COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Hospice is concerned with life and living and that includes dying

We have little control over the fact that we are going to die, buts we can control how we live, writes Tony O’Brien

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Bernie Sanders’ healthcare policy not in tip-top condition

Healthcare in the US is the most expensive in the world. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ has put forward a plan that makes sense — just not financially, writes Bert Rurup

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Silence in the face of history’s worst evil

Following a ground-breaking case in Germany last week, in which a former Auschwitz guard apologised for his crimes, Andrew Nagorski looks at the refusal of many former Nazis to say sorry.

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Ireland's ill-informed view of mental health slowly changing for the better

RTÉ reporter Olivia O’Leary is the latest in an ever-growing line of famous Irish faces to admit they have suffered from depression and undergone treatment. Slowly, the country’s cynical view of mental health is changing for the better, writes Claire O’Sullivan

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Imagining a new Bretton Woods for post-meltdown world

John Maynard Keynes had a plan that was ahead of its time. A few updates and the global economy would be much healthier, writes Yanis Varoufakis

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Moqtada al-Sadr, the man who would be king in Iraq

Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is exploiting the oil crisis and the threat of Islamic State to reimpose himself, this time as a reformer, despite once leading the Mahdi Army, says Mohamad Bazzi

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The music will never die when we need legends’ message

David Bowie, Prince, and Merle Haggard were more than icons, because they taught us about what it is to be human, says Lynn Stuart Parramore

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Property boom? A county guide to house prices and rental rates

Sean MacCarthaigh crunches the figures from both the Residential Property Price Register and the Private Residential Tenancies Board Rent Index to provide a composite view of how both markets fared against a background of a housing crisis where affordability has become a key issue for both prospective buyers and tenants.

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Time for Ireland to rediscover its humanitarian voice

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy calls for Ireland's politicians to assume a more active role when it comes to fighting the injustices suffered by the thousands of refugees who have flooded into Europe in the past few years.

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Kenya’s burning of its elephant ivory is the example to follow

The message in destroying 100 tons with a value of $110m is that the trade has no future, say Chris Alden and Ross Harvey

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