COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Carlow-Kilkenny byelection: Turning point for Fianna Fáil, but still a lot to do

Selecting the right candidates for the general election is a big problem, writes Gary Murphy

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Marriage Referendum: Time to hang out our brightest colours

Ireland has been redefined. We are all equals as citizens under the Constitution, writes Jerry Buttimer.          

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What’s next on the rights agenda?

There’s a great untapped appetite for real action to protect human rights and equality, writes Mark Kelly.

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This is no time to rest on our laurels in making a true equal society

Making a truly equal society will require more from politicians and taxpayers alike, writes Tom Boland

 

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Portlaoise babies: The politics of maternity care

‘Hospital trusts’ and centralisation are seen as solutions, but we need more midwives, writes Marie O’Connor

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Portlaoise babies: Time to value and use patients’views

Regina Doherty TD reflects on lessons from Portlaoise

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Des McSweeney: It’s time to focus on what matters — people

The battle to get a new €15m acute psychiatric unit open at Cork University Hospital (CUH) remains deadlocked. All bar four out of 42 nurses have voted not to transfer to the new facility on the grounds that the HSE has not fully addressed their clinical concerns. One of those nurses, Des McSweeney, highlighted his worries in an Irish Examiner article on March 16. For a while, he was put off duty with pay. Despite a no vote, Des is concerned that nurses will be overruled by the Labour Court, where the dispute is now headed.

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A year on, vastly different education reforms are agreed

Some six years after the idea of junior cycle reform was floated, there has finally been an agreement, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray

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Time to decide: 10 reasons to vote YES and 10 reasons to vote NO

With less than a day until polling stations open, it’s time for the undecided voters of Ireland to face the facts. We asked two campaigners to explain why you should vote yes, and why you should vote no.

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Marriage Equality Referendum: ‘It’s about us. It’s not going to affect anybody else’

“I’ve been going door to door for the last six weeks asking strangers if it’s ok for me to marry my girlfriend.”

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