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Monthly archive May, 2012

The Referendum | Why a ‘Yes’ vote is the best one for Ireland

‘YES’ says a reluctant Stephen Donnelly who argues that a ‘No’ vote won’t stop austerity (as published in the Sunday Independent) ONE of the striking things about the referendum campaign has been the failure of both the ‘Yes’ and the ‘No’ camps to listen to each other. Why? Because the ‘Yes’ camp argues pragmatics —...

The Referendum | Here’s what you told us

We asked subscribers to our weekly email (sign up here) what they thought on the Fiscal Treaty referendum. We got a huge response, with some extremely detailed responses (these have been edited for length). Many thanks to all who wrote. Here are their (your) responses. We haven’t replied to them individually, but Stephen’s position on...

Greystones Harbour | Landscaped area must be opened to public

Stephen Donnelly has welcomed recent developments with regard to the landscaping of the Greystones Harbour site, and has called for the landscaped area to be reopened to public use as soon as it has been landscaped.

Copyright reform | Have your say

Independent TDs Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly have launched an online crowdsourcing process as part of their response to the Copyright Review Committee, which is tasked with overhauling Ireland’s copyright regime.

Speech | The crisis in our universities

Speech on the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011, May 23 2012 The Bill deals with the formation of the new body, the qualification and quality assurance authority of Ireland.  I broadly welcome the initiative, which seems a useful tidying up and consolidation exercise. Part of the new authority’s remit is to...

Copyright Review | Submission open for your input

We’ve just launched our draft submission to the Copyright Review Committee online for your comment at copyrightreform.ie. Prepared by Stephen and fellow Independent TD Catherine Murphy (Kildare North), with Antoin O Lachtnain of Digital Rights Ireland, Tom Murphy of Boards.ie and solicitor Simon McGarr, this submission is for the Copyright Review Committee chaired by Dr Eoin...