COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Europe’s essential unity is getting stronger

The future for Europe is bright despite 10-year rollercoaster rise, says José Manuel Barroso

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WHO must take some blame for ebola crisis

The WHO chief wasn’t told of the scale of the crisis until three months after it was detected and bureaucratic messes delayed deployment of vital aid, write Jason Gale and John Lauerman

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Catalogue of controversies during a year of discontent

An organisation that denies it pays bonuses — but admits its staff can earn "performance related awards".

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Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald. 'There's no question of divesting security from the State,' Ms Fitzgerald said.

The problems of trying to get policing and national security to walk the line

IT COULD well be the case that the crises over policing and oversight that rocked the country this year could be replicated down the road in relation to the shadowy world of national security.

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Stepping up the pace of Garda reform

The rush to establish the State’s Policing Authority has left important questions about how it will work go unanswered, reports Cormac O’Keeffe

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Cigarettes: Doing the right thing can be a drag

THE old reliables had mixed fortunes in last Tuesday’s budget. Booze was left alone, while cigarettes went up 40c a packet. Isn’t it gas how these two highly dangerous drugs are known as "the old reliables", as if they were a beloved caberet duo on a never-ending tour across the country?

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Water-charges fiasco has left a stain on everyone

HOW ironic that the company charged with decontaminating our water supply is now the most contaminated brand of the moment.

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Irish researcher visits Mozambique in advance of a defining election

Though Mozambique is one of the world's fastest growing economies, most of it's population still live in poverty. This week's elections show that pressure is rising on its government to make sure that the country's newfound prosperity benefits those who need it most, writes Ruairi Casey.

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Will criminalising the purchase of sex decrease trafficking?

Criminalising the purchase of sex will be up for debate in the northern parliament at Stormont next week. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Militants shift tactics to avoid traditional war

As long as Islamic militants fight the US-led alliance on Washington’s terms, they will lose but they are already reverting back to guerilla warfare which will prolong the conflict, writes David Axe.

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