Irish Times – Stunning changes in latest The Irish Times poll on Presidential election: Michael D Higgins: 23 (+5); Sean Gallagher: 20 (+7); Martin McGuinness: 19 (-); Mary Davis: 12 (no change); David Norris: 11 (-14); Gay Mitchell: 9 (-11); Dana Rosemary Scallon: 6 (-)… There are a couple of trends here that are almost beyond astonishing. Gay Mitchell is plummeting. Lying in second last place is a disaster for the candidate representing the biggest party in the country, a party that had its most spectacular result in its history only seven months ago. There is no glossing over it. This is really bad for the party… And it’s also clear that the party’s very visible attack on Sinn Fein and Martin McGuinness has not had the intended effect; the opposite seems to be the case in fact. The evidence from this poll is that it has backfired.
Newstalk.ie – Gallagher and McGuinness surprise in new poll: There has been a massive collapse in support for Gay Mitchell and David Norris according to a new opinion poll. The survey for tomorrow’s Irish Times puts Seán Gallagher in second place behind Michael D Higgins, with Martin McGuinness a close third.
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 […]
The same group cyber-spies that attacked the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is now attacking German institutions that are connected to the country’s ruling coalition parties, according to a report by a leading cyber-security firm.
Scottish support for independence has fallen to its lowest level this year, a poll of 1,060 people by Kantar suggests. Some 55 percent said they would vote to stay in the UK if a referendum was held now, 37 percent wanted independence and 8 percent did not know. Other polls show a similar rising trend for a no vote. In the 2014 referendum, 45 percent backed […]
Sinn Féin's six county leader will attend a commemoration to those from her constituency who were murdered by the SAS. Not surprisingly unionists are apoplectic with rage. ---Quote--- Fury as Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to speak at...
April 15 saw the launch of Abdullah Öcalan's new book: The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan - Kurdistan, Women's Revolution And Democratic Confederalism’ published by the British-based progressive publisher, Pluto Press.
Below is the judgment delivered today in MCENR vs Information Commissioner (with eNet and Gavin Sheridan as notice parties). Some time ago we sought the contract between the Department of Communications and eNet, in relation to the managing and promotion of the Metropolitan Area Networks built around the country. The department refused our request, so … Cont […]
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 […]
In the midst of the ceremonies last week to complete the process of putting the weapons and explosives of ETA beyond use, the figure of former Methodist Minister Harold Good was centre stage. In 2005, along with my very good friend the late Fr. Alec Reid, the two men played a key role as independent witnesses, in the process by which the IRA put its weapons […]
Tom McGurk has a plan, and it’s not a bad one. For he writes in the SBP this weekend about how Sinn Féin, the SDLP and other parties in the North could run on an anti-Brexit line jointly perhaps… Hold on, hold on. This is of course the same Tom McGurk who has strenuously argued […]
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 […]
Ireland’s Economy: Radio Eireann talks on Ireland’s part in the Marshall Plan. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1949 [official/government publication] NLI: OPIE X 26.A Forward by the Taoiseach Mr. John A. Costello S.C., T.D. (pp.1-2) Since its inception European Economic Co-operation has done much towards restoring European economic solvency and has challenged the […]
There’s nothing better than a glass of sugary coca cola the chilly morning after too many Côte du Rhônes to clear the head. I’m in Paris about to head south to Marseilles trying to make sense of this fascinating French election and, more to the point, trying to understand why financial markets are — up [...]
from Jim Stanford However it is explained in economic theory, the fundamentally productive, entrepreneurial role of capitalist investment is essential to the political and social legitimacy of the elites who lead the system – and who own and profit from the bulk of its wealth. Indeed, the thriftiness of the early capitalists, and their willingness […]
For more than 30 years, Economic Policy has been publishing papers on pressing European policy issues. Preliminary versions of the papers are first discussed at Panel meetings. The 65th Panel meeting, which starts today in Valletta, features papers on the causes of Brexit, on the consequences of Brexit, on the impact of the 2015 reforms on the … Continue rea […]
Yesterday, an interesting bit of newsflow came in from Irish markets-related Kennedy Wilson Europe operations: http://www.independent.ie/business/commercial-property/1bn-worth-of-irish-property-assets-in-kennedy-wilson-discounted-takeover-deal-35650134.html. Setting aside the details of the merger between Kennedy Wilson Inc (U.S. based parent) and Kennedy Wi […]
Can you name one other employee of any company in America other than Bill O’Reilly, who would keep his job after his company helped pay out $13 million in damages for sexual harassment charges against other staff members? Can you name a network that, after O’Reilly’s boss Roger Ailes was fired from the same reason, wouldn’t immediately instigate a root and b […]
Public pressure in the Republic boosted by saturation coverage has produced significant movement in 24 hours against Church influence or control over abortion rights and female sterilisation. On the future of the new National Maternity hospital, the Irish Times reports… St Vincent’s Healthcare Group last night dropped its threat of last week to review the mo […]
Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment. On March 10th, Stephen O'Brien, under secretary-general of the United Nations for humanitarian affairs, informed the Security Council that 20 million people in three African countries — Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan — as well as in Yemen […]
After overcoming multiple legal and administrative hurdles, including an Israeli-imposed travel ban, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, appeared on a panel at Columbia University last night entitled “The Road to Freedom: The BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights and the Struggle Against Apartheid.” Barghouti lis […]
I HAVE a confession to make: I like Marwan Barghouti. I have visited him at his modest Ramallah home several times. During our conversations, we discussed Israeli-Palestinian peace. Our ideas were the same: to...