UN critical of low level of women’s rights in Ireland

UN critical of low level of women’s rights in Ireland

Until last month’s delegation led by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland had not appeared before the UN Committee in the last 13 years. Their conclusions can be seen as a “report card” on how the State protected its citizens’ rights in areas such as housing, education and health, through seven years of austerity. The overall finding is; ‘Could do better if they tried’. Continue reading

Secret police files now public

Secret police files now public

Secret reports dating from 1915 to April 29, 1916 – four days before the Easter Rising – including intelligence material and detectives’ reports on the movements of more than 200 pro-independence suspects including key players like Tom Clarke and Con Colbert have now been released. Historian, descendant or just interested reader, these reports would be a treasure trove. Continue reading