IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

An entirely justified response - The Special Criminal Court

SINN FÉIN would have preferred not to have to highlight their ill-judged and self-serving campaign to abolish the Special Criminal Court (SCC) just as tit-for-tat gangland murders claimed two victims in Dublin, once again underlining how essential such an option is in our justice system.

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Don’t chew the fat on junk food - The war on poor diet

WHEN someone who knows what they are talking about gives you stern, challenging advice, you’d be a fool to ignore them — or at the very least unwise and reckless.

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What next? - Paul O’Connell retires from rugby

IT is an indication of the great esteem in which Paul O’Connell is held that most Irish, and Munster, sports fans will empathise with the great leader because he and his family did not get an opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved Indian summer playing for European champions Toulon in the south of France. And what a prospect that seems on a stormy February day in Ireland!

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No place for secrecy in tobacco talks - EC fails transparency test

It is disheartening that, as David Cameron negotiates with the European Union to try to reshape Britain’s relationship with the bloc, the European Commission should offer a perfect example of how the EU and the EC have become so remote, untrustworthy, and symbolic of a growing democratic deficit.

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