• armstrong

    Oceanic Consciousness

    We think of ourselves as unique, and so we are, but defining individuality is problematic. Ninety percent of a person’s cells – mostly bacteria – are not their own while those cells with our distinct genetic codes only last up to ten years. In terms of consciousness this poses questions such as: where is memory […]

  • finian-mcgrath

    Action (not Acts)!

    When a State enacts legislation that creates a right for a category of person, it is acknowledging that society has excluded or marginalised those people and is seeking to rectify this. This is why people with disabilities welcomed the Assisted Decision- Making Act 2015 last year. It is why, despite some misgivings, they welcomed the […]

  • department_of_justice_equality_and_law_reform

    Public sect or agent of equality

    What is it about Irish legislation? We set up this complicated institutional apparatus to enact it. We elect all sorts to devise and deliberate on it. Much of the time of civil society is diverted to lobbying for it. Legislation doesn’t come cheap or easy. However, while we are entitled to have some minimum expectations, […]

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058%

Wealth held by the Top 10% in Ireland (www.tasc.ie)

0160359 tonnes

CO2 emissions per day in Ireland (www.epa.ie)

04248

Homeless adults in Ireland (www.housing.gov.ie)

Data from August 2016. See more
Family units: 1151
Children in homeless familes: 2363
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