IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Pricking Europe’s conscience - Refugee crisis

THE ongoing tragedy of a shocking refugee exodus of biblical proportions from war-torn countries, graphically illustrated by the heartrending front page picture of a drowned three-year-old boy on a Turkish beach, finally appears to be pricking Europe’s sleeping conscience.

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No more duping over drug prices - Cost of medicines

INVARIABLY, those unlucky enough to become ill while holidaying in sunnier climes testify that the cost of medicine is far lower elsewhere than in Ireland. There can be no doubt, for instance, that large savings are to be made by buying remedies in Lanzarote or simply by crossing the border and buying them in Northern Ireland.

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Top marks - CAO points reform

IF the various strands of the new CAO points system unveiled yesterday are brought together successfully, there should be less focus on the dreaded points race for future generations of students.

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What a banker! - Fingleton at the Banking Inquiry

FOR sheer brass neck, it is hard to match the haughty insouciance of the former Irish Nationwide boss Michael Fingleton.

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