COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Casting reason (and boring books) aside

“Sure there’s a catch, Doc Daneeka replied. “Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn’t really crazy.” — Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Toppling statues won’t rid us of racism or hatred

If you remove the vestige and emblems of the past, do you erase the memory of what they represented too? asks Clodagh Finn

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Slaughter of the innocents by gangs and gun crime

Antoinette Corbally is the latest bystander caught in the crossfire, says Caroline O'Doherty.

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Proposed treaty is the wrong way to prevent nuclear war

Some attempts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, like the proposed multi-lateral nuclear-ban treaty, could prove self-defeating, writes Carl Bildt            

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Local government requires major reform

Boundary controversies will recur until we address the territorial configuration of local authorities and the lack of a regional tier of government, says Proinnsias Breathnach.         

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Steeped in history, Cheshire Home meets a sad demise

A litany of failures at the home is an insult to the work of its founder and disturbing for anyone with relatives in care, writes Catherine Shanahan

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Hillsborough and the long fight for justice

Death threats, persecution, and hostility were all part of the drawn-out battle for justice for the victims of the 1989 disaster, Professor Phil Scraton tells Daniel McConnell

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Britain reveals that it wants it all and then some more

Like a spoilt child, Britain has announced that it wants it all, and then some more, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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China getting lost in crisis of pollution

Having recently spent time travelling around China, Margaret Hickey saw first hand how smog is much worse than we realise and asks why the West isn’t more worried

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Rising temperatures turn up the heat on human conflicts

Among the many threats associated with climate change, deteriorating global security could turn out to be the most frightening of all, says Gulrez Shah Azhar

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