Prison for women: this is what anti-choice campaigners want

‘When we win, you will be arrested,’ chanted a group of anti-choice campaigners at Brid Smith, the People Before Profit TD. It might sound like a bit of nasty bravado but it is exactly what they want. There is already a provision in the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 which provides for a…

False allegations against Maurice McCabe

WHY FINE GAEL PROTECTED GARDA COMMISSIONERS Maurice McCabe almost broke down yesterday when he gave evidence that a Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, has spread rumours that he had ‘sexually abuse his own children and his nieces’. He reported how he met a Garda press officer who had told him that ‘I destroyed you’. Callinan retired…

Sacked for supporting medical cannabis.

A search unit officer at a regional airport was sacked for being a strong advocate of the use of medical cannabis. Disgracefully, the Labour Court, which heard his case, did not order his re-in statement but awarded him €9,000 instead. The worker’s performance at work was above average and he never had any disciplinary problems.…