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Democracy and happiness

Edmond Grace SJ’s book, Democracy and Public Happiness, was launched last week in the Rotunda of City Hall, Dublin Castle, by Eamon. PREFACE: A reflection on the democratic process, based on the proceedings of the Dialogue on Democracy Seminar, Dublin 2004-2005 One of the hallmarks of Irish political heritage, on both sides of the Atlantic, has been a capacity to ...

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Democracy and making the people happy

Edmond Grace’s book, Democracy and Happiness, the fruit of a lengthy consultation process with many leading Irish public servants, was launched last week at the Rotunda in City Hall, Dublin, by Minister Eamon Ryan. Edmond Grace SJ worked in the Dublin inner-city parish of Gardiner St. and was a founder member of the Dublin Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign. His work ...

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Democracy and madness at Croke Park

Edmond Grace’s Dialogue on Democracy project continues apace. A recent seminar in Croke Park conference centre was a great success. A group of about fifty people gathered in Croke Park last Wednesday and, apart from the occasional peep, they were not there to watch the Irish soccer team preparing for their match against Wales. This particular group had gathered from ...

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Some news travels slowly…

May 23, 2006 Some news travels slowly... Media coverage of sex abuse cases is unjust by Edmond Grace SJ Some news travels slowly, especially news about sexual abuse of minors which does not involve priests and religious. Take, for instance, a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, entitled ‘Educator Sexual Misconduct,’ by a Professor Charol Shakeshaft. It was published in June 2004, but I’ve only come across it recently with the help of the Jesuit journal. America. The Preface to the report includes the following: ‘The overwhelming majority of America’s educators are true professionals [and]… The vast majority of schools

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How will they come home to New Orleans?

Edmond Grace remembers a black musician he met in New Orleans in 1991, a man proud to be from that great city. Edmond ponders how Hurricane Katrina might have affected him and those he lived among. When he heard I was from Ireland, he started to play ‘Danny Boy’ in a manner which said as much about his own native ...

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