ALISON O'CONNOR: Belfast is so very near yet still seems as far away as ever

I’d like to see another border poll. This time the question to be asked of inhabitants north and south is how often, if ever, they have visited the other side of the border.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Failure to vaccinate girls against HPV is a death sentence for some

If you are a parent of one of the 30,000 girls who will be offered the vaccine in September, you are right to inform yourself, but do so from trusted scientific sources, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Mainstreaming of gender pay gap issue is Kevin Myers’ gift to women

Irish women should be grateful to Kevin Myers for highlighting the misogynistic crap that has passed off for so long as legitimate commentary, writes Alison O'Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: What happened in Jobstown was bullying... like what happens online

THIS day last week just after hearing the verdict in the Jobstown trial I took out my phone and fired off a tweet.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Judiciary are under siege again at the behest of a shameless populist

A row has been simmering between the executive and judicial branches of government for some time, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Youthful Leo has old-fashioned attitude to women in politics

You cannot purport to be a modern leader, like Macron, and not prioritise women at cabinet, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: ‘No 10’ needs to realise it’s a small state and no longer No 1

Those in British politics who talk of a hard Brexit are mainlining a fantasy, and steeped in denial, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Leo Varadkar is young to be Taoiseach, but old enough to know himself

In the packed Mansion House Roundroom last Friday, a couple of Leo Varadkar supporters did just what you’d expect when an election has been won — they lifted their man high into the air.

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FG leadership candidate Leo Varadkar and Minister Paschal Donohoe offer coffees to members of the media at Leo St in Dublin.

ALISON O'CONNOR: How Fine Gael’s cappuccino candidate trumped his Complan rival

Regardless of who wins the election today, the real winner in all of this has been the
Fine Gael party, writes Alison O’Connor.

 

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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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