IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Most regulators under-resourced - Our pretend policing is a real cancer

NOW that the initial response to last Monday’s teen-concert massacre in Manchester moves from the “what” and “who” phase to the “why” phase the question that has confounded Europe for decades returns to centre stage: “Why do young men like Salman Abedi — and Paris killers Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly — turn so violently against the society that offers them refuge?”

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Another property market flaw - Hollowing out town centres

THE fraught interface between the market and public need is seen in stark terms in our dysfunctional housing market. Business, naturally, puts the necessity of profit before social projects. 

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Organic cheats - Inaccurate food labelling

THE food we use and encourage others to use is a defining characteristic in today’s world.

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Pay up or expect blood on the streets

IF a suicide bomber launched an attack at the Guns N’ Roses concert in Slane Castle tonight, or say, at one of the concerts planned for the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh, how would our emergency services cope? 

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Social media has moved the goalposts

MAN’S capacity for savagery, man’s capacity for unimaginable cruelty, man’s appetite for revenge may seem inventions of our time, but they are as old as man himself.

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Paint the town Red!

VERY few causes have brought the people of the six counties of Munster together like the province’s rugby team.

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We should be honest about death - End-of-life issues avoided

ONE of the abiding but unfortunate practices in Irish life is that if you must say something say nothing. 

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Learn to know the difference - Press Council’s annual report

CREDIBILITY is the issue that will define the future of all media. 

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Where’s the sun? - Our animal instincts are alive

AT the start of this week weather forecasters lifted the spirits of the nation in a way even the most optimistic economist can only dream about. 

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City unbowed - Manchester’s greatness and grit

A NATION’s strength lies not in its armed forces but in the capacity of its citizens to overcome the horror of barbaric acts through togetherness, compassion and even humour.

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