An Taisce publishes Schematic Map of Dublin Transport Proposals 07 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Ireland
An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland supports the sensible list of Public Transport projects in the draft Integrated Implementation Plan for the Greater Dublin Area, and the Bus Rapid Transit proposals. To help illustrate the benefits of the proposals An Taisce has published a schematic 'London Underground' style map of current transport proposals that might realistically happen. It includes the Red and Green Luas , the Phoenix Park tunnel, electrification of the Maynooth and Kildare lines and the three Bus Rapid Transit Routes.
Thermonuclear Monarchy and Revolution 07 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Features
By David Swanson
So now we (or at least the 0.03% of us who care to hunt for it) discover that U.S. military spending is not actually being cut at all, but increasing. Also going up: U.S. nuclear weapons spending. Some of the new nukes will violate treaties, but the entire program violates the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, which requires disarmament, not increased armament. The U.S. policy of first-strike and the U.S. practice of informing other nations that "all options are on the table" also violate the U.N. Charter's ban on threatening force.
Peace activists deported from Egypt, one assaulted 07 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Egypt, Ireland
Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and Ann Patterson of the Peace People were detained in Cairo for eight hours on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Medea Benjamin an American activist and co-founder of Code Pink was also detained, assaulted and deported.
Walking Sticks, Smoking Pipes and Fishing Priests 06 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Local, Arts, Ireland
Askeaton craftsman Seannie Barron is to see his work go on display at a new exhibition in Askeaton Civic Trust. Walking Sticks, Smoking Pipes and Fishing Priests opens on Saturday 15 March at 8pm in Askeaton Civic Trust and will run until 12 July 2014.
Reintroduced white-tailed eagle fledgling shot 05 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Environment, Ireland
One of the first two White-tailed Eagles to fledge successfully from a nest in County Clare in 2013 has been found dead in Tipperary. The body of the bird was found to be riddled with shotgun pellets. White Tailed eagles are protected in law by the Wildflife Act 1976, making it an offence to harm them.
EURO75million second Development Capital Fund underway 03 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Business, Ireland
A €75 million fund to support established Irish companies targeting significant revenue and jobs growth through export markets has been launched under the Development Capital Scheme as a critical element in the Government's 'Action Plan for Jobs'.
Time to focus on hack-tolerant ISPs 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Internet news
If you run a web server you will no doubt be familiar with the following type of log entries:
"GET /phpTest/zologize/axa.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /phpMyAdmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /pma/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397
"GET /myadmin/scripts/setup.php HTTP/1.1" 404 2397 The internet is currenlty being swamped with such hack attempts on servers - and it is all taking place with the willing or unwilligness of ISPs providing the Internet access.
Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Burma/Myanmar
Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the humanitarian group reported it treated nearly two dozen Rohingya Muslim victims of communal violence in Rakhine state, which the government has denied.
Action Plan for Jobs 2014 published 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Business, Ireland
The Taoiseach, the Tanaiste and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Thursday) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, the third annual instalment in the Government plan aimed at building a sustainable growing economy and creating jobs.
Irish Health Service broken and unfair 01 Mar 2014; posted by the editor - Health, Ireland, Fine Gael
Fine Gael health Minister James O'Reilly has described the existing Irish health system as unfair and broken in his speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and said that the system was in need of wide reform.
Peace, Philosophy and Public Life 28 Feb 2014; posted by the editor - Features
by David Swanson The following is the foreword by David Swanson to a new book called Peace Philosophy and Public Life: Commitments, Crises, and Concepts for Engaged Thinking edited by Greg Moses and Gail Presbey
This book makes a compelling case that if we are to rid the world of war, we will want to employ not only the usual tools--organization, education, activism, lobbying, nonviolent resistance, art, entertainment, and the creation of alternative structures that lead away from war--but we will also want to employ a healthy dose of philosophizing. By that I do not mean attempting to arrive at extra-human, divine, pure, or objective viewpoints on anything, but rather, attempting to bring into focus how much of our view of things is optional, and to propose preferable options.
ESB to pioneer converting Georgian Dublin houses to apartments 28 Feb 2014; posted by the editor - Ireland
After several face to face meetings and phone calls with Councillor Mary Freehill, ESB management have made a last minute agreement to convert part of their offices on Mount Street Lower into apartments, and to pioneer the conversion of one original Georgian house into five apartment units.