COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Dark days ahead for communities, the gardaí, and now the fourth estate

As the Kinahan-Hutch feud rages, gangland intimidation and violence will get worse, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

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Valentine's Day is a lovely idea but what has romance ever done for us?

THERE’S no point in railing against tomorrow’s satin red lovehearts and cutesy cards with their saccharine verses. They’re harmless, often heartwarming — and sometimes even fun.

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Election off to a dull start with no clear winner following debate

It has been a dull start to the election. Week one was taken over with verbal pirouettes about fiscal space. While crime dominated the airwaves through week two, the parties remain gridlocked in the polls and even the first of the leaders’ debates failed to deliver any breakthrough.

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Eight Amendment: Let’s debate the meaning of humanity

The question of the Eighth Amendment touches the most core value of a civilised society, the value we place on human life simply because it is human, rather than because it is strong or healthy or able-bodied or young or self-supporting or anything else, writes Margaret Hickey

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Helping those without rights to step out of the shadows

By extending his compassion to those who lack property rights, Pope Francis has an opportunity to do very much for very many, writes Hernando de Soto

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This is how the Late Late Show helped spark a cultural revolution in Ireland

Challenging the authority of the Church was not easy, but 50 years ago this week, Gay Byrne helped spark a cultural revolution with the ‘bishop and the nightie’ affair, writes Ryle Dwyer

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Refugee crisis: Putin’s Russia in race with EU to see which will collapse first

George Soros says Russian President Vladimir Putin is out to to foster disintegration of the EU by flooding it with Syrian refugees fleeing his bombing campaign

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Porn Site Fraud: ‘Essentially they are advertising me to be raped’

Catherine Shanahan speaks to people who have had their images taken and used on 'CPP' sites.

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Gangland violence: 'This ain’t going to blow over. That’s for sure.'

Tit-for-tat killings are terrorising innocent communities, writes Cormac O’Keeffe

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Enda Kenny needs to stick to his 'recovery' story to get elected

Brian Murphy thinks Enda Kenny’s best chance of forming a new government after the general election will come if he sticks to the story of recovery he has been telling all along

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