Ireland ranked 6th in UN Human Development Index
16 Dec 2015; posted by editor - General
Ireland is listed as equal sixth in the United Nations Human Development index, which measures countries on three basic areas—life expectancy, education and income/standard of living.
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace arrested and later released from Limerick prison
10 Dec 2015; posted by editor - General
Politicians Clare Daly and Mick Wallace remain steadfast in refusing to each pay a €2000 fine for ‘breaching security’ at Shannon Airport in July 2014.
Fluoridation and Birth Defects
06 Nov 2015; posted by editor - General, Health
By Owen Boyden
Ireland’s nationally enforced mandatory water fluoridation policy continues to be a source of controversy in the run up to the impending general election planned for early 2016.Tags: flouridation
Call for broader treatment of sexual offenders
05 Nov 2015; posted by editor - General
Ireland South MEP and former member of the One in Five campaign group on the Council of Europe, Deirdre Clune has today called for mandatory rehabilitation programmes for sexual offenders in our prisons and in our communities saying that we are losing the battle against sexual offenders.
Release of State papers to be reduced to 20 years
21 Oct 2015; posted by editor - General
The National Archives Act 1986 is to be amended to reduce the 30 year rule for the release of State papers to 20 years. The change is to be implemented on a phased, department by department basis.
Fine Gael MEP call for compulsory national ID cards
27 Sep 2015; posted by editor - General
National ID cards should be made compulsory in Ireland, says Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes.Tags: National ID cards
War refugee protest planned for Dublin
24 Aug 2015; posted by editor - General
The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) has called a protest at 5pm on Thursday 27 August at the EU Commission Offices on Dawson Street, Dublin to highlight what is says is the inadequate response of the EU to the humanitarian refugee crisis.Tags: War refugees
Irish military 'product testing' condemned
24 Jul 2015; posted by editor - General
The Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) today issued a strongly worded statement expressing deep concern about plans by Minister for Defence Simon Coveney to allow the international defence industry to have increased access to the Irish Defence Forces for ‘product testing’, as reported in the Irish Independent on 12 July.
Transport and Agriculture challenged to 'Get Their Heads Out of the Sand'
03 Jul 2015; posted by editor - General, Environment
By An Taisce
An Taisce welcomes the statement by Minister Alan Kelly that the Government is willing (finally) to accept some limited but meaningful amendments to the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015. We especially note the proposed formal reference to the April 2014 National Policy Position on Climate Change, which sets out specific, minimum, national targets governing emissions reduction between now and 2050.
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