COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Barroso awaiting judgement after turbulent decade

Jose Manuel Barroso is leaving after 10 years at the head of an oft-derided European Commission, but insists he has done his best, writes Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill

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Time for Sinn Féin to come clean on abuse

Republicans have tried denial, obfuscation, and political attack since Maíria Cahill’s story became public, writes Micheál Martin

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Who owns this most expensive home?

Mystery surrounds the ownership of a Dublin 4 house sold last year by Sean and Gayle Dunne ahead of a hearing into plans to build four new homes on the grounds. Niall Murray reports.

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Memoir, like the man, gets right to the point

Unlike many other recent political memoirs, this book pulls few punches and is an authentic transcription of the acuity, caustic manners and occasional bias of the man, writes Gerard Howlin

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Radical change of policies is required

A sustainable and fair housing policy is needed to address society’s needs, writes Dr Rory Hearne

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The road to reform remains just as long for the Catholic community

The honeymoon of the amiable Argentinian may be over, as the recent synod showed the tensions that exist between conservatives and liberals within the Church, writes John Lloyd

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Spin doctors mistreat hepatitis C sufferers

Twenty years on, the women at the centre of the hepatitis C scandal are still being treated poorly by the State that poisoned them, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford

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Future is bright with solar power

Would it surprise you to know that south of a line from Dublin to Kenmare Ireland’s potential for solar electricity generation is as good as that of Germany’s? 

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Climate policy change crucial for the future

Globally and at EU level, we face the twin challenges of increasing food production to meet the demands of nine billion people in 2050, and keeping global temperature rises below 2 degrees centigrade over pre-industrial levels.

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