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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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dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Monday October 10, 2011 16:10 by LASC
Talk by returned activist Tanya O'Sullivan
LASC Offices (5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2)
Thursday 20th October, 18:30 pm
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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
international / miscellaneous / event notice Monday October 03, 2011 13:05 by Ruth Powell
"The IMF undermines national development around the world".

Andy Storey, UCD.
Kevin McParland, Link Community Development.
Eamonn O'Reily (chair).

Wednesday 05 October, 2011 - 6.15pm
At Bewley's Cafe,
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international / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday September 28, 2011 11:09 by Ruth Powell
Comhlámh’s First Wednesday Debates series kicks off this year with a topical discussion for the development sector.

“The IMF undermines national development around the world”

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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
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday September 21, 2011 23:27 by Laughter
FREE Laughter Yoga Session

18.30 – 19.30, Tuesday 27th September, in the Swan Centre,Rathmines. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Friday September 16, 2011 16:30 by Cleo de Vito
Learn the theory & methodolgy of designing & planting your own edible woodland. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Friday September 16, 2011 16:25 by Cleo de Vito
Upcoming training in methodology of designing & planting an edible woodland. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / other press Friday September 09, 2011 14:45 by MediaMega   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 11, 2011 09:30)
IRELAND is in the grip of a "heroin epidemic", while alcohol abuse among the young is leading them towards drug use, two youth support organisations warned yesterday.

The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children were told by Spunout and the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre that alcohol was both a gateway and relapse drug and that issues such as the availability of alcohol and its below-cost selling needed to be tackled as a matter of urgency. 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
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday August 11, 2011 23:00 by James Connolly Soviet
The Connolly Soviet will be running the second of its Last Friday Comedy Club on 26th August at 9.00pm at Seomra Spraoi, Belvidere Court, off Mountjoy Square in Dublin. 
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday August 10, 2011 13:07 by Cleo de Vito
The Hedge School hub of West of Ireland Portal Hubs has a number of workshops & courses planned for the next few months. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday July 20, 2011 22:39 by Mick
The idea of the citizen has a long and ambigous history. In the Campaign for the Old City Arts Building we have been using this term to talk about ourselves as political actors and as people with rights, specifically the right to use empty NAMA buildings. read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday July 19, 2011 12:32 by Mick
This Saturday (July 23) join us for late breakfast at the Old City Arts Building. We'll have tea and coffee and we're planning to bake some bread/cakes and maybe bbq a few suasages.

The old City Arts building is located at 23-25 Mosse Street, just down past Tara St. dart station,

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antrim / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 11, 2011 22:55 by Jack White   text 1 comment (last - friday july 15, 2011 12:43)
It is this time of year again when the spectre of sectarianism and division comes to the fore in the north of Ireland. It is a time when communities, kerbstones and poles are marked and carved into territory. There are those who will be living in fear and silenced from speaking out while the rest of us are told to turn the other check in the interests of peace and stability. It is unfortunate, if perhaps somewhat inevitable, that the now annual battles around the ‘marching season’ fall along religious lines. The Orange parades are being used to test the supposed 'neutrality' of the northern regime and the PSNI in particular. The losing side in this dangerous game however is likely to be the working class, as the confrontations and the sectarian attacks that occur around the Orange marches drive people further into ‘their own’ communities.

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