COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

In this March 2016 photo, American student Otto Warmbier is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. Picture: Jon Chol Jin/AP

Restraint, not revenge, must be priority over student’s death in North Korea

While US action is needed over the death of Otto Warmbier in North Korea, the goal must be to ensure no other student meets his fate, writes Dan DePetris.

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Emmanuel Macron’s federation-lite plans for eurozone doomed to fail

French president’s idea is to move beyond idle optimism by gaining German consent to turn the eurozone into a state-like entity — a federation-lite, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

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Q&A: Bin Charges - Bills will differ on case-by-case basis

Joe Leogue answers to the key questions on the new bin charges.

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Shane Ross’s judicial appointments bill still causing ructions

Judges are determined to protect the current system of who promotes their peers, while the Fine Gael and Independent Alliance government says reforms will herald a modern system of who is appointed to the bench.

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The legacies left behind by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s predecessors

Leo Varadkar became Ireland’s 14th different head of government earlier this month. Here, Ryle Dwyer assesses the legacies left behind by the Taoiseach’s predecessors.

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Investigations of Trump are unlikely to derail his presidency

Congress is controlled by Republicans, and would not impeach him even if he was linked to alleged Russian interference in the US general election, says Elizabeth Drew.

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Reaction to US power vacuum is unknowable

Now that Donald Trump has withdrawn the US from its role as world leader, there will likely be a mix of order and disorder at regional and global level, says Richard N Haass. 

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How many ambulances is enough?

The recent news that the North Cork town of Millstreet is to lose its ambulance is a story all too familiar to rural communities across Ireland, writes Joe Leogue

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New Bessborough revelations show wider range of products tested on children

Previously unseen details of a medical trial by Glaxo in 1974 at a Cork mother and baby home have generated a whole new series of questions for the nuns and the companies involved, writes Conall Ó Fátharta.

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The future king has plans to keep Saudi Arabia powerful

The Saudi king has bucked tradition by naming his successor without consulting the extended royal family. Bernard Haykel looks at the heir apparent who has a plan for when the oil runs out.

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