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offaly / environment / event notice Saturday September 22, 2007 19:22 by June Kelly
Westmeath Enviros Reach Out to Farmers
at Ploughing Championships in Tullamore on Wed, 26th September 2007

Members of the Westmeath Environmental Group will be at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore to highlight the dangers of genetically modified crops on Wednesday, 26th September 2007.

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offaly / environment / event notice Saturday August 11, 2007 16:31 by Tadhg O' Cruadhlaoich
The Environmental Film Night is part of the 39th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

3 short films on the environment shown by activist Tadgh O' Cruadhlaoich. (In conjunction with Ionad and The Local Planet) The Last Penguin, animation by children from Sacred Heart School, Portlaoise. Peak Oil Imposed by Nature, documentary by Norwegians, in English. The Carbon Connection, a film by Norman Phillip. Refreshments and Free popcorn! (Booking advised: 057 9121818)
Tin Jug Studio •9pm • (Voluntary entry fee of €5 goes to Art Aid for various charities.)

More info
www.birrvintageweek.com
www.ionad.org
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offaly / anti-war / imperialism / other press Friday August 10, 2007 15:31 by Mary P.
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger skewers "good 'ol Bill" (Clinton) where an "audience" with him during his forthcoming visit to London will cost up to £799 a head. read full story / add a comment
offaly / environment / event notice Thursday August 09, 2007 19:45 by June Kelly
If you are intending to visit the Tullamore Agricultural Show on Sunday 12th August watch out for members of the Westmeath Environmental Group who will be distributing literature
which explains the dangers and terrifying realities to GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS.
Anti GMO T shirts will be on sale from our members at the IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association) stand at the show . Join us in our campaign on Sunday.
SAY NO TO GMO -
Westmeath Environmental Group
weg1@eircom.net
www.weg.ie read full story / add a comment
offaly / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Sunday April 22, 2007 09:50 by Brian   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 29, 2007 22:56)
Victims of the legal profession meeting read full story / add a comment
offaly / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday February 05, 2007 02:47 by Nora G.
In today's UK Guardian, a letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, John Pilger, Walden Bello, Michael Greger, Mike Davis, Caroline Lucas, Green MEP, Gabriel Carlyle, Pandemic Action,
Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Michael Albert, ZNet. Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel peace prize winner and Hans von Sponeck, former UN assistant secretary general warns that "Humanity faces a massive global threat from avian influenza"

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offaly / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday December 26, 2006 21:08 by David K.   text 1 comment (last - wednesday december 27, 2006 15:00)   image 2 images
A play featuring the writings of the late American peace activist Rachel Corrie: “My Name is Rachel Corrie” has been cancelled at a Canadian Theatre in what can only be described as contemptible self censorship. The Canadian theatre company CanStage has done a three monkeys and pulled down the Iron Curtain of censorship down on it by announcing its cancelling plans to present the play in Toronto : Can stage, won't stage, exit stage. read full story / add a comment
offaly / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday November 18, 2006 21:21 by Solas Eile   text 13 comments (last - monday april 26, 2010 15:54)
In response to Mr. Muldowney's : The Pearsons and their Prosecutors ?? read full story / add a comment
offaly / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday September 05, 2006 02:17 by Naomi Murphy   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 05, 2006 22:43)
In the 1950s, he opposed Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt and was almost jailed for refusing to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee read full story / add a comment
offaly / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 30, 2006 17:03 by Pat Muldowney   text 74 comments (last - friday june 19, 2009 19:58)   image 2 images
Alan Stanley’s book describes the death of the Pearson brothers using a variety of sources:
(1) The contemporary (July 7 1921) account in the Unionist newspaper “The King’s County Chronicle, Parsonstown” (King’s County and Parsonstown are, respectively, Co. Offaly and Birr) which quotes their sister Matilda Pearson on her brothers’ death and the burning of their house;
(2) A 1983 description by a surviving Pearson brother David Pearson in Australia;
(3) A summary of descriptions of those events by William Stanley who was with the Pearson brothers when they were arrested and who subsequently lived in Carlow until his death in 1981;
(4) A number of comments gathered by Alan Stanley, mostly from Protestant neighbours and relatives of the Pearsons after 1981, and principally from Tom Mitchell of Kinnitty near Coolacrease.

The page numbers refer to the edition of Stanley's book published July 2005.
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offaly / environment / press release Tuesday November 09, 2004 01:52 by J. Antonio DiBella   text 9 comments (last - friday april 14, 2006 10:58)
Help stop road construction near Charleville Castle read full story / add a comment
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offaly / arts and media / event notice Monday August 16, 2004 16:58 by Conor   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 17, 2004 11:00)   image 1 image
not strictly political - but is run by volunteers and show casing some very unusual music plus most of the acts playing for free.

How ever if the editors see fit to remove I won't complain ! read full story / add a comment
offaly / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Thursday June 10, 2004 10:07 by Tullamore/Offaly
Kieran Allen (SWP & IAWM) & Ciaron O'Reilly (Pit Stop Ploughshares & Dublin Catholic Worker) will be among speakers at an anti-war meeting at Foresters Hall, Tullamore, Starts at 9 pm Thursday June 10th. read full story / add a comment
offaly / anti-war / imperialism / news report Saturday April 17, 2004 17:28 by Fintan Lane   text 3 comments (last - sunday april 18, 2004 02:18)
Just received the following report from the EU Foreign Ministers anti-war demo in Tullamore: read full story / add a comment
offaly / eu / event notice Friday April 16, 2004 13:40 by Damien Moran   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 18, 2004 00:00)
Saturday April 17th Protest against EU Foreign Ministers Meeting at Tullamore, Co. Offaly read full story / add a comment
offaly / environment / event notice Saturday February 14, 2004 12:33 by Caoimhin
A 'Village Membership Roadshow' will be visiting Dooley's Hotel, Birr on Monday 23rd February 2004, 7-9pm. read full story / add a comment
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