COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Focus on killing head of Isis will distract from real threat

Delivering a fatal blow to terrorist leaders in an attempt to kill off the entire groups rarely has the desired effect and amounts to little more than militaristic box-ticking, writes Arie W Kruglanski

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How can Charles Manson get married in prison?

The revelation that serial killer Charles Manson is to wed has raised questions about prison marriages, conjugal visits, and the weird world of love behind bars, writes Connor Adams Sheets

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We must still address disparities in access to higher education

The success of many schools in helping most of their students get a place in third-level institutions is highlighted in today’s Feeder Schools supplement inside today’s Irish Examiner.

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Troika of change point way for commissioner

Nóirín O’Sullivan has had luck on her side but she will have to perform her new role under greater scrutiny than any of her predecessors have faced, writes Michael Clifford

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Obama’s feeble dithering on racism is an American tragedy

The images of Barack Obama urging peace alongside footage of angry protesters shows the yawning gap between substance and symbolism, writes Peniel Joseph

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