COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

More than 3,500 Irish died in the savage Battle of the Somme

The centenary of the Battle of the Somme recalls the futility of war, writes Ryle Dwyer

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1960s-era civil rights leader is inspiring a new generation

John Lewis was a disciple of Martin Luther King and marched on Washington in 1963. Last week, he led a sit-down protest in Congress, says Peniel Joseph

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Unity is best way to face current turbulence

In the aftermath of Brexit, the upcoming Nato summit in Warsaw, offers the West a chance to work towards greater unity which is exactly what is needed at this time, says Bogdan Klich

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Abortion is emotive, but the law cannot be

The fatal-foetal abnormality argument for abortion is disingenuous — stories of heartache so-called fatal-foetal abnormality (it is not a medical term) should not manipulate us into repealing the Eighth Amendment, argues Margaret Hickey

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The problem with outrage is that it always wants to punish

And in the Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union, that means inflicting more harm than good on the economy, says Cass R Sunstein

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Brexit shows we should beware the populists

The people in Britain who voted to leave the EU have acted against their own interests, writes Dominique Moisi. Unfortunately, there may also be knock-on effects for the rest of us.

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Decision to leave EU a victory for mob politics

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy decries Brexit, claiming it is the victory of fusty England over an England open to the world and fully in touch with its glorious past.

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Veronica Guerin legacy has remained relevant to present times

Veronica Guerin’s black and gold Mont Blanc pen makes for a poignant exhibit at the Journalists Memorial in the Newseum museum of news in Washington.

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Veronica Guerin shooting 20 years on - the crime that brought down the criminals

The Garda crackdown that followed the death of crusading journalist Veronica Guerin showed gangsters that they were not untouchable. Numerous arrests and the seizure of €50m of assets and €150m in taxes followed that brutal killing, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

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Mick Wallace: We can, and we must, stop subjecting parents to this cruelty

Mick Wallace TD writes that his bill to permit termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormality is necessary to end a human rights violation, and does not pose a constitutional problem

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