Category: "Motley Current Affairs"

Gay blood ban comes under fire

Irish blood services continue to refuse donations from gay males, as pressure builds for change. Current Affairs Editor Adam Dinan investigates.

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A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Political sniping at home and abroad has forced us to a European bailout, believes Sarah Slevin Can one country bring down an entire monetary union? If Herman Van Rompuy is to be believed, we gave it our best effort. Not only that, but the President of the European Council asserts that a failure by Ireland […]

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Street View limitations pave way for competitors

Google Street View has finally reached Ireland, but its long-term future seems unclear as open-source competitors continue to expand, explains Seán O’Connell

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Reel Power

Latest film ban shows up the flaws in Irish censorship policies

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Pulp Fiction

Sensationalist reporting in the media does little to inform voters or stimulate real debate, argues Eoghan McMahon.

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Facing Financial Woe – Together.

The time has come to stop squabbling about past mistakes and focus on repairing the Irish economy, argues Sarah Slevin.

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Taking up Thatcher’s Reigns

The new British government is implementing spending cuts that will set the country back decades, argues Seán Ó Sé

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Unfair Trade?

Ethical Branding has captured the public imagination, but may be rapidly becoming a cynical marketing ploy, believes Ultan Connoll

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Scraping the Barrel: Oil and Reality

Some facts: The U.S. military is the world’s biggest individual purchaser of oil in the world. Only 35 countries in the world consume more oil than the U.S. military. They don’t measure consumption in miles-per-gallon as we do, but instead work in gallons-per-mile.

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Pope defection u-turn ‘violates religious freedom’

Moves by Pope Benedict aimed at stemming the tide of defections from the Church have caused unease, and may be challenged. Laura Harmon investigates.

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