COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

The long, lonely road of Chelsea Manning

Her disclosure of classified documents in 2010 ushered in the age of leaks. Now, freed from prison, she talks about why she did it - and the isolation that followed.

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Dining out on the dignity of a time-honoured tradition

The pride a French waiter takes in the job is striking and in our increasingly slap-dash world, where familiar traditions are being lost at speed, it’s a joy to see a vestige of a bygone era, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Swearing to tell whole truth isn’t working

A perjury act has been proposed to prosecute those who make false claims of personal injury. Mick Clifford looks at why the system is currently too easy for chancers

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Social banking helps communities build their own dreams

International Social Banking is providing a new source of funding for projects with a benefit to local communities, says Paul O’Sullivan

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Decisions to make for the UK kingmaker

The DUP is expected to prop up a government set to make key decisions affecting the future of Europe. What can we anticipate from the Northern party, asks Mary C Murphy

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Sanctuaries for illegal immigrants popping up around the US

With arrests of illegal immigrants in the US on the rise, more and more cities and college campuses are becoming sanctuaries, writes Bette Browne

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Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore as Dáil session one for the books

Eamon Ryan’s recommended reading list sparks talk of book club

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The not-so grand total of women at decision-making level in government amounts to 7 out of 34 ministers

What jobs there were were mostly for the boys, writes Lise Hand

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Leo Varadkar discovers it’s difficult to find something for everyone

An absence of female ministers, punishment of his opponents, and the failure to promote several TDs were some of the complaints over Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial appointments.

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Media plays vital role in ensuring justice is done

To understand our rights, we need to know how our justice system works — so, full and fair reporting helps ensure that the citizen’s interests are honoured, says Olivia O’Kane

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