Dáil Issues, Human Rights, Jobs, Oral Questions

Children and Youth Affairs, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will recommend to the mother and baby home commission to extend the sampling method as established in the terms of reference to include the six institutions currently excluded from the full inquiry, but included partially in exit pathways; and if she will make a statement on the matter. –  Clare Daly T.D.
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Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to parliamentary question number 1252 of 21 March 2017, if he will report on the reason the Dublin Aviation Authority has refused to provide longitudinal measurements of noise (details supplied) to local residents as promised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Clare Daly.
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Human Rights, International

Statement from Chelsea Manning, Legal Team. 
Next week, Chelsea Manning will be released from U.S. military prison after serving a seven-year sentence for disclosing classified information that raised public awareness regarding the impact of war on innocent civilians.
Manning, a transgender woman, was serving an unprecedented 35-year sentence for whistleblowing and was forced to serve her sentence in an all-male prison. She received a commutation from President Obama in one of his final acts in office in January after an outpouring of support for Manning from the public over her mistreatment in prison.
The commutation followed a November 2016 request from Chelsea Manning’s appellate legal team, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward of Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, PA, to the U.S. Army, the Office of the Pardon Attorney, and the President’s Counsel, requesting the commutation of Ms. Manning’s 35 year court-martial sentence to time served and “a first chance to live a real, meaningful life.”
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