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Pension age increase continues to cause controversy

There is a real sense of déjà vu about it. The pensions and perks of politicians are always a lightning rod for public anger, particularly when they are held up as a comparison to how others are treated. On Monday, we...

Ibrahim Halawa welcomed to Government Buildings by Taoiseach and Minister Zappone

Independent Dublin South West Minister Katherine Zappone yesterday welcomed Ibrahim Halawa and his sister Nosayba to Government Buildings and Leinster House. Minister Zappone had invited them both so they could meet politicians who supported the campaign to free Ibrahim...

Zappone says politicians must deliver on work of Citizen’s Assembly

The Citizens Assembly, a public forum set up to advise the government on constitutional issues, voted on Saturday to recommend unrestricted access to abortion. The 99 members of the group voted 64 percent to 36 percent in favour of a...

Postmasters protest at GPO against Post Office closures

Postmasters protested outside the GPO this morning saying they'll resist any Post Office closures driven by An Post, and they are to mobilise a national campaign to support communities and keep Post Offices open. The Irish Postmasters’ Union (IPU) called...

Martin McGuinness – Go raibh míle maith agat

Last night Martin McGuinness was the topic of conversation all over social media. With his resignation as Deputy First Minister, the Sinn Féin man who has stepped down is now being hailed as one of the islands greatest politicians...
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Net neutrality and other luxuries in the pre-COVID-19 world

This legal principle is suspended in the country due to the emergence of the coronavirus. The measure opens questions about how we use the...

Philippine President threatens to "kill with one stone" anyone who does not respect quarantine

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic crisis to violate rights: in addition to locking people in dog...