FERGUS FINLAY

FERGUS FINLAY: Labour has a new leader, but now it needs to get a new strategy

The Labour party needs to be the “go-to” party for people who are committed to greater equality, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: There’s something for everyone in Programme for Government, so there’s nothing of substance

Programme for Government is cliche-ridden, and without priority or meaningful resource allocation, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda Kenny belongs high on list of greatest Irish Taoisigh

Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is, and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says Fergus Finlay. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Troy eases others’ anxiety by speaking honestly about his own

Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy has spoken eloquently and openly in the Dáil about his anxiety, writes Fergus Finlay

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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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