COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Enda Kenny’s eight-minute speech that silenced the critics

When Kenny finished, an extensive round of applause began and there was no debate, writes Daniel McConnell.

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Foynes-Limerick road scheme offers a ray of hope for tourist haven Adare

Mid-West Correspondent Jimmy Woulfe tells how the proposed Foynes-Limerick road scheme may, after years of frustration, offer relief of a bypass for the town Adare.

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Irish deserve special recognition by US as emigration clampdown looms

The chaos in immigration laws in the US must be tackled, but the distinct role played by Irish people in American history should be addressed, writes John P Collins.

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State can’t afford to be put on hold for Enda Kenny to say goodbyes

Yesterday was to be the day. Those Fine Gael rebels who had vented their spleen last week about wanting rid of Enda Kenny had until 1pm to put down a motion of no confidence in time for tonight’s meeting.

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Report shows it’s time for the Government to buck up for children

The latest report card on the Government’s performance regarding children shows it to be a struggling student, writes Noel Baker.

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Why is Felix Sater at the centre of US power?

Timothy L O’Brien asks why Donald Trump — via one of his top advisers — is so close to a violent fraudster with mob connections who has tried to influence US foreign policy.   

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Richard Bruton could offer refuge to Enda Kenny-ites

Political Editor Daniel McConnell takes a look at the often forgotten names that could easily take over Fine Gael leadership.

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Donald Trump is starting to backtrack on his tough talk over China

As China continues to expand its sphere of influence, Brahma Chellaney looks at the steps the US can take to demonstrate its concerns.

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Questions to answer over Maurice McCabe allegation

Michael Clifford deconstructs an interview by the woman at the centre of the Maurice McCabe/Tusla controversy and finds that it raises more questions than it answered.

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Fine Gael leadership contenders’ different slant on delivering message

As ever in politics, it’s not just the message you give, but how you give it, writes Fiachra Ó Cionnaith.

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