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Speaking out, standing ground and shouting back is the only option: ceding territory to the trolls is a mistake

August 4, 2013

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Much has been written in the last number of weeks on twitter trolls, threats against women and the need to “take back Twitterville” as a community. Some of the commentary has been excellent in its balanced and rational approach – such as Marta Cooper’s piece in The Telegraph and Padraig Reidy’s commentary. Much of the […]

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Plain and simple – putting lobbying in the firing line?

August 2, 2013

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Over the last couple of months there has been an increasingly heated debate about a proposed move to plain packaging for cigarettes in the UK which has, aside from the health policy concern, brought the issue of lobbying into the firing line. As early as January this year, Philip Morris International (PMI) is reported to […]

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When silliness takes on a more sinister tone

August 1, 2013

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Today’s Journal.ie reports that DUP councillor Bert Johnston wants an all-Ireland ban on the sale of silly string. That alone might be cause for some eye-rolling on what some (many?) might regard as an inappropriate use of political time and resources. The story becomes less silly by far when you realise that this appears to […]

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Why the Áras 11 Campaign is working

October 5, 2011

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As something of a political nerd and newshound, I love electioneering and have nothing but admiration for those who put themselves forward for public office, whether or not I agree with their individual positions. And so far, the Race for the Áras has, without doubt, sated my inner Malcolm Tucker. To date we’ve had the […]

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