COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Sophie Toscan du Plantier savagely lost her life near a place she saw as refuge

Journalist Eddie Cassidy recounts the aftermath of the brutal murder and outlines how the French film-maker had come to love her time in West Cork

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VIDEO: Ian Bailey was on garda radar days after the crime

Arrested multiple times, Ian Bailey was never actually charged with the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, writes Michael Clifford

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America, the home of the brave, is constantly scared

A survey has found US citizens feel under threat from many sources, including North Korea, Boko Horam, as well as the Republican and Democrat parties, writes Peter Van Buren

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European Union walks a tightrope with Ukraine and Greece

Ukraine is teetering on the edge of an abyss and Russia is expanding its influence while the EU dithers, writes George Soros

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What lies behind the conflict in Yemen? 

Since Saudi Arabia's foundation, its leaders have tried to keep a friendly regime in power in Yemen to prevent it from posing a threat. However, Mohamad Bazzi says this time the stakes are higher

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Extinction threat is our fault — and our responsibility to fix

Sharks, rays, and many other components of marine biodiversity are struggling to withstand human pressures, writes Derek Tittensor

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We should not be surprised at the current consumption patterns among youth, given that it is sold at pocket-money prices.

Government must have bottle to take on drink lobby

Diageo-funded campaign should be wound up and legislators need, for once, to put health of citizens ahead of interests of drinks industry, says James Doorley.

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Lee succession a problem deferred, not solved, for Singapore

Despite his sensitivity to accusations of nepotism, Lee Kuan Yew may have secured his legacy by training his son for 14 years to follow in his footsteps, writes Bill Emmott

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Micheline Sheehy Skeffington of the botany and plant department at NUI Galway, who was awarded €70,000 after being unfairly passed over for promotion.

Never too late to learn from your mistakes

NUIG president Jim Browne tells Education Correspondent Niall Murray his institution is keen to rectify gender imbalance in senior positions as part of its assault on global rankings.

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Let us celebrate the memory of a patriot

In the centenary year of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s death, it is appropriate that his life, and his patriotism, be marked in the county and country of his birth, writes Gabriel Doherty

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