This political abuse has to stop now

Some are using the feeling of anger in Ireland to drag the standards of decency and legitimate protest down. It must stop, writes Michael Clifford 

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Principled policy on privatisation needed

PRIVATISATION is the economic term used to describe the dismantling of a social ideal aimed at providing a range of empowering services for all citizens.

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Time to confront new reality in colleges

THIRD-LEVEL college leaders have repeatedly warned that the current funding model is unsustainable and will negatively influence colleges’ ability to maintain or improve educational standards.

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Back this bill

ANYONE who has watched a loved one or a friend die a slow, lingering and dignity-destroying death because of illness brought about by smoking will have - rightly - a hard, unsympathetic attitude towards the companies who sell tobacco or anything that sustains the culture of smoking.

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Every option must be considered - Managing property prices

THERE are very few subjects that provoke so many different views, that touch so many conflicting agendas, and generate so much angst; there are very few subjects that can have such a devastating impact on personal and national economic well-being as property prices soaring well beyond the rate of inflation.

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