IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Stormont election is called: Play with fire and you’ll get burnt

WHEN NI Secretary James Brokenshire called the second Stormont election in 10 months late yesterday he set in train a central event in a series of possibilities that defy reasonable prediction. 

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Mr Trump and reality collide: Germany responds to tariff threat

DONALD TRUMP’S world and reality collided yesterday when Germany responded to his threat to impose a 35% tariff on BMW cars. 

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Irrational calls: Buying and selling concert tickets

U2 seem to have weathered the tongue-in-cheek accusation that they have become the ultimate U2 tribute band by promising to revive 30-year Joshua Tree concerts next summer. 

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Making education more secular: Patronage a relic of an old dominance

THE divisive issue of school patronage is unlikely to lead to riots on the streets anytime soon but it is, nevertheless, symbolic of the friction generated when Ireland’s tectonic plates collide. 

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