Environmental stories take up less than 1% of airtime on RTÉ's Morning Ireland - one 13th the airtime devoted to sport - new research shows.

Gluaiseacht, an environmental NGO, analysed two weeks of Morning Ireland broadcasts, separated by six months, in April and October. It was found that environmental stories were covered for only 0.92% of the time, while sports news accounted for 12.41% of the broadcast time, dedicated business news was covered for 5.57% of the time, and Brexit coverage accounted for 10.69% of the broadcast time.[1]

Morning Ireland is the most listened to radio programme in Ireland.

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Gluaiseacht (www.gluaiseacht.ie) is an environmental and social justice NGO, whose members have campaigned on Climate Change related issues for many years. We feel that we have some experiences that may be valuable to the Peoples Assembly as it addresses the question of "How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change?".

Following last years awarding of the overall Green Award to Shell's Corrib Gas Tunnelling Project, this year environmental NGO Gluaiseacht are nominating Donald Trump for the Irish Green Award. The deadline for nominations is the 21st December 2016.

Gluaiseacht for Global Justice, We're Not Leaving, ATTAC Ireland,

Third Level Workplace Watch, and Marea Granate Dublin invite you to a

 

Grassroots Strategy Weekend

Evening debate, Friday 6th March
All day workshops, Saturday 7th March

 

The Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Here is the latest Gluaiseacht Newsletter - for Autumn 2012. GluaiseachtNewsletter_Autumn2012.pdf

In this Issue
• GM: People Get Ready – They Are Coming For Your Life. 3
• GM: Lessons from the Past 5
• Mexico Mágico, Mexico Trágico 6
• Protest or permaculture? 8
• Free Education For Everyone – Fighting for our Right to Education 9
• Squatting in Dublin 10
• Whiddy Island Oil terminal - What benefit? 12
• Occupation in Erris 14
• Good Protester, Bad Protester 16
• More Farmers, Better Food! – Update on Food Sovereignty 17
• Political Courts 19
• Why fracking must be stopped 21
• GM Poetry Corner

Download the PDF here

From the 10th to 16th of August, Rossport Solidarity Camp hosted it's 3rd wind turbine building course. You can read a report of the first one here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95731. As the 3 previous turbines that were built are still going strong (and powering both the camp and camp house), this year it was decided to go for something bigger and more challenging. This year it's was decided to build a 4.2 metre turbine that is planned eventually to be connected to the grid at the house of a local Shell to Sea campaigner.

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