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HSE Seeks to Halt Critical Report on Portlaoise Maternity Unit

Posted To Irish News | 31/03/2015

A draft report into baby deaths at a midlands hospital makes more than 250 “adverse findings or inferences” affecting senior figures in the Health Service Executive, the Department of Health and the State Claims Agency. It includes serious findings against medical staff involved in the care of 83 women at Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise who provided information to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa), according to The Irish Times.  

Call for 11-year-olds to be Taught about Rape and Sexual Consent

Posted To Irish News | 31/03/2015

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wants children as young as 11 to be taught the difference between rape and consensual sex. It also says youngsters should be encouraged to discuss pornography with the...

Christian Bakers in Court Over Principles

Posted To Irish News | 01/04/2015

Judgement has been reserved in the legal action against a Northern Ireland bakery which refused to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan. Northern Ireland’s Equality Commission is tak...

Teachers' Union Targets School Ethos Protections

Posted To Irish News | 10/04/2015

Ireland’s largest teachers’ union is pressing for the repeal of a law that allows denominational schools to protect their ethos.  Section 37 of the Employment Equality Act allows r...

Kansas Governor Signs First US Ban on Abortion Procedure

Posted To International News | 09/04/2015

Kansas has become the first US state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure. The state’s strongly pro-life Republican Governor, Sam Brownback, signed a bill imposing the ban. The...

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