Irish socialists to commemorate revolutionary republic

first_imgOn Aug. 26, 1921, the bakery and mills in Bruree, County Limerick, were occupied by workers and claimed as Bruree Workers Soviet Mills.“If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs.” — James ConnollyThe following statement from the Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America was written for an upcoming centennial commemoration in Ireland of the Revolutionary Government of the Republic.For [Irish] Republicans of all stripes the Easter Rising marks a turning point in resistance to British imperialism and a world historical event that gave birth to modern Irish Republicanism. The vision laid out by Connolly and other martyrs for self-determination was one of a nation organized by the principles of common ownership and shared prosperity. The Republic declared in the 1916 Rising was officially established 100 years ago in 1919 by An Chéad Dáil Éireann — the Revolutionary Government of the Republic. True to the democratic and egalitarian vision of those who fought and died for Ireland three years prior, the first Dáil called for social, political, economic and cultural independence for Ireland and the equal rights of all her citizens. This year marks the 100th anniversary of another landmark event in the struggle for self-determination, buried even deeper under bourgeois revisionism — the establishment of the Limerick Soviet. In response to intensified British repression, workers in the Cleeves factory went on strike. This grew to a general strike from which the soviet, or workers’ council, was formed. Workers took control of the city and organized daily affairs in the interest of their class. Although it lasted only a couple of weeks, the Limerick Soviet stands as a testament to the power of the working class. It also stands in stark contrast to counter-revolutionary governments that rule Ireland in the interest of the wealthy. Occurring during Easter week, it was an early testament to the legacy of the Rising and one that deserves to be commemorated alongside the Rising. While the Six Counties remain occupied, the equally grim reality of the 26-county Free State gives credence to Connolly’s warning that simply changing the flag, without fundamentally restructuring Irish society in service of the people, will keep the imperialist order intact and on the backs of the Irish people. As in Connolly’s time, the national bourgeois gombeen [capitalists] cynically appeal to a revisionist history that robs the revolutionary and socialist character from the foundations of Republicanism. As their class has done for generations, they invoke a sterilized nationalism that serves the continued oppression of Irish workers and the plundering of their land.On both sides of the border, the people are ground deeper and deeper into poverty by policies of austerity. And on both sides of the border, working people are driven from their homes for the sake of profit. The 32-county socialist republic declared in 1916 and established in 1919 is long overdue to be realized by Ireland’s sons and daughters. To do so requires fighting the revisionism of both British imperialism and Irish capitalism. It is up to the current generation to push forward toward national liberation and socialism. Forward in the name of Connolly and Costello. Up the workers’ republic!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Transatlantic passengers to see the best of Limerick at 30,000 feet

first_imgLinkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Previous articleHeatwave is coming this weekendNext articleJosie’s mini-marathon efforts make her a local hero Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement TAGSbusinesslifestyleLimerick City and CountyNewstourism Twitter NewsBusinessLifestyleLocal NewsTransatlantic passengers to see the best of Limerick at 30,000 feetBy Staff Reporter – July 9, 2019 656 INFLIGHTFLIX International has today announced that Limerick will be featured in the next update of their Wild Atlantic Drive video guide on transatlantic flights from August. A select number of leading Limerick visitor experiences will be visible at 30,000 feet on flights all the way from North America from next month after local company InflightFlix signed a contract to provide Aer Lingus with destination video guides for the airline’s inflight entertainment.The search to find great experiences to inspire airline passengers to visit, stay longer and return is on and experiences in the midwest are invited to apply on inflightflix.com. From great restaurants, pubs to places to stay and family-friendly activities, the search is on for the standout experiences to inspire passengers inflight pre-arrival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Applications are open in four categories including great things to do, amazing places to stay, entertainment, dining and shopping experiences.The InflightFlix destination video guide to the Wild Atlantic Drive and Dublin will feature on Aer Lingus’ inflight entertainment on all long-haul aircraft. Aer Lingus’ transatlantic network boasts more than 3 million seats in 2019, operating 16 routes between Ireland and North America. Destinations include New York, Newark, Boston, Hartford, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Toronto as well as Minneapolis.“Last year we supplied Aer Lingus with the Wild Atlantic Drive video guide to inspire guests to visit and return to the world’s greatest coastal driving route and we are delighted to extend our partnership with Aer Lingus to include Limerick said InflightFlix CEO Martin O’ Regan.“We are excited about showcasing the very best of the midwest with the help of the public through our online nominations process,” Mr O Regan said.“We’re  delighted to partner with InflightFix once again and inspire our guests onboard to discover some the best attractions Ireland has to offer,” said Marc Giles, Head of Guest Experience at Aer Lingus Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Emaillast_img read more

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‘No plans’ for further vote row inquiry in Northwest 2009 European Elections

first_imgNews ‘No plans’ for further vote row inquiry in Northwest 2009 European Elections The Department of the Environment has said there are “no plans” for any further inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of 3,000 votes in the 2009 European elections in the Ireland North West constituency.The department was commenting on last week’s confirmation that the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has closed its file on the investigations.However, the candidate who made the initial complaint has said that the public is “no nearer to the truth” on the issue.Independent North West candidate Fiachra Ó Luain said there is still no satisfactory explanation as to how such a large number of votes for him were initially bundled with votes for Libertas candidate Declan Ganley.The discovery was made in the Castlebar count centre for the European Parliament’s Ireland North West constituency in June 2009 when Libertas candidate and businessman Declan Ganley asked for a recheck.As a result, Mr Ganley’s official number of first preferences was reduced by 3,000 from 70,638.Mr Ó Luain, who had been eliminated from the first count, found his first preference totals rising from 3,510 to 6,510.A Garda investigation was conducted, following Mr Ó Luain’s complaint on the issue, and an unsupervised investigation was conducted on behalf of the Garda Ombudsman.On appeal by Mr Ó’Luain, the Garda Ombudsman asked the Garda Commissioner to formally review the matter. It has now concluded its investigation and says it is “satisfied that there has been no breach of discipline on the part of the Garda member concerned”.Mr Ó Luain said he never asked for an investigation into breach of discipline, but wished to determine how 3,000 votes could go missing. He said that to his knowledge no witnesses were ever interviewed at any stage of the inquiries.He had called for both Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to pursue the case, but Mr Shatter has said he cannot intervene, and a spokesman for his department told The Irish Times that “cases of alleged electoral fraud are a matter for the Garda”.Mr O’Luain said he did not wish to let the matter rest. By News Highland – January 3, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleINMO reports 16 people on trolleys at Letterkenny GeneralNext articleESB continuing work to restore supplies to around 6,000 homes News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Over 200 attend meeting to save Lifford Greyhound Stadium

first_img Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – August 15, 2019 Almost 200 people attended a meeting in Strabane last night to discuss the future of Lifford Greyhound Stadium.Last week, the stadium’s owners, the Duffy family from Derry, announced the facility will close after this coming Saturday’s race meeting, citing a lack of support from the Irish Greyhound Board.The meeting saw the formation of a North West Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association, with calls for a stay of execution on the closure of the stadium to see if a way can be found to make it viable.Speaking after the meeting, Hugh Duffy repeated his belief that the ball is now in the Irish Greyhound Board’s court………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Hugh-Duffy-Dogs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A number of public representatives from both sides of the border attended the meeting, with West Tyrone MP Orfhlaith Begley suggesting there should be a cross party, cross community meeting of public representatives to see what can be done in terms of supporting the stadium.Lifford Councillor Gerry Crawford was one of a number of politicians who also attended the meeting ; he said there is clear support for the stadium……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Gerry-Crawford-Dogs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Over 200 attend meeting to save Lifford Greyhound Stadium Previous articleHealth Stores Ireland say Vitamin D research proves case against VATNext articleSet back for English as Boyce smashes record News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Taco Bell customer gets doused with gasoline and lit on fire

first_imgTallahassee Police Department(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — A suspect who poured gasoline on a Taco Bell customer and then set them on fire is being hunted by Florida police for attempted murder after the victim was left with serious injuries.The incident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 6:18 p.m. at a Tallahassee Taco Bell restaurant when the suspect entered the establishment, doused the female victim with gasoline and then lit them on fire.The suspect has been identified as Mia Williams, 32, “who identifies as a black female,” according to a statement released by Officer Rachel Denmark of the Tallahassee Police Department.Williams fled the scene of the crime on foot and police are currently looking for her whereabouts.“Williams was last seen wearing a black shirt with white writing, tan capri styled pants, and a red wrap on her head. Williams also had several necklaces around their neck,” the statement read.The victim, who currently remains unidentified, was taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering serious injuries.Investigators don’t yet know if the suspect knew the female victim involved in the attack or if it was done at random.Tallahassee Police Department spokesman Damon Miller told the Tallahassee Democrat: ”At this time, (investigators) are on scene trying to basically solve this puzzle, to figure out why this heinous crime was committed.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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EPP creates new after-sales contract manager role

first_imgEpsom-based bakery innovation company EPP has appointed Rob Pedlar to the newly-created role of after-sales contract manager.Pedlar will be responsible for further developing EPP’s after-sales service support and maintenance programmes for the company’s customers.An experienced food industry technical and project management specialist with 28 years’ service in the sector, including spells with Tetra Pak and McVitie’s, Pedlar spent six years advising UK food manufacturers on how to best develop and implement strategies in order to keep their equipment reliable, optimising the time they were in use and minimising unplanned downtime.Pedlar said: “One of my main aims is to offer an advisory service to our bakery and food manufacturing customers on how they can keep their equipment reliable and performing at optimum levels. This will, of course, include maintenance training and emergency responses to breakdowns.”EPP managing director Steve Merritt added: “Rob’s appointment is an important step in developing our business and further enhancing the support we provide to our customers.”last_img read more

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Watch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission Featuring Miniature Ric Flair [Video]

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong have never shied away from onstage silliness. When this year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest came around, the Baltimore-based jam-funk quartet saw an opening to continue their habit of onstage shenanigans.On March 22nd, during their performance at House of Blues Cleveland, the band brought out a special surprise “guest”: a mini action figure of wrestling icon Ric Flair, seated at an equally tiny toy desk. The band placed the toy Flair and the toy desk at the front of the stage for a performance of “Somethin’ For Ya”—appropriately, a song that features a prominent “WOO!”A week later, on April 1st, the band doubled down on their Ric Flair “collaborations,” announcing a new Flair-branded Pigeons hot sauce. Of course, as you may have guessed, the new hot sauce collab was an April Fool’s prank.However, the band used the buzz generated by the joke as a launchpad for the release of their own NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission—the video of them, action figure Flair and the extra-tiny toy desk from Cleveland. After all, the submission guidelines for the NPR Tiny Desk contest only require entrants to submit “a short video under ten (10) minutes in length, depicting that Entrant’s performance of a single, original song at a desk (any desk!)” Nicely played, Pigeons…Check out Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission below. WOO!Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – “Somethin’ For Ya” – NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission[Video: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong]You can check out a list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates below. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website here.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Upcoming Tour Dates4/4 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom &4/5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom **4/6 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre **4/12 – Rochester, NY – Anthology **4/13 – Rochester, NY – Anthology %4/19 – 4/21 – Atlanta, GA – SweetWater 420 Fest4/24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note ~4/25 – Urbana, IL – Canopy ~4/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom ~4/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater ~4/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown ~5/2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !5/3 & 5/4 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World Ballroom #5/16 – 5/18 – Masontown, WV – Domefest5/24 – 5/26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp5/31 – 6/2 – Ozark, AR – Backwoods6/27 – 6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest7/4 – 7/7 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/12 – 7/14 – Marshfield, MA – Levitate Music And Arts Festival7/18 – 7/21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/25 – 7/28 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival8/1 – Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown8/3 – Bonnet, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater *8/17 – Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival8/22 – 8/25 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’9/21 – 9/22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now& w/ Goose% w/ Kitchen Dwellers~ w/ Twiddle! w/ Twiddle & Kitchen Dwellers# w/ The String Cheese Incident* w/ Umphrey’s McGeeView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Special cells can “taste,” then help fight parasites in the gut

first_imgWhat spurs the human immune system into action when there’s a parasitic infection in the gut? A new study finds that special cells called tuft cells play a big role—by “tasting” the presence of intestinal parasites and setting the immune system into motion against them.The finding, outlined in a paper published February 2, 2016 in Science, is important, said senior author Wendy Garrett, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Knowing more about the interplay between tuft cells and the immune system could help scientists develop new ways to treat parasitic diseases such as giardiasis, roundworm, and hookworm, which afflict millions around the world— particularly children—and cause debilitating symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and pain, and contribute to weight loss and malnutrition.Scientists have known about tuft cells, which have stiff bristles and stick out from the intestinal wall in clumps, since the mid-1950s. But until recently their function has been unclear.Garrett’s study was one of three recent studies to shed new light on tuft cells. “It’s pretty cool that three groups uncovered different information about these cells at the same time, just by chance,” she said. “We all found that tuft cells play an important role in the immune system.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Dates Set for the Return of Motown the Musical to Broadway

first_img View Comments Motown The Musical Related Shows “What’s Going On?!” Dates have been announced for the Broadway return of Motown the Musical. The production will play a limited engagement July 12 through November 13 at the Nederlander Theatre; no word yet on casting. Disaster! is the current tenant of the Nederlander; the disco musical is scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 3.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical’s score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.Motown The Musical previously closed on Broadway on January 18, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (where Finding Neverland is now playing). Meanwhile, the first National Tour of Motown The Musical opened in Chicago in April 2014 and continues to play across the country. A London production began performances on February 11 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.center_img ‘Motown'(Photo by Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

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September 1, 2005 Letters

first_img Letters JNC Process I couldn’t help but chuckle as I read the August 1 News article about the Judicial Independence Committee’s “exploration” of Florida’s JNC process.Several commentators in the article expressed concerns about the governor’s preference for six, rather than three, candidates for judicial vacancies, and suggested that a larger pool of candidates makes it less likely that the “best of the best” will be selected for judgeships.In truth, the governor’s changes to the JNC have simply reduced the power of a subset of Bar elites, who all too often concluded that the “best of the best” included only those whose views and backgrounds mirrored their own.The numbers speak for themselves. Since Gov. Bush took office and demanded changes, a record number of women and minorities have made it through the JNC process and joined the ranks of Florida’s judges. In addition, there has been a marked increase in the diversity of viewpoints represented on the bench. The governor should be praised for his leadership, not pilloried for politicizing the process. Reginald J. Brown Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Revisited “I hate attorneys” is an often heard refrain. There are those who always wish to share their kind words about attorneys with a Shakespearean quote: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” We are referred to as gunslingers or mouthpieces. What happened to counselors or advisors? These issues of perception and civility have troubled me over the years.We are supposed to be able to communicate a point of view. But what is the point of view we are to communicate? How society views what is right and what is wrong ultimately determines what attorneys will reflect back in their practice of law. It is the attitudes prevalent in a society which impact our legal system.Although we as professionals have our shortcomings and are not perfect, so it is the same with the society in which we practice. It is not perfect. We are influenced by society’s values. Can we create for society a better format for communication than currently exists? Absolutely. We have the ability to maintain civility with our colleagues. We have the opportunity to mediate and help people settle their differences in a more civil manner. We have the ability and knowledge to help change laws which are unfair, ineffective, or overly burdensome. We have the ability to advise people that a matter is not appropriate for litigation and that we will not handle the matter. We have the ability when on the bench to throw out a frivolous case. We have the ability to express our points of view and leave the door open for meaningful discussion without resorting to inappropriate behavior or coercive tactics.I know this is possible because I see the changes in attitude when parties so desire. Even in hostile litigation, counsel can rise above the bickering and communicate on a professional level. They can extend courtesies to opposing counsel so that the process can run smoothly and channels of communication can remain open. Attorneys do not have to be reflective of society’s norms. We can set the tone of how people can communicate on a civil basis, although they may have strong differences of opinion.It is sad that society forgets the intent of Shakespeare’s suggestion to kill all of the lawyers. No lawyers meant no one to protect against antisocial behavior. The statement was actually a compliment and acknowledgment of the important role lawyers play in maintaining law and order in a society.I am an attorney, and I am proud of being one who counsels and mediates. Michael Garlick Boca Raton The Name Game The “It is important to practice under your real name” UPL Update column in the August 15 News misstates the law and illustrates misplaced priorities.The author’s example is that a lawyer licensed as Cynthia R. Jones may not call herself Cindy Jones in her law practice. This contradicts the only formal authority we have in Florida on the subject, Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 74-20, which says, in pertinent part:“We do not believe that a William signing a letter Bill, a Henry signing a letter Hank, or a Francis signing as Frank is going to mislead anyone, particularly where his full name is set out on his letterhead, although we know of no rule absolutely requiring this.”There is simply no possible reasonable reading of Rule 1-3.3 that forbids, for example, use of a middle initial in a signature instead of spelling out an entire middle name or entirely omitting the middle name from the signature or using Jill instead of Jillian. The purpose is to prevent misleading identifications, not to nitpick at practices so universal that enforcement in accordance with this article would make offenders out of perhaps a majority of the members of the Bar.In presenting an overreaching and insupportable interpretation of an otherwise legitimate rule, this column invites resentment and the sense of harassment that fuels so much of the attack, in the legislature and elsewhere, on the Bar’s regulatory authority. Rick Johnson (a/k/a Richard Errol Johnson) Tallahassee( Bar UPL Counsel Lori Holcomb Responds: Mr. Johnson’s letter gives an example from an ethics opinion on how letters may be signed. I do not believe that the column contradicts the ethics opinion. It states that the nickname may be used “particularly where his full name is set out on his letterhead.” Someone seeing the letter would have the full name and be able to find the attorney in the Bar’s records.) 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