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offsite link Young People Should Not be Strong-Armed Into Getting Vaccinated Sat Apr 17, 2021 17:22 | Toby Young
We're publishing an original piece today by Bella Wallersteiner, a Senior Parliamentary Assistant, setting out the case against making entry to pubs/clubs/festivals conditional on showing a 'Covid Status Certificate'.
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offsite link Almost 15% Of English Health Service Workers Remain Unvaccinated Sat Apr 17, 2021 16:34 | Michael Curzon
Reports are emerging that many health service workers in England are refusing the vaccine, as the number of workers coming forward to receive a Covid jab is falling.
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offsite link Vaccine Immunity ?Won?t Just Disappear? in Face Of Covid Variants, Says JCVI Member Sat Apr 17, 2021 13:48 | Michael Curzon
A member of the JCVI has dismissed claims that the Government's "roadmap" out of lockdown could be "scuppered" by Covid variants as "pessimistic", saying that the immunity gained from vaccines "won?t just disappear".
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offsite link Would Cameron Have Handled the Covid Crisis Better Than Boris? Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:06 | Toby Young
In an entertaining blog post, Russell David imagines how different the past 13 months would have been if David Cameron, not Boris, had been in charge. The answer is much, much better, according to Russell.
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offsite link Pregnant Women Should Be Offered Covid Vaccine, New Government Advice Says Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:13 | Michael Curzon
Pregnant women should be offered a Covid vaccine, new Government advice says. The AstraZeneca jab will be given where another is not available despite the JCVI saying "more research is needed" on its impact on pregnancy.
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Did we ever think this could happen in Ireland ?
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday April 15, 2021 22:58 by T   image 13 images   video 1 video file

There is no doubt about it that religion and spirituality are under attack and the pressure has been massively increased on the back of the Covid Scamdemic.

The level of suppression and repression now in force against the church has not been seen here for centuries. The irony is that the church hierarchy are largely going along with it. The attack on spirituality is a bit harder to discern but it is there and part of the wider trend. Overall what appears to be going on is the corporate takeover of society and that is the new religion and it is intolerant of any other belief systems. This is a characteristic of all totalitarian systems. They want you to transfer any beliefs you have to them. During the worst periods of the USSR we saw churches burned or closed down and all religious practice suppressed. Similar things happened during the Chinese cultural revolution. What it represents is a demand to turn towards the reigning power and an insistence that this is the only belief system. What the socialist revolution was promising was salvation through socialist organisation of society and by directing the productive forces to the benefit of all peoples, in effect creating heaven on Earth. It didn't quite turn out that way for various reasons. Now the corporate regime is trying the same without the promises.

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national / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Saturday April 10, 2021 14:50 by Joe Terry
A media news item reads: “EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders.”
Irish soldiers could be used as sandbags for on-coming Soviet air-to-ground missiles. A real possibility in the future, if Ireland does not pull back from the growing EU militarisation program.
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national / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday April 07, 2021 22:37 by NoMasksInClass   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Parents against masks for our Secondary School children have launched a campaign. You can find them on twitter at: https://twitter.com/teenheard or search for #NoMasksInClass

If you’re a parent and want to support your teenager struggling with masks, lockdowns, and any other reasons during these critical times, join us on telegram at https://t.me/joinchat/-dnzO9P4GJE5OTI0
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday April 06, 2021 00:05 by 1 of indy   video 1 video file
Tracy O'Mahony, the lone brave Barrister -(where are her colleagues? ) who has been speaking out about the stripping of our freedoms and civil liberties is asking people to help out with lobbying politicians who will have to vote on the part 3 of the Draconian Health Preservation Act limiting our Freedoms to extend it before 9 June 2021. If it is not extended then the government will not have the authority to continue with the lockdowns and restrictions. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday March 29, 2021 22:26 by Riseup   image 4 images
It is time the lockdowns were ended. There is no excuse for these over zealous lockdowns. They are nothing to do with health and have everything to do with control. It is our right to meet, travel freely and continue normal life.

***** RiseUp **** Easter Sunday ***** Freedom Walk.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday March 29, 2021 21:31 by 1 of indy   2 attached files
If you are a student nurse or happen to know a student nurse who is hesitant about the vaccine then please make sure to share the following resource from Tracey O'Mahony with them.
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 24, 2021 20:07 by Gary Jordan   text 2 comments (last - friday march 26, 2021 11:39)   image 1 image   video 1 video file   2 attached files
Apartheid is coming to Ireland if the Digital Green Certificates are accepted read full story / add a comment
All Irish hospital bed occupancy by month, from 2017 (Yellow) to 2020 (Blue). Click each image to enlarge
national / health / disability issues / other press Thursday March 18, 2021 23:02 by 1 of indy   image 1 image   1 attached file
This is report carried by freepress.ie reveals that Irish Hospitals were never under strain during the previous year and use data from a freedom of information request. It shines a very bright light on the relentless propaganda from the government and their lackies in the mainstream media.

Freepress.ie can exclusively reveal that Irish hospitals were never under strain throughout 2020, based on newly released official health system hospital data arising from our freedom of information request.

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national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 17, 2021 19:40 by Gary Jordan
Policing in Ireland in the COVID-era has brought great shame and disgrace to the Garda Siochana read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / news report Sunday March 14, 2021 00:57 by hfi   image 4 images
It has been brought to our attention that there has been a sudden and dramatic rise in deaths of nursing home residents since approximately mid January. Having looked at the data further we believe this needs to be investigated by the relevant authorities urgently. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Saturday March 13, 2021 22:39 by anon   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 18, 2021 14:00)   image 11 images   video 1 video file   2 attached files
St Patricks day is the day to show your opposition to this lockdown madness. All around the country people want to mark it in some way.

In Dublin there were two events planned. One was to Herbert Park in Ballsbridge and a second rally to assemble outside the RTE studio which these days simply spews propaganda and lies about the covid situation and has been the center piece of the campaign to keep the lockdown and restriction going and at the same time press relentlessly for permanent police state measures in the form of Testing & Vaccine passports to go to the pub or a football match.

The event for Herbert Park is the location for Le Cheile Day For Mental Health - Families Supporting Families

It remains to be seen if the corporate overlords of our police state instruct their minions to ban this rally
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national / racism & migration related issues / opinion/analysis Thursday March 11, 2021 11:52 by Gary Jordan
Racism in the Royal family has been endemic for centuries. So has child abuse and eugenics. read full story / add a comment
Audio available at https://www.facebook.com/senatormullen/posts/4285516648144898
national / crime and justice / news report Wednesday March 10, 2021 23:29 by 1 of indy   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 14, 2021 00:50)   image 2 images
On Tuesday (March 9th) Senator Rónán Mullen read into the public record of the Seanad as part of the Order of Business revealations about the fraudulent antics of leading members of the so called Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG) who have spent inordinate amount of time on the national media promoting lockdowns.

Report published recently of the international correspondence and workings of the so-called Independent Scientific Advisory Group which has been pushing for a zero Covid approach. Four weeks ago, the head of the group wrote to its members asking them to "look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty" and to "go after people and not institutions" because "people hurt faster than institutions". read full story / add a comment
national / politics / elections / press release Wednesday March 10, 2021 20:49 by Zachory Conti
Congress passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that includes Puerto Rico anti-poverty measures and $900 million of increased food aid through the Nutrition Assistance Program. read full story / add a comment
national / public consultation / irish social forum / opinion/analysis Monday March 08, 2021 22:50 by Irish Inquiry   video 1 video file
While most people in Ireland – fortunately – have no personal experience of COVID 19, virtually every family in the country is affected by the shut-down of schools. Children are missing out on their education and social life, while parents struggle to combine home schooling with working from the bedroom. If they have to go to work – like nurses, gardai, and shop assistants – they can’t call on grandparents to help with baby sitting. In tonight’s programme, we discuss the stark reality of the schools shut-down with a teacher and student from a northside Dublin school and with Chris Brett, a health benefit analyst who’s campaigning for the re-opening of schools in England. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday March 08, 2021 01:40 by Gary Jordan   text 1 comment (last - monday march 08, 2021 22:11)   image 1 image
The plea for tyranny is loud in Ireland in 2021. The people are asking for their chains to be tightened. Orwell was right. But do the people realize what they are asking for ? They should be careful what they wish for. read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Thursday March 04, 2021 21:34 by Gary Jordan   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 07, 2021 11:25)   image 2 images
With the Mainstream Media and the Government of Ireland calling out the participants of Sunday's protests as lunatics, it's time to take a look at who the real lunatics are in our nation. read full story / add a comment
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Sunday February 28, 2021 02:17 by Amy   text 4 comments (last - monday march 01, 2021 22:45)   image 20 images
Sat 27th Feb. Today's long planned anti-lockdown protest that was due to take place in Stephens Green was prevented from entering the park because it was closed by the government and all roads leading to it were sealed off by a massive police operation.

Despite the fact there were was an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 who were marching and the vast majority were regular people and were peaceful, the media insists it was a riot and was only attended by thugs. This is the image that they not only want to present but they do present. The only mainstream media images are of lines of cops with smoke from the one firecracker by the lunatic and some discarded litter on the ground.

This report of the protest critically looks at what happened and how the agenda of the government has been cynically served. It is so coincidental that the incident with the firecracker perfectly fitted the narrative they wanted to portray and portray it they did in every report and mention. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday February 24, 2021 11:20 by foie
Call on public to support EU ‘Citizens Initiative’ on pesticides facing ‘strong political headwinds’
5878 more signatures required on pesticides Initiative for Ireland to reach its threshold

Ireland remains almost 6,000 signatures short of the required number to reach its threshold in an EU Citizens Initiative calling for greater control of pesticides.

The Initiative comes as the goal of a 50% reduction phasing out the use pesticides by 2030 is ‘facing strong political headwinds’, according to the environmental charity Friends of the Irish Environment [FIE] read full story / add a comment
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