COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

We should not be surprised at the current consumption patterns among youth, given that it is sold at pocket-money prices.

Government must have bottle to take on drink lobby

Diageo-funded campaign should be wound up and legislators need, for once, to put health of citizens ahead of interests of drinks industry, says James Doorley.

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Lee succession a problem deferred, not solved, for Singapore

Despite his sensitivity to accusations of nepotism, Lee Kuan Yew may have secured his legacy by training his son for 14 years to follow in his footsteps, writes Bill Emmott

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Micheline Sheehy Skeffington of the botany and plant department at NUI Galway, who was awarded €70,000 after being unfairly passed over for promotion.

Never too late to learn from your mistakes

NUIG president Jim Browne tells Education Correspondent Niall Murray his institution is keen to rectify gender imbalance in senior positions as part of its assault on global rankings.

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Let us celebrate the memory of a patriot

In the centenary year of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s death, it is appropriate that his life, and his patriotism, be marked in the county and country of his birth, writes Gabriel Doherty

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Searching for ways to sustain the unsustainable eurozone

The eurozone is fulfilling far too few of its remits. What can be done to tackle growing anti-EU sentiment, asks Yannos Papantoniou

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Will email survive as we move toward mobile digital platforms?

Despite a plethora of apps such as Snapchat and Yammer, we have yet to settle on how we want the future of communication to look, writes Kevin Maney

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‘Pretty Woman’ hides the ugly reality of prostitution

Actors may have the excuse of artistic licence, but a news programme should not be glamorising a crime that destroys the lives of girls and women around the world, writes Nina Burleigh

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TB: Treating a disease that can fight back even harder

Dr Gabriel Fitzpatrick has seen how Médecins Sans Frontières is helping the people of Swaziland battle a killer disease which infects a third of the world's population

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Christopher Stokes, the general director of Médecins Sans Frontières, with a staff member of the non-governmental French organisation at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

Thousands left to die as ebola went unchecked

Médecins Sans Frontières says its warnings that the ebola epidemic was spiralling out of control and that it could not respond were dismissed as alarmist, writes Misha Hussain

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IRELAND’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD: Ireland is eking out a new layer of human rights

Slowly and forensically, layer by granular layer, the human rights treaty bodies have been building a three-dimensional model of Ireland’s compliance with its international obligations, writes Mark Kelly.

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