Both the UN and Amnesty International have expressed concern at the scale of atrocities in northern Iraq and the bloody trail of death left by Islamic State fighters. A UN spokesman said "Christians and others have been driven from their homes with the threat of 'convert or die.' The Yazidis have been buried alive, beheaded or killed in mass executions." Meanwhile in a new report Amnesty International, says Islamic State fighters are carrying out a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing, carrying out war crimes against ethnic and religious minorities. Joining us now from London Middle East specialist Hazir Tamourian.
Household and family structures are changing in modern Ireland. The nuclear model of Mum and Dad and the 2.5 children is no longer the only model. Colm O’Gorman Amnesty International, Adrian Weckler, Technology editor of Independent Newspapers, Denise Charlton Immigrant Council of Ireland, and Senator Averil Power give their own personal experiences and have a general discussion on the way family structures have changed.