FERGUS FINLAY

FERGUS FINLAY: Merkel is right — we’re not doing enough to help ease refugee crisis

Boy, didn’t we get huffy last week when Angela Merkel told us we weren’t doing enough to help in the refugee crisis, writes Fergus Finlay. 

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The vast majority of the residentialservices (that cost so much) are failing to meet the most basic standards.

FERGUS FINLAY: Dignity in disability is priceless but this waste of money is a scandal

Last year we shelled out €900m to provide residential services for 8,000 people with an intellectual disability, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: CAO is elitist and unfair and has nothing to do with education

Too many lives are damaged each year by the rat race that we have imposed on young people, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Families with no place to live bring home reality of the housing crisis

The real casualty of homelessness is the future, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: This Government is at risk of drowning over Irish Water fiasco

AS SOMEONE who believes in the concept of a national water authority, and who signed up to pay water charges, it gives me no pleasure to admit my mistake, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Too late to buy popularity, but Government could gain respect

DEAR ENDA, Joan, Michael and Brendan, I’m writing to you because you’re the four people who together constitute the economic engine room of the government. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: So Bertie had no responsibility for regulation - there’s a puzzle for Katie

Does Bertie Ahern really expect us to believe that he wasn’t fully aware of the unhealthy relationship he built between developers and the banking industry? asks Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Dáil could lose its way without politicians of vision and principle

The bottom line is that we need, and will need, a parliament that works, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Election-buying politics of Ahern and McCreevy left nothing behind

I WISH I could send ye a postcard. 

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An elderly man waits outside a closed bank in Athens yesterday after the government ordered Greek banks to close for six business days and put restrictions on cash withdrawals.

FERGUS FINLAY: Greece needs democratic leaders to help, not a bureaucratic bashing

The ordinary people of Greece face the prospect of deep and sustained hardship, of a kind that is unprecedented in a European context, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Company and planning laws need to be changed to protect workers

Company law was not designed to enable people to walk away from their obligations to
maximise profit, says Fergus Finlay

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That parents pay for books, travel, classroom resources and voluntary contributions is a breach of theConstitution.

FERGUS FINLAY: Primary education is not free, but would be for an extra €103m a year

For thousands of families in Ireland the notion of free primary education is a joke, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: While we make sport of Delaney, the real scandal is elsewhere

FAI boss John Delaney and media owner Denis O’Brien are the men we’re all supposed to love to hate, men who attract scandal-laden headlines whenever they do anything., writes Fergus Finlay

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