IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Every option must be considered - Managing property prices

THERE are very few subjects that provoke so many different views, that touch so many conflicting agendas, and generate so much angst; there are very few subjects that can have such a devastating impact on personal and national economic well-being as property prices soaring well beyond the rate of inflation.

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Opportunity comes calling - Laureate For Irish Fiction

THIS has been a good week for book lovers. Despite an endless litany of woe — or gloating technocrats predicting the death of printed books — sales of hard copy books are resurgent.

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What a waste - Forgotten airstrips

IT’S just over decade since the country benefited from Charlie McCreevy’s if-I-have-it-I-spend-it brand of housekeeping but a legacy from our wild Bollinger days was discussed at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday. The hearing did not show our country in a particularly good light.

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Water charges protest - Attack on President crossed a line

ONE of the privileges of living in this democracy is that you have a right to protest, to disagree and to expect that your arguments be considered. 

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Aer Lingus ownership - Time to revisit crippling debt

THERE are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1% stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) even though the group, under former Aer Lingus chief executive Willie Walsh, has offered €1.36bn for the former national carrier.

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Calling Kenya - What sanction?

FINE GAEL’S Mayo TD Michelle Mulherin won her seat by clinging to the coat tails of Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the last election.

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Remembering Auschwitz - Could it happen again?

I believe in the sun though it is late in rising. I believe in love though it is absent. I believe in God though He is silent.

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President Higgins in Strasbourg - An argument for a debt forum

SPEAKING to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg yesterday President Michael D Higgins touched on many issues but none more pertinent than how sovereign states regain control of the economic forces that shape our lives.

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Health insurance - More is needed

IN A country with a stretched and sometimes chaotic health system, private health insurance is almost mandatory for those who can afford it.

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Human touch - Santa letter

Sometimes, no matter what structures and safeguards a business or organisation puts in place, things will go wrong. 

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