COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Daily triumphs of ordinary people challenges terror

When we stop to look at all the kindness and caring in the world, it doesn’t take long to realise that those who threaten our communities can never count on lasting victory when they take on the human spirit, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Could ISIS strike at the home of the White House?

Officials in Washington know their hometown is a target for terrorists. But, despite the huge resources ploughed into preventing attacks, there are still issues with the city’s defences, writes Jeff Stein

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Hollande on Brexit: ‘I recognise there is a special situation for Ireland’

A defiant Françoise Hollande has called on French citizens and Europe to stand together in the wake of terrorist attacks to protect freedom, as he thanked Ireland for its solidarity, writes Juno McEnroe

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Information shared with family offers a glimmer of hope in the battle to stop lone wolf attacks

Many lone attackers share information on their plans prior to the attack, which gives hope that their family or friends will tell the authorities, writes Cormac O’Keeffe            

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Glass-ceiling rhetoric of privileged condescends ordinary women

Like Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher, both Merkel and May married into success, Margaret Hickey 

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Authoritarian grip on power strengthened by Turkey's failed coup

While the army’s failed power bid reinforced Erdogan’s power, success would have dealt a long-term blow to democracy in Turkey, writes Dani Rodrik

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Putin, Erdogan, and Xi on point of no return - the more autocratic their rule, the more they have to lose

The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and China have cast off quasi democratic checks and balances, but the more autocratic their rule, the more they have to lose, writes Nina L Khrushcheva

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Housing action plan: Simon Coveney bets his career on promise to end homelessness

Simon Coveney has effectively promised to end homelessness and the housing emergency in one big swoop. The housing minister is betting his career on fixing the crisis.

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Could foreign policy be Hillary Clinton’s downfall?

The American president is more moderate on foreign policy, and more sceptical of intervention, than the hawkish woman who may succeed him this year, says TP O’Mahony

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New purpose-built community that people with dementia can call home

One of Ireland’s leading providers of homecare has taken inspiration from Holland to create this country’s first purpose-built dementia community, writes Evelyn Ring

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