FERGUS FINLAY

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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FERGUS FINLAY: We have betrayed one of our defenceless fellow citizens

Grace is entirely innocent, and has lived a life of innocence, but that has not protected her, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Election should be fought on inequalities and not on tax cuts

SO, where’s Micheál Martin’s speech? I watched it on the telly on Saturday night, and was sufficiently impressed by Mr Martin’s delivery to want to read the speech again. 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Whoever emerges after election will inherit great base to build on

Government will need strong sense of vision about how a stronger economy can contribute to a
more equal society, writes Fergus Finlay 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Flooding crisis must precipitate real action when waters recede

There weren’t many left without power for too long, despite some of the worst wind in recent years, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Predictions for 2016 - Donald Trump wins, Bertie back, and a coalition of coalitions...

Fergus Finlay shares his predictions for 2016.

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FERGUS FINLAY: We should all take a moment this Christmas to mourn children who died alone in mother and baby homes

Children in mother and baby homes were "buried in the dead of night with no priest, no cleric, no ritual, no mother beside them”, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Santa doesn't just bring gifts. He brings hope too

The idea that Santa Claus can bring so much hope, and generate so much expectation, of the kind that children have a right to have, is so powerful, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Our attention spans are plummeting! What the hell is wrong with us?

There has been a 33% reduction in the average human attention span since 2000. It is now significantly less than a goldfish, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Proper, child and family-friendly, court structures must be prioritised

The single biggest factor leading to care proceedings… was the mental health of one or
both parents, usually the mother, writes Fergus Finlay

 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Not helping when France is being terrorised is not neutrality

Nobody can be neutral in the face of merciless terror or injustice, says Fergus Finlay. You help, in whatever way you can

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FERGUS FINLAY: Terrorists will win if the divide between Muslims and the Western world increases

The only way they win is if they succeed in deepening the wedge that already exists between the West and Islam, writes Fergus Finlay

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