IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Banking inquiry testimony - Where are the laws to curb banks?

THE banking inquiry hearings of the last two days have reminded us, like old, slightly embarassing wedding photographs, that the past is not always as we might wish it to be.

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Early release sought - Recognising terrorism

MICHAEL McKEVITT, one of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bomb in a civil action taken by relatives of the dead, is coming towards the end of a 20-year jail term for directing terrorism. He was also convicted of membership of the Real IRA. He had a cancerous kidney removed in May.

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Lone parents’ allowances - Another U-turn

NOT so very long ago, Tánaiste Joan Burton ruled out cutting of allowances for single parents until a “gold-standard” childcare system was in place.

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Rushing through legislation - Irish Water charade continues

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his cabinet have done so many U-turns on Irish Water that they should consider taking dancing lessons.

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