COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

"It starts with the Jews. It never ends with the Jews."

The promotion of pluralism and tolerance is the primary challenge for Europe and the Middle East. In its absence thank goodness for the Jewish state, argues Dr. Einat Wilf.

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Focus on killing head of Isis will distract from real threat

Delivering a fatal blow to terrorist leaders in an attempt to kill off the entire groups rarely has the desired effect and amounts to little more than militaristic box-ticking, writes Arie W Kruglanski

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How can Charles Manson get married in prison?

The revelation that serial killer Charles Manson is to wed has raised questions about prison marriages, conjugal visits, and the weird world of love behind bars, writes Connor Adams Sheets

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We must still address disparities in access to higher education

The success of many schools in helping most of their students get a place in third-level institutions is highlighted in today’s Feeder Schools supplement inside today’s Irish Examiner.

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Troika of change point way for commissioner

Nóirín O’Sullivan has had luck on her side but she will have to perform her new role under greater scrutiny than any of her predecessors have faced, writes Michael Clifford

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Obama’s feeble dithering on racism is an American tragedy

The images of Barack Obama urging peace alongside footage of angry protesters shows the yawning gap between substance and symbolism, writes Peniel Joseph

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We shouldn’t be deriding Geldof, we should be saluting him

Concern in Sierra Leone have buried thousands of bodies in the last few weeks from the ebola virus. Even if you hate the song — buy it, urges Dominic McSorley

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UN loud and clear on need to end violence

As the UN campaigns to end violence against women, European Correspondent Ann Cahill

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Working together to champion equality between the sexes

The active participation of men and boys in challenging gender stereotypes and attitudes is crucial if we are to become a fully inclusive and equal society, says Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

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Rocky history of our right to natural riches

The 1937 Constitution removed Irish citizens’ rights to the natural resources of their nation that are enjoyed by the citizens of other countries the world over, writes Vincent Salafia

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