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TERRY PRONE: Hiroshima victims still suffered long after the bomb was dropped

Little interest was evinced by the Allies in offering medical treatment to bomb victims, writes Terry Prone

 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Nightmare of wasting bureaucracy’s time at the Irish passport office in London

Kafkaesque is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “having a nightmarishly bizarre, complex or illogical quality”, and is defined by me as “the Irish passport office in London”.

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COLM O'REGAN: Getting into the flow of the mundane

IT DOESN’T happen to me very often — ‘flow’. Flow, in positive psychology, means being so completely immersed in your task, having such a full focus that even though the task might be complex, it’s enjoyable and you’re getting it done, writes Colm O’Regan

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LOUISE O'NEILL: It’s incredibly disturbing how we have learned to internalise sexist behaviour and blame ourselves

A few weeks ago, I sent the following tweet: “Gals, what’s your go-to fake name for dealing with overly persistent men in nightclubs? Mine is Sarah.”

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AIDA AUSTIN: The odds for mutual parental enjoyment are not looking good

11am, London.
Yesterday, it was my eldest son’s task to find entertainment for his parents.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Ruthless gangs feed on disadvantage

The ripples from this latest gun killing have shivered across society. Once more, there is a sense of panic. Where will it all end? Do these thugs have free rein to murder at will, asks Michael Clifford

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Nóirín O’Sullivan on the rack as Josephine Feehily turns screw

Political Editor Daniel McConnell reports on the ever-deepening trouble in which the Garda Commissioner finds herself over the revelations related to Garda Maurice McCabe

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Policing body stamps its authority

The new Policing Authority has announced its arrival and wasted little time in heaping more pressure on a beleaguered Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Contradictory nutritional advice gives consumers food for thought

The problem here for the punters ... is just who to believe and exactly what to put in our mouths, writes Alison O’Connor

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VICTORIA WHITE: Victor Stevenson's memorial is justice for Westbank Orphanage survivors

Why did the primary schools accept that the Westbank children all had the surname, ‘Mathers’? asks Victoria White

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Nóirín O’Sullivan fails to tackle the key question

We are no wiser today as to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s position on Maurice McCabe, but it’s enough to know she shared counsel with accused, says Michael Clifford

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: The day crime beat the forces of law and order

He said he can do nothing.

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GERARD HOWLIN: The real cost of leaving the EU may be the dismantling of the UK

In a scenario of dislocation and disadvantage... after Brexit the UK will go the way of the USSR, writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Labour has a new leader, but now it needs to get a new strategy

The Labour party needs to be the “go-to” party for people who are committed to greater equality, writes Fergus Finlay

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: INTERVIEW: New Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl no coward in keeping Dáil in line

Seán Ó Fearghaíl tells Political Editor Daniel McConnell about his plans for the role of Ceann Comhairle, and how he is considering sanctions to help keep TDs in line in what threatens to be a chaotic Dáil.

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COLM O'REGAN: Ireland's Euro 2016 song should be done by someone English whose grandparents were Irish... Ed Sheeran

It’s time to focus. We wasted too much time on the Eurovision. 

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: We are evolving - being vegan has normalised

The first time I met a vegan was in London in the Eighties, when it was still so niche as to be regarded as a kind of gastronomic disability. 

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TERRY PRONE: DNA technology is a true crime against a popular literary genre

WHEN you’ve believed something passionately for a long, long time, it’s incredibly difficult to relinquish that belief, writes Terry Prone.

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