The Minister for Justice may be targetting casinos, but the real rise in gambling in Ireland is happening online, writes John Byrne
A council tenant from the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area whose house went on fire last October still does not know when she will be able to return to her accomodation. She is currently living in unsuitable temporary accomodation – there is no cooker – with her 12 year old son. She is six months pregnant. No repair work has begun on her house yet.
The latest Sunday Times rich list has estimated that there are 250 people in this country with a financial worth of at least €35 million. There are seven Irish billionaires.
A senior Catholic Church officer withheld relevant information concerning the alleged abuser of Peter McCloskey, the Limerick man, who committed suicide on 1 April last and who, allegedly, was abused by a priest of the Limerick diocese in the early 1980s.
Seán Lemass was Taoiseach in 1966 for the 50th anniversary of 1916. Here he describes his memories of the Easter Rising
With estimates of 250,000 people waiting for housing, the Government has failed drastically to meet even its own targets. By Vincent Browne
Weapons inspectors are not just part of modern life.
The events of Easter Week 1916 to be commemorated in Dublin this year by not one, but two new parades in as many days. In addition to the Government-financed military event on Easter Sunday, local representatives, trade unionists and political activists are staging a recreation of a march by members of James Connolly's Irish Citizens Army from Liberty Hall to the GPO on Monday, 17 April.
Despite its inclusion as a disadvantaged community in the RAPID programme, North Clondalkin in Dublin has yet to see the benefits of Ireland's economic success. By Rory Hearne
In a speech at Collins Barracks on Sunday 9 April, when opening a 1916 exhibition, Bertie Ahern professed commitment to ideals which his government has disdained for almost a decade. He went on to present a potted history of Ireland of the past 90 years, which even in the most politically sectarian days of Fianna Fáil, was rarely previously equaled in bias and distortion.