Archive for the ‘National’ Category

National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Clare Daly TD, Aer Lingus worker & SIPTU shop steward fully supports the statement by concerned SIPTU activists in relation to the outrageous attempt by Aer Lingus to sue SIPTU & Union Official Dermot O’Loughlin in particular.

The decision of Aer Lingus to seek damages against SIPTU and a named official, Dermot o Loughlin, represents a major threat to the trade unions. The Minister for Finance has a 25 percent stake in the company and the government should oppose this move.
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Justice, National

Justice Watch Ireland   Press Release

The decision by Mr Justice Gillen to refuse a ban on the Sunday World reporting unsubstantiated allegations of the most serious nature against Colin Fulton is, we believe, a serious breach of Mr Fulton’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Shannon Watch


Foreign Affairs, Justice and Defence, National

This C130 Hercules number JW5314 was at Shannon at 11 am on Thursday 13 March 2014. It was being guarded as usual by an Irish Army patrol, making the Irish Defence Forces complicit in any atrocities committed by the occupants of this aircraft. Dragging others into a net of complicity is almost standard practice for military forces and their political leaders who know that they are engages in atrocities, so as to spread the blame for such atrocities as widely as possible. Examples abound through history, including in recent decades, war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, the so-called Lords Resistance Army in Uganda, the Cambodian and Rwanda Genocide, etc. George W Bush was keen to entrap as many other governments as possible into his war crimes , and probably regarded recruiting the Bertie Ahern Irish Government as important because of our neutral status.
13 March 2014 Hercules C130 JW5314 at Shannon

Events, National, Protests

International Women’s Day
Peace Camp Shannon

Date: March 8th
Day: Saturday
Time: 12.00 – 16.00
Place: Mini roundabout before entrance to Shannon Airport
Events: Music Poetry Food

In solidarity with 79 year-old peace-activist, Margaretta D’Arcy, currently serving a three-month jail sentence in Mountjoy Prison for protesting against the use of Shannon Airport by US military.
All Welcome!

Endorsed by Shannon Watch, Global Women’s Strike (International), Global Women’s Strike, Ireland
Further information: 087- 6447246.