Local Issues

The lie that property tax will fund your local services is being exposed as Councils are cutting back on resources and increasing fees for many amenities. 

Last Week Fingal County Council announced an increase in fees for the use of Council playing fields.  This will affect all sports clubs and schools in the area.  At a time when unemployment is high it is essential that our public amenities are available for use by the young and old in our communities. 
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International, Women's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Women’s rights advocates around the world following the case of “Beatriz,” the 22 year old woman in El Salvador, received reassuring news today. After 26 weeks of severe complications due to lupus and kidney failure, Beatriz was granted a Caesarean section.
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Dáil Issues, International

by Jamison Maeda

Edward Snowden exposed the existence of a US government data mining program called PRISM, and is being hailed by some as a hero. To them, he sacrificed his career and possibly his freedom to blow the whistle on the secret surveillance of innocent American citizens.  According to a recent Reuters survey, 31% of Americans polled think Snowden exposing the PRISM program makes him a patriot. However, 23% think he is a traitor and a defector and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Snowden himself told South China’s Morning Post that he is “neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”
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Dáil Work, Defence, Leaders Questions

Clare asked Enda Kenny about the costs and resources used by the state to provide security for the G8 summit held in Co. Fermanagh in June 2013.