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More than a thousand people are attending a major pro-choice rally in Dublin this afternoon, calling for an end to the Constitutional ban on abortion.

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Theo Murphy, left, of Florissant, Mo., and his brother Jordan Marshall, 11, light candles at a memorial on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. A small group of people, who preferred to remain anonymous,laid roses along the middle of the road that stretched about 60 yards. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

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Fog of War: The lies that lay behind WW1

Anti-war activist and lecturer Jim Roche argues that the brave men who signed up so willingly to fight in WW I were victims of a series of lies orchestrated for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many

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It seems this is no country for old women

THE past rose up to meet the present this past week. Albert Reynolds’ passing and the furore over the latest abortion story to convulse the country brought to mind how the actions of yesteryear still resonate in today’s world.

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The Leaving Certificate ‘leaves’ too many people behind

AS the drama of the CAO third-level places unfolded this week, I thought about what Burmese pro-democracy advocate, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in Strasbourg last year when accepting a prize for promoting freedom of thought: "I’ve always said there’s no hope without endeavour. Hope has no meaning unless we are prepared to work to realise our hopes and dreams, but in order to do that we need friends."

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