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#Social Issues

# social-issues - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# social-issues - Monday 5 December, 2016

'My thinking on social issues is really beginning to evolve': Lynn Ruane on her first full term in the Seanad

Independent Lynn Ruane has been an active campaigner on social issues since her election to the Seanad.

# social-issues - Friday 21 October, 2016

"People here don't wait for the Government to come and save them, if you do that you'll just go under"

Men’s Sheds have grown hugely in popularity in Ireland as safe, inclusive community spaces for men to go to.

# social-issues - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Pope Francis criticises company for cutting 550 jobs to save money

“Those who, for reasons of money, eliminate jobs have to know that they are removing the workers’ dignity”.

# social-issues - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears

The residents were attending a meeting about the issue of drug use in the town.

# social-issues - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Union of Students want to talk to politicians today

USI are hosting a social lobby of the Oireachtas.

# social-issues - Friday 28 December, 2012

Samaritans report rise in family and financial worries

Seventy per cent of respondents rated money and debt among their top five worries in 2012.

# social-issues - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Column: Why are the Irish so apathetic about antisocial behaviour?

Clare Kleinedler is a freelance journalist and American ex-pat who relocated to Drogheda from Los Angeles last year. In her blog this week she asks the question; why are the Irish so accepting of antisocial behaviour?