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February 25, 2015

Not the elephant in the room anymore: Direct Provision System and Deportations

Do you remember the story of Somali asylum seeker Mohamed Sleyum Ali? Irish Times reported it: In March 2014 he was deported from Ireland, attacked and left to die within hours of his arrival in Tanzania…

One day he was in Dublin, soon after he was fighting for his life.

What do you think of this story?

Suspicious?

Horrific?

Sad? 

Unbelievable?

Not the elephant in the room anymore: Direct Provision System and Deportations

Do you remember the story of Somali asylum seeker Mohamed Sleyum Ali? Irish Times reported it: In March 2014 he was deported from Ireland, attacked and left to die within hours of his arrival in Tanzania…

One day he was in Dublin, soon after he was fighting for his life.

What do you think of this story?

Suspicious?

September 22, 2014

Today is Blair Day on the news... He says "People should listen to my advice on Isis as I have been to war in Iraq before".  He is addicted to invading Iraq. Unless he gets a good dose of it every ten years or so, he can’t function properly. If he doesn’t get his dose, he starts sweating; his hands itch, his stomach rumbles and his eyes go crazy red… You see, like any addiction, his brain starts playing games…  He starts producing arguments to get what he wants.

Today is Blair Day on the news... He says "People should listen to my advice on Isis as I have been to war in Iraq before".

He is addicted to invading Iraq. Unless he gets a good dose of it every ten years or so, he can’t function properly. If he doesn’t get his dose, he starts sweating; his hands itch, his stomach rumbles and his eyes go crazy red… You see, like any addiction, his brain starts playing games… He starts producing arguments to get what he wants...

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April 5, 2014

I must admit that I was wrong when I - being unusually pessimistic - thought that there will be only around 50 known faces at today's “Our Water Is Not for Sale” conference.

I must also admit that I was worried that this conference may turn into an inward looking debate without the outcome of a renewed commitment and activism by people to fight the water charges and all other cuts.

I must admit that I was wrong when I - being unusually pessimistic - thought that there will be only around 50 known faces at the “Our Water Is Not for Sale” conference in Dublin on 5 April 2014.

I must also admit that I was worried that this conference may turn into an inward looking debate without the outcome of a renewed commitment and activism by people to fight the water charges and all other cuts.

March 13, 2014

People Before Profit Dublin 15 local election candidates Memet Uludag and Louise Bayliss launched a campaign to raise awareness among migrants on local election voting entitlements and encourage migrants to register and vote. As part of this campaign the candidates have organised a public meeting and information session on 18 March 2014 in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Blanchardstown.

People Before Profit Dublin 15 local election candidates Memet Uludag and Louise Bayliss launched a campaign to raise awareness among migrants on local election voting entitlements and encourage migrants to register and vote. As part of this campaign the candidates have organised a public meeting and information session on 18 March 2014 in St. Brigid’s Community Centre, Blanchardstown.

January 27, 2014

People Before Profit’s European election candidate for Dublin, Cllr. Brid Smith is calling for full disclosure from Oxigen and the Enviromental Protection Agency about the nature of the hazardous waste on the premises in Ballymount during the recent fire. She is calling on the EPA to immediately disclose any potential dangers for local communities.
 

People Before Profit’s European election candidate for Dublin, Cllr. Brid Smith is calling for full disclosure from Oxigen and the Enviromental Protection Agency about the nature of the hazardous waste on the premises in Ballymount during the recent fire. She is calling on the EPA to immediately disclose any potential dangers for local communities.
 
Commenting, Cllr. Brid Smith said:
 

January 20, 2014

PEOPE BEFORE PROFIT ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE – 17th JANUARY 2014

People Before Profit Alliance Announces its Dublin West 2014 Local Elections Candidates

PEOPE BEFORE PROFIT ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE – 17th JANUARY 2014

People Before Profit Alliance Announces its Dublin West 2014 Local Elections Candidates

On Thursday, January 23rd, People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) will hold a public meeting to launch the Dublin West local elections campaign and formally announce the election candidates. The meeting will take place in The Vineyard, Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, at 8:30pm.

November 30, 2013

Brid Smith, an elected Dublin City councilor (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh ward) will run as the People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin constituency for next year’s European elections. Smith is a long-standing campaigner and trade union activist in Unite Trade Union who has played a leading role in struggles against the bin charges, the property tax and water charges

Brid Smith, an elected Dublin City councilor (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh ward) will run as the People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin constituency for next year’s European elections. Smith is a long-standing campaigner and trade union activist in Unite Trade Union who has played a leading role
in struggles against the bin charges, the property tax and water charges

November 29, 2013

The burning to death of a horse in Tallaght is a horrific form of animal cruelty and also a clear proof of what the cutting of local public services and removal of social facilities could lead to.

The burning to death of a horse in Tallaght is a horrific form of animal cruelty and also a clear proof of what the cutting of local public services and removal of social facilities could lead to.

The burning of the horse has been widely reported in the media and this act of extreme animal cruelty has alarmed the horrified animal rights activists.

Responding to the incident, Gillian Bird of DSPCA said that "the twisted perpetrators need to be caught".

November 23, 2013

Muslims in Ireland are shocked by a letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.

An anonymous letter has been received by Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin. The letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension.

Muslims in Ireland are shocked by a letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.

An anonymous letter has been received by Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin. The letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension. See below for the letter (*)

August 29, 2012

Tonight (august 29th) at 10pm TV3 will air “Irelands Bogus Beggars: Paul Connolly Investigates”. This is a program they showed last year and it fits in well with their attempt to be the Daily Mail of Irish television.

Tonight (august 29th) at 10pm TV3 will air “Irelands Bogus Beggars: Paul Connolly Investigates”. This is a program they showed last year and it fits in well with their attempt to be the Daily Mail of Irish television.

May 31, 2012

Public Meeting: Abortion – As Turkey debates abortion, the struggle in Ireland and lessons learned

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | Time: 19:30 | Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Speakers:
Sinéad Kennedy, NUI Maynooth
Speaker from Prolife Campaign - TBC

Hosted by Turkish Irish Association

Public Meeting: Abortion – As Turkey debates abortion, the struggle in Ireland and lessons learned

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | Time: 19:30 | Venue: Cassidys Hotel, Dublin 1

Speakers:
Sinéad Kennedy, NUI Maynooth
Elizabeth Martin ,Prolife Campaign

Hosted by Turkish Irish Association

I recent days, the Turkish Prime Minister, at various conferences, and during public speeches has announced his objection to c-section and abortion. He has publicly said that “he sees abortion as a murder”.

May 15, 2012

Irish taxi industry, in general, went from bad to worse throughout the boom years of so called Celtic Tiger era and the following years of economic crisis. 10 years ago, there were too few taxis serving the public and we still remember the endless queues on taxi ranks on a weekend night.

Taxi Drivers Show Racism the Green Light – What about the austery? What colour does it show?

How much would a taxi ride cost from Dublin to Frankfurt?

April 23, 2012

This article was written for the Irish Marxist Review

Ever since the onset of the international economic crisis in 2008 and the consequent collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the Irish banking system we have seen the abject failure of the Irish trade union movement to mobilise serious resistance to the attempts by successive governments to make working people and the underprivileged pay for the crisis of the system

This article was written for the Irish Marxist Review

Ever since the onset of the international economic crisis in 2008 and the consequent collapse of the Celtic Tiger and the Irish banking system we have seen the abject failure of the Irish trade union movement to mobilise serious resistance to the attempts by successive governments to make working people and the underprivileged pay for the crisis of the system .

December 13, 2011

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 16:00 until 19:00
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Forum:
4pm, Saturday, 28 January 2012
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1

Speakers:
Prof. Philip Marfleet, Judith Orr, Dr. Faheen Bukhata,  Anas Al Tikriti
Richard Boyd Barrett TD

This event is hosted by Irish Anti-War Movement, The Islamic Foundation in Ireland, The Islamic Cultural Centre

All welcome. Please invite your contacts
www.irishantiwar.org

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 16:00 until 19:00
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Forum:
4pm, Saturday, 28 January 2012
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1

Speakers:
Prof. Philip Marfleet, Judith Orr, Dr. Faheen Bukhata,  Anas Al Tikriti
Richard Boyd Barrett TD

This event is hosted by Irish Anti-War Movement, The Islamic Foundation in Ireland, The Islamic Cultural Centre

All welcome. Please invite your contacts
www.irishantiwar.org

December 13, 2011

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 16:00 until 19:00
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Forum:
4pm, Saturday, 28 January 2012
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1

Speakers:
Prof. Philip Marfleet, Judith Orr, Dr. Faheen Bukhata,  Anas Al Tikriti
Richard Boyd Barrett TD

This event is hosted by Irish Anti-War Movement, The Islamic Foundation in Ireland, The Islamic Cultural Centre

All welcome. Please invite your contacts
www.irishantiwar.org

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 16:00 until 19:00
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Forum:
4pm, Saturday, 28 January 2012
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay Dublin 1

Speakers:
Prof. Philip Marfleet, Judith Orr, Dr. Faheen Bukhata,  Anas Al Tikriti
Richard Boyd Barrett TD

This event is hosted by Irish Anti-War Movement, The Islamic Foundation in Ireland, The Islamic Cultural Centre

All welcome. Please invite your contacts
www.irishantiwar.org

December 13, 2011

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

www.turkishassociationireland.org

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 19:30 until 21:00
Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Public Meeting: Immigration and Unemployment.
Does immigration cause unemployment at the time of crisis and job losses?
Are migrants a cause for jobs losses for locals?

Speaker: Memet Uludag
(personal capacity)
Hosted by Turkish Association of Ireland

Followed by discussion and contributions from the floor

All welcome

November 9, 2011

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

The lines are drawn and borders are set.  These are lines, drawn by the crisis in Europe and the world, between the possessed and the dispossessed, the poor and the rich. The time to stand right in the middle and sit on the fence is over. One has to be either on one side or the other.  The nonsense that we are the children of the same nation, under one flag, walking on the same streets as equals has been exposed with this crisis. This is now the struggle between the hungry and full.

November 4, 2011

Emergency Demonstration - Support the #FreedomWaves ships to Gaza - End the Siege of Gaza
Friday 4th November, 6pm, The Spire, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

At 7.30pm tonight (Thursday) the Irish Ship To Gaza shore team were informed that Israeli warships were seen 6 miles from the Irish (MV Saoirse) and Canadian (Tahrir) ships attempting to break the siege of Gaza. The ships are currently in international waters around 200 miles from Gaza. Israeli spotter planes were also observed flying overhead according to Fintan Lane, who is on board the Irish ship Saoirse. Crew and passengers on the boats fear being boarded tonight.

Emergency Demonstration - Support the #FreedomWaves ships to Gaza - End the Siege of Gaza

Friday 4th November
6pm, The Spire
O'Connell Street
Dublin 1

October 20, 2011

#OccupyDameStreet March
22 October · 14:00 - 17:00
Garden of Rememberance
Dublin
www.occupydamestreet.org

#OccupyDameStreet March
22 October · 14:00 - 17:00
Garden of Rememberance
Dublin
www.occupydamestreet.org

Billy bragg will be marching with Occupy dame street from garden of remembrance at 2pm saturday. After he'll be perform at a secret location, come to the march to find out!!

October 20, 2011

#OccupyDameStreet March
22 October · 14:00 - 17:00
Garden of Rememberance
Dublin
www.occupydamestreet.org

#OccupyDameStreet March
22 October · 14:00 - 17:00
Garden of Rememberance
Dublin
www.occupydamestreet.org

Billy bragg will be marching with Occupy dame street from garden of remembrance at 2pm saturday. After he'll be perform at a secret location, come to the march to find out!!

October 15, 2011

Around 1,000 people took part in a lively protest in Dublin as part of the worlwwide day of action against austerity, which saw protests from New Zealand, London, Australia and Rome and many other places. 

September 15, 2011

A Trinity College university spokeswoman confirmed that the British National Party leader is set to appear at a Philosophical Society meeting on October 20.

A Trinity College university spokeswoman confirmed that the British National Party leader is set to appear at a Philosophical Society meeting on October 20.

According to a post on the personal blog of the party's media officer Simon Darby, Griffin was invited along with a "BNP delegation" for a debate titled: "This House Believes Immigration Has Gone Too Far".

September 13, 2011

Busy day in Dublin. Irish Antiwar Public Meeting / Debate + National Organizing meeting of the Anti Household and water tax campaign.

Busy day in Dublin. Irish Antiwar Public Meeting / Debate + National Organizing meeting of the Anti Household and water tax campaign. Good luck to all good people whichever is their struggle today. Good people who get up, switch of TV, get out and make the news instead of watching it...

September 13, 2011

Let's see what we have today...

Let's see what we have today... IT Reports Minister Bruton saying about talktalk closure with 575 job losses: "This decision to close within 30 days, I think is too abrupt. It’s not fair to people” Nice try... So it's ok to close down while making profits so long it is not in 30 days. Ok minister we'll give you 35 days.