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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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British police spy at Shell to Sea in Mayo – MEP wants Justice Minister to get answers from counterpart

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:44:25 +0100

(image) GARDA CHIEFS and Scotland Yard commanders allowed British undercover policeman Mark Kennedy to spy on environmental groups in Ireland, including the Shell to Sea campaign in Mayo. Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan wants Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to get some long-overdue and straight answers from her British counterpart when she meets Home Secretary Amber Rudd this month.

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RESS RELEASE: Peat Power Plant Permission Revoked

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:29:39 +0100

The confirmation by the courts that the Edenderry Power plant permission should have considered the indirect impacts of the extraction of 1.2 million tons of peat a year vindicated environmentalists’ legal challenges to the continued operation of the plant.

40 Years underwater : CABHAIR swim, 1976-2016.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:23:52 +0100

(image) Annual CABHAIR Christmas Swim : 40th anniversary, 25th December 2016.
This coming December 25th (2016) will mark the 40th consecutive CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim in the Grand Canal , Dublin !

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Autumn Clean-up of Booterstown Nature Reserve

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:08:23 +0100

(image) Please help at our clean up of Booterstown Nature Reserve and beach on Sunday, October 25th at 2pm. Meet at Booterstown DART carpark. All bags, litter pickers and gloves will be provided. Tea, cake and chat will be enjoyed afterwards. All welcome.

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Fracking: the endgame? Legislation for a ban to be debated on 27th October

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:49:22 +0100

On Thursday, 27th October the Dáil will discuss the Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016. This article highlights the issues surrounding the bill and traces the history of community action against fracking in Ireland.

Bank of Ireland closes IPSC accounts – We need your help!

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:53:02 +0100

This press release was reported on the 3rd but it has only come to our attention recently and it is likely did not receive much coverage. Therefore we are posting it here.

In a frankly shocking move, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) had its bank accounts closed last week by Bank of Ireland without any proper explanation other than we no longer met their “risk appetite”.

It is a move which appears to be part of a campaign orchestrated by the Israeli government to silence organisations which support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign which aims to pressure Israel until it ends its occupation of Palestine and adheres fully to international law ensuring freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people.

US Republican Party Shatters.

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:15:42 +0100

US political monopoly of mass capitalist parties explodes towards an end.
US capitalism has had a century of relative political stability through the domination of its politics by its two capitalist parties. This is now coming to an end. A new era in US and world politics is opening up.Sean Throne

Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:09:41 +0100

(image) This article has been presented and discussed by the leadership and organizers of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (Party of the Laboring Masses - PLM) to mark the coming 100-day anniversary of the Duterte administration. It is a contribution to the discussion among the Left and progressive forces on how to view this administration and the tasks ahead.

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Peace Events at Shannon on October 8th and 9th - Time to End Irish Involvement in War in the Middle East

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:23:58 +0100

Fifteen years after Shannon Airport was made available to the US military for their illegal invasions of Afghanistan and then Iraq, both countries are in violent turmoil. Here's a small snapshot of what happened in the last couple of days alone:

On Sept 30th a US drone strike in Nangarhar, Afghanistan killed 15 civilians.
On Sept 28t in Iraq IS set fire to 3 more oil wells; Iraqi forces launched an offensive near Ramadi after capturing additional nearby territory last week; US helicopters transported IS captives from remote areas in Anbar to undisclosed destinations, possibly to be tortured; and IS bombings in Shiite areas of Baghdad killed at least 17 people.
The US agreed to send more troops in addition to the 4,400 who are already officially deployed there. These probably went through - or will go through - Shannon.

Screening of 'Violette' (2013)

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:17:01 +0100

Launch of the new season of the Dublin Film Qlub, and first screening of the season



Fusion Sundays Market

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:11:39 +0100

(image) World Culture Market
Funky stalls from around the globe, yummy street-food, pop-up workshops, live music and great vibes!

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ESB 63 power outages since 2007

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:48:52 +0100

ESB power outages cruel to consumers
ESB does not patrol power lines or check transformers and only change them when the horrendous gales force the ESB to do so

Joining the Dots on the Massacre of Teachers in Mexico

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:52:51 +0100

LASC have written an good article by Liam Bradshaw covering the massacre of teachers and students by the police in Mexico back in 2014 and the join up the dots on this terrible event. It is republished here because to bring some attention to it.

On September 26, 2014, two years ago this week, student teachers form the Escuela Rural Normal Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa were attacked in Iguala, Guerrero by local police. Six people were killed, dozens injured, and 43 remain missing two years later. One of the murdered students had been tortured and his face cut off. Elements of the municipal, state and federal police as well as the army participated in the crime, making it a state crime.

Solidarity against the Terrorist Narco-State of Mexico from Dublin, Ireland

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:31:28 +0100

(image) On Saturday, 24 September, LASC and the Mexico-Ireland Solidarity Collective organised a vigil at the Mexican embassy to remember and to call for justice for the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa and the thousands more like them who have been disappeared in Mexico.

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Walk This Way

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:44:29 +0100

Some observations on infrastructure in Ireland in relation to western European standards. Also, a case for a national path system.

Marking 15 Years of Terror since the US Invasion of Afghanistan: A Weekend of Events at Shannon Airport - 8th & 9th Oct, 2016

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:23:52 +0100

Shannonwatch is hosting a series of events at Shannon Airport on October 8th and 9th to mark the 15th anniversary of the illegal US-led invasion of Afghanistan. Please email us on if you are interested in attending some or all of what is planned.

Nama- Charity For The Rich

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:54:35 +0100

(image) People Before Profit Press Release -20th Sept 2016
There is more than a whiff of corruption arising from NAMA. The most obvious case has already been highlighted with Project Eagle in Northern Ireland.

Here a giant US company Cerberus paid a €7 million fixer fee to secure assets originally worth €6.5 billion for just €1.34 billion. Even though Michael Noonan was informed that another company had withdrawn from the bidding after it was asked for a ‘fixer fee’, he still allowed the sale to go ahead.

The main fixer was Frank Cushnihan, a well connected insider among the Northern political elite. It is alleged that Peter Robinson and his son Garret stood to benefit from this fee. Astoundingly, Cushnihan was also acting as an advisor for 58% of NAMA’s Northern debtors.

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Dublin protest to force the government to back down and scrap water charges sees 1000s on streets

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:45:22 +0100

(image) The Irish government's attempt to introduce domestic water charges in Ireland is not going well. In fact, for them it's been a disaster because it's sparked off a huge upsurge in working class self organisation and direct action. Last Saturday 17th Sept, saw thousands of anti-water charges campaigners flooding the streets of Dublin o to again voice their opposition to Irish Water & water charges and as a show of strength for the movement.

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Leaked WADA documents: US Olympic team players were allowed to take banned substances

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:10:23 +0100

Different rules for different countries ?
In the months leading up to the Olympics there was a clear political campaign to kick Russia out of the Olympics and this was all part of the broader strategy to make Russia the number one enemy of the West and to restart a new Cold War which the USA has managed to more or less achieve.

However it was surely obvious to anyone who follows sport that there are plenty of others taking drugs and nobody is squeaky clean. Therefore it comes as no surprise to discover the US athletes were taking drugs but what does come as a surprise is the influence of the global US machine on the likes of bodies such as World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) who seem to have one set of rules for some countries and allows them to take drugs with "doctor's note" and other rules for other countries where no such exemptions or rather turning of a blind eye are allowed.

All of this has come to light as a result of recent hacking of WADA. Naturally it is blamed on the Russians. Whether it is or isn't is in material. What matters is what was found and blaming the hackers whoever they are, is simply away to distract from the issue.

Press Release: 65 seconds of Shell/Corrib sales will pay €1,000 flaring fine

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:18:50 +0100

(image) Shell fined EUR1,000 while making an estimated EUR240 million in Corrib sales so far this year
On Monday 5th Sept at Dublin District Court, Shell were fined EUR1,000 after pleading guilty to causing light and noise pollution from gas flaring at Bellanaboy refinery last New Years Eve. The prosecution was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following complaints from people living around the Bellanaboy refinery.[1]

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