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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Garda whistleblower’s life irrevocably changed

This week, we reported that an investigation into a Garda whistleblower’s complaint has been stalled for two years because of a failure by the force to hand over documents to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. But the background to this episode stretches back much further than that, writes Michael Clifford.

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: The taxing problem of pay restoration

WHAT do we want? Pay restoration. When do we want it? Yesterday.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Straight-talking John Deasy takes Enda Kenny to task again

The articulate Waterford Fine Gael TD has long clashed with his boss, and Nama’s Northern Ireland loan portfolio is just the latest flashpoint, writes Daniel McConnell.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I want you to give us a date for a referendum on repealing the eighth amendment Enda

“We are walking in the rain,” my friend Dave tweets, “to support thousands of women who have to face an ocean.”

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AIDA AUSTIN: My daughter and husband are determined to be my caregivers

9am. I am in the car, en route to hospital, where I am to have a small lesion removed from my lower calf.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Burgeoning Repeal movement must allow for dissenting voices

Immensely brave women such as Roisín Ingle and Tara Flynn put on the public record the fact of their own abortions. That lifted the lid in a way nothing else could have done, writes Alison O’Connor.

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VICTORIA WHITE: I’ve changed my mind — ‘Open Libraries’ are the way to go

An automatic locking system and a “radio frequency identification system” means it would be possible to keep libraries open out of hours, every day of the year, writes Victoria White.

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Issue of Eighth Amendment is not as black and white as the slogan

THERE they sat, with their black and white repeal T-shirts clearly visible under their jackets.

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GERARD HOWLIN: Squeezed middle are burdened by non tax-paying lower earners

THE business of the next week-and-a-half is budget making, writes Gerard Howlin

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FERGUS FINLAY: Trump could be triumphant based on US electorate’s hatred of Hillary

Trump faces a media audience that has already given him a fool’s pass, writes Fergus Finlay.

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TERRY PRONE: Basil muncher bouncing on the exercise ball is real star of Can’t Cope Won’t Cope

Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’s Lorraine (played by Sheila Moylette) is our Lady of the Perpetual Cardigan, as glamorous as a Hoover, and riotously funny, writes Terry Prone.

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COLM O'REGAN: The genius of Gogglebox is that it celebrates the ordinary

I don’t aspire to be on most television programmes (except obviously, one with my name in the title and a giant wedge of money to present it), because I feel I’d be giving up too much of myself for too little return, writes Colm O’Regan

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SUZANNE HARRINGTON: Brangelina reporting should make us ask some serious questions ...

When news emerged of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, the internet swivelled its digital eyeball towards Pitt’s first wife, Jennifer Aniston, for her reaction. 

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MICHAEL CLIFFORD: Gerry Adams is a politician without a past

VIEWED in isolation, the accusations against and attacks on Gerry Adams this week were unfair. 

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DANIEL MCCONNELL: Fianna Fáil’s water stance: Populist? Yes. Credible? No

Micheál Martin’s numbers on water charges do not stack up, but this is not the most important consideration for a party fighting its way back from the political wilderness, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Virginity has been framed as something a girl must safeguard and hold on to as long as possible

Girls need to understand that sex is normal and natural, not something that needs to be contained to protect their reputation.

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