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Higgins displays partiality with Government and not the people
28 Dec 2014; posted by editor - General


President Higgins has displayed his partiality to the ruling order and has turned his back on public protests by signing into law the Water Services Bill 2014.

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Tags: Water Services Bill 2014
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280m v 28,000m - the Media Omerta
06 Dec 2014; posted by editor - General


By Diarmuid O'Flynn
It’s baffling, truly baffling. Today our media discusses the outrage over the possible (and this is still not locked in) payment of €280m to junior bondholders in the two wound-up banks—Anglo and Irish Nationwide—that were combined to form IBRC.

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Tags: Anglo Irish Nationwide IBRC bank bail outs
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Vermilion's Luxembourg tax deal will further reduce revenue from Corrib
15 Nov 2014; posted by editor - General


Shell to Sea has called on Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White to clarify what impact Corrib Gas partner Vermilion's Luxembourg tax avoidance deal—revealed in the Irish Times—will have on the revenue the exchequer thinks it will earn from the Corrib gas field.

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Tags: Corrib Gas Shell to Sea Vermilion Shell Statoil Luxleaks
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Children's Minister rejects request from Bethany survivors group
13 Nov 2014; posted by editor - General


Children's Minister James Reilly has rejected a request from survivors of children's institutions to include the Westbank Orphanage and other Protestant institutions in the proposed Mother & Baby homes inquiry following a meeting with representatives of the survivors.

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Tags: Bethany survivors
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Cork Council renews call for end to water flouridation
30 Oct 2014; posted by editor - General, Health


By Owen Bowden
Cork City Council at their latest meeting this past Tuesday evening made a renewed call for the removal of flouridated water when a motion calling for the immediate cessation of public water fluoridation in Ireland was passed by majority.

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Tags: water flouridation
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Thousands in Limerick protest water charges
25 Oct 2014; posted by editor - General


Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday afternoon to protest against metered water charges.

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Tags: water meters water charges Limerick
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Thousands protest water charges
12 Oct 2014; posted by editor - General


Thousands took to the streets of Dublin on Saturday in protest against the imposition of metered water charges across the country. Video available from full story - click read more.

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Tags: water meters water charges
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Dublin City Council to table Government to abandon water flouridation
07 Oct 2014; posted by editor - General


By Owen Boyden
Dublin City Council's  last night (6 October), debated and passed a motion calling for the immediate cessation of water fluoridation in Ireland. DCC, the largest Council in the country (per capita over 500,000 people), has now adopted an anti-fluoride position and will be calling on the Government to end Ireland's mandatory water fluoridation policy with immediate effect.

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Tags: water flouridation
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Pay for water or go to jail . . .
05 Oct 2014; posted by editor - Editorial


GMC Sierra Ltd, which has been contracted to install water meters on behalf of Bord Gais, wants protesters jailed.

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Tags: water Bord Gais Irish Water meters
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