I have some very strongly held beliefs about certain things that have been highlighted in previous posts and I’m sure, will show up like one of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghosts, in the future. But for now, let me take a side step and create a dichotomy; although your beliefs and passions are important and they DO matter, in the same breath, in the larger scheme of things, it doesn’t matter at all.
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I’m not going to say that I know an awful lot about the world of finance. Nor would I even say I know an awful lot about the world of politics (although I know enough to hold my own in a conversation). But what I think I do know about, and what most of us intrinsically know, is what fairness is. Continue reading
A big debate going on today in the Irish media and social media, is the role of religion and the church in schools, and whether schools here in Ireland should be non-denominational.
Before I give my two cents, here’s a quick rundown of the situation. 96% of all primary schools are run by the Catholic Church. And 90% of ALL schools, are under the remit of the Catholic Church. What does this mean exactly? Basically it means that although the state supplies the teachers (for the most part) and the syllabus, the property, the land, the schools, belongs to the Church. (There may be some variants in this) And one of the main staples of the Primary School diet, is the teachers being responsible for a ‘Catholic Education’.
For those of you reading this who did not have the pleasure of attending an Irish primary school, Continue reading
Today, the 10th of January, 2013, an Irish woman’s case to legalise assisted suicide failed in the Irish High Court.
A bit of background: Marie Fleming, an MS sufferer, wished to end her life because of the rapid deteriation of her health and mobility skills which would lead to her eventual death. Her husband and family want to help her (although saddened by the scenario) but they wanted the legal backing to do it first. Hence bringing this case to the High Court in Ireland.
Today, her case was rejected. Continue reading