It is undeniable that sexual assault and rape are seriously pressing and important global issues. However, in the search for solutions, we tend to jump to the biggest problem solver – how can the law be reformed to better protect victims? Sometimes though, smaller actions can have a very worthwhile and instrumental effect.
Over two years ago, Greta Thunberg stood before the World Economic Forum and declared that our house, planet Earth, is on fire. Ignorance is not going to put out the flames and it is detrimental that we find the extinguisher now.
With the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty later this year, it can be regarded as a fitting time to review provisions for Irish and other languages in our constitution. Both Irish and English are official languages of our country.
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is Restore the Earth. But without the constitutional right to a healthy environment, Ireland falls behind hundreds of countries who have ensued increased environmental protection.
The Special Criminal Court has been in operation in Ireland since 1972. On the 16th of February, Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, announced a three-month review of the Special Criminal Court and all Offences Against the State Acts, which govern the court by an expert review group.