COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Urgent need to defend the rights of our citizens in tracker mortgage scandal

There is an urgent need to defend and vindicate the rights of our citizens against a small number of corporations which at this stage are quite clearly out of control, writes James McNulty.

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Reflecting on the battle against Cork Harbour incinerator plan

They handed kids to the childminder, burnt the midnight oil brushing up on research and refused to be beaten by the planning system. Environmental lobby group CHASE could write the handbook for running a tight campaign. Later this week, they should know if their marathon efforts have all been in vain, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Zero Waste leads to plenty of opportunity

China’s ban on the importation of our waste gives us the chance to develop new ways of dealing with it, write Mary O’Leary, Stephen Thornhill, and Brendan Richardson.

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Michael Clifford: No get-out-of-jail-free card for dysfunctional prison system

The lack of accountability within the prison service is fostering a culture of malpractice, says Michael Clifford.

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‘I did not know what was going to happen to Ireland,’ admits head of taskforce

Seán Hogan tells Joyce Fegan how the emergency taskforce managed the crisis of Ophelia.

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Clodagh Finn: I’m not scared to embrace the traditions of Halloween

Some might say that October 31 has lost its soul, poisoned by commercialism and plastic tat. I couldn’t disagree more, writes Clodagh Finn.

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How 'fake news' and the manipulation of facts turned a small US town upside down

When a young girl was filmed in a sex act with two boys in a town in Idaho, an anti-immigrant movement co-opted the community’s outrage to their cause, writes Caitlin Dickerson

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Neighbours show good nature in battle against Ophelia

The weather thrown at us by the latest ‘big storm’ may not have set records but the help of neighbours was still very heartening, writes Margaret Hickey.

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Provide state support to protect journalism

The essential work of the print media is no less important than decades ago. But for that work to continue, newspapers must be given a chance to survive, writes TP O’Mahony.

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