COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Michael Clifford: False convictions action must be questioned

The problems around the false convictions of 14,700 people on fixed charge notices may be bigger than is being admitted by An Garda Síochána, writes Michael Clifford.

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Europe must tap multiple identities amid influx of refugees

One of the lessons from the 2015 refugee crisis is that the EU will need to develop a far stronger common foreign and security policy, says Carl Bildt

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Farming survey: Urban-rural divide may deepen further

Places that the boom never reached the first time around now feel they are being forgotten all over again, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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Michael Clifford: Tribunal focus moves from Maurice McCabe to other whistleblower

The Disclosures Tribunal took a different turn when it reopened for business yesterday, writes Michael Clifford.

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The nuclear option: The dangers of a 'nuclear monarch'

Nonproliferation expert Bruce G Blair tells Tobin Harshaw of the danger of a ‘nuclear monarch’

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Farming survey: Farmers in need of clarity and certainty

Everywhere we look, in every sub-sector of Irish farming, we see that uncertainty and vagueness about what the immediate future holds — some will say that that’s the nature of any business — but farming and primary food is different, writes John Comer.

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution: Michael Collins and the Intelligence War

In this extract from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution, Michael Foy writes that Michael Collins’s intelligence operations had a reputation for omniscience and, though this was not the case, the myth became a political weapon.

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‘Rights of people are being squashed. It is impossible to take on wind farm firms’

The story of the Harris family highlights the fact that the development of wind farms is subject to few planning checks, writes Michael Clifford

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Education of refugees is a responsibility that must be fulfilled

Refugees, like all young people, deserve a quality education, to enable them to reach their potential but many do not have access to this critical resource, writes Filippo Grandi

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Is Germany truly resistant to populism?

The horrors of Nazism and a consistently robust economy have inoculated the country from extremism, but undercurrents of discontent should not be ignored, says Michael Bröning

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