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 […]
There is no doubt that Russian intelligence operations on British soil will suffer a setback as a result of the impending expulsions. But, depending on the scale of an expected Russian response, it is difficult to know whether Russian or British intelligence operations will suffer most.
The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month has significantly worsened already tense relations between Moscow and the West. The crime marks the first chemical weapons attack on Western Europe since the end of World War II. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Since the beginning of the fascist war in Afrin, anti fascists carried the war back to the places where it is approved, concealed, supported and made possible. Until now, in more than 70 actions in 9 different countries, the agitators and intellectual arsonists of this war, aswell as the ones who profit from it, were called to account. Different revolutionar […]
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 […]
If you have never visited the Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach on the Inishowen peninsula you are missing one of the most spectacular locations on the island of Ireland. I have been there many times. Standing on the five-metre-high, four-metre-thick walls you have an amazing panoramic view. On one side you can see Derry City in the distance. Grianán also ove […]
I find this from the Onion oddly charming and weirdly appropriate in capturing something of the person himself. That said, Hawking himself was a staunch advocate of socialised medicine, and a supporter of the Labour Party, noting in 2009 that “I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS,” Hawking […]
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 […]
[Report available here.] Britain appears to have accepted for now that it needs a soft brexit and is going to actively pursue a soft brexit in the next round of talks. The measures relating to the avoidance of a hard border are part of a ‘back-stop’ arrangement. They will only arise in the ‘absence of agreed solutions’ [...]
Σήμερα, Σάββατο 10 Μαρτίου, ιδρύουμε στη Νάπολη της Ιταλίας το πρώτο διεθνικό κόμμα που θα κατέβει στις ευρωεκλογές του Μαΐου του 2019 με κοινό πρόγραμμα οικονομικών, κοινωνικών, οικολογικών και θεσμικών τομών. Η Ευρώπη ισορροπεί στην κόψη του ξυραφιού. Αν παραμείνει στα χέρια του βαθέος κατεστημένου που τη σφετερίζεται, θα συνεχίσει να υπνοβατεί προς την απ […]
Our family is not good at filling out forms. It’s just not our thing. Life would be easier if we had an enthusiastic stenographer in the tribe – someone who loves a form and a deadline – but such a creature doesn’t exist in our immediate bloodline. Every engagement with bureaucracy appears to be last-minute, and consequently, stressful.
from Lars Syll Karl Marx, Das Kapital (1867) Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) Joseph Schumpeter, The Theory of Economic Development (1911) Nikolai Kondratiev, The Major Economic Cycles (1925) Gunnar Myrdal, The Political Element in the Development of Economic Theory (1930) John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory (1936) Karl Polanyi, T […]
Another brick in the Secular Stagnation Wall: global productivity growth has now collapsed in all major groups of economies:And the short-lived blip to the upside over the late 2014 in the advanced economies is now... well, short-lived.
I don’t know Robert Lenahan, whose father, Bill, died from injuries suffered in a collision on a lonely road in County Kerry. But he is a quiet Irish American hero, whose behavior after the crash speaks volumes for the cause of human mercy. As The Irish Times described it, the Lenahan family from Colorado, three generations of them, were driving towards the […]
Today people will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Irish pubs from Hong Kong to Panama. But did you ever wonder how Irish pubs spread to the ends of the earth? The fascinating backstory is explained in the St. Patrick’s Day special of The Irish Passport podcast. The Irish pub empire began in the 1990s, when Guinness and The Irish Pub Company came up with […]
Overseas, the United States is engaged in real wars in which bombs are dropped, missiles are launched, and people (generally not Americans) are killed, wounded, uprooted, and displaced. Yet here at home, there's nothing real about those wars. Here, it's phony war all the way. In the last 17 years of “forever war,” this nation hasn't for one se […]
The Senate is about to consider President Trump’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, Kenneth Marcus. He is unfit for the job, given his extensive history of targeting constitutionally protected speech, of hostility towards affirmative action and civil rights, of anti-LGBTQ positions, and of lobbying for discrimin […]
TOWARDS THE END of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the US. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites. The joke tells about the Hungarian...