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Fear of another South Galway flood is like holding a ticking time bomb

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It has now been over three years since South Galway got ravaged by severe flooding events and there is a growing concern amongst residents in the area that the delays in flood relief solutions will increase risk of them suffering a major flood event again.

Hypocrisy and its consequences

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HAMID ISMAILOV is an Uzbek writer who was forced to leave his native land in 1992. Torture in Uzbek jails apparently includes boiling of body parts along with the more commonplace use of electroshock on genitals and plucking off fingernails with pliers.

Call for national day of remembrance for survivors of institutional abuse

A local group representing survivors of institutional abuse is calling for a national day of remembrance to be held in recognition of the pain and suffering experienced by both deceased and living survivors.

End for abuse victims redress claims

Anyone in Kilkenny who was abused as a result of spending time in a residential institution as a child should submit their claims for compensation before the September deadline that was set this week, according to Labour deputy Ann Phelan.

GAAW joins international call for closure of Guantanamo

The Galway Alliance Against War has joined peace and human rights organisations throughout the world in a united call to “Close Guantanamo with Justice”.

Diary of a Kilkennyman in an Indian jail

Patrick Malluzzo, 31, has spent four-and-a-half years in a federal prison in Kota, a town in Rajasthan state, 500 kilometres south of New Delhi.

Suffer the little children

I was educated in a diocesan seminary during the 1980s. I was lucky to have been taught by some priests who were amongst the most dedicated and competent teaching personnel in the country. These people were above reproach of any kind and were and are a credit to their professions. Their colleagues and their superiors have failed these priests and many more like them. Their legacy has been tarnished by a systemic cover-up of crimes of such magnitude that they are the subject of scrutiny and comment all over the world.

 

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