IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Eighth Amendment - Respect for process and democracy

CORA SHERLOCK, a spokeswoman for the Pro Life Campaign, has attacked the Citizens’ Assembly on the Constitution, saying it is clear that its purpose is to facilitate a referendum with a view to removing the constitutional ban on abortion.

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Brexit economic woes - We face as much risk as Britain

THE reality of Britain’s decision to leave the EU is becoming more stark by the day, with the Lloyds Banking Group yesterday announcing that it is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches in the UK, as it braces itself for a cut in interest rates.

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Defence Forces numbers - Fall in strength

THE fall in strength of our Defence Forces can no longer be ignored and must be addressed by the Government as a matter of urgency. 

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Resources for Garda Traffic Corps - Road safety is a matter of life and death

WHEN it comes to fatalities on our roads, you can quote all the statistics in the world showing that driving in Ireland is comparatively safe but, for the families and loved ones left behind, one road death is one too many.

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Motor insurance - Action not reviews needed

ANY motorist about to renew his or her insurance will be in for a shock as premiums have soared over the past year.

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Breakthrough - US presidential campaign

THE presidency of the United States is not just of importance to Americans; it is also of huge significance globally as it remains the most powerful and influential job in the world.

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Tackling ‘lone wolf’ terrorism - We must use brain as well as brawn

LIKE most good ideas, criminologist Dr Paul Gill’s suggestion for tackling ‘lone wolf’ terrorism is breathtakingly simple: such killers always leave a trail, so, instead of identifying this when it is too late and the damage has been done, why not try to detect it in advance?

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Microcredit scheme - Here’s to the credit unions

OF all our financial institutions, none are more revered than the credit unions and it is not difficult to see why.

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Death of JT McNamara - A sad loss

ONE of the saddest events of the sporting year has occurred with the death of jockey John Thomas McNamara. A leading Irish amateur rider, he had over 600 career victories and was a four-time Cheltenham Festival winner.

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Olympic doping controversy - Refusal to ban Russians a cop-out

THE decision by the International Olympic Committee not to impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Games over the nation’s doping record diminishes the modern Olympics movement, insults the thousands of clean competitors taking part, and endangers the health of Russian athletes.

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