IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Knowing the real value of free time

Writing more than 20 years ago multi-million selling Discworld author and Alzheimer’s sufferer Terry Pratchett warned that: “Time is like a drug. Too much of it kills you.”

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Court’s costs ruling a blow to accountability

There is chilling coincidence in the fact that within days of the death of Ben Bradlee, the great, liberal and inspirational American newspaper editor who brought down the corrupt president Richard Nixon by supporting good, old fashioned and don’t-name-your-sources journalism, that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against The Irish Times in a benchmark case related to the whether journalists are obliged to name their sources or not.

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Firm action needed

The importance of the bloodstock industry and horse racing is recognised by the very generous level of Government subvention given to the sector.

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Very little comfort for tenants - Report on housing rental market

Any young family or individual trying to keep pace with relentlessly climbing rents, any pensioner on the verge of losing their home of many years because rents are being increased far, far faster than their income will have been dismayed by yesterday’s report on the rental sector. It offered them little or no comfort much less security.

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Plugging into a better future - Promoting electric transport

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny presses European leaders to grant special concessions to Ireland on reducing climate changing emissions any measure that will help us reduce our carbon footprint must be welcomed and embraced.

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Such hypocrisy - Office smoking ban

The news that tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc, maker of the iconic Camel cigarette, is to ban smoking in its offices and buildings will bring a wry smile to anyone who has struggled to give up smoking. 

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Juncker’s words offer union hope

Austerity in the EU

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Extraordinary situation

Garda vetting of teachers

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An inspiration

‘Washington Post’ editor dies

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Changing EU policy on wind farms

Cutting wind subsidies

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