COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Let’s give credit where it’s due

Although Berehaven Credit Union has been forced to close its doors, it’s not a given that others will follow, says Martin Sisk

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WRITING ON THE WALL - Berehaven Credit Union

Blighted by bad habits and irregularities, BCU suffered restrictions that made it impossible to survive, writes Investigative Correspondent Conor Ryan

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Seanad ‘reforms’ are mere tinkering

Nine months after the Seanad was saved, we’re still wondering why it was retained, writes Prof Gary Murphy

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Church’s hierarchy shows its colours

An arrogant Church hierarchy has a long history of scapegoating and trying to cover up serious scandals, says Ryle Dwyer

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Sinn Fein adopt 'Team Ireland' approach in Europe 

Sinn Féin’s MEPs have got ‘stuck in’ to committee work and are finding much common ground on both sides of the border to defend at EU level, writes Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill

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Prognosis right as Leo tackles medical cards

It will prove hard to create a ‘hierarchy of illnesses’, says Varadkar, tempering expectations of a quick fix, writes Political Editor Mary Regan

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FAITH, HOPE, AND CLARITY - The Rehab Saga

Former chief executive of Rehab Frank Flannery is big on his rights. Responsibility, in the wake of the Rehab saga’s latest turn, is a matter for others, writes Michael Clifford

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An abuse victim's new book shatters an unholy vow of silence

'Sworn to Silence' a recollectuion of the clerical abuse of a boy, reflects on blame and shame in 1970s Ireland, says Dan Buckley

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BALANCING ACT - Raising living standards in emerging economies

Instead of lowering the rights of workers in Europe, we need to raise the living standards in emerging economies, writes former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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The immorality of Israel's targeting in Gaza

Richard Irvine, the son of a decorated RUC officer, points to his family's experience of the Northern conflict as proof of the immorality and cynicism of Israel's stance on the bombing of Gaza.

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