COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

‘Grenfell acted like a long, thin, and very effective chimney’

Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, concern has grown over the use of polyethylene cladding on buildings in Ireland, writes Caroline O’Doherty.

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Gerry Adams interview: Big decisions needed on which road to take

Sinn Féin will discuss a 10-year ‘transition’ plan this autumn, with leader Gerry Adams’ future top of the agenda. He speaks to Political Correspondent Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

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Putin’s no good but what’s the alternative?

No opposition leader can muster a vision inspiring enough to compete with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, says Leonid Bershidsky

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Farewell Madam, can we get rid of Miss, Ms and Mrs too?

They mightn’t pay the new Doctor Who as much as a man but at least she doesn’t have to choose between Miss, Mrs or Ms.

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The Irish and U2: Why ‘The Guardian’ got it wrong

WHY, OH why did The Guardian have to do it? Why did it have to resort to the type of clichéd hatchet-job it would shake its head at in a less lofty publication?

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The power game of Trump's White House

Mark Leibovich takes stock of how Washington has — and hasn’t — changed in the time of Trump

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Irish summer schools must move with times

It’s Tuesday night and dotted around the bar is an EU commissioner, a former education minister, the secretary general of a government department as well as a scattering of local and national politicians.

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Was whistleblower status the real reason for meeting of top brass?

SOMETIMES at the Charleton Tribunal, there is a surreal feel to what is emerging. This was the case yesterday when details of hopeless incompetence in the child and family agency Tusla were heard in relation to a disturbing garda meeting on what to do about Maurice McCabe.

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Diaspora not a political burden but political leverage in post-Brexit EU

When Myer Bookman was born in Hibernian Buildings on Albert Road in 1891, to a Jewish family from Russia, he could hardly have dreamt how his birth could still be having repercussions in European identity politics more than a century later.

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Munster technological university would result in top honours

Opposition to the creation of technological universities has come from many quarters over recent years. The role of members of the Higher Education Authority is not to undermine stated government policy, writes Seán Sherlock.         

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