COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Opinion: Water charges boil down to a matter of principle

The Government’s new measures on charging for water have dealt with all but one of the major concerns expressed by protesters, writes Michael Clifford

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Conservation grant a half-measure that muddies the waters

In 2012, public expenditure on water in Ireland was €1.5bn. This money is being spent on a system that does not work.

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The undercurrent of change in statements on Irish Water

The Taoiseach and members of the Cabinet have issued contradictory statements on Irish Water over the last six months, writes Joe Leogue

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Kenny pours petrol, not water, to turn tide of public opinion

Baying mobs, bomb threats, and allegations of attempts to kidnap the Tánaiste dominated the Dáil.

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Eddie Hobbs: Constitutional betrayal of our right to water

Water, as well as the nation’s other resources, ‘belong to the State’ as stated in the 1937 Constitution, but Article 10 needs to be rewritten, writes Eddie Hobbs

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Protests are a new type of active citizenship politics here

The water charges protests are unlikely to go away because they’re about much more than water charges, writes Dr Rory Hearne

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Opinion: Drift from democracy is a long time coming

The Government created a democratic vacuum and can hardly ascend to the heights of righteous indignation when others take advantage, writes Michael Clifford

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Fears mother-and-baby homes inquiry will not go far enough

Initial enthusiasm from campaigners that the inquiry would be as wide ranging as possible, has been replaced by a worried scepticism, writes Conall Ó Fátharta

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OPINION: Parties need to set out their 'guiding vision' for Ireland

Ireland needs a guiding vision to move the country towards a desirable and sustainable future argues Dr Seán Healy of Social Justice Ireland

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