1. Evidence of Medical Experts is that Abortion is NOT a treatment for suicide


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    The Irish Government is planning to legalise abortion on suicide grounds in Ireland. But recent government hearings held by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children heard evidence from leading medical experts on this issue. That evidence demolished the case for legalising abortion on suicide grounds. 6 key points that the experts made: 1. All of the medical experts agreed that abortion is never a treatment for suicidality 2. None knew of a case where an abortion was the only treatment for a woman who was suicidal 3. None knew of a case where a woman had died by suicide because abortion was not available 4. Senior psychiatrists testified that abortion would be "completely obsolete" in respect of a person who is extremely suicidal 5. Evidence was given that abortion can actually increase the risk of suicide 6. Experts confirmed that suicide in pregnancy is very rare - and that treatment for suicidality included providing safety, nursing, psychological treatment and medication OTHER EVIDENCE Psychiatrists from St Patricks' Hospital also wrote that there is no evidence that "medical experts are able to predict suicide. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-is-not-effective-for-any-mental-illness-29023191.html The Chairman of the Irish Association of Suicidology has also said that that legislation based on the X case would create a 'logistical nightmare' for psychiatrists. Eleven top psychiatrists have also written to the government advising them that abortion is not a treatment for suicidality. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/kenny-told-stitchup-on-x-case-will-cause-revolt-28948044.html John Bruton, the former leader of Fine Gael, has spoken out to oppose including suicide as a ground for abortion. See full citations - and quotes from the experts: http://www.thelifeinstitute.net/current-projects/abortion-and-suicide/

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    • Ireland's Prime Minister Visits Brooklyn


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      On St. Patrick's Day, Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister (Taoiseach) of Ireland, visits Breezy Point, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. After attending a Mass at St. Thomas More Church celebrated by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, he toured nearby post-storm reconstruction and connected with local residents.

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      • "You Don't Own Me" Irish PSA


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        Women of Ireland, First, let's look at some numbers: In 2011, 4149 women stated Irish addresses when obtaining an abortion in England and Wales. Between 1980 and 2011, at least 150,000 Irish women travelled from the Republic of Ireland to get an abortion abroad. The 8th Amendment was passed 29 long years ago. It has been 4 years since the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights told the Irish government to clarify its laws. A Sunday Business Post/Red C poll this year found that 85% of people support legislation for X. It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court passed X. It is time to come out as pro-choice. The time for waiting is over. Tell your sister. Tell your brother. Tell your mum. Tell your priest. Tell your co-workers. Tell your friends. Tell your husband. Tell your girlfriend. But most of all, tell your TDs. Tell them what this means to you. Tell them how scared you are that you could be the next woman to die in our hospitals. Tell them you are not a criminal for wanting control over your body. Tell them they don't own you. The time for waiting is over, Ministers. The people have spoken. We demand the right to choose. We demand the right to have children, if and when we want to. We demand to live in a country that does not let women die in hospitals because they needed an abortion to save their life. We are not asking for your permission - we are telling you. You don't own us Thank you to Lena Dunham and the whole gang for the premise!

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        • Thurles Business Breakfast Briefing By An Taoiseach Enda Kenny


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          Almost 150 people from local business, the community and voluntary sectors, attended to hear An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announce that he will return to Thurles with positive news for the town. Speaking to the assembled audience, An Taoiseach stated: “The prospectus for Thurles should be as fine as anywhere else and I will take Deputy Coonan up on his offer to come back to Thurles with positive news for the town. I am happy to associate myself with efforts made locally by bodies such as Enterprise Ireland and Shannon Development, to mention a few.” Commenting on next week’s Stability Treaty, Noel Coonan stated: “We need certainty and stability to our economic crisis across Europe. Thurles, along with so many other provincial towns, has experienced job losses and hardship, so today I am delighted to have An Taoiseach here; the man who can put it right.” For further information on this topic visit http://www.thurles.info/2012/05/27/canvassing-intensifies-ahead-of-eu-fiscal-treaty/

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          • Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Cubic's Gerry McQuaid


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            Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) with Cubic Telecom's Gerry McQuaid discussing Cubic Telecom

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            • The Take - Breaking New Ground (ep. 3)


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              More EMC TV http://emc.im/wWVBwx Episode 3 of The Take highlights innovation, education, and sustainability. We’ll show you the Cloud4Gov initiative in Ireland, which is cutting public sector IT costs by 25% a year, and then head to EMC’s new Center of Excellences in Israel and Brazil. You’ll see how one package design is saving the atmosphere, as well as the advancements being made in Data Science and Cloud Infrastructure education.

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              • An Introduction to Wexford Festival Opera


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                Treasure is found in the most unlikely places…. For sixty years now many hundreds of thousands of people have made a pilgrimage to Wexford Festival Opera in search of buried operatic treasure. Wexford is a charming seaside town on Ireland’s southeast coast and since 1951 this town has hosted what has become known as one of the world’s most remarkable festivals. Wexford Festival Opera prides itself in giving new life to unjustly neglected operas, introducing artists and audiences to the forgotten masterpieces. And it does this in high quality productions which annually delight both critics and audiences alike. But far from being satisfied with presenting three productions each year, also on offer is a packed programme of morning events, lunchtime concerts, afternoon ShortWorks and recitals and late night revues. As if this wasn’t enough, a vibrant Fringe Festival offers everything from art exhibitions through to singing and swinging pubs And throughout all this, there is the remarkable camaraderie engendered by the warmth and intimacy of Wexford town itself. From the brand new Wexford Opera House seating just over 770, the 350 strong volunteer corps ready to welcome you to Wexford, to the hotels, bars and restaurants along the High, Main, and side streets of this Viking town, Wexford is a town which is truly taken over by the Festival. There’s something in the air that quickens everyone’s pulse – a common heartbeat of expansive good feeling and heightened sensibility that brings people back to Wexford again and again. The Wexford Festival Opera has been running since 1951, playing a central role in the cultural life of Ireland, in the world of Opera and Arts internationally. From small and humble beginnings it has achieved world-wide success and critical acclaim by demonstrating passion, innovation and a willingness to lead audiences and artists into neglected territories to explore the rich vein of operatic work worldwide.

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                • The State of the Nation Address 2011 - Enda Kenny Recut


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                  Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny reassures the nation in the run-up to Christmas by telling it like it is, in this critical remix video, which uses footage from the original RTE 'State of the Nation Address' broadcast from December 2011 recut and remixed with Vangelis' Conquest of Paradise. Fair Use Notice: This remix is a satirical transformative work, which forms part of a doctoral research project and has been constructed for educational and research purposes, as well as critical commentary, therefore it represents a 'fair use' of copyrighted material, according to section 107 of U.S. copyright law. Attributions State of the Nation Address by Enda Kenny, RTE (2011) Conquest of Paradise, Vangelis Remixed in Dec.2011 by Owen Gallagher, PhD Researcher, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland http://criticalremix.com | http://totalrecut.com | http://remixstudies.org

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                  • Prime Time: Promises, Promises...


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                    A Huff inspired intro to a Prime Time report about how the new government is running out of time with their election promises. Producer// John Corcoran Design & Animation// Alan Dunne

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