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Sláintecare: The Future of Healthcare

Images: John Crowley   By Conor Kenny and Rachel Petticrew On October  fifth, at the Harbour Hotel in Galway city, Róisín Shortall, T.D. for the Social Democrats, and Niall Ó’Tuathail, Social Democrats candidate for Galway, presented a new plan for a national health system as compiled by the cross-party Committee on the Future of Healthcare

SUSI Protest in Dublin

  by Richard Guiheen USI’s student demonstration  “Education Is in The Red” took place today at Government Buildings in Dublin. Over 20,000 students from Universities and Institutes of Technology across the country attended the peaceful protest. The USI campaign is calling on the Government to invest in the third level education model as outlined in

Brexit Day

image credit: PA By Eva Buckley Today is the day article 50 is finally triggered and the United Kingdom will begin the process of leaving the European Union.   Today will mark a historic time in the U.K and the beginning of a two-year ‘divorce process’ from the EU. The actual split is due to

PSNI officers targeted with bomb on day of Martin McGuinness’ passing

by David Diskin   PSNI officers were ‘lucky’ to survive explosion in late hours of Tuesday night.   The bomb blast occurred in Strabane, 12 miles from Derry, just hours after popular republican politicians Gerry Adams and others carried Martin McGuinness’ coffin through the Bogside area of Derry.   An explosive device believed to have

Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66

by Lucien Waugh-Daly Martin McGuinness, the former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and one of the key figures in the country’s peace process, has died aged 66 in Derry. Prior to his political career, McGuinness was a senior member of the Provisional IRA in Derry, and was engaged in paramilitary activity at the time

Ukraine’s Tax Chief Held Over 70 Million Graft Case

Image Source by Brian Donnellon Roman Nasirov, a highly controversial figure in Ukrainian government is in court in Kiev over a 70 million graft case, basically using his role as head of tax and customs agency to financially gain from it himself. This is considered a major movement by the Ukrainian people who have seen

North Korea Fires Missiles Into Japanese Waters

Image Source by Brian Donnellon Like two male peacocks in a standoff, spreading their glorious wings and showing their beautiful designs to gain the affection of the female, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are showing off their armies and missiles in close quarters, fueling tensions between the nations and also having a ripple effect with