add a comment
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galway / arts and media / news report Dé Máirt Iúil 17, 2018 23:33 byBAOITE Publicist   image 1 image
BAOITE, is a new play by Darach Mac Con Iomaire, premiering this week at the Galway International Arts Festival.

A fishing family leads a desperate fight to defend their coastal community from the
imminent threat of offshore fracking ? but as the constant pressure of campaigning
mounts, hidden fractures appear in the once-solid clan... read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 29, 2018 22:44 byLydia Andrews
The US Senate voted for Puerto Rico disaster relief in the form of food assistance with the passage of the "Farm Bill." The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, included Senators Marco Rubio and Kirsten Gillibrand's amendment to fund Puerto Rico's Nutritional Assistance Program.  read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / press release Dé Luain Meitheamh 25, 2018 16:07 byBernie Wright
DUBLIN DEMONSTRATION SUPPORTING Millions of Chinese, they Are Calling for an End to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

A Demonstration by Irish Animal Rights activists is supporting other Vegan/Anti animal eating campaigners worldwide , especially Chinese activists who are hoping the Chinese authorities will crack down on the horrors of the notorious Yulin dog and cat eating festival from 21st to 30th june 2018. Officials failed to keep pledges to come down heavily on the appalling scenes of dogs being battered, blow-torched and butchered last year, leaving thousands of animals – many stolen pets – to die horrendously.

https://www.facebook.com/events/270969030137534/
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national / animal rights / press release Dé Luain Meitheamh 25, 2018 15:54 byBernie Wright
HORSERACING, HORSES DESERVE BETTER.
“HORSE racing abandoned on horse welfare grounds due to the extreme heat and distance of the race.” Not in Ireland.
Forcing and whipping horses to race in extreme heat, high temperatures and humidity, lack of air movement, poor ventilation, dehydration and exposure to direct sunlight all increase the danger of serious heat and sun related problems, Irish horses are no exception, especially when they are expected to perform at intense levels, just as racehorses are.
Racehorses suffering heat stress can collapse, sometimes resulting in death. Heat stroke, which occurs over a short period of time – usually when a horse is unfit. Behind the scenes lies a story of immense suffering.Some outcomes of heat stress are falls, seizures, heart damage/attacks and muscle and Soaring temperatures at Cheltenham has seen races abandoned.
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international / economics and finance / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 22, 2018 22:17 byLydia Andrews
European Finance Ministers endorse a new Greece debt agreement that provides financing in exchange for maintaining austerity policies and economic reforms. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Dé Céadaoin Meitheamh 20, 2018 12:52 byJustin Morahan   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin iúil 18, 2018 21:45)   image 2 images
As part of a worldwide protest, solidarity was shown in Dublin to Julian Assange. Mairead Maguire called on the Irish Government to mediate between Britain and Ecuador to secure his release. Mick Wallace and Clare Daly also spoke. read full story / add a comment
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 / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Meitheamh 03, 2018 09:23 byJoe Terry   text 1 comment (last - dé céadaoin iúil 11, 2018 18:47)
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 / economics and finance / press release Dé hAoine Meitheamh 01, 2018 19:28 byLydia Andrews
Washington DC - On the first day of the 2018 hurricane season, G7 Finance and Development Ministers are reviewing proposals for debt relief and “innovative financing” when islands are hit by natural disasters. Also focusing on empowering women in the economy, the group meets in Whistler, Canada, through Sunday. These meetings will help prepare outcomes for the upcoming G7 Ministerial meeting that President Trump attends later in June. read full story / add a comment
Source: IMF Direction of Trade Statistics and authors? calculations.
national / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 27, 2018 21:44 by1 of indy   image 5 images
This is story is being reposted as it is considered to be of noteworthy interest to the issue of Brexit since it will probably have a significant impact on Ireland

Remainers claim that Brexit will be an economic apocalypse. But it provides the opportunity for a radical break with neoliberalism.

Nothing better reflects the muddled thinking of the mainstream European left than its stance on Brexit. Each week seems to produce a new chapter for the Brexit scare story: withdrawing from the EU will be an economic disaster for the UK; tens of thousands of jobs will be lost; human rights will be eviscerated; the principles of fair trials, free speech, and decent labour standards will all be compromised. In short, Brexit will transform Britain into a dystopia, a failed state ? or worse, an international pariah ? cut off from the civilized world. Against this backdrop it?s easy to see why Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is often criticized for his unwillingness to adopt a pro-Remain agenda. read full story / add a comment
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national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Dé hAoine Bealtaine 25, 2018 16:58 by1 of indy   image 1 image
On May 25th we in Ireland finally get to vote to Repeal the hated 8th amendment. Here we present the 8 reasons WSM members are voting Yes to Repeal along with many of the articles we have published on the issue in recent months. read full story / add a comment
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 / economics and finance / press release Dé hAoine Bealtaine 18, 2018 01:38 byLydia Andrews
The Vatican released an official assessment on global economics entitled, "‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones" or "Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system." The document calls for improvements in global finance policies on debt resolution, taxation, financial crisis prevention and transparency.  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
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