Callely’s comeuppance delivered by jail sentence over expenses

I’VE surprised myself by feeling a little sorry for former Fianna Fáil junior minister Ivor Callely this week.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Careering towards the abyss - Middle East in crisis

Even in a world with more than enough tragedy and hurt, even in a world where our future is in jeopardy because of our persistent and suicidal refusal to use the Earth’s resources is a sustainable way; even in a world trying to come to terms with resurgent Russian, soviet-style imperialism, and, yes, even in a world where the disease from all our nightmares — ebola — is claiming ever more lives in western Africa it is impossible to imagine a more disheartening example of man’s unending inhumanity to man than the atrocities unfolding in Gaza.

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Changing the environment - Public sector reform

Over the last few years calls for public sector reform have almost become a mantra; an invoaction that if undertaken — we imagine — might cure all of our ills.

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Tackling human trafficking - Ireland cannot be a soft target for traffickers

It was entirely appropriate for the Immigrant Council of Ireland to mark the first UN designated World Day Against Trafficking by urging the Government to ensure that shortcomings in Irish law are properly addressed in its new action plan on human trafficking to this country.

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Tough driving laws - Changes are not before their time

So many young drivers have died in the carnage on Ireland’s roads in recent years, it has been a tragic harvest of lives cut short before their time.

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