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TERRY PRONE: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay ...

This is not a man caught out inflating a reality. This is a man caught out believing nonsense, writes Terry Prone

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: The bigger you are, the more invisible you become

I CAN’T be bothered to be part of Ryanair’s stop-whingeing stealth ad campaign — other than to thank the world’s least loved airline for not making me sit next to my arsey teenagers while crammed in those tiny, tiny seats.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: There are lies, damn lies, and rumours

Everybody knew that the famous sports figure had abused the child. Everybody knew he was the man at the centre of the X case, in which a 14-year-old girl was initially stopped from travelling to the UK for an abortion in 1992.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: No matter how much time recovery takes, no matter how much energy — it is still easier than living with an addiction

There are a few words that I use extensively in my daily life. Patriarchy. Misogyny. Feminism. Intersectionality. (I am great craic, please invite me to your parties.)

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VICTORIA WHITE: Home parents need constitutional protection now more than ever

I have wanted to write this article since I was a few hours into the care of my 18-year-old and the penny dropped with an almighty clang that caring for him was the hardest work I’d ever done.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Waste trickles through as no end in sight to water charges fiasco

It is not about learning from mistakes. It is not about cultural change. It is about public humiliation, writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Gino is right, Dáil’s a kip, we have countless case studies to prove it

What happened to Gino Kenny’s bill on medicinal cannabis was another example of extremely poor parliamentary work, writes Fergus Finlay

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TERRY PRONE: Eleventh commandment should be ‘thou shalt not complain’. Ever

Unlike most previous Popes, Francis doesn’t buzz off to Castel Gandolfo for a cool holiday during these summer months, when Rome becomes a swelter of stickiness. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: How dare America question my morals

Dear America, In a few hours, I’ll be heading off to the airport to visit you. Briefly, no strings. 

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