It’s awful that a tragedy must vie with a pageant for an audience

There was something surreal about being immersed in a TV discussion on the botched nature of our abortion law, while on another channel the nation indulged in it’s annual "lovely girl" fest, celebrating all that is wonderful, innocent and global-peace loving about young Irish women.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Tragedy on our farms: A dangerous occupation

Despite launching campaign after campaign in a bid to alert farmers to the ever-present risk of death on the farm, the grim toll of fatal accidents continues without an end in sight.

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The death of Albert Reynolds: Unburdened by political baggage

THOUGH his term of office as Taoiseach was one of the shortest, the contribution made by former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died at the age of 81, to the making of an enduring peace on this island will go down in the pages of Irish and British history as one of the most important achievements of our time.

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Economic outlook - People have had enough austerity

According to Goodbody Stockbrokers, no new austerity measures will be required in the next budget for the Government to hit its deficit target of less than 3% of GDP.

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Journalist’s murder - Depraved

The beheading of an American reporter by Islamic fanatics is a chilling reminder of the danger experienced by journalists in the world’s war zones.

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