Our treatment of asylum seekers is the modern-day scandal we ignore

I HAVE a small girl who appears to be allergic to going to bed. Every night we make a deliberate visit to the kitchen for a last-minute snack but still she shouts from her room upstairs about how she is either hungry or thirsty.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Anglo Irish Bank trial - Landmark verdicts a triumph

Deep-seated fears in the public mind, verging almost on suspicion, that bankers would ‘get away with it’ after being directly involved in the kind of financial crisis which brought this country to its knees, have finally been dispelled.

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Ukraine crisis - Putin claim is chilling

However superficial the comparisons between Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin may appear, the chilling similarities between their mutual strategies have become more ominous by the day.

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Water rates skirmish - The pace of reform is uninspiring

Yesterday’s Cabinet skirmish over water charges, if that is what it really was, can be interpreted in several ways.

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Sports funding - Investment in health

Yesterday’s announcement by the Irish Sports Council that it will spend €7.4m to support major field sports’ governing bodies — the FAI, GAA, and IRFU — is very welcome but it would be even more welcome had more money been available.

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