Posts Tagged ‘Mary Robinson’

The Pope is right – smacking your kids is sometimes OK

Friday, February 13th, 2015

One good thing has come out of the fuss over the pope’s comments about it being ok to smack your children (so long as their dignity is maintained); it has flushed out the former Irish president, Mary McAleese, as tiresomely conventional in much the same way as her predecessor, Mary Robinson – the very incarnation of PC. Read more

Cause for hope from the young

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Two Maori students, Dan Bidois and Natalie Coates, after receiving Fulbright awards for their study, recently graduated from Harvard University. This is a particularly uplifting story of achievement against the odds, one we need so as to bolster up our determination to build a viable future for our planet. ‘All is connected…’ Dan Bidois left Read more