Environment, Health, Local Issues


Local activist from Lusk Waste Watchers

Fingal County Council’s plan to develop a monster sewage plant in North County Dublin was met with fierce resistance right across North Country Dublin over the last few years.  Yesterday’s decision to locate the plant at Clonshaugh north of Coolock will be welcomed by communities of Lusk where the plant was originally to be located.  However the new location will prove just as problematic.

The objections from the 10,000 signatories who signed a petition against the monster plant are still relevant.  The communities were concerned with the massive disruption it would have caused to the villages in the north county as well as the environmental and health consequences of having waste from seven counties dumped on their doorstep.  This will still be the case for the residents of Clonshaugh where over 2,500 family homes are located.
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International, Worker's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Walmart, the world’s third highest revenue grossing corporation, is well known for both its low prices and Dickens-Era low wages. Though Walmart earns over $15 billion USD per year in pure profit, 80% of its workforce relies on food stamps and other social welfare programs. In many US states, Walmart employees are the top recipients of government funded medical care. It is estimated that the employees of just one Walmart Super Store could be consuming over $900,000 USD in government aid per year.
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Defence, Foreign Affairs

As part of their ongoing response to the continuing use of Shannon Airport by the US military, Shannonwatch are holding a vigil outside the airport from 2pm to 3pm on Sunday June 9th. The vigil will be attended by a number of TDs including independent Clare Daly, who will call for government action in line with their stated commitment to international law and Irish neutrality.

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Justice, Transport Tourism and Sport

Response to Assistant Commissioner’s Internal Review (“the Internal Review”) and Garda Professional Standards Unit report (“GPSU Report”) regarding the Penalty Points Controversy & Garda Malpractice

Mick Wallace TD, Luke Ming Flanagan TD, Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins TD
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