Varadkar, fresh from his UN Climate gig in New York, is forging ahead with plans to import fracked gas as LNG (liguified natural gas), poisonous to bio-sphere and humankind (but very profitable!). I pushed for a Dáil discussion, at the very least, on this before it went through. Today we had that discussion – this is what myself and Richard Boyd-Barret had to say

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“It’s the rich gets the gravy, it’s the poor that gets the blame”. So says the old song. It could have been written about the government’s Climate Action Plan. They blame us for pollution and prepare the way for the rich corporations to make a killing, privatising our natural resources of wind, solar and wave power. Bríd explained in the Dáil today how they go about this.

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Up to 32 vulnerable families living in 2 apartment blocks in Inchicore, are threatened with eviction. The landlord says he wants to refurbish, but no alternative accommodation for the tenants, while this is going on, have been offered. And this is what the landlord class can do – disregard basic human decency. I put the case to Simon Coveney today

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Bradleys attempt to whitewash the crimes of the Para regiment cannot go unchallenged; I demanded that Coveney, instead of having dinner with Bradley, call in the British ambassador and support calls for her to resign. She didnt “misspeak” her claims that British soldiers never committed crimes because they were following orders is an attempt to give impunity to killlers who butchered innocent people in Derry , Ballymurphy, and across the North.

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