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All the latest news posted to Indymedia Ireland's open publishing newswire. Indymedia Ireland is a collectively run media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth, offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of Ir

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Irish Centre for Human Rights Conference

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:59:48 +0100

Exploring litigation as a business and human rights remedy

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is pleased to announce this one-day conference which will examine the opportunities, challenges and barriers to pursuing cases in Irish courts against companies implicated in serious human rights abuses.

Bord Pleanala's 4th deferral raises the big question 'WHY?'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:24:07 +0100

(image) Bord Pleanala have failed to meet their current deadline of 22 March for a decision on the Ringaskiddy incinerator application ( ) and are to defer for a fourth time in order to request further information from the applicant, Indaver Ireland. No new date has been set.

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The Irish Dy. An alternative view.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:01:02 +0100

An Irish emigrant in Chicago thinking about this day.
The Irish American elite wish to claw their way up into the higher echelons of the US capitalist class. To do so they crush all talk of Irelands revolutionary socialists and its revolutionary traditons and instead were green and even in Chicago dye the river green.

The Little Big Asymmetry

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:36:58 +0100


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Dundalk and the International Brigades in Spain

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:57:44 +0100

Saturday March 25th, The Spirit Store, George's Quay, Dundalk
As we mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama, fought in the defence of Madrid from the onslaught of Franco's forces backed by Hitler and Mussolini, we remember those from the Dundalk area who died in the Spanish Civil War as part of the global struggle against fascism.

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Warns Island Can't Pay Vital Services

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:53:46 +0100

The Financial Oversight and Management Board of Puerto Rico warns "the Commonwealth soon will be unable to pay essential services, including pensions, education, healthcare and public safety,"‎ as soon as June.

New Season at the Progressive Film Club - Je Suis Russia, The Asylum Market & Money Puzzles

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:30:48 +0100

(image) Dublin’s free political cinema presents it’s March 2017 screenings
After a long hibernation we would like to welcome you all back with three very interesting films. We will be in our home away from home, The Ireland Institute (also known as The Pearse Centre). Fortunately due to two welcome donations from members we are able to continue for another year as a free cinema. We would like to thank these two donors (they know who the are)

Venue: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Centre, Dublin 2
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
Admission Free (as usual)

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March 8th - ‘Strike 4 Repeal’

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:54:27 +0100

The Strike for Repeal is a direct action that will take place on the 8th March 2017.

Our demand is that the Irish government call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment by the 8th of March. If not, we will strike.

Public Meeting hosted by People Before Profit: Save Hellfire Club and Massey's Wood

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:23:25 +0100

Our local natural heritage is threatened by 'development'
Save Hellfire Club and Massey's Wood

Speaker: Richard Boyd Barrett TD
Chaired by: Dr Peadar O'Grady

The Mill Theatre, Dundrum
beside Dundrum Shopping Centre

Wed 22nd March 8.00 pm

SIPTU Firefighters and supporters protest outside fire stations across Dublin

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:44:31 +0100

SIPTU Press Release -4th March 2017
SIPTU Firefighters and hundreds of their supporters protested outside fire stations across Dublin today (Saturday, 4th March) to highlight their opposition to an attempt to break up the Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Emergency Medical Service by removing its ambulance call and dispatch function.

Protest At Pro-Cathedral Over Tuam Death Camp

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:15:00 +0100

Remember The Tuam Babies
Protest At Pro-Cathedral Over Tuam Death Camp

The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland has faced scandals before but nothing compares to the Mass Graves at Tuam and other locations.

Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 – Event Guide (4 – 11 March)

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:14:37 +0100

(image) Celebrating 13 years! Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe.

Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Please join us in making the the 13th Israeli Apartheid Week one of the biggest yet.

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Fusion Sundays Market

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 20:54:22 +0100

(image) World Culture Market
Ethnic Market offering stalls, street-food, pop-up workshops, live music and performances

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Corrib benefits from high price of gas

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:32:41 +0100

(image) [Shell to Sea]The Oil & Gas giveaway in action: The Corrib Gas partners made $589m (estimated €532m) last year and yet paid no royalties or tax.

The Corrib Partners are benefiting from a relatively high gas-priced product and recorded estimated sales of over €420m in the first full year of production at the Corrib gas field.

Production started on the field at the end of 2015. For the 12 months of last year, the Corrib Partners, including Shell Ireland, recorded estimated revenues of (Canadian) $589m from the production of gas from the field.

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Brazil wants democracy back!

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:50:02 +0100

The coup of 2016 double hit democracy in Brazil:
The coup of 2016 double hit democracy in Brazil: it overthrew an honest president from power, without being able to point out against her rigorously no wrong attitude, thus trampling the constitution, which does not admit this alternative, and passing, in practice, the presidentialist regime to The parliamentarian, without consulting the population, a hypothesis that is also forbidden by the Magna Carta.

It is fundamental that democratic sectors outside Brazil, support the struggle of Brazilians for the return of democracy and presidentialism!

Brain Awarenes Week: Brain Doping in Academia

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:50:09 +0100

How prevalent are Cognitive Enhancers?
Dear Friends,

We are a collaborative group of Ms C students in Applied Psychology at Dublin Business School.

We are an advocacy project raising public awareness around Cognitive Enhancers and Doping in Academia
We have attached an article surrounding this important issue hopefully to be published during National Brain Awareness Week commencing March 6th 2017.

Kind regards,


Loading the dice - lecture report

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:53:55 +0100

(image) Climate change and extreme weather in Ireland, Europe and the World
On Monday night professor Myles Allen of Oxford University delivered the first in a series of four Lectures on Climate change at UCC to a full house in room 107 of the Western Gateway Building. The theme of the lecture was "Understanding - Climate science and observations", with a focus on quantifying the role of climate change in extreme weather events in Ireland and worldwide.

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screening of 'Poison' (1991)

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:17:41 +0100

The first film from the brilliant Todd Haynes, who gave us the exquisite 'Carol' last year.
'Poison' was a landmark in experimental film, and it's now considered to be a classic from the 'new wave of queer cinema'.

NBRU To Engage In All Out Indefinite Strike From Monday 6th March

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:49:53 +0100

27th February 2017 - NBRU Press Release

General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said:

“Bus Éireann Management are determined to steer a course towards conflict by issuing ultimatums to staff, before they have had the opportunity to digest, never mind analyse the detail contained in this latest missive. Placing an emphasis on, as it were, parking the race to the bottom agenda for now, and replacing it with broad sweeping generalisations under insider specific language, is obviously designed to create an impression that there has been a major shift in policy, away from raiding workers’ pay packets to plug the policy induced financial gap at Expressway.”

People's News: Another housing bubble building!

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:18:02 +0100

(image) News Digest of the People’s Movement - No. 162 15 February 2017
The latest issue of People's News -for 15th Feb carries a lead article on the current housing bubble.

The free movement of capital has become one of the maxims of global capitalism. Along with the free movement of people, goods and services it is also one of the “four freedoms” of the EU’s single market.

But the removal of the policy instrument of capital controls has probably contributed to a succession of financial crises. Three decades ago, many people in the EU invested their hopes in a combination of free trade, free mobility of capital, a fixed exchange rate, and an independent monetary policy — dubbed an “inconsistent quartet.”

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