Amnesty Ireland has falsely denied that it called on the media and politicians to deny legitimate representation to people promoting the sex-based rights of women and LGB people. Amnesty signed a letter that says:
I agree with Iseult White that Amnesty Ireland should not seek to deny media and political representation to people promoting the sex-based rights of women and LGB people. Nor should they caricature people with one sincere belief as arbiters of truth and virtue, and people with another sincere belief as toxic bigots and haters.
A new Atheist Ireland report shows that schools are defying a new law on admission policies. Carl O’Brien of the Irish Times has written about this report this morning.
Atheist Ireland is pleased that the Seanad did not pass a Bill yesterday that would have enabled people and groups other than politicians to raise money for political purposes without the safeguards in the SIPO laws. Several Senators quoted concerns raised by Atheist Ireland.
The Seanad is debating a Bill today that would enable people and groups other than politicians to raise money for political purposes without the safeguards in the SIPO laws. Atheist Ireland has sent the following submission to all Senators, asking them to oppose this Bill in order to protect our democracy from the undue influence […]
Right to Die Ireland is pleased that the Dying with Dignity Bill has passed to the next stage in the Dail. We have campaigned on this issue for the past eight years, since the deaths of Marie Fleming and Anne Holliday who we remember today.
The Historical Society at Trinity College Dublin has disinvited Richard Dawkins from addressing the Society. I have written the following letter to them asking them to reconsider.
The role of money in soccer today has become completely detached from the reality of the sport. My local club Bohs will come into a windfall if Matt Doherty’s transfer from Wolves to Spurs is completed. Bohs sold teenaged Doherty to Wolves for €40,000 a decade ago, and part of the contract gives Bohs 10% […]
Phil Hogan’s resignation statement and RTE interview show that he has not learned the most important lesson of Golfgate. The former European Commissioner repeatedly said that he broke no laws or regulations, when it is perfectly clear that he did both.
To summarise my 45 short posts so far: do gods exist? We can’t know for certain. But we can form reliable beliefs, to the same degree of confidence that we routinely do with other extraordinary claims.