Smack and Snowflakes #2

Ultra violet lit public toilets, designed to prevent drug users clearly seeing the veins in their arms to inject into,…

Geopolitics

Garda rejects Kincora probe author’s request for Mountbatten files

Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence. Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from London…

We all knew that one day Lyra McKee would make international headlines but never could any of us have imagined that those headlines would tell how she was cut down in the line of duty to become the latest victim of the Troubles

This was Lyra McKee’s foreword to a collection of essays called ‘Paper Trailers’ – a series of personal reflections collated and published by Ciaran MacAirt, a writer, researcher and victims’ campaigner in Belfast. From the very minute I met Lyra when she was just 16 I could tell she was a born storyteller. What motivated…

Human Rights

Garda rejects Kincora probe author’s request for Mountbatten files

Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence. Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from London…

We all knew that one day Lyra McKee would make international headlines but never could any of us have imagined that those headlines would tell how she was cut down in the line of duty to become the latest victim of the Troubles

This was Lyra McKee’s foreword to a collection of essays called ‘Paper Trailers’ – a series of personal reflections collated and published by Ciaran MacAirt, a writer, researcher and victims’ campaigner in Belfast. From the very minute I met Lyra when she was just 16 I could tell she was a born storyteller. What motivated…

Tech & Science

Culture

Garda rejects Kincora probe author’s request for Mountbatten files

Andrew Lownie, author of The Mountbattens: Their Lives And Loves, has told the Belfast Telegraph that Mr Harris, a former senior PSNI officer and liaison with MI5, had declined to disclose the intelligence. Lownie had wanted access to the files so that he could pursue his inquiries into the alleged trafficking of boys from London…

Health & Welfare

What is it the Falsified Medicine Directive? Is it enough to face the illegal pharmaceutical market?

Every year more and more patients use falsified medicines (FM), and this is not dreadful only for the pharmaceutical sector, but especially for the consumers.  As a matter of fact, FM could have a wrong dosage – either too high or too low – or even can be made with toxic ingredients. According to the…

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, between debates and uncertainties

The European Union member countries have renovated for five years the authorization for using the glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, since years subject of concerns and worries. Years of criticism on the use of the chemical compound in agriculture, considered by many carcinogenic to humans. Even the International Agencies (like the European Food Safety Authority EFSA,…