Water charges botched because the Government’s drowning in incompetence

YOU ALL remember that famous election poster, don’t you? It appeared in the 24 hours before polling began in both the 2002 and 2007 general elections. It was believed to be a clincher.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Knowing the real value of free time

Writing more than 20 years ago multi-million selling Discworld author and Alzheimer’s sufferer Terry Pratchett warned that: “Time is like a drug. Too much of it kills you.”

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Court’s costs ruling a blow to accountability

There is chilling coincidence in the fact that within days of the death of Ben Bradlee, the great, liberal and inspirational American newspaper editor who brought down the corrupt president Richard Nixon by supporting good, old fashioned and don’t-name-your-sources journalism, that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against The Irish Times in a benchmark case related to the whether journalists are obliged to name their sources or not.

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Firm action needed

The importance of the bloodstock industry and horse racing is recognised by the very generous level of Government subvention given to the sector.

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Very little comfort for tenants - Report on housing rental market

Any young family or individual trying to keep pace with relentlessly climbing rents, any pensioner on the verge of losing their home of many years because rents are being increased far, far faster than their income will have been dismayed by yesterday’s report on the rental sector. It offered them little or no comfort much less security.

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