Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands march- We can challenge the establishment.

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dublin today, August 29th, to voice their anger over the imposition of the water charge by the Fine Gael Labour Government. Today’s protest shows how strong this people power movement is. People traveled from every corner of the country. The community resistance and protest movement […]

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus.

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus. After the golf, they headed off to a lavish ‘Party of the […]

Political policing – the dark side of the Irish State revealed

The Irish State wants to frighten us. They want to scare us away from the August 29th mass protest against water charges- that’s why it is no coincidence that Paul Murphy of the Anti Austerity Alliance is waiting for the police to come knocking on his door.

Political policing – the dark side of the Irish State revealed

The Irish State wants to frighten us. They want to scare us away from the August 29th mass protest against water charges- that’s why it is no coincidence that Paul Murphy of the Anti Austerity Alliance is waiting for the police to come knocking on his door. That’s why the Government leaked details of the […]

Ireland to test new military weapons

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, is planning to make Ireland a ‘testing zone’ for ‘advanced military and weapons guidance systems, including drones, submarine drones and other such high-tech hardware’.

Ireland to test new military weapons

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, is planning to make Ireland a ‘testing zone’ for ‘advanced military and weapons guidance systems, including drones, submarine drones and other such high-tech hardware’. He spoke to journalists about his white paper outlining the scheme whereby the international defense industry is to be granted far greater access to this country […]

The recovery illusion

The Irish Government's reporting of economic growth statistics can be quite magical and truly dazzling when distorted by tax avoidance schemes and multinational profits.

The recovery illusion

The Irish Government’s reporting of economic growth statistics can be quite magical and truly dazzling when distorted by tax avoidance schemes and multinational profits. With much fanfare three high-ranking figures from the Central Statistics Office announced that not only have we ‘the fastest growing economy in the EU’ but that their figures pointed to the […]

Free Walli Ullah Safi- No to racism

Walli Ullah Safi fled war ravaged Afghanistan to find a better life. Two weeks ago he was found on a motorway near Naas and was taken to prison despite pleading for asylum.

Free Walli Ullah Safi- No to racism

Walli Ullah Safi fled war ravaged Afghanistan to find a better life. Two weeks ago he was found on a motorway near Naas and was taken to prison despite pleading for asylum. Having spent two weeks in prison he has been the victim of a brutal attack. Walli Ullah Safi is clearly entitled to asylum […]

Eurostat ruling on Irish Water another setback for Irish Water and Government

The Eurostat ruling, which states that Irish Water must count towards the Irish national debt, is another blow for the Fine Gael Labour Government.

Eurostat ruling on Irish Water another setback for Irish Water and Government

The Eurostat ruling today, which has Irish Water counting towards the Irish national debt, is another blow for the Fine Gael Labour Government. The Government hoped that they could keep Irish Water off the books and that the company’s costs would not be added to the national debt. This accountancy trick has failed. Irish Water […]

Social Democrats ?

Last Tuesday Independent TD’s Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall launched a new political party- “Social Democrats”. This is the latest grouping together of Independents, following the establishment of right wing Renua earlier this year. Shane Ross has also formed an ‘Independents Alliance’.

Social Democrats ?

Last Tuesday Independent TD’s Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall launched a new political party- “Social Democrats”. This is the latest grouping together of Independents, following the establishment of right wing Renua earlier this year. Shane Ross has also formed an ‘Independents Alliance’. Murphy, Donnelly and Shortall place the Social Democrats on the centre-left […]

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building.

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building. DLR council had adopted the so called “Passive House” standard in house building and wanted to force all new housing projects to conform to this code. The move […]

Pressure increases to Repeal the 8th

Following the success of the Marriage Equality referendum, there is a significant sense that the next issue we need to tackle is the question of abortion rights. Young people in Ireland have shown a high level of support for changing the current abortion laws, favouring abortion rights under any circumstance in polls from 2004 onwards. Changes in abortion law would require a referendum in order to remove the 8th Amendment to the constitution, which was inserted in 1983 and equates a woman’s life with that of a foetus.

Pressure increases to Repeal the 8th

Following the success of the Marriage Equality referendum, there is a significant sense that the next issue we need to tackle is the question of abortion rights.  Young people in Ireland have shown a high level of support for changing the current abortion laws, favouring abortion rights under any circumstance in polls from 2004 onwards. […]

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