FERGUS FINLAY: If we can’t get truth, accountability, it’s time to abolish unwieldy HSE

Remove the element of accountability, and the bureaucracy always wins. And when unaccountable bureaucracy wins, citizens lose, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda must leave now or he will tarnish his reputation forever

If he tries for a long goodbye, or even no goodbye at all, he puts himself at the mercy of the next crisis, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We have a chance to build something out of the shame and sorrow of past

We need a truth commission to enable survivors to tell their stories, in whatever way they want to, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: No child in care of State should be without an advocate — ever

Grace; the babies of Tuam; the children, in their thousands, sent to industrial schools. Not one of them had anyone to watch over them, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda Kenny will be remembered as being bigger than sum of his parts

There may be a few moves in Enda yet — a tango with Angela, a cha-cha-cha with the entire
European Council, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Despite recent controversy, we can rely on Tusla to protect our children

There aren’t enough social workers, and sometimes that means that children aren’t reached quickly enough, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Courageous public servant Maurice McCabe has earned the gratitude of thousands

Dear Sergeant McCabe... 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Power-sharing must emerge after Northern Ireland election — for all our sakes

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill give off the signs of being able to work together, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Dear Taoiseach, You’ll have to confront this bully on our behalf

Fergus Finlay writes an open letter the Taoiseach.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Incredible irony to hear billionaire Donald Trump complain about inequality

The one thing you can be certain of is that the rich will get richer on his watch, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sadly, history won’t remember great public servants like Dermot Gallagher

His name might not be on the Good Friday Agreement, but all who were there know his mark, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: First things first: we must invest in primary care to revive health service

Primary care centres need to become the place of first resort. They need to be open seven days a week, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Far-fetched scenarios have come true and we must react well

We have to find ways to speak up, to band together and to assert that we will not let democracy wither, writes Fergus Finlay

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