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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

For more info, see New Planning Bill ‘undermines EU environmental enforcement policy’ ‘Call to Arms’ over Planning Bill 2019

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dublin / elections / politics / event notice Thursday February 17, 2011 14:49 by idler   image 2 images
FREE SPEECH from 12 noon at Speakers Corner in Temple Bar, Dublin.

Speakers on the war, the economy, elections, Irish culture, and living beyond the Celtic Tiger.

Free event, all welcome. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday February 17, 2011 13:03 by Bakunin   video 1 video file
It might seem like a contradiction in terms, but this Anarchist explains his strategy for voting in the forthcoming general election in the Sligo North Leitrim Constituency. read full story / add a comment
Health Debate Poster
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Wednesday February 16, 2011 18:57 by Darragh O'Connor   image 1 image
Dublin Central constituency election candidates will face the voters at a public meeting on Your Vote and the Future of Health Care at 6.30pm on Tuesday 22nd February. The meeting takes place at the Mater Hospitals Freeman Auditorium (Main entrance, Eccles Street). read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / event notice Tuesday February 15, 2011 21:48 by IPR GROUP   text 5 comments (last - saturday february 19, 2011 06:50)
IRISH POLITICAL REVIEW GROUP

PUBLIC MEETING

ELECTION STATEMENT

Teachers Club

Sat. 19th February

7.30pm
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national / elections / politics / news report Tuesday February 15, 2011 11:12 by DCW   text 2 comments (last - friday february 18, 2011 10:09)   image 2 images
Beyond the pale, Beyond belief, Beyond a joke, BEYOND THE VOTE! read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Monday February 14, 2011 17:49 by RSC
Dear politician,

Economically speaking we are being sold out by our elected representatives via the nationalisation of bank debt, while anything of value such as our oil and gas resources - are given away via privatization.

Socially we are losing a generation to emigration, most of whom will never return, nor will have any economic reason to do so without a reversal of how this nation is managed.

Now in a state of desperation for employment, any environmental sacrifices dictated by private infrastructural projects will be justified by the offer of temporary construction jobs crumbs off the plate while the corporations feast on our rich natural resources. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday February 13, 2011 14:01 by ordinary citizen   text 6 comments (last - thursday october 06, 2011 22:18)
These times we live in require people with initiative in positions of power. People who can come at a problem from different angles and dont necessarily play by the rules. read full story / add a comment
galway / elections / politics / event notice Friday February 11, 2011 18:39 by Conor Burke
Table Quiz in aid of the Socialist Party / united left alliance election campaign .

place: Red Square Bar , Foster Street , Galway

When: thursday febuary 17th @ 8pm

how much ? : 10 per head (waged), 5 (students & unwaged)

Who? : max 4 persons per table . all welcome
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Friday February 11, 2011 13:30 by Celtic Warrior   text 9 comments (last - wednesday february 23, 2011 23:35)
The Peoples movement calls for its supperters to vote for and to help 4 independent councillors to be elected in Dublin, Sligo, Donygal and Galway. This is vital in order to ensure that a number of politicans are elected with principled policies on the EU and leaving the Euro currency and on taking the Icelandic approach to solving our banking debt. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Wednesday February 09, 2011 22:29 by Susan Scannell
Climate change, The Incinerator And Me is an event designed to offer the voters of Dublin South East a chance to hear their candidates look at long term issues. Unemployment and the economic crisis are indeed to the fore but engaged clued in voters are also concerned about the long term issues such as what type of world will their children and grandchildren live in.

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national / elections / politics / press release Wednesday February 09, 2011 21:22 by Charlie Williams   text 9 comments (last - sunday february 20, 2011 16:14)
Fs Nua (http://fisnua.com/) lanched its election candidates on 5 Feb 2011 in Buswells Hotel, Dublin. Fs Nua is Ireland's newest political party and was entered on the official Register of Political Parties on 4th Feb 2011. F?s Nua stands for an end to the bank bailout, for social justice, sustainability, a steady state economy, greater democracy with devolution of power and an end to corruption. Cordelia N'c Fhearraigh welcomed everyone to the launch and introduced Cllr. Pat Kavanagh who made an opening statement. Each of the candidates then made introductory comments about their reasons for standing for Dail Eireann. Those candidates are (left to right): Ian Clotworthy - Dublin South East, Gerry Kinsella - Wexford, Pat Kavanagh - Wexford, Liam Johnston - Dublin Central, Dr. Ben Nutty - Waterford, Donal O'Riordan - Cork South West. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday February 09, 2011 19:40 by john throne   text 6 comments (last - tuesday february 15, 2011 15:33)
Large numbers in polls show opposition to the IMF/EU bail out. Yet the ULA while doing well is not able to come close to this level of support . Why is this? We try and raise some questions in this regard here. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Monday February 07, 2011 12:22 by Patrick Quinn
Election 2011 Specials: Have Your Say!
Near90fm will broadcast two Public Meetings with the candidates in the Dublin North Central and Dublin North East constituencies

Dublin North East: Date/Time: Thursday 10th February 7pm-9pm
Venue: Trinity Sports & Leisure Club. Hole In The Wall road, Dublin 13(next to Fr.Collins Park)

Dublin North Centra: Date/Time: Tuesday 15th February 7pm-9pm
Venue: Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Dublin 17 read full story / add a comment
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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Sunday February 06, 2011 16:39 by troisc   text 7 comments (last - tuesday february 08, 2011 11:52)   image 2 images
This is some confusion around about Fis Nua and New Vision. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Wednesday February 02, 2011 14:09 by John Meehan   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 02, 2011 14:13)
Joan Collins, a Dublin City Councillor, is running for a Dil Seat in the Constituency of Dublin South-Central. The General Election is coming soon - on Friday February 25.

Joan is a People Before Profit Candidate, part of the United Left Alliance (ULA), which is tipped to win six ore more seats in the new Dil. read full story / add a comment
dublin / elections / politics / event notice Tuesday February 01, 2011 23:03 by T
The Fianna Fail government has destoryed itself -unfortunately not before it has virtually destroyed the country. The question now is what is the alternative?

Nicola Curry - People Before Profit/United Left Alliance candidate Dublin South read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Saturday January 29, 2011 16:39 by ordinary citizen   text 5 comments (last - thursday february 03, 2011 13:54)
Our political system is shifting towards being more in line with the common decency of our humanity.
The possible coalitions formed after the election read full story / add a comment
limerick / elections / politics / event notice Friday January 28, 2011 02:16 by SLH
8pm
Tuesday 1st February 2011
Absolute Hotel, Abbey Lane, Limerick

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national / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Wednesday January 26, 2011 21:07 by former Green voter   text 15 comments (last - tuesday february 01, 2011 11:15)
Gerry Adams made a big contribution to politics with his statement on the EU and IMF and has shown the way out of the mess that the political establishment and their EU and IMF overlords have saddled the Irish People with for the next 20 to 50 years. As well as defaulting we need to free ourselves from the IMF shackles and to leave the EU as soon as we can. read full story / add a comment
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limerick / elections / politics / press release Tuesday January 25, 2011 22:44 by Limerick Socialist Party   image 2 images
● United Left Alliance Limerick Launch Rally, Tuesday February 1st
● ULA will expose Fine Gael & Labour's conspiring with Fianna Fail to implement savage cuts in Finance Bill
● Call for the Finance Bill & economic policy to be the heart of the election debate read full story / add a comment
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