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Entries Tagged as 'Mary Coughlan'

Cowen’s problem with Dermot Ahern?

August 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Equality, Equality Authority, Green Party, Irish Politics

Re-reading the Report of An Bord Snip Nua last week I noted the recommendations to remove several areas of the Equality brief from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform to the Department of Enterprise and Employment. Included in the report are the following:- Reallocate the statutory employment and occupational benefits responsibilities of the […]


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The Tánaiste and the way she might laugh at you

January 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Irish Politics

Image via Wikipedia Have you noticed? Mary Coughlan has a giggling problem.  She did it twice last night on Questions and Answers and has done it on numerous occassions when she takes questions in Dáil Eireann. It’s not a funny ha ha laugh – it’s a nervous laugh at something you can’t agree with or […]


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Irish Rail enforcing the ban on free travel for Same Sex Couples

September 1st, 2008 · 35 Comments · Equality, Homophobia, LGBT, Same Sex Partnerships

Irish Rail staff are being advised in the art of enforcing heterosexuality in regards to the pursuit of free travel in the state. In fact you could call them the Travel Stasi for then Minister Mary Coughlan and the current Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin. Some background In 2001 a gay pensioner […]


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