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Political broadcasting

Political broadcasting

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is the body responsible for the regulation of broadcasting in Ireland, and two of its recent decisions raise the same question of whether a power provided Continue Reading

Offence and confusion – updated

Offence and confusion – updated

Adverts by the Core Issues campaign group, centred around the slogan above, suggesting that gay people could be cured, have been banned from London buses by Boris Johnson, Mayor of Continue Reading

Court date for animal rights free expression complaint | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

The Grand Chamber hearing Animal Defenders International v. the United Kingdom (Application no. 48876/08) will take place on 7 March. via humanrightseurope.org Continue Reading

The empty chair and the moratorium: broacasters’ duties of fairness – I

During the course of the next month or so, we are going to hear a lot about the duty of broadcasters to be balanced, fair, objective, and impartial, in current affairs matters. In fact, TV3 have Continue Reading

Advertising politics; political advertising

It is a bad advert for Irish politics that RTÉ (Ireland's national public broadcaster) has had to decline to broadcast a radio advertisement for the short film Defend The Pension from the Older & Continue Reading

Political advertising from Ireland to Switzerland

Political advertising from Ireland to Switzerland

Section 41(3) (also here) of the Broadcasting Act, 2009 provides: A broadcaster shall not broadcast an advertisement which is directed towards a political end or which has any relation to an Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution




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