ALISON O'CONNOR: Could Enda Kenny be staring down at us from posters at the next election?

The leadership contest has effectively been going on for over a year, points out Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Politicians and public bury their heads in the sand on alcohol abuse

Our streets host fabulous parades by day, but scenes of vomiting, urinating, and fighting by night, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: The 8th: Toxic shame continues to haunt women years after Tuam horrors

As a woman listening, it was so wounding to realise what little value your country has in you, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Assembly on eighth amendment will scrutinise input of women who had abortions

They’ve been chosen to give a ‘range’ of the experiences which can be undergone by women, rather than an absolute balance of pro and anti abortion, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Fine Gael leadership race could hinge on sexual orientation issue

A result where holy Catholic Ireland has elected a gay prime minister would make international news, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: It is finally time to move on, but without this bumbling Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny’s approach has been to treat the whistleblower as if he had the equivalent of a political plague, writes Alison O’Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Female health ranks abysmally low at Cork University Hospital campus

CUMH was ‘an exemplar of how maternity services should not work and how they don’t work well’, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Credit where it’s due... and that’s to 99 members of Citizens’ Assembly

The 99 citizens who represent us all at the Citizens’ Assembly gather once again in Malahide in Co Dublin this weekend.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: I didn’t watch his inauguration, but we must all keep an eye on Trump

There was never more of a need for good journalism than to hold this ‘man toddler’ to account, writes Alison O'Connor.

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Fine Gael should put their water treatment by RTÉ on ice for now

Fine Gael seem to be threatening RTÉ with censure if they do not treat them the way they think they should be treated, writes Alison O’Connor.

 

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Taoiseach and his chief whip need to sing from the same hymn sheet

Asked if she may have to stand down Regina Doherty said: ‘The principle is more important than the job’, writes Alison O’Connor

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ALISON O'CONNOR: Governments have failed but we also need to question our priorities

Why do we take to the streets in massive numbers to protest over water charges and not over such utterly appalling conditions in our health services? asks Alison O’Connor

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