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Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien

offsite link Interview with Cathal Goulding Mon Dec 26, 2016 17:11 | Cathal Goulding

offsite link Trump, Russia and the CIA Sat Dec 10, 2016 18:23 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Garda corruption: the stripped down truth

offsite link Will Pat Hickey turn up for his trial? Anthony

offsite link Garda breath tests letter Anthony

offsite link Daniel McConnell: Happy to wear establishment blinkers Anthony

offsite link State failing in its duty to enforce law Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Fascism? Surely Not. Fri Dec 15, 2017 21:32 | The Saker
by Vaughan Famularo for the Saker blog Recently, Australia held a plebiscite for the legalisation of Gay Marriage which passed in the affirmative by a reasonable majority of the population.  

offsite link Syrian-Iraqi War Report ? December 15, 2017: Syrian Army Tightens Siege On Beit Jinn Pocket Fri Dec 15, 2017 17:00 | Scott The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have deployed a notable force for an operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in

offsite link The Olympic betrayal of Russia Fri Dec 15, 2017 02:12 | The Saker
The IOC?s decision to ban the Russian flag and anthem from the Winter Olympics is grossly discriminatory and makes no legal or moral sense by Alexander Mercouris (cross-posted with Russia

offsite link Silk Road fever grips the Russian Far East and boosts economy Fri Dec 15, 2017 01:06 | The Saker
China’s Belt and Road Initiative heralds a new era with mega infrastructure projects dotting the landscape by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author)

offsite link Syrian War Report ? December 14, 2017: Syrian Army Prepares For Idlib Operation Thu Dec 14, 2017 16:35 | Scott The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces have established control over the hilltops of al-Ahmar, al-Madjahan and al-Khazzan inside the Beit Jinn pocket in southern Syria.

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Human Rights in Ireland

offsite link Liberty, the ICCL, and other NGO groups? landmark challenge against the UK Government?s mass surveil... Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:56 | admin

offsite link What Ireland can gain from international guidance on Article 19 UNCRPD Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:53 | Eilionoir Flynn

offsite link Repeal or Replace? Tue Oct 03, 2017 06:31 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link An Abortion Law Immune from Constitutional Review? Thu Sep 28, 2017 20:14 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Should the pro-choice movement support a new constitutional provision on abortion? Wed Sep 27, 2017 16:19 | Eoin Daly

Human Rights in Ireland >>

WorldbyStorm - 11:40 Fri Dec 15, 2017
UK Polling Report note that for the first time the Tories are fractionally head of the BLP in YouGov polling. It?s 1 per cent, well well within the margin of error. But as with Fine Gael and Varadkar? ?some of the other results it does suggest a small boost for Theresa May from the progress […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:42 Fri Dec 15, 2017
If I had – shall we say – some attachment to the 8th Amendment I would be worried, very very worried indeed, about a most intriguing dynamic evident during both the Citizens Assembly and the Oireachtas Committee. Harry McGee amongst others referred to it: In another hugely significant decision, a majority of the committee agreed […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:40 Fri Dec 15, 2017
There?s a piece by Fr. Kevin O?Reilly (who teaches at the Angelicum University about moral theology) in the IT where he writes about the 8th and related matters. Discussing the Committee he argues: The committee is composed primarily of campaigners for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Of the ?experts? called before it, something like […]A
WorldbyStorm - 08:43 Fri Dec 15, 2017
Ryanair has agreed to recognise pilot unions for the first time in its 32-year history in a bid to stop the first pilot strike in its history from taking place. 32 years too late but a sign of the power workers have when they organize. Now what about other workers in that company? And how […]A
irishelectionliterature - 06:59 Fri Dec 15, 2017
The Winter 2017 Newsletter from Independents4Change TD Joan Collins A Christmas 1921 Page From The Diary Of Michael Collins.A
WorldbyStorm - 19:24 Thu Dec 14, 2017
This is not good. At least it’s not good for US citizens. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to enshrine new policies that could radically change the way you use the internet. In a 3?2 vote on party lines, the agency decided to move forward with undoing Obama-era net neutrality rules, which prohibited internet […]A
WorldbyStorm - 12:02 Thu Dec 14, 2017
  Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently: <blockquote>I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we?re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it ?hope dies last?.</blockquote> […]A
WorldbyStorm - 10:21 Thu Dec 14, 2017
This about Bannon?s woes in the aftermath of Moore is very revealing I think. What I can?t get over, and I?ve mentioned this before, is this idea Bannon is some sort of political genius. Any of us here would make a better first of this sort of thing – and I for one have long […]A
WorldbyStorm - 09:21 Thu Dec 14, 2017
Finally, a Newton Emerson column I can wholeheartedly agree with. He writes about the initial response of the DUP to ?regulatory convergence?. And he argues that the DUP was all over the place in terms of its criticism of same. Indeed that if one takes the idea of regulatory convergence at face value it is […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:58 Thu Dec 14, 2017
What now after the vote to recommend repealing the 8th Amendment and the vote in favour of legalising unrestricted terminations up to 12 weeks? Where does this go from here and what given the emphatic Convention and given what one might at one stage have expected near enough equally emphatic recommendations from the Committee effect […]A

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