COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Cork Airport essential for southern economy

A lack of urgency at national level and joined-up thinking at local level has seen Cork Airport falling behind in the quest for passenger numbers, writes Cork TD Jerry Buttimer            

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‘I find it really hard to believe that we have to vote on whether two people who love each other can get married’

If you believe in equality and want to see teenagers grow up in a society that accepts everyone equally, please vote yes on May 22, writes Niall Breslin            

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Online surge for yes, but will youth vote?

Most online comment supports passing the marriage equality referendum, but many younger people are not registered to vote, writes Dan Buckley

 

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Broken Nepal will bury more of its children

Providing poor accommodation for a desperate people simply will not suffice — it risks walking them into a disaster that will recur, writes Conor O’Loughlin in Kathmandu.

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The aftermath of the earthquake in Kathmandu, where people slept out in the open because many buildings had been damaged and were unsafe. Picture: Aileen Flavin

Eyewitness who watched the world crumble

Cork-based oncologist Aileen Flavin describes the moment the earthquake struck in Nepal, and the chaos that ensued as locals and tourists alike struggled to survive in the aftermath of the disaster.

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Why are women still treated second to men?

IT’S not often myself and Il Papa are singing from the same hymn sheet but this week I’m happy to highfive the Bishop of Rome.

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Titans rise from poverty for record payday

It’s finally here. It might not be the best but it’s certainly the biggest and richest boxing match of all time. For boxing fans, it’s the megafight of our time, while the ordinary sports fans will tune in to see how much punishment a man has to take to earn a nine-figure payday.

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Unstable era: Huge drift to uncertainty in UK politics

“He just looks so odd,” muses floating voter Barbara McHugh when the subject of Ed Miliband comes up and casts a passing conversational cloud over the crisp London sunshine.

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Once-stable system riven with uncertainty

With only a week to go until a wide-open general election, Britain is about to become the European Union’s most politically unpredictable member, writes Anatole Kaletsky

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