COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Dr Geoffrey Shannon at the launch of his report in Garda HQ in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Child protection failings: ‘It’s going to shock you beyond belief’

Prof Shannon’s report details barbaric abuse of children by parents, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.

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EU needs to act now to curb Orbán’s despotic tactics

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has pursued control by varied and ruthless means — breaching EU law and his citizens’ rights. EU states have to do more than finger wag, writes Guy Verhofstadt

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Prison Service tried to dismiss whistleblower

The case of Gerard Butler, who helped contain an incident that was never recorded, is the second in weeks on whistleblower treatment in the Prison Service, writes Michael Clifford

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Winner to take all after Coveney and Varadkar play out cup final

The hustings would be ‘like playing Galatasaray,’ reckoned Kerry TD Brendan Griffin. But the two leadership candidates addressed the fiery final meeting in Cork with low-key, measured addresses, writes Lise Hand

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Leo 'the Tory' Varadkar looks like the right man

Not everyone may agree with frontrunner’s move away from a liberal agenda, but we have a sense of where he stands, writes Daniel McConnell

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Give PE a sporting chance in schools

The Government is drawing up action plans and policies to encourage more physical activity in schools but Brendan O’Malley tells Caroline O’Doherty it is only rhetoric without action and a lot more needs to be done to counteract the negative perceptions of PE

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More deal-breakers than solutions on the table at pay talks

From productivity to pensions, and from to outsourcing to Croke Park hours, the public service pay talks are rife with issues that could derail the negotiations, says Stephen Rogers

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Simon Coveney refusing to call time on leadership ambitions

Spurred on by support from Fine Gael grassroots members, Simon Coveney tells Juno McEnroe he believes he can still steal the crown from firm favourite Leo Varadkar

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Members giddy as contest starts to heat up

Unlike his first hustings, Leo didn’t read straight from his script, addressing the audience directly and lobbing in a few sly jabs at Simon, writes Lisa Hand

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CLODAGH FINN: Time to fly flag for late starters... before it’s too late

Those who jump out of bed with the first bleep of the alarm clock emit a sort of nauseating righteousness that is hard to take. Let’s not allow them to get away with thinking they are the hardest-working ones too, writes Clodagh Finn.

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