IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Treatment of Cork Airport: A question of fair play for South West

THERE is something chilling about the response given by most Cork City-based members of the Dáil to two simple questions posed by the Irish Examiner on Tuesday in relation to the tribulations of Cork Airport.

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Report on HSE: Culture of excess

WHILE upwards of 700 patients wait on trolleys every day, it appears that some HSE managers like to rest easy and enjoy a taste of the good life.

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Cigarette packaging: Lessening the lure of smoking

IRELAND is set to become the first country in Europe to ban branded cigarette packets. The Seanad passed the plain packaging law yesterday, which also makes it illegal to sell cigarettes in lipstick-style containers designed for female smokers.

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National Tree Week: Plant one

THIS is National Tree Week so it’s an opportunity for us to consider the place trees have in our world and if we might do more to extend and enhance the wooded areas around us, especially as so much of our modern landscape is a monoculture supporting either grass or commercial forestry.

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Initiative for emigrants: Win-win proposals

AS our correspondent Cathy Tobin reminds us today the wrench of emigration, the separation from a loved family never eases for some Irish people.

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FF mortgages proposal: End banks’ veto on new loan deals

JUST as the worst consequences of the economic collapse begin to recede for a growing number of people, one legacy issue is reaching a decisive moment for our society and for tens of thousands of individuals and families.

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Prospect of Aer Lingus sale: Have the courage to face reality

AS ever more people, individuals and families, come to depend on the rental market for their housing needs it is appropriate that some measures are being prepared to offer some sort of stability and security to tenants.

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Proposals on rent controls: Optional codes are pointless

AS ever more people, individuals and families, come to depend on the rental market for their housing needs it is appropriate that some measures are being prepared to offer some sort of stability and security to tenants.

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Lotto glitches: A poor decision?

WE’RE not quite at the stage when it’s as hard to buy a Lotto ticket as it is to win it, but if ticket terminals keep crashing at the rate they have been then it won’t be long more before we reach that point.

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Putin opponent murdered: Tyranny as a tool of policy

THE violent death of yet another opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin adds another layer of complexity to the deteriorating relationship between the democratic world and an increasingly autocratic Kremlin. 

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