Refugee advocates have spoken of their alarm at the new legislative reforms currently proposed under a migration amendment bill, calling them 'diabolical' and 'destructive'.
For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state.
Irish society as a whole (rather than just the nuns) needs to accept responsibility for the happenings of this era.
The Attorney's Senate answer was not 'ill-informed', but his use of the 'b'-word involved a mismatch of oratorical technique and political nous.
We know from past history that adoption flourishes when governments deny the resources that families and communities need to look after their own children.
It seems each day a new label is invented. If you want to silence someone you disagree with simply invent a label that you can pin upon them.
Persecution is not simply an issue for the religious. In any field, those who hate cannot build consensus; nor do they recognise legitimate difference.
Yet when allegations were made against Waddington in 1999, 2003 and 2004, Archbishop Hope breached child protection policies 18 times.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) is urging the public to ask whether the glamour of horseracing is worth the cruel deaths of horses every year.
Censorship should be resisted in all its insidious forms. We should be vigilant of the gradual erosion of our freedom to know, to be informed, and make reasoned decisions.
Recently, the head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg Medcraft, called Australia a 'paradise' for white-collar criminals.
We all have an obligation, both to ourselves and to society, to speak out and to act when we see unfairness, injustice and the orchestrated manipulation of true discussion of issues that affect us all.