COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Air Corps whistleblowers’ struggle for an investigation

Three whistleblowers complained at safety in Baldonnel. Why is the Government dragging its feet on the issue, asks Joe Leogue.

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Developer Owen O'Callaghan has left a legacy across the Irish skyline

The legacy of the late Owen O’Callaghan can be seen throughout his native Cork and beyond.

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Yanis Varoufakis: A new deal to save the European project

No European nation can prosper sustainably if other Europeans are in depression. That is why Europe needs a New Deal before thinking of federation, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

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Air corps injuries summons lists 26 sample negligence claims

One plaintiff’s summons list contains 26 examples where they claim negligence, including that he was regularly required to use trichloroethylene without any training as to how to use it, or the proper protective measures required to use it. Medical advice has attributed mental and physical health problems to exposure to such chemicals, writes Joe Leogue.

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Mark Malloch Brown: Time to reverse the damage done by globalisation

Growth fuelled by business competition can do much good, but growth without responsible behaviour from the ruling elite spells disaster for the world’s poorest, says Mark Malloch Brown.

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Children must not be a casualty of short-sighted Brexit

Tanya Ward says it is in the best interests of all children for Britain to stay within an EU-wide common child protection system.

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Dark rhetoric sets scene of ‘ravages and carnage’

President Donald Trump did not dilute any of his trademark populism as he delivered his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America.

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Clodagh Finn: Doing lots of good work and getting nun of the praise

When a six-year-old asks ‘what is a nun for?’, it’s clear we’ve shamefully forgotten the contribution nuns have made to Irish society, writes Clodagh Finn.

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America's just sworn in their first parish-pump President but he better deliver

It was Irish style parish-pump politics that brought Donald Trump to Presidential office but Irish writer Paddy Duffy reflects on whether, unlike the Healy Rae's, The Donald's rhetoric on the campaign trail was based on a real sense of civic duty to the people who voted for him. 

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Headshops may have gone away but deadly ‘designer’ drugs are still easily available

Claire O'Sullvan examines where these synthetic drugs are coming from and gets advice for parents on how to talk to teens about them

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