Upcoming Events

National | Elections / Politics

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Contempt and pity? 12:35 Tue Jul 07, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Wishful thinking 10:20 Tue Jul 07, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Afternoon grilling? 08:59 Tue Jul 07, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Social distancing and alcohol? 12:26 Mon Jul 06, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Independence poll 11:11 Mon Jul 06, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Green Team spread the word at the Electric Picnic

category national | elections / politics | news report author Monday September 08, 2008 01:09author by Pynchon Report this post to the editors

activists handed out nuts to advertise elections

Natural Resources Minister Eamon Ryan joined the Green Team, a group of Green Party activists at the Electric Picnic recently to hand out postcards advertising the party.

They also gave thousands of nuts to raise awareness about the upcoming local and European elections.
photo attribution: Green Party Ireland. Must not be altered. Subsequent use under creative commons licence must carry note on attribution and bar on alteration.
photo attribution: Green Party Ireland. Must not be altered. Subsequent use under creative commons licence must carry note on attribution and bar on alteration.

The Green Team hope people will plant the nuts to grow hazel trees, which it is hoped will help mitigate the effects of the earth warming up through fossil fuel use and the severe changes that will inevitably ensue.

Some critics of the Green Party in Ireland have found it difficult to take seriously the party's statements of concern about climate change while they are part of a government which is overseeing the construction of a large motorway in Meath, airport expansion in Dublin, a huge natural gas refinery in Mayo, and many other projects around the country which will have a negative effect on Ireland's carbon footprint.

Nevertheless, the Minister for Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan of the Green Party, is on record as saying that climate change is the most serious issue the country has ever had to deal with in its history.

author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 08:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You're havin a laugh! Nuts is right- and they aint Hazel, quite appropriate to represent the party themselves. I do hope he was confronted on his partie's loony policies already mentioned above. I know there was a strong Tara contingent there- would be nice to hear from them!

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net
author by Rubberduckypublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Gormley and his Greens walked the land with the people of Rossport prior to the elections and promised they would stop the work there and preserve the area if they were elected into Govt. You know the rest!

author by Andrewpublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The GP must be really running scared to put those sort of re-use conditions on the photo.

What sort of speech bubbles (for instance) are they worried about being added to it. "I must be nuts to think I can get away with this sort of greenwash when I'm a minister in a government that's deploying the Irish Navy against environmental protesters at Rossport" for instance.

author by lulupublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 17:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Nuts, eh? We thought he maybe had some, before the election. Now ex-Green supporters are nutsed off with the lot of 'em.

author by Jerry Corneliuspublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 18:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

To show his continuing opposition to GM Mr Ryan introduces his new office cat.

catchick.jpg

author by The Man who sold the Worldpublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Their opposition to GM food will no doubt be the next GP "Core Principle" to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency!

author by .publication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

.

cheezygreener.jpg

author by yarrr me heartypublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 19:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

.

supergreenie2.jpg

author by picnickerpublication date Tue Sep 09, 2008 14:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Anyone else see the similarity between the massive Green canvassing machine present at the EP (Ryan, Sargent, staffers and various hangers-on) and the Fianna Fail operation every year at the Galway Races?

author by lolpublication date Tue Sep 09, 2008 21:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

.

babygreenie1.jpg

author by Billy Idlepublication date Tue Sep 09, 2008 22:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

To follow on from Erris's post people may be interested to know that members of Cork CC have proposed a no confindence motion in John Gormley over he's continuing inept handling of the Hawboline toxic dump site. Despite empty promises from his Dept nothing has been done over the summer to clean up or even secure the site and with autumn/winter coming down the tracks this will make any ameliration much harder.

Personally I think Gormley has performed better than Ryan since the GP joined government - Which is saying something!!!!!!!

author by Tara Solidarity Vigil Camppublication date Wed Sep 10, 2008 15:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Tara Campaigners at the Electric Picnic:

Tara Campaigners presented their display Inside the Paddy Mirage, a wonderful recreation of Newgrange Passage Tomb at the Electric Picnic last weekend. Inside, The Wall of Truth was illustrated with images of the archaeology dug up along the path of the M3 Double Toll Road and various Campaign Info was available and distributed to raise awareness of the ongoing situation.

Musicians and performers from the Save Tara album 'The Mighty Gather In' entertained the crowds on Saturday. The Walls did a secret gig in the Mirage that afternoon followed by a talk on the Meath Master Plan ( transport solution to the Tara/M3 disaster ) by one of its co creators Brian Guckian. See www.meathmasterplan.com

We even had the pleasure of the company of John Vaughan a Seanachai from Co. Tipperary who mesmerised the crowd with his amazing tales.

Over 2000 signatures for the Reburials Petition were collected over the weekend . Details at www. tarapixie.net

We would like to thank everyone who showed their support especially all those who signed the petition or donated their ears or their coffers. Our special thanks to all the artists, performers and the Paddy Mirage Crew who made the weekend a huge success.

Finally, a big thank you to Mr David Best the artist behind the 'Temple of Truth' which was burned in aid of 'Suicide Ireland' on the Sunday night.

See you all at Samhain,
Tara Campaigners.

Ps: The Vigil camp is still at Belper Farm and welcoming visitors at the Longhouse.

pics2.09.08_024.jpg

pics2.09.08_025.jpg

author by Tara Solidarity Vigil Camppublication date Wed Sep 10, 2008 16:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A selection of Life Sized displays at the Electric Picnic.

Archaeology
Archaeology

Arrests- Operation Bedrock and onwards
Arrests- Operation Bedrock and onwards

Collierstown Graveyard Desecrated
Collierstown Graveyard Desecrated

Creativity Celebrated
Creativity Celebrated

History and Planning
History and Planning

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net
author by Tara Solidarity Vigil Camppublication date Wed Sep 10, 2008 16:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More of the Life Sized images on display at the Electric Picnic-

Lismullin
Lismullin

Meath Master Plan
Meath Master Plan

Parades
Parades

Rath Lugh
Rath Lugh

The Vigil
The Vigil

Related Link: http://www.savetara.com
Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy