As the vote for Lisbon approaches, everybody is left wondering whether to vote Yes of No. Here Edmund Grace SJ gives his insight into why a Yes vote would be good for Ireland and for Europe.
What in the World? investigates the human consequences of global political and economic inequalities and human rights violations by focusing on people’s everyday lives. Series 4 was filmed on location in Columbia, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Niger & Paraguay and it returns to RTE 1 on Thursday 11th June at 11.05pm. Miriam Gormally met up with […]
The budget has left many people angry. Banks get huge bailouts while children and the vulnerable have to face cuts. Sean Healy from CORI justice spoke out against the governments current decisions and explained to Miriam Gormally about the urgent need for a fairer economy.
Budget talks continue as 2008 saw one of the harshest budgets ever. One of the groups to be affected is people living with intellectual disabilities. While the government has made a u-turn on their original decision to reduce the age of childcare from 18 to 16, there are still many issues that will affect those […]
Recent news headlines have been dominated by stories of events unfolding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Muireann Kirrane spent two years living and working in the Congo and is currently Trocaire’s Regional Liaison Officer for Central Africa. Here she explains to Miriam Gormally how and why the current situation in Eastern Congo erupted.
This year in the budget, refugees in Ireland received no increase in their allowance of €19.10. Every budget the Irish Refugee Council argues that €19.10 is an impossible amount for anyone in Ireland to live on and this year several workers, refugees and friends ran the Dublin marathon to highlight this injustice. Miriam Gormally met […]
Trafficking of people is the third most profitable business in the world after selling drugs and gun running and effects many millions of people worldwide. Maura O’Donoghue MMM was at a conference in Paris where members of two organisation working against trafficking, Caritas and COATNET, met up to put pressure on Sarkosy to change legislation […]
As the Olympics approach, controversy over the situation between China and Tibet continues. Graham Kinch who climbed Everest this year was out there while the Chinese were brining the Olympic Torch up to the summit. Tension was high at the time and he explained to Miriam Gormally just how it affected their climb.
It is just over one week since Mugabe won the second election in Zimbabwe. It was an election that made a mockery of democracy, with only one man as a choice. Since then the people of Zimbabwe have been trying to get on with their lives in the face of brutality and soaring prices. Miriam […]
As the former Minister for Finance Brian Cowen steps in as our new Taoiseach, Sean Healy of CORI Justice looks at what needs to be done to make Ireland a fair and progressive society. Miriam Gormally first asked him what were the most important economic issues which need to be looked at for 2008.