IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Privatisation of Olympic Games - A lot more than Games at stake

IT may seem off-target to talk about the privatisation of the free-to-air broadcasting of the Olympic Games — still, despite everything, a magnificent international spectacle — at the very moment the great European project, and especially the unfortunate, vulnerable people of Greece, is facing its greatest challenge.

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Crime statistics published - Accurate data is essential

IF crime statistics are not accurate and up to date, then it seems all but impossible to manage policing resources properly.

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Debt collection legislation - Farce continues

THE Government yesterday produced legislation to allow for unpaid utility bills to be taken from welfare payments or wages. Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald produced the Civil Debt bill, allowing for attachment orders for debts over €500 but less than €4,000.

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Greek debt crisis - Greeks must return to crisis talks

JUST as the details of our ECB bail out — or as it was so very delicately termed, “a facility” — were until recently almost as remote as the details of the third secret of Fatima, the minutae of what is being offered to the people Greece, or what is being rejected by their government, are not entirely clear.

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