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Affordable child care essential for gender equality in the workplace

December 11, 2019

A discussion was held at the inaugural #WorkEqual conference which took place on November 27th, regarding affordable and accessible childcare provisions, as well as an optional shared paternal leave in the first year of a baby’s life in order to achieve workplace equality.

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Commission proposes to seal abuse records

December 11, 2019

The commission’s report, known as the Ryan reports, was published in May 2009 and detailed accounts from abuse survivors of Irish industrial schools from 1936 to 1970, stating that approximately 170,000 children were admitted during this period. The personal accounts submitted by survivors were both confidentially anonymous and credited. 

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Proposed homeless hostel opposed by businesses

November 27, 2019

The public meeting in Dublin city centre where a majority opposed the opening of the emergency accommodation for 155 homeless adults on Aungier street, followed statements from surrounding businesses of seeking a High Court injunction.

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New revenge porn legislation will cover deepfake technology

November 27, 2019

Deeptrace, an Amsterdam-based cybersecurity company, published a report this year which found 96 per cent of the deepfake videos on the internet are pornographic videos. And 100 per cent of the deepfake content on pornography websites contain female subjects.

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Future sustainability of Irish higher education to be scrutinized in EU review

November 27, 2019

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that a contract has been awarded by the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) of the European Commission for an economic review to be conducted on increasing future sustainability of higher and further education provision in Ireland.

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Crackdown on third-level cheating and use of paid for essays

November 27, 2019

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) launched the National Academic Integrity Network on Thursday 14 November in response to the growing trend of students using online “essay mills” and paying for bespoke assignments, essays and, sometimes, theses which it says is a threat to the integrity of Irish higher education.