IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Amnesia an affront to victims of terrorism

BECAUSE of the cyclical nature of power in a democracy, the past is a far more active player in our present than we might always imagine or accept.

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Banks still have the whip hand

THE relationship between the banks and Government, and the society our Government represents, can hardly be described as one of equals. Real power still resides in the banks’ boardrooms and Government can, it seems, only cajole and encourage.

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Lady Luck smiles

ONE of the things that makes us human is our ability, or our need, to dream that anything is possible. Even on the darkest nights we still search for the stars.

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Improving education is the key - Unemployment rate falls

IRELAND’S unemployment rate has fallen below 10% for the first time since our 2008 economic implosion — a crash which former Central Bank governor John Hurley told the banking inquiry yesterday was not anticipated by the Government, nor was its severity.

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