- Corrib Gas operators Vermilion previously threatened to use investor courts to sue France over climate law -

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has yet again used his position in Government to help oil and gas companies, this time by pushing for the ratification of the CETA trade deal [1], according to environmental campaign group Gluaiseacht.

In his first stint as Minister for Energy a decade ago, Eamon Ryan, despite being a high-profile opponent of the Corrib Gas development before entering Government, signed off on various authorisations for the project during his term in Government [2, 3].

In recent months, intense lobbying in particular by the Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA), has seen Eamon Ryan convert from opposing CETA to supporting the trade deal [4]. The ICBA is a trade association for Canadian businesses in Ireland and includes 2 of the 3 Corrib Gas partners, Vermilion Energy and Nephin Energy. Among the other ICBA members is Irving Oil which owns Ireland’s only oil refinery.

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

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