COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

An inquiry that is both lofty and grounded

The judge chairing the Disclosure Tribunal says that while its findings may not be to everyone’s taste, the truth is powerful and will be victorious, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

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Common-sense law finds balance with borrowers’ rights

Julie Sadlier, a solicitor who has been representing families facing repossession since the economic crash a decade ago, outlines how new legislation could help keep thousands of families in their homes in Ireland

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Revealed: The full horror suffered by ‘Grace’, the girl the State forgot

A report published today opens the lid on the shocking abuse and neglect of a child and young adult left languishing in a foster care home, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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Grace files: We have reports but we need accountability, fast

A report published today opens the lid on the shocking abuse and neglect of a child and young adult left languishing in a foster care home, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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Battle to ban Roundup: Government rows back on banning chemical used in growing food crops

The Department of Agriculture had decided to halt use of glyphosate on food crops pending review, in line with Brussels. Why the change of heart, asks Caroline O’Doherty.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and then tánaiste Joan Burton on the eve of last year's general election, when both parties haemorrhaged votes.

Recent crises far more than storm in a teacup for creaking minority coalition

A year on from the last general election the ramshackle minority government continues to stumble from one damaging controversy to the next, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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‘New’ funding for refugees must really mean extra money

In 2015, €9.7bn of the development assistance budget was used to deal with the influx of people into the EU, instead of paying for projects in those countries from where asylum-seekers had fled, says Jorge Moreira da Silva.

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Should Ireland introduce mobile health apps?

With Britain’s NHS about to begin mobile health app trials, should the HSE follow suit, asks Jessica Casey.

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Going cashless will leave the poor even more marginalised

So what is happening in Sweden? In a terror non-attack, they are set to be a cashless society within a decade. India is going the same way but where does this leave the poor, stall owners, buskers and generous aunts and uncles, asks Clodagh Finn.

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Dublin Airport’s monopoly is relentless and going unchecked

What should have been a celebration for the regions has been put in the shade by Norwegian revealing its flights to the US from Dublin, writes Alan Kelly TD.

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