Tag: Ireland

Irish People Say No to Domestic Water Charges

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- A contentious issue in Ireland is the government’s decision to introduce water charges for every household. There have been mass anti-water charge protests throughout the country organized by opposition political parties and campaign groups. Claiming that

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Giving Young Irish People Hope

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help and high profile individuals shared their personal battles with depression. A month-long Green Ribbon

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Message to the Irish Government: We’re not leaving!

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- The global recession has had dire consequences for Ireland. New entrants to the workforce have suffered disproportionately, with the youth unemployment rate standing at a shocking 25.9 percent. This figure is an underestimate since it does

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A Tourist at Home and Abroad: The House on an Irish Hillside

by Emily Herzlin -USA- A few years ago I became obsessed with the 19th century Irish playwright John Millington Synge. He was raised near Dublin, but was drawn to the wild Irish west where the people still spoke Irish. After

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