COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Maternity hospital row: ‘I did try to warn you’ - Texts row spills over

Last Sunday, shortly after lunchtime, Peter Boylan, the eminent ex-master of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles St, picked up his phone to send a text.

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Chernobyl disaster isn’t over, it’s a forever event

Advocate Adi Roche says the UN’s Chernobyl Remembrance Day today attests to the worst nuclear disaster which is just a millisecond into the life of the pollution it unleashed    

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Malaria remains serious threat to millions of Africans

Progress has been made but malaria remains a serious threat to the wellbeing of millions of Africans, write Julie Essiam and Joy Phumaphi. 

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The US must embrace its role as the world’s chief diplomat

America’s global re-engagement should be welcomed, but not through a military lens. Diplomacy, not fighting, brings peace, says Carl Bildt.

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Health of the nation remains a local issue

Special Correspondent Michael Clifford says that all Portlaoise Hospital needed to get preferential treatment was to have been to be located in the Taoiseach’s constituency.

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The end of cash: The cost of a cashless society

India has withdrawn 86% of its paper money in a bid to eradicate tax evasion, but a world that follows suit may not be very democratic, writes John Hearne.

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Citizens’ Assembly shows the way on abortion

The Oireachtas no longer has the excuse of saying it does not know the way forward on abortion after the Citizens’ Assembly delivered its judgments, writes Alison O’Connor.

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French elections mirror a growing trend away from traditional politics

France is at the forefront of a global movement away from traditional politics and towards individuals free from party ties, writes John Lloyd.

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CLODAGH FINN: It’s time to give the rape storylines on TV a break

Rape on TV appears to be having a sort of nauseating moment right now. When it isn’t the central storyline, it is often thrown in as a little attention-grabbing aside to keep you watching, writes Clodagh Finn.

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