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?
What the Government really fears is the voice of a dying woman blaming them for her plight, writes Victoria WhiteMORE
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%.MORE
The Eighth Amendment was never about Catholicism. The Catholic Church did not insert it, the political system did, writes Victoria White.
The characters in ‘Whistle’ and ‘Conversations’ strike home to my era of emigration and every era since, writes Victoria White.MORE
The field, the plaster face of the Virgin Mary, the labouring, dying 15-year-old, the dead baby…MORE
The pedestrian and the cyclist should be the prioritised road user in cities and towns, writes Victoria WhiteMORE
Walling the River Lee will not contain flooding and will destroy Cork’s unique offering as a place to live, writes Victoria White.MORE
Apart from rare cases, there should be no ‘crisis pregnancies’ in a country as rich as ours, writes Victoria White.MORE
Taking disability allowance off a disabled young person will not take away that young person’s disability, writes Victoria White.MORE
We need a smaller beef herd and an emphasis in dairy on premium products like cheese and ice-cream, writes Victoria WhiteMORE
This Holy Thursday, I’ll climb the hill from the pier and head east across the island of Inishbofin.MORE