IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Farm sector is ready for the future

For a country almost exhausted by years of endless bad news the last few days have been more than cheering -  positive, very uplifting data describing considerable achievements have been published on several fronts. 

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Subject choice for pupils: Online classes the answer?

The suggestion that plans to improve job security for teachers might  limit subject choices available to pupils means  that the proposals may need further consideration.   

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Reform policies endorsed: Welcome praise

Yesterday’s Financial Times suggestion that European economies still struggling with the consequences of recession should look to Ireland as an example of what can be achieved by confronting problems head on and unemotionally is a reassuring argument for persisting with the policies that have brought us this far. 

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Managing high hopes is essential

Budget expectations

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It’s time for new thinking

Waiting lists

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So cynical

Salmond’s faux pas

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Promises must be honoured quickly

The consequences of a "Yes" vote in Scotland would have been almost unmanageable and taken decades to fully implement and recognise.

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Salmon farming

Inland Fisheries Ireland, a statutory body under the aegis of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, published a report this week that challenges the advisability of Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s plans for Europe’s largest salmon farms at two sites off Galway.

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Impressive growth figures - Sacrifices beginning to pay off

Yesterday’s Central Statistics Office figures show that the economy is growing at its fastest rate in seven years. This would have been unimaginable even a year ago.

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Culture Night beckons - Take part in the arts’ party

It is an extraordinary, curious and life-affirming juxtaposition that in a world where Isis have made public crucifixion an almost everyday expression of humanity’s capacity for barbarism; in a world where Scotland may cede from the United Kingdom; in a world where an 82,300 capacity Croke Park might be filled twice over for a football final that does not involve Dublin, that we can still find the time and enthusiasm to organise 900 arts events to mark Culture Night.

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