COLUMNISTS

COLM O'REGAN: Will there be a dose of skinny-jeans wearing octogenarians in forty years time?

Colm O'Regan has started wearing skinny jeans and he's here to tell you all about it. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Manchester to Mosul, all children are ours

Don’t look back in anger, sang a lone woman in Manchester’s Albert Square at a memorial for those murdered there last week, writes Suzanne Harrington

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TERRY PRONE: For every success story, remember others that end up on scrapheap

Google Glass connected glasses were set to be a big seller but then invasion of privacy issues surfaced, writes Terry Prone

 

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: A good day for the justice system

The prosecution of Sean Fitzpatrick bore many elements of a stitch-up, writes Michael Clifford

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Please spare us your outrage and your anger

The State utterly failed to protect the taxpayer from the dangers of white-collar crime all the way along, so to Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin, please spare us your outrage and your anger, suggests Daniel McConnell.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Men are not the ones who will be left holding the baby

You might not like the idea of abortion. You might never like it. No one is ever going to force you to terminate your pregnancy.

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AIDA AUSTIN: 'If the plane goes down, we both die. I don’t suppose we’ve got a will sorted?'

Driving towards Cork Airport to catch a flight, “I feel a bit odd,” my husband says.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: We should respond in kind as Muslim community reaches out

I am afraid to go the French capital, and certainly do not want to bring them [my children] there, writes Alison O’Connor.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Review of birth outcomes will change nothing in maternity care

Midwife-led care which allows normal labours to take their own course are as safe, and cheaper, than consultant-led care, writes Victoria White.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Leadership race provides chance for Fine Gael to set new direction

Around the country members are meeting the two men who want the privilege of being Taoiseach, writes Gerard Howlin.

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FERGUS FINLAY: If elected, Leo, you’ll need to be more than taoiseach for early risers

Set out to break down barriers. Not the trendy ones, but the really insurmountable barriers, says Fergus Finlay.

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TERRY PRONE: Putting Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in a box because of his education is a terrible mistake

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran listens with a ferocious level of concentration. He has some memory. Because he cares. Because he works, writes Terry Prone.

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Who needs facts when we have social media?

Hello and here is the fake news. Well, some of it is fake, and some of it is not. You’ll just have to figure it out – using your emotions. Because that’s what we do now. Who needs facts and experts when we have feelings and social media? asks Suzanne Harrington

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COLM O'REGAN: The epiphany I had most recently is that I can’t relax

Every so often I’ll have a small epiphany, writes Colm O’Regan

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