“Just be realistic here, because this actually does happen, I’m seen as a nigger... seen as a monkey... We get called these names. That even if it’s not on a daily basis, at least once a week. I’m just saying this actually does go on and you’re not taking it seriously.”
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a crucial response to one of our most significant public health problems. Alcohol misuse claims three lives every day in Ireland and we all know someone who has been affected in a harmful way by alcohol use — it is all too common.
Boys of all ages who clearly identify themselves as being of a different gender than their actual sex should be allowed to enrol in girls’ schools, and vice versa, under changes to a new law being sought by children’s rights’ groups.
Extending civil marriage rights to same-sex couples has been backed by the National Youth Council of Ireland. The endorsement came as Taoiseach Enda Kenny urged a large turnout for the May 22 poll as Government sources expressed jitters over a drift to the no side in the marriage equality referendum.