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23 October 2018 19:53 Bid to replace Martin Luther King sculpture that does not look like him

A campaign has been launched to replace a large sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr which critics say does not look like the civil rights leader. Community activist Samuel Herbert told WIVB-TV he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures in his bid to get a new statue by 2020. He said the 8ft bust that sits in a namesake park in Buffalo, New York, does not look like King. While 34

23 October 2018 14:35 Full forensic excavation of Tuam baby site to take place

Cabinet approved the measure this afternoon. CHILDREN’S MINISTER KATHERINE Zappone has confirmed that there will be a full forensic examination of the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Galway. In a statement this afternoon, Zappine said that she had received approval from Cabinet for the excavation of the site. Last year, a report identified 31

21 October 2018 08:30 'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years. AS PART OF our presidential election coverage, asked each nominee the same 12 questions so voters can see why the candidates are running and where they stand on a number of important issues. One of the topics we asked the candidates about was Direct 30

19 October 2018 07:56 Irish Sky customers may lose dozens of channels in event of 'no deal' Brexit, broadcaster warns

Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom may be pulled from the service in 2019. BRITISH BROADCASTER SKY has warned some broadcasters that they may be removed from its pay-TV service if they don’t address their post-Brexit plans by the end of 2018. According to The Guardian, the company has contacted US media companies including Discovery 27

16 October 2018 13:10 Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

A REPORT ON an alternative system for dealing with claims arising out of the CervicalCheck crisis has recommended that a tribunal be set up. Justice Charles Meenan was tasked by the government in August with identifying further mechanisms to avoid adversarial court proceedings for the women and families affected by the CervicalCheck scandal. The judge’s 25

15 October 2018 16:50 Court to hear allegations of human trafficking and labour exploitation on Irish fishing fleet

A case centred on alleged human trafficking and labour exploitation on the Irish fishing fleet is due before the High Court next month. The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) has brought proceedings seeking an immediate moratorium on the grant or renewal of work permits under the permit scheme for non-EU fishing industry workers. The Federation 16

15 October 2018 15:42 Vatican bishops petitioned on votes for women at synod

Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on ministering to young Catholics are being confronted about why no women participants can vote on the final proposals that will be prepared for Pope Francis. A petition sponsored by a half-dozen progressive Catholic lay groups demanding voting rights for the handful of nuns attending the month-long synod had received 34

14 October 2018 09:17 EU set to 'significantly enhance' rail passengers' rights

The EU may be about to boost passenger rights for people travelling by train. Proposals are going before the European Parliament this month which could become law in member states by the end of next year. Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said it would give rail passengers the same type of protection as air travel. Mr Hayes said: "This is an extension of an existing 16

14 October 2018 09:04 Pope declares El Salvador martyr Oscar Romero a saint

Pope Francis has declared Pope Paul VI and killed Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero saints, reciting in Latin the rite of canonisation at the start of Mass in St Peter’s Square. After hearing brief biographies of Paul, Archbishop Romero and five other people canonised on Sunday, Francis declared them saints and “decreed that they are to be venerated 36

10 October 2018 06:43 UK Supreme Court due to rule on Belfast bakers 'gay cake' case later today

THE UK SUPREME Court is expected to give its ruling today on whether a Belfast bakery discriminated over its refusal to make a wedding cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage. The row ignited after an order for the cake was placed at the Ashers’ city centre branch in May 2014 by gay rights activist Gareth Lee. Bakery owners Daniel and Amy McArthur 14