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Monthly archive August, 2012

Bad Education in Sunday Independent

Here is my Sunday Independent article on our education system and how it’s failing the 55,815 students who just sat their leaving certificate. You can see the original here. LAST Monday, the first round of college offers was made to Leaving Cert students. Talk of repurposing the Central Applications Office system, bonuses for honours maths...

What should the Dáil do next? What do you think?

I’m wondering what people think the priorities should be for the Dáil when it returns on September 18th. Got an opinion? Please let me know. Thanks. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

Feedback needed on Blessington Local Area Plan

Wicklow County Council has prepared a draft Local Area Plan for Blessington. This is a document (or series of documents) indicating the objectives for the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. The Council is currently accepting written submissions or observations in relation to this document from now until October 1, 2012. Earlier in...

Coming Soon: What Legislation is next?

The legislative programme for summer session 2012 is a list of bills at various stages of completion. It’s kind of like the trailers in a cinema before the main feature, in that it gives a loose sense of the legislation that will be coming our way soon. I went through the document and highlighted some...

At the Ballyhea & Charleville bondholder bailout protest

On Sunday I took part in the Ballyhea/Charleville bondholder bailout protest, alongside Constantin Gurdgiev, Caroline Simons and the good folk of Ballyhea and Charleville. It was the 75th week of the protest. There are a load of photos here, and a video of the 74th and 75th weeks’ protests, below.

Ten tough questions for TDs to answer

Are Dáil holidays too long? What do TDs do all day? And what’s the food like in the Leinster House canteen? These are some of the difficult questions people ask TDs – myself included. I’ve kept a tab on these tough questions and answered them in thejournal.ie. You can read the whole article here. If...