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Irish activists urge divestment at CRH annual meeting

[Adri Nieuwhof & John Dorman, Electronic Intifada – 12.05.10] Last week, IPSC members attended the annual CRH general shareholders meeting as activist shareholders. Their aim was to discuss the involvement of CRH subsidiary Mashav in illegal construction activities in the occupied West Bank. The four IPSC shareholders dominated the hour-long question and answer session…
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Mainstream media coverage of IPSC intervention at CRH’s AGM

[Various – 06.05.10] Click here to read reports of the IPSC’s intervention and protest at the 2010 CRH AGM in the Irish mainstream media. Articles from the Irish Times, Irish Independent and Irish Examiner…
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CRH: Opposition to Israeli apartheid wall dominates AGM

[Fintan Lane, IPSC – 05.05.10] On Wednesday 5th May, a large number of Palestine solidarity activists staged a demonstration outside the AGM of Irish multinational CRH, while concerned shareholders inside asked serious and pointed questions about the role of the Irish cement company in supplying construction materials being used in the building of Israel’s apartheid Separation Wall and in illegal settlements in Palestine…
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Video: Bil’in CRH Protest

[TD, Bil’in FFJ – 02.05.10] At last Friday’s protest against the Apartheid-Annexation Wall, Bil’in and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign send a clear and angry message to Ireland’s largest listed company CRH that they should bring their complicity in Israel’s human rights abuses in occupied Palestine to an end by divesting from the Israeli holding company Mashav…
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Iyad Burnat from Bil’in banned from travelling by Israel

[Press Release, Bil’in FFJ – 02.05.10] Iyad Burnat, a leader in the popular struggle against the Israeli wall, was banned by Israel’s military from crossing the West Bank borders into Jordan on Saturday. Burnat is head of the local committee against the wall and settlement in the central West Bank village of Bil’in…
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Austrian groups join appeal to CRH to divest from Israel

[Letter, Women In Black (Vienna) and JVJP – 02.05.10] As members of civil society, we are extremely concerned by the contravention of international law, the land and water theft for Jewish settlements in the Occupied West Bank, constant ethnic cleansing and massive human rights violations being carried out with impunity by the state of Israel and its army and settlers ….
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Israeli group joins appeal to CRH to divest from Israel

[Press Release, BOYCOTT! – 01.05.10] Israeli citizens issued today an open letter to CRH, urging it to withdraw its holdings in the Israeli company Mashav, which supplies raw materials for settlement construction in the West Bank. The letter was issued by the Israeli group BOYCOTT! and was also endorsed by the Coalition of Women for Peace….
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Irish activist detained by Israeli soldiers

[Michael Jansen, Irish Times – 01.05.10] Irish activist Tommy Donnellan was injured and detained by Israeli soldiers yesterday while filming the weekly protest against the West Bank wall at Bil’in village, writes Michael Jansen…
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Irish activist arrested and injured at anti-CRH protest in Bil’in

[Kevin Squires, IPSC – 30.04.10] Irish activist and documentarian Tommy Donnelan, 63, was this afternoon wounded and detained for two hours by the Israeli Military in the West Bank while filming a non-violent protest against the role of Irish cement multinational CRH in building Israel’s apartheid wall in the village of Bil’in…
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IPSC TO PROTEST AT CRH AGM – WED 5th MAY 2010

[Notice, IPSC – 29.04.10] The IPSC is asking as many people as possible to mobilise to make a BIG noise outside the CRH AGM and to send a clear message to CRH that they should bring their complicity in Israel’s human rights abuses in occupied Palestine to an end by divesting from the Israeli company Mashav. We will be assembling at at 10.15am at the Catholic church plaza…
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CRH plc complicity in human rights abuses in Palestine to be raised at its AGM next Wednesday

[Fintan Lane, IPSC – 29.04.10] On Wednesday May 5th at 11am, the Irish multinational CRH will hold its AGM in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, where its activities in Israel/Palestine will come under intense scrutiny by shareholders…
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Irish multinational CRH in firing line because of links to Apartheid Wall in Israel

[Fintan Lane, IPSC – 23.04.10] The Ireland–Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is calling on CRH, the Irish-based multinational building supplies company, to support the human rights of the Palestinian people by divesting from the Israeli company Mashav…
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Mashav cancels Hanson Israel acquisition

[Adi Ben-Israel, Globes Israel – 28.12.09] IDB Holding Corp. Ltd has cancelled its acquisition of cement company Hanson Israel Ltd. The acquisition was to have been made through IDB unit Clal Industries and Investments Ltd. subsidiary Mashav Initiative and Development Ltd., which owns 75% of Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd…
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Tainted Cement: CRH’s Business Dealings with Israeli Company That Exploits Resources on Occupied Lands

[Shir Herver, Alternative News – 25.11.09] On 14 November, hundreds gathered in Dublin, Ireland for a demonstration against the CRH Irish construction company. The demonstration was organized by the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)…
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Irish construction giant digs deeper in occupation

[Adri Nieuwhof, Electronic Intifada – 18.08.09] A recent acquisition by the Israeli subsidiary of brick and mortar giant Irish CRH has placed the European conglomerate under increased pressure from Palestine solidarity activists. Irish CRH, formerly known as Cement Roadstone Holding, owns 25 percent of the Mashav Group, an Israeli construction firm…
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Dublin: Hundreds Attend Rally Against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine

[Freda Hughes, IPSC – 14.11.09] John Dorman, the IPSC’s Divestment Officer, officially launched the IPSC’s campaign aimed at building public support to convince Irish multinational CRH to divest from Israel. Mr. Dorman outlined the steps the IPSC are taking in this campaign which include research, education, legal and civil aspects. He urged those concerned with CRH’s role in Israel to get involved in the campaign by contacting the IPSC…
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CRH: Building for the future?

[Claudia Saba, Socialist Worker – 12.10.09] The company’s products are being used in the construction of the light rail project in Jerusalem – an apartheid public transport system which connects Israeli settlement neighbourhoods with the city centre while cutting off Palestinian neighbourhoods from each other…
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CRH s

[Statement, Drury Communications – 01.12.04] CRH currently remains a 25% shareholder in Mashav. The decision to move to a 50% holding has now lapsed. The decision to let the option lapse was solely an economic one. We were unable to agree a price for the additional 25% stake in Mashav that reflected the more difficult economic and trading environment in Israel in the years since our initial investment in August 2001. The misconception surrounding the mistaken belief that Mashav is a participant in the construction of the wall was not a factor in our decision…
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Cement Roadstone Holdings

[Colm O Chuanacgain, Amnesty Magazine – 01.12.04] In February of this year (2004) Amnesty commenced a series of campaigning actions against corporations that re involved in, or linked with illegal activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt)…
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Hunger Strike to Denounce CRH involvement in the Wall Continues

[Report, Stop The Wall – 17.06.04] A hunger strike has been going on since the 10th of June against the Irish company Cement Roadstone Holdings in an attempt to focus attention on the company’s direct complicity in the construction of the Apartheid Wall…
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Caoimhe Butterly begins hunger strike calling on CRH to divest from Israel

[Press Release, IPSC – 12.06.04] Irish activist Caoimhe Butterly today began the first day of a two-week, water-only hunger strike outside of Cement Roadstone Holdings in Fitzwilliam Square. The hunger strike has been initiated in an attempt to focus attention on direct Irish complicity…
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Amnesty urges Tánaiste to investigate Irish company role in illegal Israeli fence/wall

[Press Release, Amnesty Ireland – 04.06.04] Following a meeting with Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) yesterday, Amnesty International’s Irish Section is calling on Tánaiste Mary Harney TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, to investigate the company’s probable links to the construction of Israel’s controversial and illegal fence/wall in the West Bank…
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Amnesty Urges Irish Company to Explain Its Role on Israeli Fence/Wall

[Press Release, Amnesty Ireland – 19.02.04] On the eve of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) opening hearing on the construction of the fence/wall by Israel, Amnesty International has called on the Irish-based Cement Roadstone Holdings to clarify its position in relation to the construction of the fence/wall, which violates international law and contributes to grave human rights violations…
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