AN initiative mooted by Social and Family Affairs Minister Seamus Brennan should provoke a critical appraisal into the outmoded notion that only a woman is suitable to have custody of children in cases where there was no marriage or a broken partnership.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2007
THE relentless political battle to restore devolved power-sharing government in the North has received a welcome boost in the latest report from the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) that depicts a highly encouraging picture of how the paramilitary landscape there is changing.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2006
IF teachers anticipated any dramatic initiative from Education Minister Mary Hanafin, in response to their long running and, it has to be said, fully justified demands for a significant reduction in class sizes, they were sorely disappointed at yesterday’s INTO conference, in Killarney.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2006
RICHARD BRUTON, deputy leader of Fine Gael, has sought to spark a debate on voting rights by suggesting that all foreign nationals living in this country for three years and intending to stay longer should have a right to vote in general elections, whether they take out Irish citizenship or not.
Tue, 18 Apr, 2006
Sat, 01 Apr, 2006