There’s an adjective that keeps appearing over and over in online articles and in the print media of late and it is the word ‘anthropogenic’. It refers to change relating to or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature and generally it is collocated with the words ‘climate change’. The Native American Indians […]More
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Who guards the guardians? That was the question posed by Brian Leveson at the start of the eponymous inquiry in Britain in November 2011. The Leveson Inquiry was set up in the wake of a major phone hacking scandal where it was revealed that News of the World journalists and other tabloid journalists had hacked […]More
In a year that saw unprecedented and intense wildfires, floods, storms and melting of the Greenland icecaps due to runaway climate change, one thing all of us as consumers can do is to try to reduce our carbon footprint. One way of doing that is through buying locally produced Irish goods and produce. In a […]More
Get your bearings and take a stroll along Broadway, a street lined with the famous Honky Tonks and bars blasting out live country music and shops with country music memorabilia and accessories such as rhinestone studded cowboy boots and Stetson hats. It’s like Temple Bar on speed! The Gulch area of the city is very […]More
“It is clear that a direct rail service would have a significant impact on the toll revenues of the M3 operator as it would offer a faster, cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to commuters.” (Rails to Navan, Platform 11 Dublin Rail Projects Committee, 15 September 2005) The town of Navan in County Meath, […]More
“It is absolutely necessary to cut the ridiculous salaries paid to many presenters” The National Union of Journalists has expressed dismay over proposed pay-cuts at RTE. According to the Irish Times (6th November), the public broadcaster has stated that it is planning substantial job cuts and a 15 per cent pay reduction for its highest […]More
“Implying that a lot of the money going out of Ireland to Nigeria is from illegal funds is really implying that all Nigerians are fraudulent and looking to game the system Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish has been accused of “disgraceful racism” after remarks he made during Leaders Questions in the Dail on Tuesday. […]More