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In today's Examiner...

From today’s Examiner’s Letters to the Editor section:

Make firearms panel a permanent body

 Tuesday, June 21, 2011

OVER the next 10 days, we will see several target shooting competitions being run in Ireland, from club level matches, to national level matches, to an enormous international shooting competition (the Creedmoor Cup, last held in Ireland in 1875) and the Irish team and their fans and spectators will also be representing Ireland in the Olympic target shooting world cup in Munich.

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Politics

The new Justice Minister's plans for Firearms

Shortly after Alan Shatter was appointed as the new Justice Minister, people were wondering was he in favour of private firearms ownership or against it because of his past history with the Irish Council Against Blood Sports, which saw him voting both in their interests (on hare coursing) and against their interests (on carted stag hunting). 1,402 more words

Politics

Manifesto Discussion #GE11

Monday 28th February 2011

In the wake of the historic 2011 Irish Election, the Differential Association gathered to rake over the coals of empty/half full promises, attempting to get to grips with what a future Government would try to do regarding criminal justice policy. 1,047 more words

Criminal Justice

What I've been up to lately ... #ge11

This is a long overdue post but better late than never.

I was the project manager for RTÉ’s web coverage during the recent Irish general election. 334 more words

Online News

“… more wage-earners in its ranks than any Labour Party, and more farmers than any Farmers Party.”

I’ve a bit in the latest CrisisJam over on the excellent Politico.ie looking at the historical context of the collapse of Fianna Fail’s support in the capital. 218 more words

Social History

Voting for the first time at 38

Well I finally did it! I voted in a general election for the first time.

I can hear you all, crying ‘SHAME’ Yes I know that people died for my right to vote. 354 more words

Getting To Grips With God Stuff

REVIEW: TheJournal.ie

According to an email, I got my first thejournal.ie preview on the 17th of September, 2010. Ever since then, it’s been sitting proudly on my bookmarks bar in Google Chrome, checked out at least once daily. 497 more words

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