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Child-free in your 40s

I’m completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, “Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.”Gloria Steinem “Child-free”. It sounds a lot better than “childless”. Just […]

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Are we really making progress?

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 […]

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Who guards the Guardians?

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 […]

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“Proposed Pay Cuts for top presenters at RTE don’t go far enough”, says NUJ

“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 […]

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