COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

A real changing of the guards or just more superficial reform?

Break ranks or challenge the system at your peril. That seems to have been the unofficial motto of the gardaí for decades. A new regime will determine whether that continues, writes Mick Clifford.

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All signs point to a need for action on higher education

The latest college rankings again make for disappointing reading for Irish colleges. It’s time to stop being so complacent, writes Tom Boland

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OPINION: The Taoiseach breaks his ‘covenant’

"I accept that my own sense of integrity and trust didn’t measure up here."

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Government reform: A New Politics? Pull the other one

The Imma affair has thrown into sharp relief the glorious aspirations for government reform and transparency trumpeted by Fine Gael in its New Politics document, writes Michael Clifford.

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Apple's iPhone 6, released in Ireland last week. The company's profits are all about intellectual property.

Ireland’s reputation may no longer be Apple of EU’s eye

Yet again, the Irish tax system comes under scrutiny. This time, the country might pay a big price, writes Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill.

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Q&A: Flood of confusion over new water charges

Today, we start paying for a once-free precious resource. Caroline O’Doherty outlines the terms and conditions

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Entering a new era of banking supervision

The ECB has outlined the procedures behind the upcoming banking supervision process to help to improve confidence in eurozone banks, says Danièle Nouy

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Over-interference a big concern for college leaders

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan says extra funding can only come at a price, writes Niall Murray

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Cap on private rents is ruled out

Environment minister says ‘substantial’ legal concerns make a rent freeze a non-runner, but promises other options are being considered, writes Political Reporter Juno McEnroe

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Time to also firebomb IS on internet

IS is losing fighters on the ground, only to recruit more online. The world must also end this virtual power-grab if it is to win the war against the jihadists, writes Rita Katz

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