Handy reporting tool for local faults: fixmystreet.ie

When you move from one country to another, you find that all the systems of doing things are different. All the public bodies are different and slowly you begin to understand to whom you should report faults. Today, I learned that there is a handy tool for reporting faults like faulty street lights, graffiti, broken footpaths, etc if you live in Ireland. It can be found at https://fixmystreet.ie/ I have today highlighted that there is a faulty street light on Station Road in Portarlington. We’ll see how long it takes for Laois County Council to come and fix it. Continue reading Handy reporting tool for local faults: fixmystreet.ie

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A song casts a shadow from Northern Ireland’s past

Growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles continues to impact your life in ways that may seem strange to others. This afternoon, my nurse was preparing to give me the Venofer injection which helps to refulate iron in my body. As she did so she was humming the tune to Harry Chapin’s Cats in the Cradle song. Immediately, my thoughts turned to the advertisement that we saw in the North for the Confidential Telephone line as part of the campaign against terrorism, I said to the nurse about it – she had no idea about what I was talking. … Continue reading A song casts a shadow from Northern Ireland’s past

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Leinster House, Dublin. Photo by Justin Pickard

Oireachtas passes law to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers

With the historic #section37 bill & the fantastic @intolgbt group tonight after its passing. pic.twitter.com/JTgD0YFg5L — Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) December 2, 2015 Last night, the final stage in the progress of An Bille um Chomhionannas (Forálacha Ilghnéitheacha), 2013—Equality (Miscellaneous … Continue reading Oireachtas passes law to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT teachers

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