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# ethics - Yesterday’s News


# ethics - Friday 21 July, 2017

No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge

“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.

# ethics - Monday 15 May, 2017

'Lackey', 'traitor': Russian students face lectures over anti-Putin views

Authorities in Russia appear to be getting jittery over youth discontent ahead of presidential elections next year.

# ethics - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

# ethics - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

White House urged to discipline Conway over 'free commercial' for Ivanka

The Trump aide urged shoppers to buy Ivanka-branded products after retailer Nordstrom announced it would stop selling them.

# ethics - Friday 10 February, 2017

Kellyanne Conway facing probe after promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion line on live TV

“I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online,” Conway said.

# ethics - Friday 26 August, 2016

From The42 Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi Ethics

Fifa proposes two-and-a-half-year ban for Qatar official Al-Mohannadi

The governing body’s Ethics Committee have also called for an €18,000 fine.

# ethics - Monday 22 August, 2016

Members of public urged to have their say on new garda code of ethics

A draft published today lists a number of commitments gardaí will be asked to make.

# ethics - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Here's how Penneys makes sure the clothes you buy are ethical

“Ultimately, you’re guided by doing what’s right.”

# ethics - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 IAAF orders life bans over doping bribes scandal Controversy

IAAF orders life bans over doping bribes scandal

Papa Massata Diack, son of Lamine Diack, was among those charged.

# ethics - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

In Ireland we eat about 5 million bananas every week, but do you know where they come from?

Bananas are one of the most political commodities we put in our shopping baskets every week. Do you know how they made it to your local supermarket, asks Peter Gaynor.

# ethics - Sunday 1 November, 2015

The huge, unexpected ethical question self-driving cars will have to tackle

Would it rather hit a car full of passengers or a wall, injuring its own passenger?

# ethics - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Chinese scientists want to sell these teensy genetically-engineered pigs as pets

However, it’s not yet known how their health will be impacted by the process.

# ethics - Monday 21 September, 2015

County manager investigated over house sale accusations

The council at the time claimed that it was not involved in the identification of the property.

# ethics - Monday 29 December, 2014

The ethical questions raised by Ebola this year

What is our responsibility?

# ethics - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From Business ETC Explainer: Why is Uber in such hot water right now? Controversy

Explainer: Why is Uber in such hot water right now?

The lift-sharing service has been strongly criticised after an exec said it should smear journalists who criticised it, but its problems run much deeper.

# ethics - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From Business ETC BBC won’t unmask The Sun’s ‘Fake Sheikh’ just yet, but they promise they will Entrapment

BBC won’t unmask The Sun’s ‘Fake Sheikh’ just yet, but they promise they will

Controversial journalist Mazher Mahmood uses a sheikh costume to lure celebrities.

# ethics - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Debate Room: Was the New York Post's front page photo of James Foley unethical?

We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…

# ethics - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Opinion: To boycott or not to boycott?

Acting ethically isn’t a straightforward process but one thing is certain – we have a duty to think very carefully about our choices.

# ethics - Friday 8 August, 2014

Ebola declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern’

Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.

Gardaí can’t find person responsible for Fine Gael’s accounts in a branch in Enda Kenny’s constituency

The Standards in Public Office (SIPO) Commision says the matter remains with the gardaí.

# ethics - Thursday 7 August, 2014

# ethics - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Shopper discovers 'hidden message' stitched on to Primark dress Fast Fashion

Shopper discovers 'hidden message' stitched on to Primark dress

The hand-stitched label has raised more questions about Primark’s ethics.

# ethics - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It’s absolutely essential for the classroom

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

# ethics - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: The digital world can support journalism - but who is supporting journalists?

A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.

# ethics - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Column: The discipline of economics has lost its way because of a basic misunderstanding

The relationship between ethics and economics is long-standing – we’ve just been ignoring it, writes Robert Grant.

# ethics - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Column: Don't be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics

With the World Economic Forum under way, let’s remember that economists have powerful mathematical tools at their disposal which, like all tools, are means to ends. What those ends are depends on our values, writes Robert Grant.

# ethics - Sunday 22 December, 2013

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

# ethics - Friday 15 November, 2013

Concern over female teens getting genital cosmetic surgery

Two new papers also say that little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks of this surgery.

# ethics - Thursday 12 September, 2013

President: We need to examine how we gauge human worth

Michael D Higgins was speaking at Dublin City University last night on the subject of an ethical economy.

# ethics - Monday 8 July, 2013

Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom

Chief Justice Susan Denham said today that a “trail of devastation winds its way into our courts daily”.

# ethics - Thursday 6 June, 2013

SIPO investigation into FF senator’s council expenses postponed

SIPO has postponed indefinitely an investigation into allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council.

# ethics - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator’s council expenses

SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.

# ethics - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man gives the homeless Abercrombie & Fitch clothing just to annoy its CEO Man With A Plan This post contains videos

Man gives the homeless Abercrombie & Fitch clothing just to annoy its CEO

The A&F CEO doesn’t want you wearing the company’s clothes if you’re not attractive and thin.

# ethics - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

World’s biggest food companies ‘failing millions of people’

Research by Oxfam shows ten of the world’s largest companies are ranking low in terms of ethical standards.

# ethics - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee’s ruling

The Tipperary North TD has amended declarations dating back to 2009 to include his ownership of a refrigeration company.

# ethics - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Committee finds Lowry breached ethics laws in not declaring shareholding in companies

However the committee said the breach was unintentional and that Lowry acted it “in good faith”.

# ethics - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Leveson Report: "Putting a policeman in every newsroom is no sort of answer"

Lord Leveson said that a new independent regulatory body should be set up so that the press could regulate itself. He also criticised the link between politicians and the press.

# ethics - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Public ethics watchdog to investigate Lowry’s failure to declare land

SIPO will be asked to investigate whether Michael Lowry breached ethics laws by not declaring his interests in land in Wigan.

# ethics - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

14 TDs could face sanction for not declaring council pay-offs Exclusive

The Dáil’s committee on members interests says TDs failed to honour their obligations by leaving their former council jobs out of their annual Register of Members’ Interests.

# ethics - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss whether TDs are in breach of ethics laws Exclusive

The public ethics watchdog believes TDs should declare council positions if they receive a severance pay-off – but of 22 TDs and Senators, only four did so.

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