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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Health, National

Legislation without restrictions should be introduced immediately to make abortion available in practise. The proposal that six doctors would be required to approve abortion is ridiculous and unacceptable; this fly’s in the face of the X Case ruling of the Supreme Court and the ABC ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.
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Economy, National

The publication of Personal Insolvency Guidelines yesterday has been met with criticism and dismay in many quarters.  While FLAC tentatively welcomed this as a step forward in a process, for those who desperately need to resolve debt issues, others, including the St Vincent de Paul, have been openly critical of the guidelines, calling them draconian.
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Dáil Work, Leaders Questions, Worker's Rights

Clare asked Tánaiste Eamonn Gilmore, in light of the overwhelming defeat by ordinary Trade Union members of Croke Park 2, if it is not time that he and his Labour colleagues followed in the footsteps of Michael O’Leary and joined Fine Gael.