Ireland news information team affilates
Kevin McCorry & Patricia McKenna - Ireland & The EU

Patricia McKenna, Co chair TEAM (the european alliance of eu critical movements) speaks at the EU Counter summit in London, Nov 7th.
Introduces Kevin McCorry from the Peoples Movement, Ireland speaking about Ireland, the Eurozone and the EU


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War... Oil vs People?

TTIP don't believe the hype!
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People's movement Ireland reports!

Read about The immenent end of the Euro? Please Follow the signs to the Grexit! Macedonia sized spanners in the EU works! And much more....

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