FERGUS FINLAY: Gino is right, Dáil’s a kip, we have countless case studies to prove it

What happened to Gino Kenny’s bill on medicinal cannabis was another example of extremely poor parliamentary work, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We need information to know that government spends money wisely

I’m pretty certain though that all the stuff about tight fiscal space will be upended on budget day, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Always a win-win for Jobstown accused, even if they had lost

The people in the dock were either going to emerge as heroes or as martyrs, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: EU must confront Donald Trump and his lies — he is a threat to democracy

It’s as clear as it can be that Donald Trump’s first instinct, in almost any situation, is to reach for a lie, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We’re on the rich list but have such a poor record of caring for children

So I’m reading a report. Unicef published it on Monday, and it says a lot of scarifying — even shaming — things about how children are doing in the rich countries of the world.

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FERGUS FINLAY: May, Foster, Johnson and Trump — you couldn’t make this stuff up

Our next-door neighbour is in the biggest mess it has been in peacetime... Fergus Finlay says you couldn’t make it up.

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FERGUS FINLAY: I’m still learning about myself and about this beautiful country

I’ve just finished reading a book that has made me realise there’s still a pile of stuff I don’t know about, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: 10,000 reasons why we’re not the best little country in world to be a child

According to Barnardos there are more than 10,000 children on HSE waiting lists for an initial speech and language assessment. It would cost a measly €268m over five years to hire the professionals to fix these waiting lists, writes Fergus Finlay

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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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FERGUS FINLAY: Commissioner trapped in a culture she simply cannot change alone

It’s going to be like the football premiership, with managers on a permanent merry-go-round, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Politics might fail us, the amazing people of Ireland never do

And all because a few good men and women wanted to do the impossible for a worthy cause, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Maternity hospital shambles devalues our status as a republic

Even those with no voice can eventually find justice when a republic does its duty, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Minister must deliver on details of agreement for maternity hospital

In some ways, the controversy over the ownership of the new maternity hospital is the most bizarre I’ve ever come across. And the reason is simple. We don’t know enough about it to make a judgement. In fact, we don’t know anything.

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