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27% Of Adults in the E.U. Unlikely to Accept a Covid Vaccine, According to a New Survey Thu May 13, 2021 16:12 | Michael Curzon
More than a quarter of adults in the E.U. are either "very unlikely" or "rather unlikely" to accept a Covid vaccine, according to a new survey. Lack of trust in the safety of the vaccine is the main reason for hesitancy.
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Boris Confirms ?Nothing? is Ruled Out in Responding to Indian Variant. How Worried Should We Be? Thu May 13, 2021 13:22 | Will Jones
Boris Johnson confirmed today that "nothing" is ruled out in responding to the Indian variant including new lockdowns. But does the data show that the variant is anything for us to worry about?
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?Externality Argument? for Lockdown Isn?t as Strong As It Seems, Argue Economists Thu May 13, 2021 11:43 | Noah Carl
The ?externality argument? for lockdown says that government should restrict our freedoms to prevent us from harming others. In a recent paper, two economists explain why this argument isn't as strong as it seems.
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Almost Five Million People Waiting to Start NHS Hospital Treatment in England Alone Thu May 13, 2021 10:47 | Michael Curzon
The number of people waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to 4.95 million in England alone, according to the latest NHS figures.
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Some Funeral Venues Still Imposing 30-Person Limits on Services After May 17th Thu May 13, 2021 10:21 | Michael Curzon
The 30-person limit on the number of mourners who can attend funerals is set to end in England on May 17th, but some venues are still imposing this restriction beyond the next step of the "roadmap" out of lockdown.
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An Open Letter to the Minister For Justice: Michael Mc Dowell
Making the SIB an Election Issue. (Rossport and Poolbeg)
Dear Tanaiste and Minister for Justice,
It is manifestly clear to me as a constituent in the Rathmines area that your failure
to grasp the issues of community opposition to the high pressure gas pipeline in
Rossport, coupled with your failure to 'Watchdog this Corrupt Fianna Fail Administration'
even as you climbed a lampost in Ranelagh, to underscore your desire to end corrupt
practice is a sham performance.
We watch agog as the 'Triple arm of good Governance' is employed to put down
community protest whilst facilitating the Multi-nationals and the corrupt legislators.
A succession of Fianna Fail Ministers of the Environment have carried out a
continuous erosion of citizen and individual rights to affordable redress in relation
to fast-track and corrupt planning.
Today I listened to your good self on the lunchtime news attributing the blame
for the Rossport debacle this morning to a handful of thugs and Sinn Feiners, it
may have escaped your notice but five men went to prison for a number of months
for resisting the Gas pipeline's proximity to their homes and the failure of the dept
of the Marine and Natural Resources to take cognizance of their well-founded fears
or to dialogue on the issue of refining at Sea.
On the Sixteenth of June you presided over the Passage through the Dail of
the Strategic Infrastructure Bill which bill be 'amended on it's passage through the
Houses of the Oireachtas to include Gas pipelines' (Minister Roche's words).
On launching the bill Minister Roche also affirmed that SIB would not include
the Proposed incinerator at the Poolbeg Peninsula, which is located in the heartland
of your constituency. One can understand not wanting your power base eroded
by anything as nasty as an incinerator- yet people are criminalised for having the
self-same objections to a high pressure gas pipeline on the grounds of health
concerns (which is fair enough- I would have thought).Thus we have a minister
for Justice who lobbied against Mr Cullen's proposed CIB and lobbied for the
SIB-which divides ABP and envisages a restructuring of the Irish Judicial system
to fast-track the corporate lobby's planning applications, whilst concommitently
reducing the individuals right to a fair and affordable hearing in relation to planning
objections. It is highly disengenuous to blame a small group of people for thuggery
when in fact communities are aware and educated about how the current legislators
are ignoring and eroding their rights infavour of corporation such as Shell. It is also
disengenuous to ignore the imprisonment of the five men who have consistently objected
to the Pipeline and consistently called for the refinery to go to sea. There is a refusal
to recognise that sucessive Fianna Fail environmental ministers have drafted and
passed legisation which mitigates against rights to judicial process, Minister Roche
Contends that he will transpose elements of the Aarhus Convention into Irish law
but only for groups incepted for a period of twelve months and 'recognised' environmental
NGO's.One wonders if the present government actually reads the drafted legislation before
being called to vote on it.
I imagine the legal niceities of the SIB are well Known to you given your
strong lobby in favour of it and the exclusion of the Poolbeg project from the Body
of future SIB 'projects', which is why I think that the action groups and focus groups
in Ringsend, Merrion and Rathmines should be made aware of the civil repurcussions
of this legislation on their families. Thus we would not incur a repeat of Rossport in this
electoral constituency. I would suggest a review of Gardai procedure in Rossport
and a good sharp look at Minister Dempseys decisions in relation to the gas
pipeline (including his appointment of his own election agent as mediator, his obstruction
of the laffoy commissin and his appointment in office of family members to state bodies-
its all in the public domain).
In conclusion, the SIB was adapted to suit your powerbase but yet it mitigates against
a small and isolated community, thats some work.