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from Áiseanna Tacaíochta
Leaders of the disability movement have staged 72 hour protest a Day
and Night action outside Leinster house. The action aims to focus critical attention on the serious neglect of people with disabilities and their families, and the failure of the Government to implement long delayed Human Rights and Equality measures, as well as the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will close the women’s prison in Limerick due to the substandard accommodation and long hours of lock-up which are totally unacceptable and constitute a breach of human rights. – Clare Daly
Jamison Maeda discusses US relations with Cuba
A tropical breeze blows across sapphire blue Caribbean waters and through the palm trees that line El Malecón, the avenue running along Havana’s north shore. Strolling past historic, Spanish forts and cathedrals, you hear salsa music just around the corner. The smell of Chichachirritas (fried plantain chips) drifts through shuttered windows. As you walk among some of the Havana’s two million inhabitants you find yourself in the middle of 500 years of culture.