COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

A week’s income — that’s what low-pay households will fork out

WHEN someone starts out on a new venture, the reaction of most is to wish them well — this has hardly been the case for Irish Water.

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Joan Burton: welfare benefits are 'a subsidy to the compensators'.

Welfare to recoup injury benefits

Compensators making personal injuries awards will also have to pay for their welfare benefits, writes Doireann O’Mahony

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Justice issues won’t go away

The Taoiseach’s holiday from difficult questions on policing and justice is unlikely to last long, writes Political Editor Mary Regan

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Corridors of power emptied

One of the glaring gaps in the current arrangement in the civil service is the absence of a performance management system for secretaries general, writes Kevin Rafter

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Sanctions designed to hurt Russia but not West

The range of sanctions that come into force today against Russia chosen by the EU and the US have been very carefully balanced to impact as little as possible on their national interests.

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Painstaking inquiry into fraud

The court heard that Breifne O’Brien’s deceptions first began to come to light when an allegation was made during civil proceedings in 2008 and Mr Justice Peter Kelly referred the matter to the Garda fraud squad.

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Lives left ruined...

Breifne O’Brien stole millions, and it was family friends and college buddies not anonymous investors who were deceived by his Ponzi scheme, writes Aoife Nic Ardghail

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O’Flynn family hit by double blow

A Cork construction dynasty has been rocked by two court petitions, writes Property Editor Tommy Barker

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Taoiseach must tell all on Callinan

We still don’t know what led to the Garda commissioner quitting, writes Political Editor Mary Regan

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Accountability is required

The ‘exiting’ of top civil servants must stop, writes Political Reporter Juno McEnroe

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