Tag Archives: The Irish Times

Stephen Collins: Ireland faces its own threats to faith in democratic institutions

Here’s a link to a thought-provoking article by Stephen Collins in the Irish Times about the peaceful transfer of power in an Irish context. Read it and think how different we might have been. How democracy can rest on restraint … Continue reading

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Life in Direct Provision Centres

Ireland’s system of Direct Provision for asylum seekers was only ever meant to be temporary in the lives of the people who are housed within it but many people find themselves trapped there for years. Twenty years after its inception, … Continue reading

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Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Today felt like a turning point – or maybe that moment when you realise the turn started a long time (32 years?) ago. By the time you see it, it’s following its own unstoppable momentum.  Enda Kenny take note. This morning, the Artists’ Campaign … Continue reading

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Being Misunderstood (Guest Post by Daniel Seery)

This is a new feature to this blog. I know, I know, everyone else has been doing it forever – but I’m a slow learner. Now and then I’ll invite other writers to use this space  for short essays.  My first guest is … Continue reading

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