PEOPLES NEWS 130 - CONTENTShttp://www.people.ie/news/PN-130.pdfPage 1Lies and damned liesPage 3Failed TPP talks vindicate concerns on medicines and investor rightsPage 3People’s Movement on FacebookPage 4Building the EU CorePage 6Christine Lagarde, Greece and the American military-industrial complexPage 6Meanwhile in GreecePage 7More of the samePage 9The pow […]
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By Councillor Johnny Mythen Fishermen along the east coast are very concerned that their operations may be tied-up over the coming days and weeks as the ice plants in the three major ports are temporary closed due to health and safety concerns. The fact that the three are closed at the one time is causing and will cause, huge losses to the economy of the sou […]
As winter arrives, the situation on the Greek island of Lesbos is unsustainable. Conditions at the refugee camps are horrific and island residents are tired of being left in the lurch by Athens and the EU. A visit to ground zero of European ignominy.
General election Ireland begining 2018. Will the next General election feature many new candidates. Will they make much of a difference or will many be elected? What formula should people use to vote i.e 1 to 5 even if it is the least bad of a bad lot?
Below is the full FOI release in relation to Ken’s story in TheJournal. CONCERNS WERE RAISED in the Department of Social Protection over calling people “cheats” as part of the controversial advertising campaign on social welfare launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while he was Minister for Social Protection. The ‘Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All’ campaign … Contin […]
The SIPTU Dublin District Council hosted a march and ceremony to mark the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) outside the Marino College of Further Education, Connolly House, North Strand Road, on Friday, 11th March. The unveiling ceremony outside the Marino College of Further Education was addressed by a number of speakers includ […]
The Ard Fheis was our biggest ever. The enthusiastic and very positive mood among delegates and the level of debate on policy issues was extraordinary and impressive. As someone else said to me the hall was buzzing. And that was especially evident at the end of the Saturday evening when the two and a half thousand people packed into the RDS raised their voic […]
You don’t have to be a Corbynista to know that the Establishment does not encourage radical politics of the genuinely socialist kind and that it will do whatever it can to belittle any group garnering mass support for daring to challenge the status quo. In the domain of cultural practice, mutatis mutandis, hugely important figures like Ken Loach and James Ke […]
I There is a lot more to class than accent or dialect. It is a power relation, the dynamics of which have shaped the contours of the Irish state since its establishment over 90 years ago in the courtyard of Dublin Castle. The economic interests of Ireland’s moneyed class have had an inordinate influence on our [...]
“A gripping tale of an outspoken intellectual’s sudden immersion in high-stakes politics,… an attempt to divine why smart, seemingly decent politicians and bureaucrats would continue pushing a pointlessly cruel approach long after its pointlessness had become clear.” “Varoufakis wasn’t always trying to make waves. And he seems to have approached his chief ta […]
Unlike hosting the Rugby World Cup, the global economy is no longer an “all-or-nothing” game of nations pitted against each other where for one side to win the other must lose. It’s more nuanced. Nor is the national economy like the national soccer team; in the global game for prosperity there are no qualifiers [...]
from Dean Baker Somehow, some way, someone paid $450 million, after buyer’s fees, for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s last Wednesday. Believed to be the last work by the artist in private hands, the painting’s price smashed all previous records. Since the price also seemed more on par with the education budget of a medium-sized country, […] […]
With flooding back in the news today, I thought I’d take the opportunity to mention that my colleague and co-author Swenja Surminski from LSE will be giving evidence tomorrow morning (Thursday) at the Oireachtas Finance Committee hearings on the Flood Insurance Bill. Details of the session are here. You should be able to watch proceedings … Continue reading […]
My article, summing up the key lessons from the Global Financial Crisis that investors should review before the next crisis hits is now available via Manning Financial newsletter: http://issuu.com/publicationire/docs/mf_winter_2017?e=16572344/55685136.
No shortage of Dumbo's this year. Alas, it seems many villages are missing their idiot, most of whom have moved to Hollywood or Washington and the trend may continue. Turkey Number One – Charlie Rose Charlie Rose… and rose, and then fell and splattered on the ground like Humpty Dumpty. It proved even the smartest guys can try the stupidest tricks and ge […]
In the Guardian, do turn up the trenchant and sweary encounter between ace newspaper interviewer Decca Aitkenhead and Robert Peston, economics guru- cum- eccentric political interviewer, on Brexit and the future of the nation. Peston is an acquired taste, a formerly buttoned -up guy who literally as we can see, has let his hair down more...
He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates. He published a “runaway” bestselling autobiography. Last February, a lavishly produced book celebrating his paintings of Americans who served in the military was, as Time put it, “burning up the Amazon charts.” Still, the liberal media wasn't ready to embrace George W. Bush — […]
Nasser al-Qudwa, spokesperson for the Palestinian party Fatah, said that if the Trump administration follows through on the congressional effort to shut down the PLO mission in Washington, D.C., "there will be a serious repercussion" -- possibly the collapse of the efforts by Trump's negotiating team of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt to re […]