The ghosts of Christmas past had it harder than us

ENOUGH. Enough of the affairs of State. It’s the time of year for reflection and excess, joy and pain, laughter and tears. And whatever you’re having yourself with a hot drop.

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IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

EU leaders should back Kenny on ECB

How demeaning it is to our democracy, and how chillingly illustrative of where power really lies, that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has had to intervene to request the European Central Bank to attend our banking inquiry.

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Such a hard lesson

The tragic deaths of eight people in a single car crash were recalled at Letterkenny Circuit Court this week when the driver of one of the cars involved, 26-year-old Shaun Kelly of Buncrana, Co Donegal, was sentenced to four years in prison with the last two years suspended for dangerous driving causing the deaths.

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Why do we tolerate this appalling abuse?

It was inevitable that the shocking abuse of residents uncovered at Áras Attracta in Swinford, a care home for adults with intellectual disabilities, was not an isolated case.

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Absent MEPs’ expenses - No show, no pay

Rather than be upset that members of the European Parliament might have their expenses cut by anything up to 50% because of poor attendance records, most people will wonder why they get any at all if they do not turn up for work.

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