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#Social Issues

# social-issues - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,200 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# social-issues - Monday 5 December, 2016

'My thinking on social issues is really beginning to evolve': Lynn Ruane on her first full term in the Seanad
# Senator's Life
# Senator's Life

'My thinking on social issues is really beginning to evolve': Lynn Ruane on her first full term in the Seanad

Dec 5th 2016, 6:10 AM 10,174 Views 24 Comments

Independent Lynn Ruane has been an active campaigner on social issues since her election to the Seanad.

# social-issues - Friday 21 October, 2016

"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"
# Men's Shed
# Men's Shed

"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"

Oct 21st 2016, 6:01 AM 9,211 Views 12 Comments

Men’s Sheds have grown hugely in popularity in Ireland as safe, inclusive community spaces for men to go to.

# social-issues - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Pope Francis criticises company for cutting 550 jobs to save money
# Penitential Rite
# Penitential Rite

Pope Francis criticises company for cutting 550 jobs to save money

Sep 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,356 Views 64 Comments

“Those who, for reasons of money, eliminate jobs have to know that they are removing the workers’ dignity”.

# social-issues - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears

Jul 22nd 2014, 12:06 PM 29,916 Views 50 Comments

The residents were attending a meeting about the issue of drug use in the town.

# social-issues - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today
# Social Issues
# Social Issues

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

Jun 18th 2014, 8:59 AM 3,038 Views 15 Comments

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

# social-issues - Friday 28 December, 2012

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries
# Worries
# Worries

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries

Dec 28th 2012, 12:25 PM 3,447 Views 4 Comments

Seventy per cent of respondents rated money and debt among their top five worries in 2012.

# social-issues - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Column: Why are the Irish so apathetic about antisocial behaviour?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are the Irish so apathetic about antisocial behaviour?

May 5th 2011, 3:39 PM 670 Views 0 Comments

Clare Kleinedler is a freelance journalist and American ex-pat who relocated to Drogheda from Los Angeles last year. In her blog this week she asks the question; why are the Irish so accepting of antisocial behaviour?