FERGUS FINLAY

FERGUS FINLAY: It’s time for Ireland to come of age with a young, uncynical President

CAN we talk about the other referendum? 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Gays should be allowed marry the person they love. It’s that simple

LATER this year, with luck, my wife and I will celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. 

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Roseann Brennan with a photo of her son Jake. She is  campaigning for a nationally imposed speed limit of 30km per hour.

FERGUS FINLAY: We need to shift gear and lower the national speed limit to save lives

Safer roads enable children to play, encourage people to cycle and walk and reduced speed limits would decrease the number of fatalities on Irish roads, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: What Irish voters and politicians will learn from the British election

DON’T you just love a neck-and-neck election? That’s what the general election in the UK is shaping up to be. It offers all the potential excitement of our favourite spectator sport. It’s just a month away, and already it looks like it will be a really tough and bruising encounter.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sometimes, acting on conscience is another form of discrimination

I SET OUT to write about Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, and about conscience and marriage, writes Fergus Finlay

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Munster's Donal Canniffe and Brendan Foley in the game against the All Blacks at Thomond Park, Limerick, on October 31, 1978.

FERGUS FINLAY: My rugby career is a game of two halves: bad player and ardent fan

IT wasn’t a funereal atmosphere on the ferry on Sunday, but it was sad and solemn. 

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Voting for same-sex marriage will end inequality and the lonely stigma of being gay, and perhaps atone for past injustices.

FERGUS FINLAY: It’s time to be straight and just by saying ‘yes’ to same-sex marriage

Gay people have suffered, not because of what they’ve done, but because of who they are, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: The traditional family and a loving, safe environment are not the same

THE sky cracked over Leinster House last week.

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The economy is gradually improving, even as child poverty is worsening.

FERGUS FINLAY: ‘F’ for fail: Government has a very poor grade in fighting child poverty

THAT was a good speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the weekend. 

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The regulatory measures minister Leo Varadkar is introducing are part of the answer to our drink culture and the problems it causes.

FERGUS FINLAY: Time to stop papering over ‘craics’ and tackle corrosive alcohol abuse

MY HEART went out to Terry Prone when I read her column yesterday. And even more to the man in her life. Mind you, I always envy Terry’s ability to make me smile about something that I’m certain was a scary experience.

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Ailbhe Smyth of the Coalition toRepeal the Eight Amendment,Independent TD Clare Daly, andIndependent TD Richard Boyd Barrettat a press conference in Buswell'sHotel, Dublin, calling for that repeal.Picture: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

FERGUS FINLAY: Two disastrous policy decisions, both of them born of ignorance

The bank guarantee and the eighth amendment were born of ignorance and we are still rectifying the damage, argues Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We have to mind the boys and girls who suffer mental health issues

Boys take their own lives twice as often as girls. Girls hurt themselves twice as often as boys. Two simple, and frightening, facts.

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FERGUS FINLAY: The growing Irish family must finally include gay married couples

The Consitutional clause on the Irish family should include same-sex married couples, writes Fergus Finlay.

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