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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2014 15:18 by Luke Eastwood   text 3 comments (last - friday november 07, 2014 11:12)
Water is becoming a corporate resource - the sell off of Irish Water is almost certain Call me a cynic, but I am absolutely convinced that the current Irish government has created Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) with the sole purpose of selling Ireland’s water rights to the private sector within the next decade. Already Uisce Éireann has wasted over €80 million euro in consultancy fees paid to the private sector and it will continue to use private sector contractors to carry out its work, at as yet unknown cost. It is only the fact that it would be political suicide for the government right now that prevents a share issue in the near future. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2014 07:25 by Anthony Ravlich   text 2 comments (last - monday june 09, 2014 15:43)
Human rights group members ignore posts in which Pope urges UN to resist a 'Culture of Death' and where UN Watch reports the rise of repressive States to prominent UN positions. read full story / add a comment
Sample of local election candidates from Independents, People Before Profit and Workers Party
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 20, 2014 17:08 by 1 of Indymedia   text 10 comments (last - thursday june 19, 2014 23:57)   image 5 images   2 attached files
The Local Council Elections are taking place this week and it is worth taking a look at what they are about and what main groups other than FF and FG are running whilst relecting on recent history aka the Mahon Planning Tribunal to remind ourselves of how bad things were. Also an attempt is made to devise a list of questions for the candidates when they come canvassing to your door and to get people thinking about what councils do and why you should spend even a few minutes a year to find out more and get them to work for you instead of vested interests. read full story / add a comment
international / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday May 18, 2014 18:09 by Paddy Hackett
State expenditure, as a whole, constitutes an enormous deduction from total surplus value. This largely unproductive spending involves an enormous contraction in the accumulation of capital. It is a deduction that has been growing significantly in the aftermath of the 2nd World War. In the present period of growing problems, regarding the accumulation of capital, there have been continuing feeble attempts to shrink the state or at least reduce the annual rate of state spending. read full story / add a comment
part of the demo outside Dublin Castle
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Saturday May 17, 2014 14:12 by Ban bloodsports in Ireland   image 5 images
Anti-blood sport campaigners joined various animal protection groups outside Dublin Castle to protest at the exempting of blood sports from prohibition under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. Other groups were there to promote animal friendly lifestyles and to highlight cruel animal transport practises. read full story / add a comment
national / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Thursday May 15, 2014 10:10 by Pat Waine   text 3 comments (last - friday may 23, 2014 18:12)
The article deals with the challenge to the Left parties and individuals to get their act together and Put a strong opposition to the neo liberal agenda. That calls for them to put aside party sectarianism in the general interest of working people and put realistic goals before people and move things on that ill benefit all the left . read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday May 12, 2014 13:01 by Anthony Ravlich
The consequences of the UN's neoliberal absolutism on 10 Dec 2008 has been hidden from the public by the UN and the leadership of the major human rights organizations but its effects are seen in the GFC 2008/9 and the recent rise of repressive regimes at the UN. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Friday May 09, 2014 20:01 by Paddy Hackett   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 17, 2014 19:08)
The more a police force appears to serve the class interests of the working class the more successful it may be in fooling the working class. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday May 05, 2014 15:12 by Justice   text 2 comments (last - sunday may 11, 2014 22:21)
Indeed Should Gilmore, Lynch and Rabbbitte be questioned about the crimes committed by the Official IRA> I'm not suggesting that they were members of the OIRA, I have no evidence of that.

One thing is certain: Gilmore, Lynch and Rabbitte could not have been unaware of the activities of the OIRA. When they were members of OSF/SFWP/WP the party paper The United Irishman carried War News of the OIRAs actions. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / opinion/analysis Monday May 05, 2014 14:37 by Paddy Hackett   text 9 comments (last - friday may 09, 2014 11:07)
The essential point is that Sinn Fein/IRA betrayed its core principles many years ago when it officially accepted the existence of political partition and its two reactionary states on both sides of the border. This means it accepts the validity of the imperialist domination of the island of Ireland.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 30, 2014 11:58 by PLM, PM, Akbayan   image 5 images
The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US. read full story / add a comment
Scenes of confusion at Eden College on Burgh Quay, Dublin
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 29, 2014 22:53 by Dave Moore   image 1 image
Eden College, one of Ireland's biggest private colleges and which until recently trumpeted former Minister for Education Batt O'Keefe as its President, abruptly shut up shop at the end of last week, laying off its staff. ICOS has been busy dealing with the fall-out. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 22, 2014 01:08 by john throne
German imperialism was left in an extremely weakened state militarily after world war 2. It depended on US imperialism and its stooges to help it stand against Stalinism. With the collapse of Stalinism it sought peace and friendly relations with the new Russian power. Within this umbrella its economic power flourished. This is now threatened. So also is the entire stability of Europe. the stupidity of US imperialism as its thrashes about in its death those is no help.

See the article below. read full story / add a comment
Fox dig outs are cruel beyond belief
national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 18:36 by End Bloodsports in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 20, 2014 21:55)   image 4 images
When: Friday, 16th May 2014 from 12 midday to 2pm
Where: Outside the Dame Street entrance to Dublin Castle
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galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday April 20, 2014 00:40 by george unthank
If the industrial salmon cages are permitted to be located in Galway , the sea trout and wild salmon are impaired.
Evidence adduced by gargan et al show unequivocal evidence of louse infestation on returning fish ( to spawn) to be attributable to the proximity of returning wild fish . The closer the salmon cages are located to the swim paths of the fish , the more the infestation of lice on the wild fish read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday April 19, 2014 13:09 by Mark White
Please allow me an opportunity through your site to comment on the interesting I.Green article (31st March 2014) on Garda corruption. While the article deals with a number of cases I will focus on one case in particular, which is less likely to get mentioned during all the present hype into the endless Garda tapes debacle. In my view the case of Michael Mc Kevitt is equally, if not more significant, regarding corrupt activity by some members of the Gardai. Evidently misdemeanours by certain individuals throughout the Mc Kevitt case were endemic. Fearful of the reverberations it is very unlikely that the state would permit the case to be reopened.
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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Saturday April 19, 2014 11:52 by Anthony Ravlich
Repost (correction). Dissent within human rights groups grows after article Profound Arrogance at UN, the latter virtually seeing themselves as God when reinventing the UDHR to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights.
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international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 16, 2014 15:58 by Sean Crudden
Saturday night's concert was part of the International Concert Series presented in The National Concert Hall for 2013/2014. I was looking forward to the concert because the soloist and conductor, Michael Collins, is a totally congenial and engaging musician whom I last saw a number of years ago at the celebrity farewell concert for John Ruddock the famous Dublin/Limerick impresario. The atmosphere in The National Concert Hall that night was unforgettable, the best I ever remember. And Michael Collins had a lot to do with it. Everything was set fair for Saturday night. A very appealing program. A treat in store. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 16, 2014 11:57 by Biofuelwatch   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 15, 2017 15:12)   image 1 image
Having followed the partial conversion of Drax coal power station in the UK to biomass, we are dismayed to see calls across the Irish media for Moneypoint to be converted to biomass. Those calls follow ReThink Pylon's recent publication of a report by a UK consultancy which greenwashes Drax's experience.
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Greyhound and hare alike are cruelly ill-treated in coursing
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 08, 2014 09:01 by Abolish Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 15, 2014 19:14)   image 6 images
The news that six greyhounds that participated in this year’s National Hare Coursing Festival have tested positive for banned substances can be offered as yet further evidence of the true nature of live hare coursing. read full story / add a comment
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