The conviction of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein on two counts of sexual assault, more than two years after the first allegations against him were publicised, may seem a story far removed from most of our lives.
The recent campaign in an attempt to raise support for bringing the GL and AQE unregulated tests back into primary schools is disappointing in its short-sightedness and opens up again the argument against academic selection.
‘Abortion restrictions will create barriers’ runs the headline above the article by Michael McHugh (February 6), with Grainne Teggert of Amnesty International allegedly saying: “No-one must be left behind”.
It took twelve days of unmissable high political drama in the media for the ‘8th of February Revolution’, at the ballot box, to breach the citadel of the two-party state of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, represented in the Dáil chamber.
While considerable progress has been made over the issue of contentious bonfires in recent years, it is not acceptable that materials are being gathered at an unauthorised site in a loyalist part of south-east Belfast almost five months before the Eleventh Night.