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international / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 01, 2008 12:21 by C Murray 20 comments (last - friday april 04, 2008 22:31) 5 images
It's amazing that an active politician, albeit of the right, has found himself in the privileged
position of both funding and financing a hate crime movie. The man know the laws of
his country and is an elected official thus we can all presume that the only reason that
he made it was for ego-indulgence. Lots of politicos do that- its called abuse of office.
How far we have come from being privileged to study the word and poetry of Islam?
Sufism provided many international writers with an area of study and cross-cultural
pollination that has benefited Western art and literature in the poetry of Hughes and
the writing of Lessing , to name two. Westergaard got an injunction to have his
image removed- it was opposed to fanaticism, not Islam.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7310439.stm read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday March 30, 2008 13:07 by Mark C 3 comments (last - saturday march 12, 2011 13:17)
Below is a letter that I recently sent to about 120 newspapers. A small number have got back to me to say they are featurising the story. Others are publishing it as a letter. The Sunday Business Post got in contact to see if it was sent to anyone else (I haven't heard from them since I said it was; my personal thought it that if it's not their scoop, they're not interested). It has also been sent to Tesco (without a reply, yet!).
Feel free to copy/distribute/send to Tesco. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday March 07, 2008 17:51 by Tracy Donegan 3 comments (last - monday march 10, 2008 13:23)
Tokophobia is a debilitating fear of childbirth which in many cases is so profound that it can lead to a complete avoidance of pregnancy or a pregnancy filled with terror and anxiety. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / news report Sunday February 03, 2008 22:09 by Houyhnhnm 31 comments (last - tuesday december 13, 2011 23:33) 6 images
The Irish language name for Smithfield Square in Dublin is Margadh na Feirme, which reflects the fact that the area has been a market for a very long time. Cattle were once driven in from Meath and sold on the square, as well as poultry and other livestock. Horses have always been traded here.
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RSF have described the Aer Lingus' move to Aldergrove from Shannon as a cynical attempt to increase their own profits. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Thursday December 13, 2007 21:39 by Richard Walsh 4 comments (last - monday december 17, 2007 12:48)
Aer Lingus have only self-interest at heart. read full story / add a comment
More and more Irish women are being offered early inductions to avoid labour on Christmas day. Is this ethical ? Is this safe? read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / press release Tuesday November 27, 2007 11:09 by Jene Kelly 1 comment (last - tuesday november 27, 2007 20:10)
AIMS Ireland (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) would like to release the web-link to our most recent online survey concerning the availability of information and consent within the Irish Maternity System.
Please see a brief summary below of the aims and objectives of this survey.
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 21, 2007 13:04 by C Murray 22 comments (last - tuesday may 27, 2008 20:45) 1 image
A protest of Sligo and Letrim women converged on the Dail this early afternoon, with
Balloons, a pipe-band and attendant politicians (from all parties except PD's).
The Junior Minister for Health (FF) came out and addressed the crowd, some of who
were tired and upset. After a battery of 'political suits' someone had the bright idea to
put the women on the platform and the stories came out. They have said that they will
no longer travel to access treatment which they have worked and paid for.
They said they do not require a two tier health system and that indeed they have
a centre of excellence already. They spoke of leaving home and family with query
breast cancer and having to access bus, train or taxi to be there for their kids.
Largely they said 'enough'. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Tuesday November 13, 2007 15:06 by C Murray 10 comments (last - thursday november 15, 2007 12:40) 2 images
This morning the DOHC [Department of Health and Children] press released on the OECD
report on Healthcare. The report is set in a time period that ends at 2005. The DOHC decided
not to add the link onto their website so I am publishing it here.
Apparently we are doing quite well on Health, a bit of critical underspend and the necessity for
the department to juggle the figures. Of course the 2007 Breast Cancer Crisis is not mentioned
on this file,but directly under the link there can be found the statement by Ms Harney on
the issue (dated last week- the scandal broke on the 4th of September). read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / news report Tuesday November 13, 2007 10:16 by Aragon 5 comments (last - wednesday november 14, 2007 16:47)
Is anyone else outraged at the governments' behaviour over bank link cards? read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / news report Friday November 09, 2007 12:53 by Adri Nieuwhof and Mieke Zagt
Early 2007 a group of Dutch consumers asked Udea, the importer for the organic supermarket chain Natuurwinkel and other organic shops in the Netherlands, if their Israeli organic products were grown in Jewish settlements. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday November 06, 2007 18:39 by C Murray 63 comments (last - monday march 31, 2008 13:00) 3 images
On the 04/09/07 there was a press release detailing a possible mis-diagnosis problem in relation to the mammogram service at Portlaoise Hospital, the press release said that there were possibly 5,000 women effected and there was no press release from Mary Harney's Department. The Hospital board and the HSE managed the timed release of materials including the fact that many of the patients had been on the Treatment Purchase Fund Scheme. This info emanated in the direct aftermath of Ms Harney's travelling to Barrington's Hospital in Cork where up to 1,000 women were similarly effected. Today there is a press release from DOHC which is written in response to emergent details of 8 women with a diagnosis of cancer who had been cleared and 19 awaiting second opinions.
http://www.dodc.ie/press/releaes/2007/200711102b.html read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 24, 2007 11:41 by P'd off customer 9 comments (last - saturday january 12, 2008 12:05)
I signed up to BT broadband over two months ago. Not only did the hook up the wrong house, but they billed me for it, insisted nothing wrong happened, and are dawdling over my
What's worse, their call centre takes ages to do anything, not surprising, given that one of their agents admitted to me that there were only 10 people working there the day I spoke to her, when the staffing level is supposed to be 60. Anyhow, sick of waiting for the always promised call back, I went hunting for the bigger fish. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 09, 2007 12:00 by Tracy Donegan 1 comment (last - sunday november 27, 2011 17:05)
Having a birth plan in Ireland is a necessity if you want to have a normal low intervention birth.
Learn about what's on offer in your hospital and prepare for the kind of birth you want. read full story / add a comment
dublin / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Sunday October 07, 2007 16:05 by Ciaran Carroll 11 comments (last - sunday april 18, 2010 20:33) 1 image
this started as a letter to my philosophy lecturers expressing my disatisfaction about the passiveness of acadmic philosophy. Then i got carried away and started to spew my frustrations about youth orientated consumerism. I never hear this subject, that i believe is the root to most of the flaws in society today, debated in the media. I sent it to the major newspapers but got no response. Maybe some of you could give me your views. read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Friday September 21, 2007 23:58 by Gwen 5 comments (last - sunday september 23, 2007 12:55) 2 images
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan T.D. drastically cut subsidies for energy efficient homes on September 3rd and today Minister Gormley introduces regulations requiring the use of renewable energy systems in new buildings at the expense of the buyers. read full story / add a comment
AIMS Ireland is an organisation that offers women support, information and assistance in voicing concers with issues concerning pregnancy, labour and birth and after you have your baby
AIMS Ireland is very interested in providing information to women who do not speak english - we are also interested in cultural issues that may arise for non-Irish women in the maternity system here read full story / add a comment
national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday September 08, 2007 14:58 by C Murray 9 comments (last - thursday november 15, 2007 10:11) 2 images
The Irish Times this Morning 08/09/09 features headlines regarding Eamon Ryan's
'Signal' that the Green Party may be supporting the Referendum on the EU proposed for
this country in 2008. The paper's Front page states that Minister Ryan believes that the
'accrued benefits' of EU membership signal a change in attitude by the Greens toward
their EU policy. This is media manipulation of the highest order which accomplishes two
1. It assures investors in Corporate Europe that the Greens are 'onside'.
2.It is part of a campaign instigated by Dick Roche TD, who assumes responsibility for
both selling the public and manistream media the benefits of EU expansion and
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national / consumer issues / opinion/analysis Saturday September 01, 2007 13:47 by C Murray 21 comments (last - saturday november 17, 2007 09:45) 1 image
Last week, Joan Burton, a highly talented finance spokesperson and stalwart of the
Labour Party withdrew her candidacy from the running for leadership of the Labour
Party (a centrist concern with a pre-election pact with a right wing party). She cited
lack of internal party support for her decision and nominated herself for deputy leader.
This is a problem, for the preceeding forty eight hours The Irish independent
Newspaper had been running the Gilmore story on both front page and editorial
columns as The main bet for leadership, There is no other candidate declared.
Deputy leader Liz Mc Manus is delaying nomination until later in the week.
The profiling of women in irish politics, especially in mainstream parties relegates
women to secondary positions, indeed a cursory glance at the papers indicates
that politics is indeed a 'Job for the Boys', Tony O Reilly says so and he makes a lot
of profit out of it. read full story / add a comment
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