Analysis > February 2016

Science & Tech election positions under the microscope

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent With Election 2016 now just around the corner, the focus on policy and issues is intensifying. Science and Technology may not seem like the most important topics in the campaign. But in reality they cut across and influence many bigger and broader issues which the general population does care about. Like for example jobs and the economy, education, rural renewal, healthcare, privacy and much more. So what are the party positions on the …

Bishop: voters should support candidates who support life

The Catholic Bishop of Elphin has said he finds it very difficult to see how any Catholic could, in good conscience, vote for a candidate or a political party whose policy it is to legalise abortion. In a pre-election statement, Bishop Kevin Doran recalls that, in 2013, the current Government introduced a law permitting direct abortion in certain circumstances. Writing from Sligo where he is based, Dr Doran says some political parties and individual candidates “have made no secret of …