Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Features, International

Known as Madiba to his admirers around the world, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in July 18, 1918 in Mvezo on the banks of the Mbashe River in South Africa.  As a child he attended a Methodist missionary school then the University College of Hare and the University of Witwatersrand. He said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

prohibitionThe United States has become an “incarceration nation.” Over 7 million people are under correctional supervision. No other nation holds this many people behind bars.  Violent crime in the US has significantly decreased  since 1980, but the prison population has quadrupled. 
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Features, Justice, National

The Appeal Hearing of John Paul Wooton & Brendan McConville who were both convicted of the killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in 2009, and sentenced to life imprisonment, drew to a close, on Friday October 18th in the Belfast Appeal Court. The case was heard over two weeks.

Four TDs Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Maureen O’Sullivan and Eamon O’Cuiv attended the appeal hearing, along with Gerry Conlon of the Guilford 4, who spent 15 years in jail in one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice and who is a leading member of the group calling for Justice for the Craigavon 2.
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Children and Youth Affairs, Features, Health

Government must show commitment to  Introduce a programme for Bilateral Cochlear Implants now.FG Children's Referendum poster

Ministers James Reilly, Kathleen Lynch and Alex White have all stated in the last week that the programme for bilateral cochlear implants is a priority.  Despite months of positive comments about its introduction no Government Minister has given any commitment to approve the funding to introduce the programme.
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