Posts By Alex Klemm

Cutting Beneath the Radar

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Last week’s resignation by Equality Authority head Niall Crowley has focussed belated attention on a round of Budget cuts which, at the time, went largely unnoticed – certainly by the general public. In October, the…

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Shattering the Drugs Consensus

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Prohibition of drugs has not only failed in its own terms – it has actually been counterproductive, criminalising large sections of disadvantaged communities while making it more difficult to successfully implement harm reduction measures. At…

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Something Must be Done …

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… is the catchphrase of politicians in the wake of each new crime headline. The ‘something’ which must be done generally involves creating ‘new’ crimes in legislation, imposing mandatory or minimum sentences for existing crimes,…

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