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VICTORIA WHITE: If Ireland faces a threat to its democracy it will be from the left

There is no ‘Them’ and ‘Us’ in a representative democracy. People’s power rests in their vote, writes Victoria White

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GERARD HOWLIN: Society and politics are forever changed as indeed we should be

In ruminating repeatedly on the alleged horrors of what is happening, there is too little consideration of why and how, writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sadly, history won’t remember great public servants like Dermot Gallagher

His name might not be on the Good Friday Agreement, but all who were there know his mark, writes Fergus Finlay

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TERRY PRONE: No Damascene conversion for Donald Trump and foolish to expect one

Media has yet to come to terms with the revolutionary change created by this man, writes Terry Prone

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Obama please don’t leave. Please! I don’t like the new man

Who needs satire? Who needs parody, when Donald J Trump, who will be in the Oval Office by this time next week, does the work for us, writes Suzanne Harrington

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COLM O'REGAN: Taking a closer look at the objects that you take for granted

Colm O’Regan pays tribute to the extraordinary things doing ordinary things

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Friends in high places will let us down again

Putting our faith in our so-called ‘friends’ in Europe is a disaster waiting to happen, as they will not think twice about letting Ireland swing once more over Brexit, says Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Has-bean cafes win hands down for me

A conspiracy theory claims names mis-spelt in Starbucks are a marketing tactic, writes Michael Clifford

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AIDA AUSTIN: Aida Austin: My legs aren’t working very well but at least they are still attached

FRIDAY night. My husband and I are in England, visiting family.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Louise O'Neill: Maybe our outrage is the attention trolls so desperately crave

I was recently asked by The Economist to be part of their Generation Prophet and write about the future of feminism. 

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Taoiseach and his chief whip need to sing from the same hymn sheet

Asked if she may have to stand down Regina Doherty said: ‘The principle is more important than the job’, writes Alison O’Connor

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VICTORIA WHITE: If we hoist the Céad Míle Fáilte sign a real welcome must be offered

Nobody will come to you even if you’re sick, nobody will come to your room to ask are you ok, writes Victoria White

 

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