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    Parliament President is Berlusconite

    On 17 January, the European Parliament elected a new President, the Italian MEP Antonio Tajani. The election of Tajani may have gone unnoticed by most citizens in Ireland, however the implications of it could have far reaching consequences for their everyday lives. Tajani, is a member of the European People’s Party (EPP), a group he […]

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    Trustworthiness

    Village Magazine, Issue 49, October 2016 Editorial Village’s agenda remains as always: equality of outcome, sustainability and accountability. Defeated Democrat US Presidential contender, Bernie Sanders, thinks in these terms but his Democrat vanquisher Hillary Clinton is ideologically vague, compromised, jaded and ultimately conservative; and her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, is post-ideological/narcissistic with no interest in […]

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    CETA flouts democracy

    One year on from the UN Summit to agree the Sustainable Development Goals, and approaching the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change there are worrying signs that the consensus to ‘leave no one behind’ was no more than a shallow aspiration. The industry in measurement of the goals has intensified. There is […]

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    Australienating

    On July 25th 2016, Australia’s ABC network broadcast a documentary from its ‘Four Corners’ series that was to shake the country’s reputation. ‘Australia’s Shame’, exposed the conditions and practices of the Northern Territory’s Don Dale youth detention facility in Darwin, and revealed the harrowing circumstances in which children were being kept. Of the detainees incarcerated […]

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