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national / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday November 30, 2011 21:24 by Kevin O'Brien   text 7 comments (last - tuesday december 06, 2011 12:58)
Each business day, a team of staff and students from Dublin City University will help launch a new Internet start-up from the 1st to 20th of December with support from AIB. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 23, 2011 10:59 by Expac Ltd   text 1 comment (last - friday november 25, 2011 10:37)   image 1 image
Local journalists discuss impact of austerity at an event organised by the Conflicts of Interest project on 16th November in Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday November 20, 2011 10:29 by Noiz   text 18 comments (last - monday november 21, 2011 10:02)   image 1 image
Often otherwise interesting threads on indymedia are derailed and destroyed by people bringing up the thorny topic of anti-semitism and fascism. Such conversations need a new home. This is that home read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday November 15, 2011 13:37 by Hurriyeh Ziadah
Groups of Palestinian Freedom Riders will attempt to board segregated settler buses heading to Jerusalem through the occupied West Bank this Tuesday November 15, in an act of civil disobedience that takes its inspiration from the US Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders aim to challenge Israel’s apartheid policies, the ban on Palestinians’ access to Jerusalem, and the overall segregated reality created by a military and settler occupation that is the cornerstone of Israel’s colonial regime. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 02, 2011 22:27 by Frank   text 3 comments (last - tuesday november 15, 2011 14:09)   image 5 images
Last week, an Taisce pulled out of a judicial review challenging the granting of consents in Sruwaddacon Bay as part of the Bellinaboy gas refinery project. Already the subject of a ten year campaign, this was not going to be taken lightly. The local community have been left with very little options, but that had not stopped the determination to fight on. read full story / add a comment
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cork / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 19, 2011 11:27 by Occupy Cork   text 10 comments (last - sunday november 20, 2011 19:34)   image 17 images   video 8 video files
South Mall in Cork occupied for a fourth night... read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Monday October 17, 2011 17:41 by Declan Cullen   text 4 comments (last - wednesday october 19, 2011 22:32)   image 1 image
Pat Rabbite expects us to believe that drilling for our own resources is not viable, yet letting a foreign company come in and do it (at a low tax rate) is the way....... read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Thursday October 13, 2011 23:30 by Jim Travers
Things just don't look good for the National Team as ten-man Armenia tried their best to make the biggest upset for Irish football. Ireland just about scraped a win that gave the team a place in the play-off for Euro 2012. Whoever we get in the play-off one thing is absolutely certain, based on the last four or five performances it would be advisable for the hard line football fans to carry boxes of paper tissues, for the tears shed on the night of utter destruction will be a night not forgotten for a very long time. read full story / add a comment
sligo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday October 12, 2011 10:22 by Jim O'Sullivan   text 4 comments (last - sunday october 16, 2011 11:42)
Below is the full text of the speech delivered by Valerie Finan, of the Save Our Cancer Services-NW campaign, to the Martin McGuinness public meeting held in Sligo read full story / add a comment
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 11:11 by Tamer Mowafy & José Antonio Gutiérrez   text 1 comment (last - sunday october 16, 2011 20:40)
The military council in Egypt, the SCAF, is more and more isolated from the Egyptian masses each passing day. Once the people chanted in Tahrir square, just before Mubarak's fall, that the Egyptian people and "their" army were one. Now it is becoming clearer the gulf separating the two of them: while the people still suffer from inequality, poverty, violence, military courts targeting protestors, emergency laws inherited from the hated dictatorship, the SCAF is making sure that "transition to democracy" is nothing but empty words. They are doing everything in their power to make sure that nothing at all changes. It may be that the people toppled in February the commander in chief, but all of his repressive building was left intact, and the military's role, headed by general Tantawi, is to make sure that the status quo is not challenged. This is transition to democracy as promoted by the USA and the civilian-military elites of Egypt. So the dictator is gone, but everything remains untouched.

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international / miscellaneous / news report Sunday October 09, 2011 16:29 by Liberation Irlande
On October 8 2011, a wave of solidarity actions with Irish POWS took place in France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Sweden read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / press release Sunday October 09, 2011 14:47 by Volunteer
Monday October 10th is World Mental Health Day* which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion on mental health, and investments in prevention, promotion and services.

This year the theme is "investing in mental health" and according to Manus Hanratty, the new CEO of the SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation, Ireland needs to wake up and take action to address the youth mental health crisis facing our country.

Ireland has the youngest population in Europe with 40% under 25 and according to Manus Hanratty there is an urgent need to invest in the younger generation if we are to build a sustainable, inclusive and happy society.
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national / miscellaneous / press release Sunday October 09, 2011 07:43 by IRSCNA
Statement for the annual Seamus Costello Commemoration read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday October 04, 2011 18:27 by Volunteer   image 1 image
On Saturday October 15th the SpunOut.ie National Youth Organisation, in association with Dublin Contemporary, will bring together 200 young people for a youth focused forum with the 2011 Presidential candidates. The event will give the candidates a unique opportunity to discuss with the younger generation why they should vote for them. It will also provide a chance for the candidates to hear young people’s opinions and answer their questions directly.

The event, chaired by journalist and SpunOut.ie board member Sara Burke, will be streamed live online at www.SpunOut.ie to thousands more people throughout Ireland and abroad and include interactive questions via Twitter.com ( @spunout ) and Facebook ( facebook.com/spunout.ie ). read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 18:05 by Ruaidhrí O' Conghaile   text 8 comments (last - wednesday september 28, 2011 14:22)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
A source at the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, has claimed that deposed Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, was funding armed Irish dissident republican groups in the north of Ireland as recently as June 2011.

The claim featured as part of an exclusive ITV1 documentary entitled, 'Exposure: Gaddafi and the I.R.A', which aired on September 26th. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 11:19 by Conor McGuinness
A public meeting has been called by residents and community activists who are unhappy about the household charge which will be introduced in January as part of the government’s austerity measures.

The meeting, which will take place on Monday 3rd October at 7pm in Westside Community Centre is open to all and is aimed specifically at residents of Westside, Shantalla and Newcastle.

The meeting is one of hundreds of similar gatherings that are taking place throughout the country. A national campaign of resistance to the household charge is being planned which will see hundreds of thousands of families boycott the new tax when it is introduced in January 2012. read full story / add a comment
Watch at your peril!
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 27, 2011 04:54 by Serf   image 4 images
Tonights frontline scapegoats social welfare recipients yet again while banksters walk free and continue their lavish lifestyles. The author
reports on this and makes a modest proposal which might help to alleviate the strain paying these social welfare leeches is imposing on efforts to reimberse worthy bank gamblers

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Included in the photograph are Cllr Davy Hyland, former MLA & Cllr Pat McNamee, former Cllr Jim McAllister and Laura Duffy.
national / miscellaneous / news report Monday September 19, 2011 14:18 by Guthanna Admin.   image 2 images
A picket was recently held by the political discussion group Guthanna at a conference which had been organised to discuss the implementation of water charges read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / press release Monday September 05, 2011 11:25 by Robin Chedgey   video 1 video file
A new service has been launched in Co. Galway offering a range of photo to digital services including unlimited free photo scanning of loose images up to A4 in size. The free service includes image enhancement and hosting of a personalised online photo album on www.pictureperfect.ie. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / news report Saturday September 03, 2011 13:39 by Joe Mcivor   text 2 comments (last - friday november 18, 2011 09:52)
RTE’s website carried a story yesterday about cancellations in Dublin’s transport building program . The article said that it was now “ [by] no means certain that any of the major transport projects for Dublin will be built in the next five years “. The report’s first paragraph reads:

“Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said the country is in receivership and it is by no means certain that any of the major transport projects for Dublin will be built in the next five years.”
The accompanying RTE News report does not include a full quote or a reference to where and when the government minister said that Ireland was “in receivership”. read full story / add a comment
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