My recent trip to Brussels - a city laden with armed officers since the 2016 terror attacks - was deeply insightful, but somewhat disturbing. As I walked around the European Parliament building, I noticed many police officers organizing their gear in a cluster towards the front of the "Station Europe" building located to the fore … Continue reading Protest outside European Parliament
In recent years, there has been increased concerns over diesel-particle exposure in Ireland with an estimated "1,148 deaths in 2011" related to the harmful pollutants [SOURCE]. Recent studies that suggest that there may also be an association between specific neurological diseases (Alzheimer's) and exposure to tiny magnetic particles that are released during the combustion process. Researchers believe that the potential of … Continue reading Diesel Particulates and Ireland
Many of us know the feeling that accompanies the realization that there's something tucked neatly underneath your windshield wiper - the rage-eliciting "Parking Fine". With an average of 75 tickets being issued every day in Cork city - we look to see if we can make sense of the stark rise in tickets being issued over the … Continue reading Parking Fines – to appeal or not to appeal?
Having been declared a “great success” by Chinese president Xi Jinping, the 2016 G20 Hangzhou summit has concluded in China. G20 members collaborated with guest countries and international organisations to announced the Hangzhou Consensus aiming to promote “Vision, Integration Openness and Inclusiveness”. “leveraging various effective tools at our disposal, including fiscal and monetary policies and … Continue reading “The transformation of the G20 will affect the immediate interests of all members and the future of the world economy” – President Xi
Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th US president after a hard fought battle with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The victory saw leading government officials from around the world, welcome Mr. Trump to his first official role in public office. Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulated the republican nominee and expressed hope for continued bilateral relations. … Continue reading Kenny welcomes Trump
The Pro-Life Campaign held an awareness event outside the Dáil marking the anniversary of the 1983 Pro-Life Amendment and the launch of an actuarial report on "lives saved by the 8th Amendment". The explanatory document compares abortion rates in Ireland with that of our closest neighbors (England & Wales) as well as and countries who share similar … Continue reading Pro Life Campaign hold ‘awareness event’ outside Dáil Éireann.
215 new jobs have been secured for nine Dublin and Waterford-based companies. The jobs will see Ireland hold its no.1 position for early-stage start-ups in Western Europe. Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement alongside Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’ Connell that will see investment in the sales, technologies, finance and marketing-sectors. The nine North American … Continue reading 215 Jobs set for Dublin & Waterford
STRIKE action is set to “jeopardise student education” says General Secretary, after 43 dual-union schools opt out on health and safety grounds. ATSI members will take to the picket line once more after talks with the government over teacher pay reached a standstill. The remaining 235 ETB schools staffed by member of the Teachers Union … Continue reading ATSI strike again as Gardaí cancel industrial action.
University College Cork have published the Bovaird Report on Cork Local Government after seeking international advice from an expert on local authority governance. The report, authored by Prof Tony Bovaird at the University of Birmingham examines the proposed changes to the Cork Council, whose conclusions have reinforced opposition to the merging of City and County … Continue reading Proposed Cork Council Merger gains attention following UCC publication
More than €250m in building projects are currently underway in Cork, which is now home to Irelands “smartest building” following a surge of investment in the city centre. One Albert Quay – a €58m office complex that boasts a computer system to monitors comfort levels, solar panel heating, a rainwater harvesting system and ‘smart’ parking … Continue reading Cork – The Capital of Construction