The Higher Education and Research Bill


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The third and final reading of the UK’s HE Bill has been scheduled for next Monday, 21 November. If it passes the Commons and then the Lords, it will become law. Thanks in part to the turmoil around Brexit, this Bill has flown under the radar for virtually everyone, perhaps even most students and academics. But the consequences, if it passes, will be disastrous. Many academics seem to think it is just yet another piece of regulatory dross, yet another bureaucratic millstone to add to the many around their necks – and thus barely worth registering a protest about. The reality is actually very different. As I’ve warned on this blog before, the Bill will have a drastic impact on the economy of UK HE, and on the education we provide. Last-ditch resistance is urgently needed.

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011


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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011: “.”ADVANCING THE LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF THE IRISH DEAF COMMUNITY,BY PAUL O CONNELL.(THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE)BY B.O’CONNELL?”'””

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011


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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011: “”Vanessa O’Connell will present the character ‘A’ (played by Andrea Irvine), Amanda Coogan ‘B’ (Kate Brennan), and Darren Byrne will interpret Karl Shiels as ‘C’ in this exhilarating production. This style of one-on-one character interpretation is a first at the Abbey Theatre. It represents an exciting development in the sign language interpretation of theatre and performance, allowing the interpreters to be true to the actors onstage as well as to the words of the playwright. Certainly O’Rowe, who has also written screenplays for the hit Irish films Intermission and Boy A, has a unique and vivid manner of storytelling that lends itself perfectly to this format. His gripping tale of singing serial killers, avenging angels and lovesick demons promises to leave audiences clinging to the edge of their seats.”?”WHERE IS THE SO CALLED HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?


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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: “I read an article once by prof.John Dillon(trinity college) who said special interest groups would thwart any national debate on serious crime that might focus on “their inadequacies”?It would be interesting to hear auxl.archbishop eamonn walsh view on that?.however mr.dillon made a lot of suggestions in his article which i repeat here.there should be as wide a spectrum of organisations and interests as possible,not just lawyers prison staff police {but social workers prisoners rights organisations drug addicts anyone at all “who has experience” of the problems but also a persons point of view.all the dimensions of the causes and cures needs to be brought into the open.{now heres the serious bit}the fact that powerful forces intimately concerned with these problems do not at all want any general discussion of these issues,as any such discussion would inevitably focus on their inadequacies.i refer of…

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Catherine Nevin « diarmuiddoyle


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Catherine Nevin « diarmuiddoyle: The first of those arguments is wishful thinking. Moriarty stopped short of calling the license award corrupt but he made perfectly clear that the whole process was a shambles from the time Lowry decided to do Denis O’Brien a favour, eventually securing the winning of the license for him. That verdict seems more than enough to enable the losing bidders secure hundreds of millions from the Irish taxpayer in compensation.?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?


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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: A fearless advocate like judge kinlen to highlight the injustices carried out against the disadvantaged and marginlaised in irish working class society?because thats where most abuses take place normally by the socalled well educated ruleing class.the next generation of working class children wont be as illiterate as the previous maybe then the class structure of our prison population will change.with the grace of god and diarmuid martin?slan

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He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket


  By Patricia Devlin CHRISTY ‘Bronco’ Dunne was once the King of Ireland’s criminal underworld who made millions from heists, armed robberies and trafficking drugs Today he l…

Source: He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket

He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket


  By Patricia Devlin CHRISTY ‘Bronco’ Dunne was once the King of Ireland’s criminal underworld who made millions from heists, armed robberies and trafficking drugs Today he l…

Source: He made millions from heists, armed robberies and drugs, but today this criminal godfather has just €3.50 in his pocket

Interview with Brother Kevin Crowley


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Law and Politics


In The Half Light

Contrary to Peter Pan, wishing hard enough does not make a thing true – and no matter how much some may wish it were so, law and politics cannot be separated. The recent High Court judgement (in the Miller case) provides a clear example of this. In the case the High Court held that for Brexit (UK withdrawal from the EU )to proceed, the Government would require the authorisation of Parliament, and could not trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) through the exercise of prerogative power.

Reaction to the judgement has been striking in two respects. On the one hand, right-wing media outlets have responded by condemning the individual judges involved in the case, in one instance going so far as to brand them ‘enemies of the people’. Such rhetoric is, of course, dangerous and reprehensible. But, it should be said, no less and no more so than when…

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