FERGUS FINLAY: Trump could be triumphant based on US electorate’s hatred of Hillary

Trump faces a media audience that has already given him a fool’s pass, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: The smart money says there is no university funding crisis in Ireland

There are 9,443 universities in 206 countries. All of ours are comfortably in the top 10%, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Secrecy surrounding NAMA needs to be undone

Government is largely composed of people who opposed the wall of secrecy around NAMA, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: We should resist nuclear option on Apple and have a reasoned debate

One of the first rules of crisis communications is that you gather your facts before opening your mouth, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: A governance code and financial reporting a must for charity sector

The Governance Code, alongside the best forms of financial reporting, have to be brought together in a mandatory charter, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Bodies in receipt of taxpayers’ funds must be fully accountable

One of the great clichés in Ireland is “best practice”. It’s time for some basic practice, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We need leaders with passion and an unwavering focus on the cause

The extent to which they will be leaders will be determined by that mix of passion, ego that isn’t selfserving, and fierce undivided loyalty to the project, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: A child who gets a good start is a child who has a decent chance

Well, we made quite a stir last week in my day job when we published the annual Barnardos’ survey of back to school costs, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: West Cork initiative could see rural Ireland bloom like its hedgerows

There are signs now though that rural Ireland has lots of fight in it yet, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Hot air and kites fill summer sky as politicos prepare ground assaults

You can expect a raft of of articles on how dreadful it is that ministers need advisors to do their jobs, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We’re witnessing signs pointing to a massive global failure of politics

In the face of rampant extremism, social democracy, it seems, has nothing to say, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Wise old owls are wide-eyed as government starts to self destruct

It’s hard to imagine anything more destabilising of the government than a heave against the leader, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Barbaric hare coursing is not a blood sport, it’s a blood industry

We really can’t pretend that hare coursing is about some notion of rural living and culture, writes Fergus Finlay.

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