But from the inside it looks very different. Male, pale and stale has long been the derisory label attached to our body politic, but the lack of diversity runs much deeper than that. At present, one in six people who live in Ireland were born elsewhere. But to look at our Dáil, Seanad and local councils, you wouldn't know it. Of the 949 councillors elected in 2014, just three hailed from a migrant background. In addition to a lack of ethnic diversity, the representation of people with disability is also poor. But 2019 promises at least some change to the status quo. A number of local election candidates hoping to secure council seats when the country goes to the polls in May could be part of a shake-up. Irish-born Hazel Chu, whose parents hail from China, is a Green Party hopeful for Pembroke in Dublin. She says her mother was initially unsure about her political hopes. Chu's mother immigrated to Ireland in the 1970s in search of work. "My mother was very sceptical. There was a … [Read more...] about ‘I think this is a great way to show how Ireland has progressed’
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Ebbsfleet boss Garry Hill was left bewildered by the mistake which led to Sutton's last-minute winner on Saturday.Fleet were chasing a late winner, deep in stoppage-time, and looked like they were set to create one final chance.But when Ebou Adams let a pass run through his legs on the edge of the penalty area, presumably thinking there was a team-mate behind him, Sutton broke.Report: Sutton United 1 Ebbsfleet United 0 They won a corner from which Gime Toure managed to force the ball over the line to hand the U's a 1-0 win.Hill said: "It looks like Corey Whitely’s played the ball across and Ebou Adams has made a superb run, no-one tracking him."I don’t know, from then until now, for what apparent reason Ebou decided to throw a dummy. There was no-one near him."He let the ball go through his legs when he could have controlled the ball and taken a shot. I can’t understand it."From that, they picked the ball up, it’s caught us a little bit, gone out for a corner … [Read more...] about Reaction: What was he thinking?
Nathan Carter: 'I laughed when I was first asked to write my autobiography. I'm 28 ... what was I going to fill it with, pictures?' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk You know you're in the company of music royalty when Nathan Carter walks into the room. The megawatt smile and cheeky-chappie personality are there in spades. Before he can sit down to talk, two female fans have already approached and asked for a picture with him. He graciously accepts. He's made their day. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/nathan-carter-i-laughed-when-i-was-first-asked-to-write-my-autobiography-im-28-what-was-i-going-to-fill-it-with-pictures-37381089.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/article37381087.ece/c23ff/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-06_lif_44593799_I1.JPG Email You know you're in the company of music royalty when Nathan Carter walks into the room. The megawatt smile and cheeky-chappie personality are there in spades. Before he can sit down to talk, two female fans have already … [Read more...] about Nathan Carter: ‘I laughed when I was first asked to write my autobiography. I’m 28 … what was I going to fill it with, pictures?’
SHE only joined the Made In Chelsea cast in 2016 but has already caused her fair share of drama. Olivia Bentley was suspended by E4 bosses after she was caught sniffing cocaine at a party. But, she was given a second chance and returned to the show - here is the lowdown on MIC's colourful character who doesn't pull any punches... Who is Olivia Bentley? Olivia was born in 1995 to Kate and Keven Bentley and has two sisters, Athena and Kinvara. She went to school at the £28,000-a-year Bradfield College, a boarding school in Berkshire. She still lives with her parents in Oxfordshire. Olivia entered the E4 "scripted reality" show for its eleventh series which aired from March to April 2016. Who have been Olivia’s romantic interests on the show? She has a history with Sam Thompson, much to Tiff Watson’s annoyance, who had a run in with Olivia during her first episode after she accused her of telling everyone about her fling with Sam. They soon got over … [Read more...] about How old is Olivia Bentley what’s her net worth? Made in Chelsea star and photographer in an on/off relationship with Digby Edgley
One of the world's leading experts on intelligence says no one should listen to anything Stefan Molyneux has to say on the topic. But not necessarily because he's wrong. Emeritus Professor James Flynn of the University of Otago has published a number of books and papers on intelligence, what it is, and what's behind it. He's best-known internationally for the 'Flynn effect' - the gradual improvement in intelligence - as measured in IQ tests - that occurred throughout the 20th century. If you've been following the news over the past few weeks, Mr Molyneux probably needs no introduction. For the rest of you, he's a Canadian podcaster and YouTube personality who was going to speak in Auckland last Friday with alt-right provocateur Lauren Southern, before a backlash convinced the venue's operators to cancel the show at the last minute. He argues there is a racial link to intelligence, with a hierarchy that puts Ashkenazi Jews at the top, African-Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, pygmys and … [Read more...] about Stefan Molyneux, IQ and race: What the experts think