COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Special report: The drugs trade in Ireland

A landmark piece of research into Irish drug markets has revealed a trade more deeply entrenched than ever and delivers a sobering message that cannot be ignored, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Something Jihadist in the state of Denmark

While other countries send their jihadists to court, the Danes are trying an innovative approach – treating them more like rebellious teens and sending them to a shrink, says Elizabeth Braw

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Fate of Europe lies with Ukraine vote

Sunday’s election is crucial for Ukraine but there are hopes it will also encourage a more democratic Russia, writes Carl Bildt

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Political point scoring does a disservice to Mairia Cahill

The politicisation of the Máiria Cahill case is doing a disservice to the Irish political process and all victims of the northern conflict, argues Dolan O’Hagan. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Ebola: The rich get the best care while the poor are left to die

The ebola crisis may be one of the most severe health emergencies in modern times but it shows the rich get the best care while the poor are left to die, writes John Lloyd

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Buying Sex: State needs to follow Northern lead

The North’s vote to criminalise the buying of sex is the wake-up call that the Oireachtas needs, writes Denise Charlton

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Mary Boyle: The case of Ireland’s youngest ever disappeared

The arrest today of a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping of six-year-old Mary Boyle in 1977 has brought the case of Ireland’s youngest ever disappeared back into the public spotlight. Stephen Rogers chronicles the background to the case.

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John Tierney, Managing Director of Irish Water.

Trying to pour oil on troubled waters

Changing a few board members at Irish Water will not allow the Cabinet to wash it hands of the mess that it has created. It must tackle the bonus issue and fast, writes Shaun Connolly

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Sinn Fein young guns spin a past that’s not theirs

The fresh faces of Sinn Féin seem happy to take Gerry Adams at his word when he says there was no cover-up of sexual abuse, writes Special Correspondent Micheal Clifford

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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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