One reason we have zero healthcare services for trans young people is because a key report was misplaced. Again we were let down, and again it was up to the trans community to point this out, writes Noah Halpin.
Doireann: Expansion of Garda Powers to Fight Covid-19 Risks Our Democratic Values
“We all need to continue to follow public health guidance … But the government must encourage compliance by appealing to our sense of the common good not by threatening us with sticks and sanctions.”
Paul: On the Sandycove Swim-Robe Wars
While taking my daily dip one recent morning, a printed notice pinned to the wall caught my attention: “This is a dryrobe free area”, it read.
Brigid: An Outsider’s View of a Dublin City Council Meeting
“Another improvement might be if councillors just stated their name and party on the first occasion they speak at a meeting,” writes Brigid Ní Raghallaigh.
Doireann: Will the New Minister for Justice Follow Through on Justice Reform?
Lots of what is promised has been called for by human rights groups for a long time. So will this minister and this government be able to follow through?
Caroline: Upcoming Review of Sexual Offences Act Must Be Sex Worker-Led
During lockdown, we discussed the right to a safe environment for frontline workers during Covid-19. It is time we include sex workers in this conversation, a lecturer in sexuality studies writes.
Teresa: Lack of Migrant Representatives in Irish Politics Amounts to a Democratic Deficit
As long as political parties are not willing to make room for migrants at the decision-making table, we can not talk about full democracy in Ireland.
Joseph: The Overlooked Value of BusConnects
“BusConnects gives Dublin an opportunity to make a democratic decision about where we want the value, which we have all created, to end up,” writes Joseph Kilroy.
Sam: What’s the Best Way for Journalists to Refer to Sources in Stories?
We have a style we think of as consistent, egalitarian, and respectful. But not all of the people who appear in our stories see it that way.
Filomena: As the Black Lives Matter Protests Continue, It’s Important for Black People to Look After Our Mental Health
Grief is different for everyone – it’s important that each member of the black community can express anger at racial injustice in their own way, writes Filomena Kaguako.