Press Release from Ryanair Pilot Group
Facebook and Twitter Accounts shut down without explanation.
On the 2nd of August Facebook shut down the Ryanair Pilot Group (RPG) Facebook page. No warning was provided. No justification was put forward. No specific reasons were given. RPG contacted Facebook requesting details of why the page was removed.
To date, no reasons have been forthcoming. The attached email is the only communication received concerning this extraordinary development. In a further twist yesterday (07th August), the RPG Twitter account has also been taken down unilaterally. Again, no specific reasons have been provided.
Bus Loads of concerned members of Newbridge Credit Union and their families attended a public rally today outside the Central Bank to protest against the forced merger of their Credit Union with the Naas Credit Union. The Newbridge Credit Union Action Group and Task Force called today’s protest to highlight the nature of secrecy and behind the scenes manoeuvring to arrange a merger without the consent or consultation with the members of Newbridge Credit Union.
By Jacob Richards
Today marks the first steps towards water charges in Ireland with installation of water meters beginning across the country. As things stand water meters are expected to be in place across the country in time for the introduction of water charges in 2015. The sight of water meters being installed will no doubt provoke uncertainty for many people and families across the country. This uncertainty will rest on the notion that once introduced there is no telling how high water charges may reach, further squeezing those already stretched to the limit by crippling property taxes and other levies. Yet if any positive can be taken right now it is that there is still time to act out against the introduction of water charges.
by Jacob Richards
Many of us will have noticed the ever-increasing use of the term “fracking” that is coming up for debate in various media locally and nationally. It seems that “fracking” is now a hot topic that inspires controversy wherever it is said. “Fracking” in very simple terms is a process whereby highly pressurised fluid often containing hundreds of chemicals, is pumped until it bores into the layers of rock thousands of feet under the earth’s surface. By doing this the rock becomes fractured releasing pockets of gas which are then pumped back to the surface to be used as a means of fuel. The process has taken off particularly in the United States over the last ten years. This sounds well and good but in reality the process has caused great damage to local environments and also posed health risks to local communities.