THE CAMPAIGNS against bin charges around Dublin are gearing up for
battle as the government is preparing to introduce a new "Environmental
Waste Management Act" with powers to stop collection to non-payers.
The moves by France, Germany and Russia to slow the mad stampede of the
Bush and Blair regimes to launch a war on Iraq are hugely significant.
It is absolutely incredible that the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
speaking on behalf of the Government today, did not even refer to these
new circumstances. Why? It is because...
Last Wednesday and Thursday the Irish parliament (the Dáil) debated a
motion on Iraq. The motion was instigated by Joe Higgins and signed by
him and a number of independent TD’s, Tony Gregory, Seamus Healy, Gerry
Cowley and Finian McGrath. Joe Higgins is a TD (member of the Irish
Parliament) for the Socialist...