Scouts’ apology rings ‘hollow’, according to abuse victims’ lawyers
Scouting Ireland’s proposed institutional apology to hundreds of victims of child sex abuse is “hollow” given that they continue to aggressively defend themselves against several civil cases, according to lawyers for some of the victims.
Last week it was reported that the organisation is preparing to issue a full institutional apology to past victims of child sexual abuse in its legacy organisations, having identified 321 alleged victims and 247 alleged perpetrators...
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Susan O’Keeffe: The state is still failing mother and baby homes victims
Instead of doubling its efforts to make up for past sins, the state is doubling down to avoid the practical consequences of those acts of cruelty and degradation against thousands of babies
Comment: Taking data as certain can lead to dangerous decisions
As economists and policymakers increasingly rely on data-based machine-learning and AI systems, we must be clear about its limitations
James O’Connor: Ireland could turn a higher rate of corporate tax into a win-win
The global tax regime is changing and we face losing out significantly if we do not consider a new approach to our competitiveness
Michael Brennan: Acid test of Greens’ peace deal will be what happens in Dublin Bay South
Hazel Chu insists there is ‘no squabble’ with Eamon Ryan, the Green Party leader, but time and the next general election will tell