Archive for May, 2009

Misleading headlines in the Irish Times

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

People 'fed up' with negativity of Opposition So goes a headline in tomorrow's Irish Times. Intrigued when it showed up in my daily email bulletin, I clicked through. Had there been a survey showing annoyance on the part of the public? Were the opposition failing to strike a chord with the ...

Abuse was not a failure of the system. It was the system.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The Irish Times aren't generally known for coherent or incisive editorials, but their reaction to the Ryan report makes for sobering reading: We have to call this kind of abuse by its proper name – torture. We must also call the organised exploitation of unpaid child labour – young girls placed ...