COLUMNISTS

SHAUN CONNOLLY: Labour were never going to walk on water

AT LEAST it was fitting in Holy Week that we asked the question: Will Labour walk on water?

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Political inaction will cost us the Earth

MARY Robinson would never cut it as Flash Gordon. While Flash had only 14 hours to save the universe, Mrs Robinson has given us all of 20 years to save the planet.

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ALISON OCONNOR: Our treatment of asylum seekers is the modern-day scandal we ignore

I HAVE a small girl who appears to be allergic to going to bed. Every night we make a deliberate visit to the kitchen for a last-minute snack but still she shouts from her room upstairs about how she is either hungry or thirsty.

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JIM POWER: Rural areas cannot be abandoned in recovery

Only the most stubborn amongst us would deny that things are once again starting to move for the Irish economy.

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AIDA AUSTIN: Aida Austin: State of denial

FRANKLY, I don’t think being in a state of denial comes naturally to me. But you don’t get better at something by not doing it, so I’ve been practicing assiduously for two weeks.

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VICTORIA WHITE: We can’t let politics get in the way of tackling climate change

WE should be cautious of agreeing with UK Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron on anything. When it comes to energy policy, we should steer well clear of him.

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GERARD HOWLIN: We are creating a hell on earth with our betrayal of the planet

BETRAYAL is a universal theme commemorated today, Spy Wednesday. This is the liturgical memorial when, by tradition, Judas took 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus, and entered into a pact he would live to regret, but could never escape — no matter that he would end up “throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple”.

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FERGUS FINLAY: The British are friends, but I wouldn’t invite them to the 1916 celebrations

ONE thing really jarred with me about the State visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain. Actually, there were a couple of things, but one of them didn’t occur until the interviews, as part of the massive coverage of the visit. Let me explain.

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ANN CAHILL: Brussels briefing

Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill, delivers her weekly briefing on Euro affairs from the European Parliament.

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TERRY PRONE: Mark my words: It’s not what you say but the way that you say it

He said he preferred tinned salmon to fresh salmon because he came from an impoverished widow’s family in pre-war Leeds, where the height of posh tastiness was tinned salmon.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Fat chance I’ll ever be a really skinny vegan

I’m thinking of starting a blog called the Fat Vegan, except being a journalist, I can’t bear to write anything for free.

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COLM OREGAN: Colm O’Regan talks about talks

I’m reading a self-help book: Crucial Conversations — Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High. It’s the archetypal business management book.

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JOANNE ORIORDAN: Live your life, but make that bucket list first

Recently, we heard about the tragic death of Peaches Geldof.

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GUEST COLUMNIST: "My mother does not share my love of the single life"

I HAVE now been single for almost three years, and the urge to run around singing ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!’ still hasn’t worn off.

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