FERGUS FINLAY: The rebirth of rural Ireland is down to the hard work of women

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the drive and the creativity of people living and working in rural Ireland, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Is Britain bordering on conceding that it will leave Northern Ireland?

The only logical solution... is for Britain to declare that it will withdraw from the North, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: We have the money and land to build houses — let’s do it Leo

We are raising a generation of children without hope because we are unwilling or unable to start building local authority houses again, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: The best and worst of public service, and brave man who taught us how to die

EVERYONE who knew Ross Coakley, especially as he approached the end of his life, respected and admired him, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Student loans for higher fees encourages elitism in education

Every third level college in Ireland keeps the points for a number of their courses artificially high, with the points system nothing more than a rationing process, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Presidents should fight for their right to hold highest post in land

It may, right now, seem a bit inconsequential, but we are going to choose a President
of Ireland next year. It will — at least it ought to — matter at the time.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Parents have learned the hard way that school system is underfunded

On average, it’s €355 for a child starting school — that’s more than €1,000 if you have three children, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Leaders whose rule left nation in tatters deserve no honours

They decided to devote it all - all of the resources they inherited - to buying every election they possibly could, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: With special enterpreneurialism like this we are sure to survive

Weddings are one of the few places now wheere generations come together, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Gino is right, Dáil’s a kip, we have countless case studies to prove it

What happened to Gino Kenny’s bill on medicinal cannabis was another example of extremely poor parliamentary work, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We need information to know that government spends money wisely

I’m pretty certain though that all the stuff about tight fiscal space will be upended on budget day, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Always a win-win for Jobstown accused, even if they had lost

The people in the dock were either going to emerge as heroes or as martyrs, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: EU must confront Donald Trump and his lies — he is a threat to democracy

It’s as clear as it can be that Donald Trump’s first instinct, in almost any situation, is to reach for a lie, writes Fergus Finlay

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