Schoolboy, Paddy Flynn, has brought Traveller issues very much to the fore in recent weeks. In this edited extract from his PhD project, Trinity student and author , argues the Irish 'state' has and continues to be a 'cold house' for Irish Travellers and it is time to remedy that before making any exhortations to pride in our nation.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2016
Over three years ago I submitted a petition to the The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions on behalf of civil society NGO Shannonwatch, on the issue of US military and CIA use of Shannon airport. The committee issued its final report on St Bridget’s day 2016.
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has again rejected any possibility of his party forming a post-election coalition with the “mafia-like” Sinn Féin, despite colleagues and one senior Sinn Féin TD insisting a deal could be struck.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
EVEN though the credibility of crime statistics, long massaged by gardaí to give a false impression of their efficiency, must still come with a health warning, yesterday’s figures showing a significant rise in assaults, burglaries, frauds and murder threats — up by 52% — puts the news that just €4,000 was saved by closing each of 139 Garda stations over recent years in a chilling but surreal, almost vaudeville, light.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2015
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says authorities need to examine Fennelly report revelations that former garda commissioner Martin Callinan shredded up to 10 bags of “personal” files and was unable to provide a SIM card to his official work phone after retirement.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015
The outgoing head of the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell, is being "kept sweet" by retaining his €200,000 a year salary because of his role in events leading up to the resignation of the former Garda commissioner.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014