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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2013 16:24 by IPSC   image 1 image
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.

The screening will take place as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street in Limerick City Centre on Wednesday 27th February. The film starts at 8pm. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / history and heritage / event notice Sunday December 30, 2012 15:57 by Joe Hickey   image 1 image
Annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration 2013

The annual Sean Sabhat Commemoration, organized by Limerick City Sinn Féin, will be held on Sunday 6th January. The parade will assemble at Bedford Row at 2.45pm and proceed from there to the Republican Plot, Mount St. Laurence Cemetery.

The main speaker will be Dublin City Councillor Michéal MacDonncadha. Cllr. MacDonncadha is a long standing member of the Sinn Féin Árd Chomhairle, a former editor of the Republican newspaper An Phoblacht and a published historical author. A fluent Irish speaker, he also presents a traditional Irish music programme on a local Dublin radio station.

All are welcome to attend.
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Friday December 21, 2012 15:12 by realsinnfein
The New Year's statement for the Republican Movement, or Real Sinn Féin, to be distributed on New Year's Day. read full story / add a comment
Gentle hares...netted, injected, ear tagged,terrorised, hurt and killed for fun.
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 24, 2012 22:00 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2012 21:22)   image 4 images
Regarding Information about a coursing field that causes many hare casualties.

A Coursing supporter rang us today relaying a dispute in the ICC and Limerick Coursing Club as follows.

We received a call today from a disgruntled and annoyed Coursing supporter who was concerned about limerick Race track being used as a coursing venue. He must have ran out of options to resolve this scenario if he rang us.

We already knew that the Irish Coursing Club had decided last month to move the “Irish Cup” hare coursing event from Limerick Racecourse owing to its unsuitability as a coursing venue.
There is however a meeting this week of top coursing people on Thursday, July 26th,at the Horse and Jockey Pub? We are told ‘at which very powerful people within the greyhound industry will be pressing for a reversal of the ICC’s decision to move the “Irish Cup” event from Limerick Racecourse’.

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limerick / environment / press release Friday February 24, 2012 12:06 by William Gomes   image 1 image   1 attached file
The constant removal of sand is now threatening the existence of the islanders. When the affected inhabitants of the islands observed the vulnerability and realized that the authorities were doing little to protect their land from the illegal sand-miners, hundreds islanders including women and children came out of their houses on 3 October 2011. They captured one dredger and six perpetrators while the remainder of the dredging workers and perpetrators fled the scene. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Thursday February 16, 2012 13:24 by Kev   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 22, 2012 15:23)   image 1 image
As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to host a talk and film screening by Iyad Burnat, a leader of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall. Iyad will talk about the ongoing civil resistance campaign, both in Bil’in and in other areas like Nabi Saleh, Nil’in, Budrus and Sheikh Jarrah. Born in 1973, Iyad Burnat is the head of the Bil’in popular committee and Friends of Freedom and Justice and will be a familiar figure to the many Irish who have travelled to Bil’in over the past number of years.

The event will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 21st February 2012, in the Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry’s Mall, Limerick City (map here): http://www.absolutehotel.com/directions
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limerick / miscellaneous / event notice Monday January 02, 2012 16:42 by Joe Hickey   text 4 comments (last - friday january 06, 2012 21:11)
Seán Sabhat Commemoration , Limerick , January 1 , 2012.
limerick / history and heritage / event notice Monday December 12, 2011 23:16 by Sharon.   text 4 comments (last - sunday december 18, 2011 17:22)   image 2 images
Assemble at Horse and Hound Pub , Mulgrave St, Limerick City, at 12.30pm read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / news report Sunday September 25, 2011 17:19 by Dominic Taylor   1 attached file
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD to Launch Luaithreach Angela.
Luaithreach Angela is a limited edition, Irish translation of Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Angela's Ashes
It will be launched by the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, at the Frank McCourt Museum, Hartstonge Street, Limerick, at 4pm on Monday Oct 10th.
The translation was commissioned by The Limerick Writers’ Centre, from writer and translator Padraic Breathnach. read full story / add a comment
Fred Johnston
limerick / arts and media / press release Monday May 30, 2011 15:08 by Western Writers' Centre Galway   image 1 image
Fred Johnson will be guest poet on June 1st Born in Belfast and spending his childhood in Canada, in 1972 he received a Hennessy Literary Award. Fred Johnston was a co-founder of the Irish Writers' Co-operative in Dublin in the 'Seventies and founded Galway's Cúirt festival in 1986. Eight years ago he founded The Western Writers' Centre in Galway. read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday April 12, 2011 12:21 by martinoq
Limerick
Date(s): 14 Apr 2011

Time(s): 8:00PM

Venue: Pier One Hotel, Sarsfield Street
Speaker: Yousef Al-Helou (Palestinian journalist living in Gaza)
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limerick / elections / politics / event notice Friday January 28, 2011 02:16 by SLH
8pm
Tuesday 1st February 2011
Absolute Hotel, Abbey Lane, Limerick

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limerick / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 25, 2011 22:44 by Limerick Socialist Party   image 2 images
● United Left Alliance Limerick Launch Rally, Tuesday February 1st
● ULA will expose Fine Gael & Labour's conspiring with Fianna Fail to implement savage cuts in Finance Bill
● Call for the Finance Bill & economic policy to be the heart of the election debate read full story / add a comment
limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday December 04, 2010 17:35 by Cinimod Rolyat
€631,928 Billion Giveaway!
Do you think this could solve our current financial difficulties?
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limerick / arts and media / event notice Saturday December 04, 2010 17:27 by Dominic Taylor
'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick
Thurs. 6th Jan 2011 8.00pm

The next monthly 'On The Nail' literary reading takes place Thursday 6th Jan 2011 at 8.00pm in The Locke Bar, George's Quay, Limerick
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Organised by The Limerick Writers' Centre this popular monthly reading and open-mic continues to attract audiences with a mix of poetry, prose and music.

This Month (Jan 2011) our guests are poet Teri Murray and author James Lawless.

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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday November 26, 2010 20:45 by Kev   text 1 comment (last - monday november 29, 2010 17:18)   image 1 image
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a book launch tour by Irish journalist and author David Cronin who has just published his excellent exposé of the nature of the relationship between the European Union and the Apartheid State of Israel. The book, Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, will become essential reading for all those concerned with a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

When & Where: Wednesday, 1st December 1.15pm, University of Limerick. Room C1059, Main Building. read full story / add a comment
limerick / education / event notice Wednesday November 17, 2010 04:33 by LCFE.Student Union.Limerick.
limerick / elections / politics / news report Wednesday November 03, 2010 13:01 by Jolly Red Giant
A packed public meeting in Limerick last night signalled the launch of the Socialist Party's General Election campaign in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
Fight the Cuts & Build the Alternative
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Sunday October 31, 2010 16:06 by Limerick Socialist Party   text 4 comments (last - thursday november 04, 2010 18:56)   image 1 image
Joe Higgins will be speaking in Limerick on Tuesday November 2nd at 7.45pm in Pery's Hotel (Glentworth Street) at a public rally launching the Socialist Party's election challenge in the city. The rally, on "Fighting the Cuts & Building the Alternative" will also be addressed by Cian Prendiville, the Socialist Party's first ever Dáil candidate in Limerick. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday October 25, 2010 13:58 by Cathal McCarthy   image 1 image
A petition calling on the Minister for Environment, John Gormley TD, to sack the CEO of Limerick’s Regeneration Agencies was launched this week. read full story / add a comment
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