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Protect children online, say government ministers

Protect children online, say government ministers

By Laura Turbett   Four senior government ministers, in recent days, have joined together to increase pressure on leading technology companies to work with the government to do more to protect children online. Children and Youth Affairs Minister Katherine Zappone, Communications Minister Denis Naughten, Education Minister Richard Bruton and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan have given

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

Halawa family unaware of Ibrahim’s location following prison move

  by David Diskin   The family of Ibraham Halawa says he has gone missing since being moved from his current prison in Egypt.   The Dublin man has been imprisoned in Cairo since taking part in an anti-Morsi (Egypt’s first democratically elected president) protest in 2013.   Ibraham’s sister Somaia said he was moved

Trump wins in South Carolina, Clinton in Nevada

image: abcnews.go.com by Dylan Goodman The results are in from the South Carolina primary elections and Donald Trump has emerged as a frontrunner for the Republican party again, leading Marco Rubio by 10%. Trump was all over Twitter, dissing his closest rivals and self-promoting. He tweeted: “I am the only candidate (in many years) who is self-funding his

UK Lawmakers Debate Banning Donald Trump

by Dylan Goodman   http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/559e9efe6bb3f72c54679458/donald-trump-has-surged-to-the-top-of-2-new-2016-polls.jpg   UK lawmakers have been considering whether to ban Donald Trump from Britain. The presidential candidate has talked about possibly banning Muslims from the USA, causing so much outrage that a petition with 570,000 signatures has made it’s way to the lawmakers in Britain. The petition calls for him to

Yasiin Bey Announces Retirement

   By Dylan Goodman       The rapper and actor Yasiin Bey, formerly and perhaps more well known as Mos Def, has announced his retirement from both the music and film industry. Of all places, the announcement was made via Kanye West’s website, in the form of a recorded phone call, all the way from

100 young musicians will mark the start of Ireland 2016

Minister Humphreys announces special concert by 100 young musicians from across the island of Ireland to mark the start of Ireland 2016   Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD., today (Sunday 29th November) joined over 100 young musicians from the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, in Dundalk Institute of Technology,

Government Confident Irish Water Will Pass EU Tests

Government sources are “confident” that Irish Water will pass European market tests. The European Commission has recently expressed serious doubts over the utility’s funding model. The European Commision stated that “Ireland faces a significant fiscal risk if Irish Water’s borrowing cannot be taken off the Government books” in a report that is to be published

2016 target to end Homelessness unachievable

by Jessica Weldon In its annual report published today, the Dublin Simon Community revealed that temporary accommodation, such as hostels and B&B’s, have become a long-term solution for homeless people in Dublin. It has been found that over 1,400 people are looking for emergency accommodation in the city every night and over 50% of these

Shatter to confront Dáil in relation to recording of calls at Garda stations

            by Laura O’Rourke   Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will address the Dáil this morning on the recording of phone calls at Garda stations and the Cabinet decision to establish a commission of inquiry into the practice.   It is also understood Mr Shatter will also address the penalty