Saturday 21 January 2017

Making the effort to live by our ideals

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

A schoolgirl talks to a woman begging in Dublin city. Photo: Reuters/Darren Staples
A schoolgirl talks to a woman begging in Dublin city. Photo: Reuters/Darren Staples

It is worth reminding people that while our country has a long way to go to realise the ideals of 1916 we are lucky to live in a democracy whereby we ourselves can vote in free and independent elections.

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Our personal and political freedoms and relatively comfortable lifestyles are a far cry from what existed in Ireland as late as the 1980s.

Certainly the lives of women greatly improved thanks to legislation.

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