Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has threatened that a “Leave” vote on 23rd June would lead to a “profound economic shock” for NI, “an inevitable hardening of the border” and a” negative spill over effect in the Republic” All this is part of a “Project Fear” attempt to hoodwink Irish people in Northern Ireland and Britain into voting against their better interests in the upcoming referendum.
Project Fear is a tactic that has been used before. In 1999 there were the threats of job losses and economic ruin if the UK did not abolish the pound sterling and adopt the euro. In 2011 Germany’s Chancellor Merkel claimed that peace in Europe was under threat if Banks were not bailed out to protect the euro-currency.
Most objective studies on the costs and benefits of the UK leaving the EU suggest gains or losses between plus or minus 2% of GDP which in the long term scheme of things is not very much.
Below is an open letter from the group Terminations for Medical Reasons group who are outraged at deceptive statements made by Enda Kenny in the Dáíl yesterday:
We in TFMR Ireland found it absolutely appalling that you deliberately mislead the Dail, the Oireachtas and the people of Ireland yesterday when in Dail Eireann made you made the following statement in relation to the 8th Amendment to the Constitution: –
Given recent events in a Donegal court last week, whereby a trial went ahead without an ISL interpreter present for a deaf defendant, Clare asked the Minister for Justice to ensure that this injustice is not repeated. The recognition of Irish Sign Language is at the core of this issue and is vital in order to protect the rights of deaf people in this state.
To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the initiatives She proposes to take to ensure that deaf citizen’s rights to Irish Sign Language interpreters is protected in order to allow them access essential State services, particularly following an incident (details supplied).