Enda apologised, so why has this sorry mess been so controversial?

IS it just me, or has the political world gone mad? I’ve never seen so much invective heaped on a political leader, from outside and inside his own party. 

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Northern intransigence: Who benefits if Stormont is destroyed?

The announcement that talks involving the British and Irish governments will try to break the deadlock in the North’s peace process must be welcomed. That welcome must be qualified by deep frustration and scepticism however — frustration that even after years of considerable autonomy the Stormont parties are still unable, or more likely unwilling, to accept the responsibilities of power.

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Armageddon for wildlife: Half world’s animals vanish

Any objective assessment of our stewardship of the world around us must reach conclusions so disheartening that it is often easier to look away in shame and wonder what any individual can to to try to slow or even reverse the consequences of centuries of destruction.

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Tragedies on farms: Renew efforts

The latest farm accident in which a young girl died and a friend was very seriously injured in North Cork means five children have died on farms this year. In total, 23 people have died in farm accidents so far this year.

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A battle we can’t afford to lose

An internet to benefit everyone

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