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THE TIMES

Human rights violations in mother and baby homes should prompt criminal inquiry, says Amnesty

 

Ben Haugh

Wednesday January 13 2021, 12.01am GMT, The Times

The level of infant mortality in mother and baby homes is “shocking to the extreme” and should prompt a criminal investigation, Amnesty International Ireland has said.

Colm O’Gorman, its executive director, called for “full justice and reparations for survivors” including the introduction of the “promised redress scheme”.

THE IRISH SUN

NEW RULES People arriving in Ireland need negative test as schools, click & collect shopping and majority of construction to shut

Owen Conlon Adam Higgins

5 Jan 2021, 20:35

ALL travellers flying into Ireland will be required to produce a negative Covid-19 test on arrival, it has emerged.

Schools, click and collect shopping and the vast majority of construction sites are also set to close as part of strict new Covid measures to be signed off by Cabinet tomorrow.

Irish Examiner

Meet the Irish calendar girls and boys who dare to bare 

 

FRI, 04 DEC, 2020 - 15:15

EVE KELLIHER

Their modesty covered only by litter plucked from the sea, these swimmers decided to take a plunge of a different kind to make a cheeky date with stardom — and highlight sustainable practices.

And they hope the timely gift they have created, the “Cheeky Calendar”, will find a place in homes across the globe.

THE TIMES

Funding for 15 new female-only professor posts approved

 

Michelle Devane

Monday October 05 2020, 12.01am BST, The Times

Funding for 15 new female-only professor posts has been approved for third-level institutions in a bid to tackle gender inequality in the sector.

Simon Harris, the higher education minister, formally gave the green light to the posts today, saying they are needed to increase female leadership and address the gender imbalance that exists in Irish academia.

THE TIMES

Colleges to be monitored on consent policies

Brian Mahon

Thursday September 03 2020, 12.01am BST, The Times

Third level institutions will be monitored to ensure that their consent policies are being implemented starting this month.

In April last year, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, the higher education minister at the time, announced the framework for consent in higher education institutions (HEIs). Since then higher level institutions have been working on their own individual policies. Funding for third level institutions will be tied to the implementation of these policies.

THE TIMES

Rural areas ‘struggling to get access’

Ellen Coyne

Tuesday February 19 2019, 12.01am GMT, The Times

Thirty-five pro-choice groups have claimed that women in rural areas and Northern Ireland are struggling to access abortion services.

The groups, all of which campaigned for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, have written to Simon Harris expressing concern about parts of the country where doctors are not providing terminations.

marie claire

Irish Women Want Their Bodies Back

By Jennifer Duggan

May 15, 2018

In the early morning darkness in the fall of 2011, Siobhan Donohue kissed her two sleeping children goodbye and left for Dublin Airport. Her flight to Liverpool, England, took off just as the sun began to glimmer across the runway. Seated among briefcase-carrying businessmen and rowdy bachelorette parties, Donohue clutched her stomach protectively, knowing on her return trip she would no longer be pregnant.

VICE

Do the Right Thing and Repeal Your Anti-Abortion Law, Ireland

By Lindsay Schrupp & By Zing Tsjeng

21.5.18

On Friday, May 25, Ireland will go to the polls to decide whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the extremely contentious piece of legislation that effectively bans abortion in almost all circumstances.

The referendum has been a long time coming. The amendment, signed into law on October 7, 1983, gave an “equal right to life” to both mother and fetus. Abortion—even in cases of rape, fatal fetal abnormality, and incest—is punishable by up to 14 years’ imprisonment. It is one of the harshest anti-abortion laws in the world.

DublinGazette

Ironman tests the will of the masses

Visiting British pair Emma Pallant and Elliot Smales were the big winners as they led the field home at the IRONMAN 70.3 in Dun Laoghaire.

More than 1,700 athletes took part and put their abilities to the test in what was described as a beautiful, breath-taking and testing course with the professional duo taking the laurels.

In the professional women’s race, USA’s Rebeccah Wassner was first to exit the water in 29.44, two minutes ahead of Pallant and compatriot, Amber Ferreira. Tine Deckers (Belgium) followed a further two minutes back.

DublinGazette

Taking on a very tough triathlon

Published on Aug 22, 2018  

GREENPEACE

People Marched for the Ocean All Over the World!

by Sybil Bullock

June 21, 2018

World Oceans Day celebrations spanned from the Philippines and Europe to South America, the Caribbean, and North Africa! The fight to protect our oceans is indeed a global struggle, with people pushing forward with solutions all over the world. Meet the activists turning the tide to save the ocean!

DublinGazette

11 year old leads the way for plastic free Irish sea

written by Rebecca Ryan 14/06/2018

An 11-year-old beach clean activist is making waves in her efforts to make our oceans plastic free.

Flossie Donnelly from Sandycove led a crowd of several hundred enthusiasts through the streets of Dun Laoghaire last Saturday to call for a “Plastic Free Irish Sea”.

Credit: Fabrice Jolivet/Alamy

Flossie’s ‘March for the Oceans’ was one of dozens of events to take place around the globe in recognition of World Ocean Day.

DublinGazette

Flossie leads "March for the Ocean" in war against plastic

written by Rebecca Ryan 13/06/2018

An 11-year-old beach clean activist is making waves in her efforts to make our oceans plastic free.