COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Garda industrial action Q&A: What happens if there is a 'blue flu'?

The usual reason given for why gardaí do not have the freedom to strike is their role in public safety, but other vital services have facilitated strikes and protected staff by organising a 'skelton crew'. Here is everything you need to know about the possible 'blue flu'.

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Garda industrial action: Having been denied any leverage, GRA is breaking new ground

Strike action may be problematic for gardaí but it is easy to have sympathy for them and they will change the industrial relations landscape, writes Eddie Keane

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Workplace Relations Commission is just not working

Change is necessary if the body is to achieve its aim of streamlining and simplifying a complex and confusing array of legal entities, writes Colleen Cleary

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The right response to past injustices is for Ireland to recover sovereignty in a Europe

The right response to past injustices is to recover sovereignty in a Europe where the powerful are prevented from preying on the weak, writes Yanis Varoufakis

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Q&A: DNA breakthrough of world's first baby born with three genetic parents brings hope — and uncertainty

Is it the birth of a new era for preventing genetic disorders or a case of scientists meddling too far, asks Caroline O’Doherty

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Many lives of Israel’s last founding father - Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres was a gifted leader, an eloquent speaker, and a source of ideas. But most important, he was a leader who had a vision and a message, writes Itamar Rabinovich

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Europe must act to help victims of the Aleppo massacre

The world is doing little as the killing of civilians in Aleppo continues. Bernard-Henri Lévy argues that it is now time for the European Union to act

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Presidential Debate statements: Sorting out the fact from the fiction

Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.

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Dublin Bus: Has a route been plotted to end the dispute?

The sides are in a talks process: Workplace Relations Commission officials have indicated they think there is scope for a breakthrough —but is there really any chance that Dublin Bus strikes won’t resume in time for the All-Ireland football replay this Saturday?

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Traffic plans for Cork: Q&A - Plan aims to make city more attractive to all users

Joe Leogue looks at the new traffic proposals for Cork city and answers the key questions surrounding the plans.

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