COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Election Crisis: How Frances Fitzgerald went from safe pair of hands to likely election trigger

The Department of Justice is now, in some ways, considered the new ‘Angola’ of Irish politics, writes Juno McEnroe

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Election Crisis: Transparency would mean a painful confession

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has cut an isolated figure in the Dáil this week, but nonetheless came out fighting for her future, writes Caroline O’Doherty

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We must change the conversation on domestic violence

Committing a crime against a partner should be an aggravating rather than a mitigating factor, although, for now at least, the Irish system courts seem to disagree, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Frances Fitzgerald fallout shows Irish politics never ceases to shock

The likelihood of a snap general election has moved a step closer after Fianna Fáil dramatically withdrew its support for the embattled Tánaiste, effectively ending its backing for the Government, writes Juno McEnroe.

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Climate odds stacked against us unless we use land properly

The world cannot respond adequately to rising temperatures if governments continue ignoring how forests, farms, and coasts are managed, writes Justin Adams.

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The Magdalene redress scheme that only added to the hurt

The Ombudsman has been scathing of the Department of Justice over the Magdalene redress scheme and its ‘inexcusable’ treatment of survivors, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.

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The Butcher of Bosnia is finally convicted

Defiant up until the end of his five-year trial, Ratko Mladic desperately tried to postpone the verdict but it’s unlikely to further post-war reconciliation in Bosnia, writes Daria Sito-Sucic    

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A wounded Merkel will further weaken the European project

The chancellor’s failure to form a coalition may lead to fresh elections, and a power vacuum in Berlin would have a knock-on effect in Paris, writes Philippe Legrain

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Minister’s healthy lack of curiosity

She is either the least curious justice minister in the history of the post or else she is smart enough to know when not to ask a question if you don’t want to know the answer.

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2040 plan depends on Cork acting as Dublin counterbalance

The success of the Ireland 2040 strategy will depend on the extent to which Cork succeeds at an increasingly important national role, argues William Brady.

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