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Impressive words and actions from Varadkar on #RepealThe8th announcement but how media will frame the debate remains to be seen

After much urging to announce both date and format regarding a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, Leo Varadkar’s government has finally done so.

Article by Rónán Duffy in The Journal on January 30, 2018… 367 more words

Irish Politics

Wise words as Blindboy tells podcast listeners to keep their eyes [and minds] open on the net

There’s a lot of crazy shit on the internet, but that’s no reason to ignore the web altogether.  Much better to get engaged and know how to identify and, when necessary, challenge the crazy. 314 more words

Social Media Activism

Discussing the Civil War parties' positions on #RepealThe8th and #housingcrisis is not discussing the issues

I know Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are the two largest parties in Dáil Éireann, but it will always be the position of this site that the ideological differences between them on virtually every issue are minimal, yet to listen to mainstream media you’d think their views are all you need to hear. 174 more words

Irish Politics

I Hate Copy Paste Facebook Solidarity Posts

There is an annoying lazy and vogue phenomenon these days on Facebook, Solidarity via Facebook status. It mostly comes like this:

“I’m going to see… 405 more words

Social Media

Trump has done nothing but shut down key parts of government since he took office but you wouldn't know it listening to Democrats and media

Whether it’s through stupidity, unwillingness or incompetence, the Democrat leadership cannot get across the simple message that Donald Trump’s agenda of racism, misogyny and pro-corporatism is bad for the American people, and the mainstream media isn’t much better. 529 more words

US Politics

Ruth Coppinger TD highlights Government delay in carrying out recommendations of its own Citizens' Assembly #RepealThe8th

Despite advice from both the Citizens Assembly and the Oireachtas Committee to proceed with a straight Yes/No referendum on Eighth Amendment Repeal, the Virtual Coalition Irish government of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the so-called Independent Alliance continues to drag its feet on setting a date. 1,679 more words

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