Kenny is way behind the curve on women’s role in politics

THE birds are angry. That is good news. Their anger can be put to good use.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Israel’s militarism - Obama must curb Gaza atrocities

As our bloody history shows, and as its legacy never allows us forget, our capacity to inflict atrocity after atrocity on each other is almost boundless.

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Bank debt relief - A chastening assertion

Yesterday’s assertion by German MP and economic policy spokesman for Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer, that we have "no chance" of getting a deal on the €64bn used to rescue insolvent banks is at the very least chastening.

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HEALTH AND IRELAND - Required reading for new minister

Where you live in Ireland can have a fundamental bearing on your health.

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Party collections - Gombeenism at its worst

There is no more subtle form of blackmail than church-gate collections by political parties — especially in rural Ireland. Unsurprisingly, the anonymity of urban areas means people are less vulnerable to badgering at the church gate on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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