COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Q&A: Everything you need to know about the Aer Lingus deal

Travel journalist Eoghan Corry answers some of the questions raised by the proposed IAG-Aer Lingus deal

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DEBATE: Should smacking be banned outright?

Rita de Brún and Ellie O’Byrne give their opinions on banning smacking in Ireland. Have your say in our poll below. 

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Averil Power: Party’s reaction confirms that I made right decision

Averil Power says she tried to make changes from within but Fianna Fáil hasn’t changed and has no intention of doing so

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Martin may have show pony but no Trojan horse

Within hours of quitting Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin gave Averil Power the only role that seems open to women in the party now — that of office cleaner.

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On state aid, EU shouldn’t get bogged down on little things

Public measures do not fall into EU state aid regulations unless their impact extends across borders into other EU member states, writes Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition commissioner

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Writers’ Week in Listowel: The value of ‘little places’

Life in Listowel conjures images of Synge’s words, ‘the springtime of the local life has not been forgotten’. With cuts to arts budgets around the country, it is more imperative than ever that the likes of Writers’ Week see resources renewed and replenished, writes Jim Kennelly

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Politics is a closed gender shop

Young, vibrant and willing to go out on a limb, the surprise is that Averil Power lasted so long in among the FF boys, writes Alison O’Connor

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Senator Averil Power’s parting shots borne of frustration

The departure of the no-nonsense senator sees Fianna Fáil return to being stale, male, and pale, writes Political Correspondent Shaun Connolly

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Emigration of energetic, enlightened youth behind Roscommon no vote

Roscommon native Jennifer Hough looks at why her home county was the only one with a no majority in the marriage referendum — and the implications of this

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Carlow-Kilkenny byelection: Turning point for Fianna Fáil, but still a lot to do

Selecting the right candidates for the general election is a big problem, writes Gary Murphy

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