A collaborative project between IMMA's department of education and community and Focus Ireland, a charity fighting homelessness. Together, they have selected 16 works from the museum's collection to mark the 21st anniversary of Focus Ireland. With the historical experience of Ireland as a place of mass emigration and, more recently, its experience as a country of migration, the exhibition examines our shifting concept of the ‘home' as not only a place of shelter, but as a sense of belonging to a community and a culture.
The mother of a brain-damaged man who died after being moved to a nursing home against the wishes of his family speaks to Emma Browne
Con Houihans columns from the Evening Press are missed by many, but now they have been gathered together in a collection called 'A Harvest'. Rosita Sweetman reviews
By Con Houlihan
Published by Boglark Press
The Commission for Taxi Regulation is to issue all taxi drivers with dashboard ID and a “smartcard” which will show a photograph, name of drivers, licence number and expiry of licence. The smartcard, which will be the size of a credit card, will also contain a microchip allowing the commission's enforcement team to electronically read it and check the taxi driver's identity and licence status. As well as these two identifications the taxi drivers will also be provided with a portable photo ID as well.
The government has failed to guarentee funding for the National Domestic Violence Intervention Agency, so it is has been forced to close at the end of January
The UN Rappateour for Trafficking has criticised the Irish government's approach to trafficking and their legislation tackling it.
The Bush administration's new Iraq strategy is the latest phase of an imperial disaster born of ignorance, arrogance and incompetence, says Godfrey Hodgson