The referendum on the Eighth Amendment has fundamentally changed the nature of campaigning in Ireland. The abortion poll marks a radical departure in how electioneering will be conducted in this country. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom Lyons, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider Access to The Business Post's extensive archive … [Read more...] about Assembly was catalyst for changing hearts and minds
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Figures have revealed the higher pay bands at national and regional organisations are domianted by men. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant The gender pay gap figures are in – and some of them aren’t pretty. The main finding is the gender inequality which persists at senior and board level. Bethany Whymark reports. Never before has the difference between what men and women are paid been in sharper focus. And today must signal the start of the journey towards gender parity at the top of East Anglia’s biggest businesses. This is the message on deadline day for the gender pay gap reporting regulations, with more than 10 of the region’s largest employers yet publish their gender pay and bonus gap figures. Not to be confused with equal pay, which has been enforced by law since 1970, gender pay gaps show the difference between the total hourly pay of men and women in an organisation. Jeanette Wheeler, partner and employment lawyer at Birketts, says employers will need a … [Read more...] about Why gender pay gap reporting should be the catalyst for change in the region’s businesses
PUBLISHED: 11:44 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:13 23 March 2018 Layth Yousif Thumbs up for Stevenage's new North Stand. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Copyright (c) 2015 Shutterstock. No use without permission. Fans can expect exciting days ahead at Stevenage FC after the club are to offer £99 season tickets in the new North Stand. Dino Maamria after his first Stevenage press conference. Credit @laythy29 The Lamex club, who appointed new boss Dino Maamria this week are looking to grow off the pitch too with the offer. The League Two side is stocked with promising youngsters – many of who were brought through by former boss Darren Sarll who was sacked as manager on Sunday following disappointing results. Talents include Northern Ireland U21 starlet Ben Kennedy who played in the 5-3 defeat against the Spain U21 side at Portadown – which featured three Real Madrid youngsters – as well as Ben Wilmot, who has been called up for the Young Lions … [Read more...] about ‘Catalyst for change’ – Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace announces £99 season tickets in new North Stand
THERE are moments during an interview where you listen intently, when clarity rains down from above and something clicks into place which is special. One of those moments came while I was listening to Hardeep Singh Kohli ahead of his Alternative, Fact UK tour which is coming to The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater, on Friday, March 9. He was talking about Trump (this will be revisited later) when he said: "Trump could be the best thing which has happened to civilisation." Hardeep said the reason Trump (was a good thing) was he (Trump) had become unknown to himself a catalyst for change in the world such as the #metoo campaign and the way in which the NRA (National Rifle Association) was being investigated by journalists following all the gun shootings in America. What flooded into my mind was a speech from The Third Man given by Orson Wells as Harry Lime which went: "You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder … [Read more...] about Comedian asks question What has Donald Trump ever done for us? Answer: A positive catalyst for change….
BRADFORD’S Civic Society has drawn up a list of buildings they feel urgently need to be regenerated before they are lost forever. The Telegraph & Argus asked the group, which champions Bradford’s heritage, to identify 10 buildings they hoped to see brought back to life in 2018. Their list includes a former library, a brutalist skyscraper and a street of derelict Victorian buildings, and the group hopes they can “inspire” developers and building owners. Bradford Council has said that although it has little power to decide the future of buildings it does not own, it willis offering to work with owners. It is hoped that the upcoming Townscape Heritage Scheme, to restore historic buildings, will lead to many city centre properties being regenerated in the near future. Society chairman Si Cunningham said: “It’s never an easy task to pick out buildings in need of urgent attention when there are so many worthy contenders in Bradford, but … [Read more...] about Bradford’s 10 buildings with the biggest potential to act as a catalyst for regeneration