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Entries Tagged as 'Human rights'

This Woman is saying Yes to Lisbon again

September 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Lisbon, Personal

It’s probably no surprise to read that I’m a Yes voter. I voted Yes to Lisbon the last time and I’m voting Yes again – this time with a lot more passion and understanding and conviction. This time I’ve been more incensed by the lies being told by the No side, by the poor campaigns […]

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Death Panel Politics, Disability and Lisbon

September 27th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Abortion, Disability, Equality, European Union, Irish Politics, Lisbon

While I was on holidays a work colleague texted me to say she had been canvassed by Cóir.  The canvasser told her that if Lisbon was passed that she would be put down like a dog. My colleague has cerebral palsy.  She didn’t argue back and managed to move away. I was shocked but not […]

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An Bord Snip (ing) the social model of disability

July 17th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Disability, Irish Politics, Recession

Image via Wikipedia I’m on holiday at the moment so have not been able to follow the release of the Report of the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes but have done a search of the impact of the proposed cuts on people with disabilities. A quick comment… Cuts to 2000 Special […]

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Lesbian and gay politics and agendas – Milking it

January 31st, 2009 · 9 Comments · Equality, Equality Authority, Irish Politics, Lesbian, LGBT

I went to see Milk tonight and loved it. I’m not a good reviewer of books and movies – I find myself going off on tangents – just go see it! (Tangent alert coming up!) I couldn’t help myself from getting angry though at the lack of a Milk figure or politics in operation in […]

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‘That is very, very rare’

January 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Equality, Irish Politics

Niall Crowley, former CEO of the Equality Authority has given an interview in today’s Irish Times to Kathy Sheridan.  It says everything some of us knew already – the campaign against Equality and civil and human rights in this country is a very dirty business. ‘…The “storm clouds? had been gathering since September 2007, when […]

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