VICTORIA WHITE: Government bottles it and so Waste Reduction Bill languishes

What is Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s problem with deposit-refunds on bottles, cans and plastic bottles, and a ban on cups and tableware that can’t be composted or used again?

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VICTORIA WHITE: CervicalCheck is a political football being kicked to death by politicians

What the Government really fears is the voice of a dying woman blaming them for her plight, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Parents must be free to choose how best to rear their children

Cash payments work for families. Robert Putnam, the US author of Bowling Alone, quotes research showing that a €3,000-a-year-payment in a child’s first three years improves that child’s academic performance and increases his or her eventual salary by 20%.

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VICTORIA WHITE: The right to life of the unborn is not just an irrational religious diktat

The Eighth Amendment was never about Catholicism. The Catholic Church did not insert it, the political system did, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Murphy plays were conversations with all of us about being Irish

The characters in ‘Whistle’ and ‘Conversations’ strike home to my era of emigration and every era since, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: We owe it to Ann, and to Patrick, and Patricia to establish the truth

The field, the plaster face of the Virgin Mary, the labouring, dying 15-year-old, the dead baby…

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VICTORIA WHITE: State wants increase in cyclists but fails to act on making roads safer

The pedestrian and the cyclist should be the prioritised road user in cities and towns, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Concrete flood walls will only be a barrier between us and Cork City

Walling the River Lee will not contain flooding and will destroy Cork’s unique offering as a place to live, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: The unborn are people too, but I will vote to repeal, for mothers

Apart from rare cases, there should be no ‘crisis pregnancies’ in a country as rich as ours, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: We must learn to love our disabled young people for who they are

Taking disability allowance off a disabled young person will not take away that young person’s disability, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Our fodder crisis caused by poor farm strategy as well as weather

We need a smaller beef herd and an emphasis in dairy on premium products like cheese and ice-cream, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Time for a new Celtic Church aligned with norms of Irish society

This Holy Thursday, I’ll climb the hill from the pier and head east across the island of Inishbofin.

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