Monthly Archives: October 2012

PANA calls for end to US military use of Shannon

Robert Higgins reports on the recent launch of a pamphlet opposing the continuing US military use of Shannon Airport
The leader of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), Roger Cole, recently called for the government to end Shannon Airport’s continued cooperation in the transport of US troops to and from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr Cole was speaking at the launch of a new pamphlet… Read more »

Popularity of Over 50s Show continues to grow

Alison Kerr reports on the Over 50s Show 2012
The Over 50s Show, Ireland’s lifestyle event for older citizens in Ireland, was back in the RDS 12-14 October. The event has been running 13 consecutive years and the organisers say it is getting more popular with each year. In its first year, the exhibitions… Read more »

Collective burden sharing in Europe called for

Kealan McGuinness reports on a recent Dublin conference of European Labour parties
Members from Labour parties across Europe argued for the collective sharing of Europe’s economic burden at the Progressive Governance Conference held in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel on 12 October. On the same day as the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2012, Loukas Tsoukalis, who… Read more »

Dublin pub hopes to create 40 jobs

Peter O’Neill reports on the reopening of one of Dublin’s most famous bars
One of the capital city’s best-known bars reopened to the public on 10 October. A favourite with sports fans on their way to and from the Aviva Stadium, Searsons of Baggot Street has opened its doors once again following an undisclosed investment by its new owner,… Read more »

Opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport

A new pamphlet attacking the US military use of Shannon Airport was launched recently writes Laura Downes
Richard Boyd Barrett TD recently lent his support to launch “Shannon Airport, War and Renditions” by John Lannon of Shannonwatch, an organisation dedicated to noting the activities of foreign military use of Shannon Airport, Co. Clare. The launch was chaired by Roger Cole, chairperson of… Read more »

From the NUJ to Martin Luther King

Many of our new scholars filled out NUJ applications this week and will be joining the union as student members, while Ronan Brady, a Griffith lecturer, was one of the Irish representatives at the NUJ… Read more »

Norway knows Dublin inside out

The term is only ending its second week and already there is a new publication out. Say hello to Inside Dublin produced by some of our new Norwegian students entering the final years… Read more »

Fresh fields for Griffith photography lecturer