Bring Che back to Kilkee
#HonTheBanner #AnClárAbú #BackTheBanner #CLARE https://www.change.org/petitions/clare-county-council-re-instate-the-iconic-che-guevara-mural Re-instate the mural pic.twitter.com/3VVFqmroKQ
(Work in progress, subject to change and modification as time goes on..)
Wed 28 – Liffey walk – food, chat, sups, music… WWW (world wide windows) chat @ seomra spraoí
Thr 29 – mucky hands day: community gardens, lifeline, Dublin city roof farm, tree planting, Upstar’s pop up park Granby Park,
Fri 30 – botanic spine bike ride – 80′s party @ Seomra Spraoi
Sat 31 - Dublin city arty arky walk, mapping and connecting some of Dublins “independent spaces” - chat n sups @ siteation
On 21st of December 2003 something very strange and wonderful was born…
The Irish Asterix Appreciation Society will be having an impromptu get toghether in the Long Hall pub on Dame Street in Dublin, some time next week. You can call in anytime and ask Leo for a gawk at one of the Asterix books under the counter. If you read one, please leave a comment at the back… THESE ROMANS ARE CRAZY
LINKS: ASTERIX – The official website | Asterix & Obelix Compelete collection PDF | FB: Irish Asterix Appreciation Society | Irish Asterix Appreciation Society | April EGM 2012 | Everything I know about classical history I learned from Asterix and Obelix
(Originally posted on Indymedia Ireland on Friday May 30, 2008)
As a species we are finally waking up to the Climatic crisis that we have stupidly gotten ourselves into. After many years of not listening, people now realise the problem we face: ADAPT OR DIE. Some see the human species as a cancer that should die off, a natural end for a silly species. But others have a vision of a sustainable world, a vision that drives them to think differently, act differently, design differently, live differently. For many its simple little lifestyle changes, for others its nothing short of the next chapter in this unfolding strange story of civilization: the ecological revolution.
Cities as forests : infrastructure and participation (click to enlarge)
(A beautiful event that happened in Ireland in the summer of 2008, subsequently it led to two of the participants getting married 5 years later… Tania & Duncan – A little pagan affair . Also since the event there was the very sad passing of a beatiful man, a friend, a warrior, a poet, a revolutionary, the man whose bold ideas first sparked the EASA madness; Brian Anson, RIP a chara)
Sláinte agus go mbeirfidhmuid beo ar an ám seo arís agus go bhfeidhmuid bás le siocháin
DE BAULD BUS JOURNEY > THE BOLD PROPOSAL
(ADAPT OR DIE) architectural collaboration requested:
2 week EASA taller in aug 08.
AGENDA- 2 change world + have craic
** Main organiser:
Dunk… Is a native Irishman who has a profound love for his island and peoples, her story, her beauty. He left her wild hills and shores neraly 2 years ago to wander and learn and now lives, works, plays, investigates and is continually learning from the bold Mediterainean city of Barcelona. He is currently working as an architect with EIG (eco intelligent growth) with whom he recently began collaboration with time magazine’s “Hero of the planet” William McDonough. His varied fields of activity include: ecology, urbanism, art, film making, radio, gardening, dreaming, wandering, bike riding, street theatre, communicating, working with social movements… all of which for him make up “architecture”. He loves laughing and feeling alive.
EASA: Irish NC 2001-4::Guest 08::Tutor 04::Participant 03+02::SESAM 03::INCM 02+01
Related articles and reports: Adapt Or Die (Blessed Unrest @ Letterfrack?) | Dublin´s Metamorphosis | EASA 2008 images | EASA Metamorphosis conference, radio recording | Brian Anson – Architect, Story Teller, Poet, Revolutionary… passed away over the weekend | European Architecture Students Assembly 2008 taking place in Dublin – Letterfrack | Student architects transform an Atlantic village | Architecture students gather in Dublin and Letterfrack
2013: Barcelona mens Iberian champions, unbeaten. Womens champions too. On de Gaels
2 cracking videos from our legendry filmmaker Tess:
click to view bigger size, c/o Gerry Kelly
Gaelic Games thriving across Europe (GAA Scores)
What do you think of when you hear the words El Clasico? Messi, Ronaldo, 90,000 fans in the Nou Camp with an electric atmosphere witnessing the two giants of European soccer going head to head? Guess again.
It wasn’t the super Spanish soccer derby after all, it was the final of the third tournament in the Iberian GAA championship. Barcelona Gaels and Madrid Harps played out an exciting encounter last Saturday in the Catalonian capital that saw the hosts crowned overall champions for the region with a round to spare.
A Silver Lining (Radio documentary)
As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by emigration, over in Malmö, Sweden, the Stockholm Gaels are attempting to defend their Scandinavian GAA Championship title.
Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.
PARTY tonight, 8pm: Thatcher is dead, The champagne is open n already flowing in CAT BAR, Barcelona:
Mega party this Saturday Trafalgar square…
Here is a selection of resources, vids, views, songs that communicate why it is that she became such a hated figure…
Interference, an amazing band from Ireland. I love rock bands that incorporate fiddle and cello. Heres a few vids and audio pieces by and about them, enjoy.
Interference are an Irish band who formed in 1984. They are noteworthy for their live shows and for their powerful songwriting. Fergus O’Farrel’s song ‘Gold’ was a feature in the Irish film ‘Once‘ which won an Oscar for best song ( Falling Slowly, by Glen Hansard and Marketta Irglova ) and it is one of the major songs in the Broadway show of the same name, which cast performed the song during the 2012 Tony Awards where it won 8 awards.
Do you remember that old joke…
Back in autumn 2008 the joke used be that the only difference between Ireland and Iceland was one letter and six months, but that joke is now on us. The economic experts who predicted doom for Iceland and salvation for Ireland by following their very differen courses, have proved catastrophically wrong.
This morning we heard from the World Economic Forum in Davos, RTE correspondent Tony Connelly told us:
Soros: Ireland got a very raw deal in the euro crisis, compared to Ireland, Iceland is flourishing
Related RTE news article: Ireland got raw deal over debt – Soros
And in greater detail on Irish Times: ‘Raw deal’ for Ireland on debt
Speaking on RTÉ Radio One, Mr Soros said Iceland had fared better with its banking troubles.
“If you compare the fate of Ireland with the fate of Iceland, Iceland is actually flourishing, although it had a bigger banking crisis than ireland in relation to its population, because it simply did not accept the liabilities of the banks,” he said
Now nearly 5 years on and it turns out that Ireland has much to learn from Iceland. Infact in recent weeks there has been some discussion on Irish media about just that. The following post explores what did, and did NOT, happen in both countries…
Iceland: People Start Revolting In iceland: Summary Of Action News In English | Former PM of iceland Might Face Trial Over 3 Banks Failure | 2008–2012 Icelandic financial crisis (wikipedia) | Guardian: Iceland ex-PM Geir Haarde cleared of bank negligence | Banks as bad as ever; insurers and Iceland in surprisingly good form | Iceland starts to recover its voice after financial crisis | Iceland brought in from the cold thanks to party of punks and pop stars More: inspiredbyiceland
Irelands response: The Unfolding Crisis and Ireland’s Economic Ruin | A History of Iniquity, I: The EU & Eurozone Assault on National Democracy | A History of Iniquity, I: The EU & Eurozone Assault on National Democracy | Farmers group wants Ireland to follow iceland and burn the bondholders | The Bank Bail-Out Is Costing Us Far Too Much | #OccupyIreland, 6 camps and building… Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast, Waterford…Letterkenny.. | J19: ‘Indignants’ to protest EU Pact in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick | Ireland still has the option of burning bondholders (Sinn Fein) | Address to European Parliament President: We want our money back (Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD) | That Joke: Dan White: The economic return of Iceland has proved that the joke was on us