FERGUS FINLAY: Despite recent controversy, we can rely on Tusla to protect our children

There aren’t enough social workers, and sometimes that means that children aren’t reached quickly enough, says Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Courageous public servant Maurice McCabe has earned the gratitude of thousands

Dear Sergeant McCabe... 

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FERGUS FINLAY: Power-sharing must emerge after Northern Ireland election — for all our sakes

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill give off the signs of being able to work together, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Dear Taoiseach, You’ll have to confront this bully on our behalf

Fergus Finlay writes an open letter the Taoiseach.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Incredible irony to hear billionaire Donald Trump complain about inequality

The one thing you can be certain of is that the rich will get richer on his watch, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Sadly, history won’t remember great public servants like Dermot Gallagher

His name might not be on the Good Friday Agreement, but all who were there know his mark, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: First things first: we must invest in primary care to revive health service

Primary care centres need to become the place of first resort. They need to be open seven days a week, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Far-fetched scenarios have come true and we must react well

We have to find ways to speak up, to band together and to assert that we will not let democracy wither, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: There were many big losers in 2016, including us, but we shall overcome

There has never been a year in my memory when so many uncharacteristically hostile attitudes
came to the fore in world politics, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We need to help little birds with broken wings, like Emily, fly again

The only people who really, genuinely, cared for Emily and her quality of life were her mother and her family, writes Fergus Finlay.

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FERGUS FINLAY: Gerry Adams will look to his own first and that limits Sinn Féin’s growth

Gerry Adams is the glue around which the republican movement adheres, and also its glass ceiling, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: We’ve got to open the doors, and our minds, on domestic violence

Where domestic violence is happening there is a huge risk of irreparable damage to children, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Off with everyone’s heads! Give us head space please — and proportion

The default response to every controversy is killing the kind of public discourse we need, writes Fergus Finlay

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