IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Homelessness crisis: Moral challenge

THERE have been so many warnings about the housing and homelessness crisis that the sense of urgency needed to confront the problem might waiver. 

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Farm incomes: More questions than answers

FIGURES detailing farm incomes released by Teagasc yesterday confirmed that the gap between successful farmers and those less so is widening just as it is in nearly every sphere of domestic and international societies.

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Fianna Fáil at decisive crossroads: Change or become irrelevant

IT is almost inevitable that Fianna Fáil would, sooner or later, reach a do-or-die crossroads after the party’s unprecedented election defeat in 2011.

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Bill O’Herlihy: A man of charm and humanity

IT is possible to argue that, with the possible exception of Michael O’Hehir, Bill O’Herlihy was the broadcaster most universally welcome in Irish homes over the last 50 years.

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Equality referendum aftermath: Struggling to recover relevance

IN recent days two very different people responded in very different ways to the unexpectedly powerful and joyous weekend expression of the cultural revolution that has been bubbling away in this country for several decades. 

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Regulating charities: Toothless body

MAKING a donation to a charity should be a straightforward transaction between and individual and whichever cause they wish to support.

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Lesser world without UN - Ban Ki-Moon award

The Tipperary International Peace Award was presented to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during a ceremony in the Premier county yesterday.

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Towards an Ireland of equals - Marriage referendum

The decision by the electorate to enshrine within our Constitution the right of all citizens, irrespective of sexual orientation, access to the institution of marriage is a victory for equality.

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Take a bow - Ifta awards

Last night the great and good of the Irish film and drama industry gathered in Dublin’s Mansion House for the annual Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.

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Amnesia an affront to victims of terrorism

BECAUSE of the cyclical nature of power in a democracy, the past is a far more active player in our present than we might always imagine or accept.

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