IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Digital currencies - Virtual, but real

Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and Dash. They sound like a virtual reality version of Santa’s reindeer. 

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Diminished authority - Pope fails on the political stage

In 1935 Joseph Stalin is said to have asked contemptuously: “how many divisions has the pope?” The question was answered emphatically by John Paul II long after the Soviet dictator’s death when the Berlin Wall came crashing down and Eastern Europe emerged from behind the Iron Curtain.

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Brexit negotiations - Taoiseach must heed wise counsel

If the Taoiseach is to lead successful negotiations with the UK as well as our EU partners over Brexit he will need to show greater political maturity than he exhibited during the debacle over former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald.

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A Tánaiste resigns - Pavlovian hatreds too easy to rile

Apart from averting an election for a while, it is hard to see any up side in the decision by Frances Fitzgerald to resign over the McCabe affair — an entirely avoidable, grubby
scandal that has achieved serial-killer status in political life.

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