Taoiseach: Criticising illegal immigration should not be controversial

But Varadkar says people need to ‘to call out the scaremongering’ on housing asylum seekers Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said it “should not be a controversial thing” to speak out against illegal immigration, stressing that the Government [...]

2019-11-06T16:36:59+00:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Universal toilets will reflect society we live in, says principal

A new secondary school is to have gender-neutral toilets fitted on each of its three floors. The Limerick Educate Together Secondary School said the facilities would be installed before it opened in September 2021. It will [...]

2019-11-05T09:40:34+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

‘Extremely problematic’: Civil liberties body calls for a halt on plans to introduce body cams for gardaí

Front-line gardaí are calling on An Garda Síochána to introduce body-cameras, which are increasingly used in jurisdictions worldwide. Plans to introduce body-cameras for gardaí are “beyond concerning” and open to potential privacy rights breaches, the Irish [...]

2019-10-31T12:56:59+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

‘The law is weak’: Government launches public consultation on hate speech

The Department of Justice is currently finalising research on legislative approaches to tackling hate crime in other countries. THE GOVERNMENT HAS launched a public consultation on hate speech as part of its move to update legislation [...]

2019-10-24T16:49:20+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Always to ax female symbol from sanitary products packages in nod to trans users

The decision follows calls by transgender advocates who said the company was alienating trans and gender-nonconforming customers. Always announced it will remove the Venus symbol from its feminine products packaging following calls by transgender advocates, who [...]

2019-10-22T12:31:57+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal: what’s in it and how is it different to Theresa May’s version?

Against seemingly all the odds, we have a new Brexit deal. As an apparent vindication of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s strategy to ramp up the threat of a no-deal departure from the EU and to force [...]

2019-10-18T13:43:58+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $8bn over male breast growth

Multinational company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who said the firm had not issued a warning that its antipsychotic drug could lead to breast growth. The enormous [...]

2019-10-09T16:29:41+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Anti-racism event hosted by Edinburgh University bans white people from asking questions

Edinburgh university buildings CREDIT: ALAMY The University of Edinburgh has been criticised for hosting an “anti-racism” event in which white people were due to be banned from asking questions. The conference has been organised by the Resisting [...]

2019-09-30T14:45:01+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Boris Johnson seeks political asylum in Ireland after Supreme Court ruling

Downing Street today confirmed that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to seek political asylum from the Irish government. The announcement was made just as UK Supreme Court ruled that the suspension of Parliament was unlawful. [...]

2019-09-25T10:25:09+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |