With Ireland's government's recent announcement of its programme of spending cuts we should note that almost a quarter of all Irish households were in arrears on at least one bill or loan last year and 60 per cent said they had difficulty making ends meet.
Social Crisis Grips Ireland
"The accelerating economic crisis in Ireland is taking a terrible toll on broad layers of workers, particularly the more vulnerable - children - the elderly, those on law incomes and with insecure housing.
Hundreds of thousands of people face privation and suffering as every area of social life comes under intense stress from savage spending cuts and increased unemployment.
This is in advance of the measures now being put in place by the Irish elite, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to implement another major subvention of public funds to the banking system..."
better start paying attention Canada...
Atheist Ireland published 25 "blasphemous" quotations and challenges Ireland's NEW anti-blasphemy law.
25 Blasphemous quotations from Atheist Ireland.
The Irish atheist organization decided to challenge the recently passed legislation (in the Irish Republic) and have dared the government to press charges against them for publishing these "blasphemies".
Incidently, Canada still has such a law on the books, even if it contradicts the Charter.
In the next entry I will list the 25 blasphemies. Ooh Rah!
The Times, London, July 22, 2009
A second report has given details of alleged sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Dublin
David Sharrock, Ireland Correspondent
A report detailing the alleged sexual abuse of 450 children by Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Dublin was handed to the Irish Government yesterday.
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