Roderic O'Gorman is an Irish Green Party politician.
Anti-lockdown activist and barrister Una McGurk refused to wear a mask during two attendances at mental health tribunals within a psychiatric unit in Cork, prompting a complaint to the HSE.
Hundreds of people risk being killed in fires at a number of direct provision centres where residents have been found to be cooking in their rooms due to a lack of independent facilities.
THIS weekend marks two years since the ‘grand coalition’ of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party came to power. Micheál Martin’s Cabinet picks brought together a mix of very experienced ministers and rookie TDs. With a reshuffle scheduled for later this year, Political Correspondent Senan Molony assesses who is swimming and sinking.
TAOISEACH Micheál Martin has defended State broadcaster RTÉ as "forward-looking" after the Liveline transgender row but stressed that public discussions over such issues needed to be both sensitive and tolerant.
Apologies are often hard to get right – but they are doubly difficult when they have to be done twice. This one, which involves thousands of people whose birth records were falsified as part of the adoption process, may actually have to happen three times.
For almost every week of the war, buses have pulled in to western Ukraine full of children evacuated from the country’s many homes and orphanages. On March 15, some of the last remaining children from the Solnishko orphanage in Zaporizhia endured a long journey to a disused psychiatric facility near Lviv.
The joke cracked by one senior Coalition figure last week was that the sharp drop in the cost of a barrel of oil on Wednesday was in response to the Irish G overnment's announcement of a temporary reduction in excise duty on fuel.
Irish parents are “the most exploited in Europe ”, decried the newspaper editorial. Beleaguered families were, it went on, “fuelling the economy by surviving on punishing two-career schedules while also rearing young children without support from anybody.”
Sarah Carey’s ‘Sitka spruce snobbery is holding us back from growing a renewable building material’ (Comment, December 18)is one of the most thought-provoking articles I have read on forestry farming in a long while.
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