Government not an open book in its dealings with artists and the arts

I’M one of the small constituency disgusted at the John McNulty affair because the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has insulted artists in using the IMMA as a spring-board to “better things” for a political protege.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Our troops truly deserve much better - Living below the poverty line

The revelation that one in five members of our Defence Forces is living below the poverty line is a damning indictment of what we, as a nation, hold dear.

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Rise in young sex offenders - Challenging abuse stereotypes

The popular perception that child sex abusers are predominantly paedophile Catholic priests or dirty old men in raincoats has been challenged by a leading charity that counsels victims and treats perpetrators.

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Match McGinley - Masterclass in leadership

The way in which Paul McGinley conducted his role as Europe’s Ryder Cup leader should be studied and emulated by every CEO, senior manager, and politician in the country — including Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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Schoolgirl jihadists: Society rejected

Even if you are a parent of an extremely rebellious teenager it would be very difficult to understand why hundreds of young women and girls are leaving their homes in the West to join Islamic fighters in the Middle East.

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