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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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6 Political Opinion Poll Trends Your Friends (& Opponents) Won’t Believe Until They See This…

For the 26 Counties: Please Credit: “Coles” on Politics.ie

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UPDATE: So, what is Sinn Féin’s position on Gaza?

UPDATE: Thanks to the many who signed Book of Solidarity for Gaza on a very rainy Saturday in Wexford Bull Ring; this will tour county, be presented to Palestinian Ambassador. Watch my twitter feed @OisinSF for updates. I recently received … Continue reading

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