Category Archives: Matters Arising

Stormont: Unionist majority ended

Significant electoral losses by Northern Ireland’s two main unionists parties will have implications not just for Northern Ireland but for the island as a whole.   Politics at Stormont underwent a watershed...

RTE highlights corruption

A shocking RTÉ documentary screened last December, appeared to show three politicians, including the four time Mayor of Monaghan, Hugh McElvaney demanding money for help with planning issues. The undercover segments of...

Equal access to schools

Late last year a petition was lodged with the Oireachtas Petitions Committee to ensure equal school access for unbaptised children in Ireland. Section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act 2000 allows schools...

Climate bill passes Oireachtas

Just days after Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris that EU emissions targets for agriculture units are “unrealistic,” the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill...

Cabinet agrees to bankruptcy bill

A bill to reduce the discharge term for bankruptcy to one year and reduce the window in which income payment orders apply from five to three years is due to become law...