Author Archives: Anthony Horan

03 May
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UK Government struggling to tackle modern slavery

UK Government struggling to tackle modern slavery   A Public Accounts Committee report has revealed that the UK Government is struggling to deal effectively with the problem of modern slavery.   Despite the Home Office introducing an ambitious Modern Slavery ...

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03 May
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Charity questions Scottish Government’s attitude to suicide prevention

 Charity questions Scottish Government’s attitude to suicide prevention   The Samaritans have questioned the Scottish Government’s attitude to suicide prevention.   A poll commissioned by the charity found that 61% of people in Scotland have been affected by suicide and ...

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02 May
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Early Day Motion expresses ‘deep regret and sadness’ at death of Lord Michael Martin

Image: telegraph.co.uk Early Day Motion expresses ‘deep regret and sadness’ at death of Lord Michael Martin An Early Day Motion has been lodged in the UK Parliament expressing ‘deep regret and sadness’ at the death of Lord Michael Martin, former ...

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01 May
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Scottish Parliament challenged on the right to life

Image: sconews.co.uk Scottish Parliament challenged on the right to life Catholic Parliamentary Office Director Anthony Horan has challenged the Scottish Parliament to ‘engage in respectful but vigorous dialogue’ on abortion. Speaking to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee in April ...

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01 May
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Mother challenges Ealing Council decision to ban peaceful pro-life vigils

Image: Alina Dulgheriu with her daughter. Mother challenges Ealing Council decision to ban peaceful pro-life vigils   Alina Dulgheriu, a mother who was supported by a pro-life vigil outside a London abortion clinic, has filed a high court challenge to ...

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30 Apr
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Faith leaders seek climate action

Faith leaders seek climate action Faith leaders from a number of faith traditions have come together to urge the Scottish Parliament to strengthen its Climate Change Act in order to help people in some of the world’s poorest countries.  Bishop ...

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26 Apr
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Catholic Church complains to BBC about offensive and disrespectful film

Bishop John Keenan Catholic Church complains to BBC about offensive and disrespectful film   Bishop John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley, has today published a letter sent to the Director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon, outlining his concerns of the corporation’s ...

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25 Apr
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Scottish Parliament approves Social Security Bill

Scottish Parliament approves Social Security Bill New legislation establishing a devolved Scottish social security system was approved in Holyrood today.  The Social Security Bill sets up a new social security agency to administer the following newly devolved benefits: Carer’s Allowance ...

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25 Apr
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Parliamentary motion recognises work of St Catharine’s Convent

Parliamentary motion recognises work of St Catharine’s Convent A Parliamentary motion put forward by Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and MSP for Edinburgh Central, has commended the work of St Catharine’s Convent in the city. The convent, which ...

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23 Apr
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MSPs back ‘safe’ injection rooms in Scotland

Picture: a ‘safe’ injection room in Australia (abc.net.au) MSPs back ‘safe’ injection rooms in Scotland   MSPs have backed calls for a change in the law to allow for the introduction of a ‘safe’ injection room in Glasgow.   Glasgow ...

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