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October 2019

Comhlámh shortlisted for a Good Governance Award

DATE : October 22, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh shortlisted for a Good Governance Award We are delighted to be nominated for a Good Governance Award connected for our 2019 Annual Report. Our strategic plan 2018-2021 laid out our values and one of these was Legitimacy: “At a time of great questioning of the legitimacy and credibility of not-for-profit organisations, we re-commit ourselves […]

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Extinction Rebellion, Civil Disobedience & Social Change

DATE : October 17, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Extinction Rebellion, Civil Disobedience & Social Change Subscribe To Focus Podcast: Android | RSS ¦ Apple Podcast Show Info: “Civil Disobedience and Social Change” took place in the Teacher Club in Dublin a few weeks ago.  While the discussion looks at civil disobedience in the general sense, a lot of the conversation revolved around challenging preconceptions of the term as […]

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Focus Podcast: Ending Volunteering in Orphanages

DATE : October 15, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Focus Podcast: Ending Volunteering in Orphanages It is estimated that around 80% of children and young people living in orphanages and other institutional settings, have at least one parent alive.  It is known now that institutional living is really damaging for children and young people.  They are more vulnerable to abuse and very often forced […]

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Blocking of Opposition Bills is troubling

DATE : October 8, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Blocking of Opposition Bills is troubling Sir, – In recent months, the Government has faced growing criticism over its use of the “money message” device to veto Opposition legislation. Nearly all Opposition Bills with majority support in Dáil Éireann have been blocked in this manner, and it raises serious questions for how our democracy functions. […]

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Heineken in Africa: Nov #FirstWeds

DATE : October 2, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Heineken in Africa: Our November First Weds We are delighted to have investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen to speak about his book “Heineken in Africa” for our November #FirstWeds Where: Teachers Club, 12 Parnell Square West When: 6th Nov. 7-8.30pm Facebook event here. For Heineken, ‘rising Africa’ is already a reality: the profits it extracts […]

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