Local news stories
In this section, I will speak about the main local news stories happened for my semester.
The best one is the problem of water because water was free until April so Irish don't agree with this new law.
The second one is a fact about the drug which was legal for 2 days.
Par leamerle le 10 Avril 2015 à 00:03
Enda Kenny, the taoiseach of Ireland, announced that 22 May would be his preferred day for a referendum on marriage equality. In May, Ireland could become the first country in the world to pass marriage equality by a popular, national vote.
To get this far is nothing short of a phenomenal achievement. Homosexuality was only decriminalised in 1993; the Civil Partnership Act passed in 2010. But nowadays, hearts and minds has changed. So, Ireland is staging a referendum that enjoys support from all major political parties and the majority of the public, something unimaginable just a decade ago.
RESULT : Irish voted YES !
Par leamerle le 15 Mars 2015 à 15:14
Ecstasy, ketamine and some kinds of magic mushrooms are legal the 10th of March 2015 for 48 hours. Why is it legal ? Just because there were some additions made to the Misuse of Drugs Act that didn’t go through the Oireachtas. So, this fact was declared as unconstitutional by the Irish Court of Appeal. So, the Dail was expected to pass emergency legislation overnight to close the dangerous loophole of the law, but it is a "long" process of 48hours. During this process, the narcotics are legal to buy and possess - but not to sell, supply or import.
Par leamerle le 12 Février 2015 à 16:52
Tap water in the Republic of Ireland until now has been free - but the introduction of charges as an austerity measure is not proving popular. Water meters have been installed since January 2015 and Irish people will have to pay water from April 2015 because if nobody change there will be a shortage of water.
In April, a family composed of two adults and two children will pay about €280 a year. The first 30 000 litters will be free, in addition to free 21 000 litters thanks to one children (under 18 years old), so a ‘typical family’ could use freely 72 000 litters and then, will pay less than 0.5 cents each litter.
According a study realised by Irish water in 2013, one person uses about 55 000 litters a year.
Another example: a household of 3 adults will pay about €380 a year. Look at this video/advertising made by UISCE – IRISH WATER.
But, of course, there are so many demonstrations because Irish people don't want to pay water!
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