IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Northern intransigence: Who benefits if Stormont is destroyed?

The announcement that talks involving the British and Irish governments will try to break the deadlock in the North’s peace process must be welcomed. That welcome must be qualified by deep frustration and scepticism however — frustration that even after years of considerable autonomy the Stormont parties are still unable, or more likely unwilling, to accept the responsibilities of power.

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Armageddon for wildlife: Half world’s animals vanish

Any objective assessment of our stewardship of the world around us must reach conclusions so disheartening that it is often easier to look away in shame and wonder what any individual can to to try to slow or even reverse the consequences of centuries of destruction.

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Tragedies on farms: Renew efforts

The latest farm accident in which a young girl died and a friend was very seriously injured in North Cork means five children have died on farms this year. In total, 23 people have died in farm accidents so far this year.

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A battle we can’t afford to lose

An internet to benefit everyone

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Appalling hypocrisy

Fine Gael squander credibility

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Two real greats

Cody and Shefflin

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Sun beginning to set on Kenny leadership?

It may be that politicians of a certain age, no matter which party they belong to, are incapable of persistently playing the game with a straight bat.

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Perspective please

The annual report from the Comptroller and Auditor General is usually an occasion for indignation and how-dare-they high dudgeon.

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Reality outpaces the theory

Families and the law

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Scratching the surface

Drugs and society

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