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# reform - Thursday 6 October, 2011

In-cell sanitation, abortion and immigration discussed at UN human rights review

Alan Shatter takes questions from other UN members on Ireland’s work in progressing its laws protecting human rights.

Ireland ‘must fill serious gaps’ in human rights record

The government faces examination by the UN today, amid warnings that the most vulnerable social groups are at risk.

# reform - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Government proposes ‘far-reaching transformation’ of public sector pensions

But one trade union has strongly criticised the reforms which it is estimated will save €1.8 billion per year.

# reform - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

UN puts protest deaths at 2,200 as Syria disputes fact-finding report

Seven people were reportedly killed after a UN fact-finding mission left the restive city of Homs yesterday. The UN has criticised Syria for restricting the mission’s access.

# reform - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Syrian troops storm eastern city

Activists say anti-government protests are likely to escalate during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

# reform - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Seven Joint Labour Committees to be abolished

Only 6 out of the 13 current JLCs will survive – and while they “recognise” the “special position” of Sunday working, they can no longer set premium rates for it.

# reform - Friday 22 July, 2011

Dáil votes to give itself more work... after seven weeks' holidays Dáil Reform This post contains a poll

Dáil votes to give itself more work... after seven weeks' holidays

When the Dáil returns on September 14 it will begin work earlier and sit for longer hours under a reformed system.

# reform - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Public sector "not fit-for-purpose" and in need for reform according to minister

The comments of Brendan Howlin came as it emerged that the minimum wage is to be restored to €8.65.

# reform - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats accused of spying

Expulsions come on same day Kuwait’s cabinet resigns to avoid parliamentary questions.

# reform - Monday 13 September, 2010

US and EU back Turkish constitution reform

The Turkish Prime Minister says the result is a “milestone for democracy” – the opposition begs to differ.

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