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For those who could not attend Bernie Dwyer’s gathering to say their last farewell, it was a fitting and beautiful tribute organised by her family. The setting was the round room of the Mansion House. It was a stunning space. The lights above those who gathered were like stars creating a peaceful, soft and serene atmosphere. As Bernie entered this room with all her family, friends, neighbours and comrades walking behind, Victor Jara of Chile was sung representing Latin America and her connection with the place.
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Features

At all costs, the media avoid the issues  

‘If you are different you are a legitimate target.’

In the latest opinion polls, over 46% of the population believe there should be a new political party.  Poll ratings for Independents have been consistently around 20%.
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Features, International

Jamison Maeda reports from the USA on the sad story of the young man persecuted for his commitment to free access to the internet.

Like the plot of a Hollywood thriller, an ordinary guy in Brooklyn, New York suddenly finds his life turned upside down when he is mercilessly pursued by evil, government agents. But this wasn’t a movie. And it ended tragically.
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Dáil Issues, Features

Jack was an unemployed worker who won a Dáil seat in 1957.  He was elected as an Independent in Dublin South Central.

Jack’s story is indicative of the elitism within Irish politics. Not a member of the old boy’s school he was treated with disdain and disrespect by members of the Oireachtas.  His maiden speech was greeted with sniggers and sneers from the professional politicians in the Dáil.  He was regarded with suspicion and found it impossible to get answers to very basic questions.  The elitist political parties strategically ignored his questions and shouted him down when he attempted to raise important issues.
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