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Danger In The Air?

In Blog by Mourre16 Comments

As the enormous fire at the Oxigen recycling plant continues to billow smoke across south Dublin questions are left unanswered. People need to know how dangerous the smoke is, and whether parents should move young children or elderly family members away from the area’ – former Green Party TD Ciarán Cuffe ‘Like many Dubliners I woke up on Saturday to the acrid smell of smoke. At first we thought there … Read More

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On The Horizon

In Blog, Culture, Interviews by Finbar CafferkeyLeave a Comment

Risteard Ó Domhnaill is the director of the award-winning documentary ‘The Pipe’, which memorably captured the nature of the local resistance to the Corrib gas project in north Mayo. His latest venture is ‘On the Horizon’, which looks at the unusual legislative twists and turns that created the conditions for both the Corrib gas controversy and the (to put it mildly) generous terms enjoyed by the oil industry in Ireland. … Read More

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Turkish Protests Escalate: A day of action begins

In Blog, Politics by Reuben & Gielty21 Comments

The Erdoğan government’s dictatorial approach to town planning has awakened a sleeping giant. In the space of 24 hours a simple protest over a park’s future has become a nationwide rebellion against authoritarian government, violent police and creeping Islamisation of a famously secular society. rabble’s men on the ground, Reuben and Gielty, report. Yesterday saw one of the biggest protests in Istanbul’s history. At 1pm the commercial centre of the cosmopolitan … Read More

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A Tale From The Taksim Anti-Mall Mobilisations

In Blog, Culture, Politics by Reuben & Gielty25 Comments

Bellowing foggy clouds of tear gas choked the early Istanbul morning of the 30th of May, as police clad in paramilitary riotgear stormed Gezi park in Taksim. Reuben & Gielty have this report from the front lines.   (This article was written pseudonymously by Irish journalists Ronan Burtenshaw and Tommy Gavin because of safety concerns.) Using a signal dampener to limit internet use and accompanied by a heavily armoured “Mass Incident Intervention … Read More

An Emotional Appeal

In Blog, Politics by Rashers Tierney1 Comment

Naderev Saño, the lead negotiator of the Philippines delegation, breaks down in Doha He ended with this. “I appeal to the whole world, I appeal to leaders from all over the world, to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face. I appeal to ministers. The outcome of our work is not about what our political masters want. It is about what is demanded of us by 7 … Read More