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UPDATE II: Official Statement: Gerry Adams responds to allegations in Spotlight programme

I was asked by Alan Corcoran on South East Radio this morning [Thurs 16/Oct] if we would respond with a statement on this subject (I was unaware of this information and subject at the time I went to the studio); … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Little Clouds on the Horizon

43 Then he told his young servant, “Go and look toward the sea.” So he went and looked out to sea. “Nothing there,” he said. But Elijah told him to go back seven times. 44 On the seventh look, he … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Water

Some people have asked me about those “Irish Water” forms going out. Here’s what I think so far (an opinion – not infallible):

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2nd Annual Michael O’Hanrahan Lecture: “Cumann na mBán & Irish Republicanism”, 4pm Sat 4/Oct

By MEP Liadh Ní Riada. 4pm. Free music to follow, 5-7pm. More info to follow here and at ohanrahan.org (Liadh will also be opening my new office at 23 South Street at 3pm; please come along and meet us).

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Sinn Féin Office New Ross Opening: Saturday 4/October, 3pm

With Liadh Ní Riada MEP Ireland South. 23 South Street, New Ross. 051-432134 new constituency contact number. (Followed at 4pm by 2nd Annual Michael O’Hanrahan Lecture, by Liadh Ní Riada MEP: “Cumann na mBán and Irish Republicanism”; Followed at 5-7pm … Continue reading

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FYI: Islamic State in Iraq, Syria & Levant (“I.S.I.S.”/ISIL)

To further debate & discussion (does not mean endorsement): Pope Francis’ Lesson: The Abrahamic religions need a spiritual summit meeting, not dialogue-by-press-statements “… the pope’s statement – and subsequent misinterpretations – clearly show how urgently the leaders of the three … Continue reading

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Death of former trade union & social activist Noel Harris

Just received this from a friend, and wanted to pass on: Noel Harris spent his adult life as an active trade unionist and trade union official in Belfast, Dublin and London. In Belfast he was a member of DATA, the … Continue reading

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Credible Debt Relief & Mortgage Distress Help & Info

Sinn Féin’s pamphlet “Time for a F.A.I.R. Approach to Mortgage Distress”: Information for those dealing with Mortgage Distress: Important and valuable information is available through these organisations and institutions: Insolvency Service of Ireland – Brief guide to Debt Solutions (PDF) … Continue reading

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Haaretz: “10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation”

H/T to Rabbi Lerner at Tikkun/Network of Spiritual Progressives: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.610850 Author David Grossman speaks at a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv, Aug. 16, 2014.Photo by Moti Milrod ‘Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturdayevening for a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv under … Continue reading

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ESRI Forecasting accuracy: Some track record

Buyer Beware on latest government uptalk re: 50,000 jobs predicted by ESRI… Broad comment and criticism of ESRI: Buck Stops Here – Irish Independent, June 2010 The ESRI forecast record (Community Comments) – The Irish Economy Blog, June 2010 ESRI … Continue reading

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