VICTORIA WHITE: Martin McGuinness was a product of the hostile environment he grew up in

McGuinness worked out a united Ireland was not going to be achieved by IRA violence, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Poverty rates of lone parents show our historical disregard for children

The British state, in the UK and Ireland, had done little more than exterminate ‘unwanted’ babies, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: We are disingenuous if we believe that secrets are buried in Tuam

Controlling population by brutal means has been the norm in the world since the dawn of time, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: No crocodile tears for language to be worn as a green nationalist sash

The idea of reviving the Irish language as the first language of the Irish nation was always delusional, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Simon Coveney can lead Fine Gael to become a party for social justice

Simon Coveney has shown that his is prepared to risk his political neck in order to do the right thing, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Ross must open his mind — and cheque book — to save our buses

Our future depends on our public transport service, which has been starved of public funding for decades by government ministers who wouldn’t recognise a bus if it ran them over, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Political spouses’ supporting role is vital to the health of this society

There was definitely a hint of regret for Pat O’Malley that she hadn’t been able to fulfil other ambitions, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Richard Bruton’s school plans could give immigrants an Irish welcome

Religion, as a form of social organisation, has taught us to equate progress with welcoming strangers, writes Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: Trump, a climate change enemy Disney couldn’t have dreamed up

The administration issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials to identify which employees had worked on efforts to tackle climate change, says Victoria White.

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VICTORIA WHITE: If Ireland faces a threat to its democracy it will be from the left

There is no ‘Them’ and ‘Us’ in a representative democracy. People’s power rests in their vote, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: If we hoist the Céad Míle Fáilte sign a real welcome must be offered

Nobody will come to you even if you’re sick, nobody will come to your room to ask are you ok, writes Victoria White

 

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VICTORIA WHITE: EU should show political maturity and fast-track accession of Turkey

If the EU had shown ‘political maturity’ more than a decade ago, we would have a bond with the Islamic world which would help hobble Islamic extremism, writes Victoria White

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VICTORIA WHITE: Do we need a United Ireland to protect the island’s environment?

There is next to no environmental law that did not originate in the European Union, writes Victoria White

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