Mare, bird, biddy: Thousands demand Oxford dictionaries change ‘sexist’ definitions

SOME 30,000 PEOPLE have signed a petition calling on Oxford University Press to change its “misogynistic” definitions of the word woman. The petition, which started several months ago, highlights that several Oxford dictionaries use “sexist” synonyms for [...]

2019-09-19T09:56:15+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

TD claims Irish people who are ‘hungry in the streets’ should be prioritised over immigrants

Independent TD Michael Collins IRISH people are “hungry in the street” and should be prioritised over immigrants, an Independent TD has claimed. Michael Collins made the remark and argued Ireland is “losing our culture” [...]

2019-09-18T08:28:46+01:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Boris Johnson’s ‘ambush’ in Luxembourg makes headlines

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trip to the continent makes headlines in Tuesday’s papers with some calling it a “humiliation” and others an “ambush”. Mr Johnson travelled to Luxembourg for his first face-to-face meeting with European Commission [...]

2019-09-17T17:16:42+01:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Eddie Hobbs: 25 consequences for Ireland as we enter ‘The Upside Down’ world of finance

  Just like in the Netflix blockbuster Stranger Things, we have entered ‘The Upside Down’ through a portal to a dysfunctional money system, one that has implications across all our lives, suggests Eddie Hobbs. The ‘Upside Down’ [...]

2019-09-13T13:37:22+01:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Researchers studying Facebook’s impact on democracy threaten to quit

FILE PHOTO: A 3-D printed Facebook logo is seen on U.S. dollar banknotes in this illustration picture, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of philanthropies working with Facebook Inc [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:56+01:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Court Orders Idaho To Pay For Sex Offender’s Trans Surgery; Governor Refuses

Governor vows to block order to pay for $20,000–$30,000 surgery for inmate convicted of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy. Citing constitutional protections against inflicting "cruel and unusual punishments" on criminals, a panel of three judges on the [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572m in opioid addiction case

Multinational company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572 million (around €515 million) in connection with an opioid addiction crisis in the US state of Oklahoma. A case was brought against the pharmaceutical company by Mike Hunter, [...]

2019-09-10T17:48:57+01:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

Grave concerns about the Public Services Card are being ignored

Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card. If any lingering doubt remained that Irish citizens need far greater transparency from the State on this [...]

2019-09-10T17:49:01+01:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |