FERGUS FINLAY

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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FERGUS FINLAY: We have to begin rebuilding a politics of equality or we’re goosed

The party Boris Johnson will lead will not just be hopelessly divided, it will have no real mandate, in a country that is itself torn down the middle, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Wake up world — it’s time to fight back against politics of hate and fear

There is a fundamental difference between understanding fear, and stoking it for political motives, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Time stands still as a major milestone is marked by old age

Now that I’m old (and vulnerable) my state wants to keep me safe while they’re giving me stuff, writes Fergus Finlay

 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Don’t give Trump a platform — wound him with your silence

Abraham Lincoln wouldn’t recognise the Republican Party today, write Fergus Finlay 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Better pay for recruits would help morale and reform in the gardaí

A government interested in morale and reform would enable the Garda Commissioner right now to abolish the bottom two points of the Haddington Road pay scale for junior gardaí, writes Fergus Finlay

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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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