September 21st 2013.
Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry accommodates not just an aquarium but the marine mammal strandings network and only Seal Hospital in Northern Ireland. It engages in marine rescue, outreach and is a public service to the entire population of N.I. The threatened closure by Ards Borough Council of this very important facility needs to stop now.
Denis O’Brien – True to the Tradition of William Martin Murphy
By Jacob Richards
The Irish media strive on the failings of others but when it comes to critiquing itself it falls way below par. This is clearly evident in its failure to highlight the case of former Irish Independent journalist Gemma O’ Doherty. The sad truth is that few will be aware of the case of Miss O’ Doherty given the practically non exposure she has received in Ireland. Besides a small piece in a recent edition of Phoenix magazine, it has taken the English Guardian to shed any public light on the scandalous termination of her employment with the Irish independent.
Need to provide proper facilities for Irish Seal Sanctuary should be pursued by Fingal County Council
The issue of providing a permanent home for the Irish Seal Sanctuary was originally proposed for Balbriggan was raised this week in the Dáil by Clare Daly. The proposal intended to bring together the Sanctuary and a Maritime museum for the town has been continuously put on the long finger by the County Council.
Clare raises again with the Taoiseach the issue of Shannon Airport being used to facilitate rendition flights, in light of condemnation of this practice by the EU human rights chief.