FERGUS FINLAY: If elected, Leo, you’ll need to be more than taoiseach for early risers

Set out to break down barriers. Not the trendy ones, but the really insurmountable barriers, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Commissioner trapped in a culture she simply cannot change alone

It’s going to be like the football premiership, with managers on a permanent merry-go-round, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Politics might fail us, the amazing people of Ireland never do

And all because a few good men and women wanted to do the impossible for a worthy cause, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Maternity hospital shambles devalues our status as a republic

Even those with no voice can eventually find justice when a republic does its duty, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Minister must deliver on details of agreement for maternity hospital

In some ways, the controversy over the ownership of the new maternity hospital is the most bizarre I’ve ever come across. And the reason is simple. We don’t know enough about it to make a judgement. In fact, we don’t know anything.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Vulnerable people can prosper when the State takes care of them

There isn’t a greater instance of abuse than that robbed children of their mothers or mothers of their children, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Split decision was the right one as divorce floodgates never opened

There were about 50,000 people in broken marriages 25 years ago, and there are 100,000 divorced people a quarter of a century later, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Scariest presidency in history will be, fingers crossed, the shortest

Donald Trump is just about 10 weeks in office, and already a major newspaper has effectively announced that he must be removed, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: If we can’t get truth, accountability, it’s time to abolish unwieldy HSE

Remove the element of accountability, and the bureaucracy always wins. And when unaccountable bureaucracy wins, citizens lose, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda must leave now or he will tarnish his reputation forever

If he tries for a long goodbye, or even no goodbye at all, he puts himself at the mercy of the next crisis, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We have a chance to build something out of the shame and sorrow of past

We need a truth commission to enable survivors to tell their stories, in whatever way they want to, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: No child in care of State should be without an advocate — ever

Grace; the babies of Tuam; the children, in their thousands, sent to industrial schools. Not one of them had anyone to watch over them, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Enda Kenny will be remembered as being bigger than sum of his parts

There may be a few moves in Enda yet — a tango with Angela, a cha-cha-cha with the entire
European Council, writes Fergus Finlay

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