Joe Higgins went head to head with former supreme court judge Donal Barrington on Pat Kenny’s show on RTE Radio 1 yesterday in a debate on Lisbon and how it pushes privatisation, the race to the bottom and militarisation. Listen to it here.
In a response to the 'Occupy Dame Street' camp which has been stationed outside the Central Bank since Saturday afternoon Socialist Party/United Left Alliance TDs Clare Daly and Joe Higgins will seek a debate in the Dáil this week around the demands of the camp.
Castlebeck Ltd and Winterbourne View Hospital are names that will not be familiar in this country. Nor will they be, given the very scant coverage in the Irish media of a shocking report published last week, into grotesque abuse by staff at that hospital of adult residents with intellectual disabilities including autism and severe learning difficulties.