IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

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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Banks still have the whip hand

THE relationship between the banks and Government, and the society our Government represents, can hardly be described as one of equals. Real power still resides in the banks’ boardrooms and Government can, it seems, only cajole and encourage.

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Lady Luck smiles

ONE of the things that makes us human is our ability, or our need, to dream that anything is possible. Even on the darkest nights we still search for the stars.

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Improving education is the key - Unemployment rate falls

IRELAND’S unemployment rate has fallen below 10% for the first time since our 2008 economic implosion — a crash which former Central Bank governor John Hurley told the banking inquiry yesterday was not anticipated by the Government, nor was its severity.

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