COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Threat of sanctions are key to Iran maintaining agreement

As nuclear talks reach a conclusion with Iran, Tehran needs to know that if it cheats, economic pain will return in full force, Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell report

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The Greeks are down, but they’re not yet out

Shocked at the result of the Greece’s weekend referendum, Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle is trying to figure out what’s next for the country and if it will exit the euro.

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GREECE: An austere people riven by bailout referendum... what happens next?

The past week has taken its toll on nearly everybody in Greece. What’s next, asks Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill from Athens

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Greece has been failed by eurogroup and Tsipras

In the wake of the Greek referendum Kostas Karkagiannis, the foreign business editor of Kathimerini newspaper, looks at how Greece was treated by the eurozone and Tsipras

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A blueprint for change across the health service

Cork University Hospital is showing that improvements to patient care and flow are possible through initiatives, investment and collective commitment, writes Tony McNamara

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Leftist politics based on citizen participation the way forward

There remains a lack of a coherent, credible, non-establishment, political alternative that can represent the public mood for change, writes Rory Hearne

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Magazine industry joins new feminist wave

Recently while getting my hair cut, a glossy women’s fashion magazine made me feel a bit better about myself.

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Health spending has been cut by 27% since 2008, resulting in an 81% increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys and chairs in emergency departments.

Ireland’s austerity ‘success’ is no model for Greece

GREECE is being told to follow Ireland’s crisis solution of harsh austerity and acceptance of bank-and-bailout debt. This narrative conveniently ignores that the Irish ‘recovery’ has been built on major human rights violations and the undermining of long-term social and economic development.

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Banking Inquiry: Sorry seems not be the hardest word to say but rather the hardest one to mean

Contrary to popular belief, what Brian Cowen’s appearance at the banking inquiry demonstrated is that sorry is not the hardest word.

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Demonstrators destroy a European flag during a rally in the northern port city of Thessaloniki by supporters of a no vote in Sunday's referendum on whether to accept more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal.

Greece: Humanitarian values sorely absent in crisis

A corrupt ideology continues to push austerity on Greece, but if the country is to leave the eurozone, its politics and economic management must change, writes Michael Kinsella.           

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