COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Don’t let terror attacks crush the dreams of our children

We cannot address the physical impact of such an act of terror but we can manage the psychological impacts, writes Paul Gilligan.

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Only so much can be done to tackle terror

In relation to Ireland, the threat level from international terrorism is constantly under review and that remains the case after the Manchester bombing, writes Cormac O’Keeffe.

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State has plenty of questions left to answer over Air Corps

Health and safety issues in the Air Corps have not gone away. Why is an investigation not underway, Joe Leogue wants to know

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Light on substance but Leo Varadkar does look the part

Taking questions for some 40 minutes at his policy launch yesterday, Leo Varadkar looks cut from a different cloth to the incumbent leader, writes Alison O’Connor.

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Waiting for Leo: King-in-waiting takes centre stage

Lise Hand admires Leo Varadkar’s immaculate stage directions in his campaign so far, from backdrops to props and stealing scenes from his rival. But his policy details will not go down well with everyone

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Can the first-impression ‘magic’ trick endure for Leo Varadkar?

There is, as his (eventual) supporter, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald opined, a “magic” to Leo Varadkar, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith.

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Simon Coveney’s politeness and policies prove no match for Leo Varadkar

If the Fine Gael leadership race had kicked off with the hustings and not a catwalk of declarations, we would have a very different contest, and possibly a different winner, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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US uneasy as president limps from crisis to crisis

With reports of nervous White House staff trying to hide from a screaming president who spends his day in front of the TV, Elizabeth Drew looks at the possible way forward.

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India bucks global trend with massive newspaper growth

Print media may be losing ground to digital in the West, but there’s one country in Asia where newspapers have seen a 60% surge in circulation, writes Shashi Tharoor    

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Chance discovery spells end of ‘locals only’ restriction on one-off housing

The Law Society warned of the legality of the ‘locals only’ planning rule back in 2005. The discovery of an EU ruling by a Sligo councillor indicates that it is unlawful, writes Special Correspondent Michael Clifford.

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