COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Michael McGrath gets his retaliation in first ahead of the posse

Another day over at the banking inquiry, and what have we learnt? 

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Doctors must balance between rights of mother and unborn

A pregnant woman who has brain trauma is being kept on life-support in hospital. Dr Conor O’Mahony examines the legal issues at stake

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Secret US meetings with Cuba pay off

The US and Cuba are set for talks about normalisation, a move that comes after half a century of secret diplomatic dialogue and grandstanding, write William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

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Nyberg kicks up some uncomfortable truths at banking inquiry

Nyberg kicks up some uncomfortable truths

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Why I’m spending Christmas fighting ebola in Sierra Leone

Dave Terry is a logistics advisor for GOAL at the Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. Here he describes how he will spend his Christmas this year helping GOAL fight the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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West has responsibility to engage with Russia

The politics of power and the arrogance of the military-industrial complex in the US is what started the momentum towards what is now unfolding in Russia, writes Ray Kinsella

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The militias defending Iraq from Islamic State

During the reign of Saddam Hussein, Shias suffered terribly in Iraq. After the US invasion they were in command. And now they are fighting to hold off the threat of Isis. writes Janine Di Giovanni

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Climate promises must be more than smoke and mirrors

Ahead of a major conference in Paris next year, no climate plan can be successful without an effective and efficient carbon-pricing system, write Stéphane Dion and Éloi Laurent.

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UN Climate-Change Conference: Sealing the deal for future climate talks 

The deal reached at the UN climate-change conference in Peru ends the longstanding division of the world into only two kinds of countries, developed and developing, writes Michael Jacobs

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Time to draw lessons from positive signals in the Middle East

The decision by the Irish government to recognize the state of Palestine is a welcome development, writes former president of Turkey Abdullah Gül.

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