COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Labour Think-In: Smiles, suntans, and sweets before party labours over plans

It’s that time of year again. Bronzed TDs and senators with sunny outlooks and tans return from their travels. The sleeves are rolled up and there’s a bit of pondering before the Dáil is back in full swing.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny shakes the hand of Sgt Maurice McCabe in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

USE THE FORCE WITHIN: Penalty Points Investigation

Employing Sgt Maurice McCabe’s talents for the betterment of the Gardaí would show that a genuine effort is being made to change the culture within the force, writes Michael Clifford

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Education key to winning the fight against ebola

As Sierra Leone goes into a four-day ebola ‘lockdown’ from this Friday, Concern’s Breda Gahan says there are echoes of the fear, denial and stigma associated with HIV and AIDS in the early days, but there are also valuable lessons to be learned

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Penalty points issue: Gardaí continue to miss the point

The notion that abuse of the penalty points system has continued through all the upheavals surrounding the issue, in both politics and policing, beggars belief, writes Michael Clifford

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Ford’s Hollywood ending on hold

A tumour derailed Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s re-election bid. But don’t worry, he’ll be back, says Jennifer Hough

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Migration’s hall of mirrors: Time to consider the facts

Anti-immigrant sentiment stems from misinformation; in the absence of an informed debate, populism will prevail, writes Peter Sutherland

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Ian Paisley’s words as deadly as weapons

Despite his ultimate conversion, perhaps opportunistic, to the principles of democracy, Ian Paisley’s hate-filled rhetoric left a trail of dead bodies in its wake. TP O’Mahony reviews a mixed legacy.

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Reaction to Paisley’s death would have been different ten years ago

Had Ian Paisley’s death come a decade earlier, the reaction would have been decidedly different.

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Ian Paisley needed to win in order to change

The death of Ian Paisley brings back memories of a difficult time on this island, writes Fergus Finlay

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Ian Paisley: Big man took the long road to Damascus

The fiery demagogue took a long time to agree to ‘break bread’, writes Michael Clifford

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