Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

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NewsBank
Publication date:
2022-08-31

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  • ‘We are recovering from a mass trauma’

    'Reduce close human contact. That is how the virus is spread." In his speech to the nation on St Patrick's Day 2020, that's what taoiseach Leo Varadkar asked us to do. In a pandemic, we would have to "social distance", said the WHO. Our lives and the lives of others might depend on it....

  • The Uber FilesHow a US multinational tried to put the squeeze on the Irish government

    The February 2016 general election was in full swing when former Department of Finance secretary general John Moran sent a note about the Fine Gael manifesto to his lobbying clients in Uber, the US cab-hailing company that was angling for a big chunk of Ireland's taxi market....

  • PIAB damages awards have almost halved since guidelines adopted

    Two brothers who suffered similar minor injuries in a motor accident had their claims assessed by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) last year. One claim was in ahead of the other, which was awaiting a medical report....

  • Legal case for the common good when it comes to a right to somewhere to live

    Reading Dáil debates, the Government's speaking lines are consistent: property rights are protected by the Constitution; a three-year rent freeze would face significant legal challenge, and, if it did not, it would fail to solve the rental crisis because it would drive landlords out of the market....

  • President’s concerns about legislative process baffling

    Last week the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil and Cathaoirleach of the Seanad each received a letter from President Michael D Higgins. While the letters highlight some issues that point to failings in the legislative process, in many respects those concerns are not new....

  • Witness protection: A life of exile, anxiety and poverty

    Protection from your enemies, a steady income and a new home abroad, maybe even somewhere sunny and beachside; on the face of it, witness protection doesn't sound like a bad deal....

  • Man jailed for life as judge dismisses privacy objections linked to Dwyer ruling

    The ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Graham Dwyer's case, which found that the indiscriminate retention of mobile phone data for use in criminal investigations is a breach of the law, does not automatically mean that such evidence should be excluded, a High Court judge ...

  • Ombudsman needs greater powers to oversee pensions

    Have a complaint about an investment? You can bring it to the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) and potentially benefit from compensation of up to €500,000. Have such concerns about a pension, however, and you can bring it to the same office, but don't expect a windfall, even if you...

  • Housing must be seen as a human right in new strategy

    House prices and rents in Ireland are unaffordable. This need not be the case. The Government has the opportunity with its new housing strategy - due this week -to provide hope for the many thousands desperate to find an affordable home. High house prices and rents are bad for the economy....

  • What are schools doing about soaring rates of cyberbullying?

    Digital platforms have proved a lifeline for students during school closures - but there's been a hidden downside. All that time spent online - whether on social media or gaming consoles - has resulted in a sharp increase increase in cyberbullying, according to new research by DCU's National Anti-Bu...

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