In the News: 9-7-2019 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised to survivors of sexual abuse in schools.

Speaking in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar also apologised for the State’s delay in acknowledging that it had a responsibility to protect the children who were abused.  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised to survivors of sexual abuse in schools.

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Listen to Louise O’Keefe on RTE radio 1. O’Keefe an abuse survivor, discussing the ruling by a judge that the state was wrong to insist that applicants to a redress scheme must prove a prior complaint was made about their abuser to be eligible for compensation.

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In unsurprising news, Phil Hogan to be nominated for a second term as Ireland’s European Commissioner. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s representative in the European Commission. In unsurprising news, Mr Hogan to be nominated for a second term as Ireland’s European Commissioner. Mr Hogan, who has been Agriculture Commissioner for the past five years, has been tipped for a heavyweight post in the new Commission, with speculation in Brussels centering on the trade portfolio.

Last week the Irish Government invoked an arcane parliamentary procedure to block any further Dáil debate on a Bill that would end new exploration for oil and gas in Irish waters.If you want to not feel powerless please follow this link to email your local representatives in Ireland to get them to make a change.

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