Monthly Archives: September 2016

Four-legged family members have a place at the table

Scot Tanner Bucholz reports on a dog-friendly café in Dublin 8.
Deidre McDonnell is in the middle of moving from Drogheda to Dublin, so when she heard about a café where she and her boyfriend Robbie Slattery could bring their boxer Molly while they enjoyed some time out in their new city, she was excited. “I just… Read more »

Gender quotas and the election of women

Rachel Carey asks if the new gender-quota legislation had a significant impact in the recent general election.
In 1918 Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to the first ever Dáil. Following the results of the 2016 general election, a record number of 35 women have been elected to the 32nd sitting of Dáil Eireann. This record follows on from the previous record… Read more »

Land of a thousand welcomes? A look at racism in Ireland

Vincent Whelan considers just how welcoming we are as a society.
Considering St Patrick’s Day and all of the surrounding tourism that goes with it, we should really ask ourselves if Ireland is all that welcoming to people of all creeds and nationalities. This is in the wake of recent studies which are quite damning when… Read more »

Greenpeace report shows little progress on palm oil

Shona Dennis reports on how multinational companies are failing in their pledge to source palm oil ethically.
Greenpeace recently released the results of their latest investigation into the palm-oil industry. The report outlines that many major multinational companies have failed to deliver on their promises to use ethically sourced palm oil. Just over a year ago, 14 multinational companies signed up… Read more »

The bread revolution

Patricia Madden reports on a campaign to improve the quality of the bread we eat.
A “Real Bread Gathering” took place at The George Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin recently. A panel of experts chaired by Bretzel Bakery’s William Despard, with the keynote speech delivered by bread expert Andrew Whitley, called for a revolution in how food is produced and… Read more »

Life and death on the Mediterranean

Lisa Krüger-Franke reports on a talk given by an activist helping to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean.
Will Turner, from Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), held a talk entitled “Life and death on the Mediterranean” at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin city centre recently. The talk was about his work saving refugees on the Mediterranean Sea. In 2015, Will Turner embarked on… Read more »