COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Enda Kenny needs to stick to his 'recovery' story to get elected

Brian Murphy thinks Enda Kenny’s best chance of forming a new government after the general election will come if he sticks to the story of recovery he has been telling all along

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The man who stares at goats: How Gerry Adams conquered Twitter

Gerry Adams is one of Ireland’s most controversial figures, yet is utterly endearing and idiosyncratic on Twitter. What’s his secret, asks Carl Miller

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Gordon Jeyes takes the long view of Tusla and HSE

There are, no doubt, some things Gordon Jeyes will miss when he steps down as Tusla chief executive this Friday, and you have to imagine the view from his desk is one of them, writes Noel Baker.

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Regency shooting: 'We are not losing the battle against crime, we have lost it'

Our politicians have all failed us and have done nothing in 20 years to tackle the rise of criminal gangs, writes Jimmy Guerin, brother of murdered journalist Veronica

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Oil prices fall and the sun sets on black gold

Falling prices are less of a threat to global economies, but will pose challenges as political instability hits corrupt governments that control much of the world’s oil, writes Harold James

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Dictators dependent on oil reserves are set to feel the heat

The 70% drop in the cost of a barrel of crude might not cause the economic repercussions many fear, but will have more far-reaching political implications, argues Bill Emmott

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Planet needs us to curb obsessive, throwaway culture

If more celebrities followed Pope Francis’s example, frugality could be cool as well as
virtuous. Extreme consumption and waste is a moral issue and is driving the acceleration in weather and climate shifts, writes Margaret Hickey

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Crucial voluntary hospital services must be maintained

Sandra Daly says the voluntary hospital services, which account for almost a third of such facilities in the country, provide an essential diversity in healthcare

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Good news for Ted Cruz that he’s no media darling

It’s a boon for Republican and populist candidates like the Iowa winner and his rival, Donald Trump, that they are disliked by a press of which many people are wary, says John Lloyd

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Politicians are gearing up for a short, sharp battle for power

Now the date has finally been announced, we face a fairly short election campaign that will be split into what campaigners call the air war and the ground war, says Theresa Reidy

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