FERGUS FINLAY

FERGUS FINLAY: Setting up of Irish Water is a model for how to get things totally wrong

There is no reason to believe that we can’t afford to put charging on hold until we get the structures of Irish Water right, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Dear Enda: Fergus Finlay writes an open letter to the acting Taoiseach

Enda, decide you're going to be the best leader and just go for it, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: An independent chair could help bring parties closer to realistic deal

Whatever Enda Kenny and Michéal Martin feel about each other personally must be put aside to deal with the country, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Nurses don’t have offshore accounts — that’s reserved for the wealthy

Parasitic behaviour at the top of the wealth chain, while those in the middle or the bottom struggle to earn a decent living, is one of the worst things wrong with the world, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Time to make Ireland a republic in reality as well as in name

Why is it necessary for the centrepiece of the 1916 celebrations to be such a military occasion? asks Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: I proclaim that I can’t muster any interest in the 1916 celebrations

I sat through ‘Rebellion’, and the documentary narrated by Liam Neeson. It has all left me cold, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We need a government who will prioritise plight of hidden homeless

There are thousands of families living in overcrowded and inappropriate conditions, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: A real leader is needed but how likely are we to get them now?

On the water charges, we should acknowledge the failure and suspend payment for five years, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: A letter to the President: We desperately need a politics that is more inclusive and responsive

Here’s your chance to insist that politics needs to change and that a published programme for government is a must, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: #GE16 analysis - Labour lost sight of its core values

"STEP back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurred. It’s a rebellion against the establishment.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Labour’s biggest challenge is to reassert its values once more

Labour has been a party of democratic values, where debate and dissent has been valued, writes Fergus Finlay  

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FERGUS FINLAY: I want to vote for a government that will honestly begin to address what’s wrong

I still believe that the present government, despite making some choices I fundamentally disagree with, did a good job in the last five years, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: 'Politics is corrupt, public administration is corrupt, and democracy is dead'

There are many other areas of abuse in Ireland that go unchecked — including people who desperately need access to mental health services having no rights whatsoever, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We may wake after vote to ask ‘what have we done?’

The only combination that has nowhere near a majority is the outgoing Government, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Hedge and burning flexibility to help with farmland management

Dependence on rural dwellers and the farming community to help manage and maintain the countryside has been acknowledged by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Foster care scandal: Still an air of denial and defensiveness within the HSE

It matters because there is still an air of denial and defensiveness within the HSE about these issues, writes Fergus Finlay

 

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