IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Airport abandoned in two-tier society

JUST as those people who live where public transport, decent broadband, a bank, a reassuring Garda presence, post offices, health services, and even schools are so easily accessible that they are taken for granted are bored by their country cousins’ constant complaints about the closure of what are, in 2015, basic social services, those people living in a hollowed-out, downgraded rural Ireland find the dismissive response from those lucky people insensitive, indifferent, and increasingly unacceptable.

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Educate people to work and to think

ABBOTT Mark Patrick Hederman, who was principal at Glenstal Abbey until 1991, is the latest in a long line of admirable commentators to point out that our educational system can hardly be described as such.

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NUIG is out of touch

HOW disheartening it is that a third-level institution charged with the higher education of tens of thousands of young Irish people should feel free to ask questions as detailed and as intrusive, as inappropriate and biased, as those asked of women who wished to apply for various positions at NUI Galway.

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Life on low pay is often far too hard - The Low Pay Commission

THE principle of having a minimum wage that can allow low-paid workers live with dignity is one of the most hotly contested interfaces between business and the ideas of human dignity and social equity.

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Brussels Briefing - Race is on to succeed Ban Ki-moon

Next year a new United Nations secretary general will be chosen.

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