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LOUISE O'NEILL: I knew I would be vilified if I started to talk about other women in crisis pregnancies

It’s time for Ireland to grow up and stop pretending that Irish women don’t have abortions. They do. They always have and they always will. 

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Kenny and Ross build fragile peace - only time will tell if it holds

So we have peace in our time, it seems, writes Daniel McConnell.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: 'Everybody wants justice for Mary Boyle, but that is nowhere near as simple as is portrayed in a fevered social media campaign'

EVERYBODY knows who murdered Mary Boyle. Everybody knows there was a cover-up of the killing of the six-year-old in March 1977. Everybody knows that the mainstream media is complicit in this cover-up. Everybody knows.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: The ‘Do Nothing Dáil’ - Impotent Government happy to head for hills

Not a single piece of new legislation has been passed by the ‘Do Nothing Dáil’. Enda Kenny is simply presiding over a listless Government, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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VICTORIA WHITE: Turkish democracy deserves our support, not our condescension

It drives me absolutely bonkers to hear the buck-ignorant bigotry which people are coming out with about Islam in Turkey, writes Victoria White.

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GERARD HOWLIN: How a Brian Friel film calls to mind the many perils of magical politics

Unseemly ráméis has been coming from the grandstands of the Irish establishment about the limitations of new politics, writes Gerard Howlin.

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FERGUS FINLAY: We’re witnessing signs pointing to a massive global failure of politics

In the face of rampant extremism, social democracy, it seems, has nothing to say, writes Fergus Finlay

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TERRY PRONE: It’s time we banished the phrase ‘as a mum’ from public discourse

Terry Prone says Andrea Leadsom ‘has provided a neat case study in mumhood self-delusion, claiming an accretion of extra wisdom as a result of giving birth, which was provably absent’.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Boris Johnson foreign secretary appointment is a joke, but it’s definitely not funny

YOU will have read the vast scope of Boris Johnson’s insults by now, the kind used by an elite colonialist with a sweeping contempt for women and foreigners, and gleefully reproduced in newspapers everywhere, writes Suzanne Harrington

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COLM O'REGAN: Where does the time go when you're lost in a good book?

It hadn’t happened in ages. By ages, I mean years. I looked up and there was the time, and it gone. And I don’t know where it had gone.

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