COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

What TDs want for Cork Airport...

As the debate over the future of Cork Airport continues, Joe Leogue put two questions to the TDs of Cork — A: Do they think Cork Airport should receive a debt writedown?; B: Do they think it should have an independent authority separate to the DAA?

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COMMENT: Irony looms large in the siege of Gorse Hill

Let’s hear the case for the defence, at a time when most of the country is gunning to prosecute. The O’Donnell family at the centre of the siege of Gorse Hill are not the class of people likely to elicit sympathy in these days of austerity and want.

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The tide of Russian revolt rolls out again

The outrage of ordinary Muscovites was sparked by Boris Nemtsov’s assassination on Friday, but many fear apathy will return in the face of a remorseless enemy, says Anna Nemtsova

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Putin’s menacing Russia just a little bit of history repeating

Like Stalin, Putin has nurtured a climate of fear and lawlessness, in which those who rally behind the Kremlin feel a duty to eliminate the leader’s opponents however they can, says Nina L Khrushcheva

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Pursuit of power put above long-term needs

Government mistakes and posturing have excluded Ireland from a new regional electricity
market and threaten our development as a centre for green activity, writes Eamon Ryan

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Seeking a sensible end to the impasse on Junior Cert reform

Teachers and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan are at loggerheads about reforms to the junior cycle. Education Correspondent Niall Murray looks at the background to the dispute

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A building block for every child’s future

The Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 is the most comprehensive overhaul of the law on children and family relationships in decades, writes Geoffrey Shannon

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Need to build consensus on State’s role in housing policy

The housing crisis is inflicting the most pain on private tenants, those waiting for social housing, and homeowners in long-term arrears, writes Rory Hearne

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In polls and at dinner, people ask should they stay or go?

Pat Magner was getting stuck into the dinner when the protesters started banging on the restaurant window. Around him, diners at the Labour conference lowered knife and fork, momentarily arrested by shock.

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Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Labour's deputy leader Alan Kelly says throughout this government it is the Labour ministers who have steadied the ship the most.

Labour rallies troops as it begins fightback

As Labour prepares to hold its annual conference, deputy leader Alan Kelly says what makes the party different is that its vision is grounded in realism and in achievement

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