FERGUS FINLAY

FERGUS FINLAY: The traditional family and a loving, safe environment are not the same

THE sky cracked over Leinster House last week.

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The economy is gradually improving, even as child poverty is worsening.

FERGUS FINLAY: ‘F’ for fail: Government has a very poor grade in fighting child poverty

THAT was a good speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the weekend. 

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The regulatory measures minister Leo Varadkar is introducing are part of the answer to our drink culture and the problems it causes.

FERGUS FINLAY: Time to stop papering over ‘craics’ and tackle corrosive alcohol abuse

MY HEART went out to Terry Prone when I read her column yesterday. And even more to the man in her life. Mind you, I always envy Terry’s ability to make me smile about something that I’m certain was a scary experience.

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Ailbhe Smyth of the Coalition toRepeal the Eight Amendment,Independent TD Clare Daly, andIndependent TD Richard Boyd Barrettat a press conference in Buswell'sHotel, Dublin, calling for that repeal.Picture: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

FERGUS FINLAY: Two disastrous policy decisions, both of them born of ignorance

The bank guarantee and the eighth amendment were born of ignorance and we are still rectifying the damage, argues Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We have to mind the boys and girls who suffer mental health issues

Boys take their own lives twice as often as girls. Girls hurt themselves twice as often as boys. Two simple, and frightening, facts.

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FERGUS FINLAY: The growing Irish family must finally include gay married couples

The Consitutional clause on the Irish family should include same-sex married couples, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: ‘Charlie’ is riveting TV viewing, but history will not ‘view’ Haughey well

Sunday night has become Charlie night for me. What will I do without it, asks Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Say what you want, but I support the right to freedom of speech

Fergus Finlay asks is it possible to be profound about free speech when we take it for granted.

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FERGUS FINLAY: New party needs a reboot already: it’s devoid of passion or purpose

Fergus Finlay says Reboot Ireland needs to take a strong political stance on the issues facing Ireland today

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FERGUS FINLAY: Crystal ball predicts some political surprises and shocks in 2015

EVERY year at this time I go to very considerable lengths to tell you what you can expect in the coming year.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Fergus Finlay: Santa Claus’s great gift is his ability to make a child’s hope and joy real

IT’S been that time of year when I’ve been donning my red suit, seeking to deputise for the big man. I wear a short beard all year round, but over the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding a big white fluffy one. My visiting beard, I call it.

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Mary Garvan, one of the Áras Attracta residents.

FERGUS FINLAY: No more reports on intellectual disability — it’s time to finally act after Aras Attracta

How can we take to the streets to fight for water charges but not to support Áras Attracta residents, asks Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda, if you want to be re-elected then do as I say, and do it urgently

SO, Taoiseach. You have the worst opinion-poll ratings in your history. Thousands of people will march tomorrow against the water tax. And there’s a row among your most senior ministers about the repayment of the Anglo debt.

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