IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Heed bubble warning on car credit offers

IN a materialistic world, there are few things as seductive as the smell of a new car. 

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Demands on public purse limit options

A GOVERNMENT is usually formed before we are told the State’s coffers are bare and that election promises honourably made cannot, unfortunately, be delivered. 

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War on obesity

EVEN though we all know we face huge social and health problems because of soaring obesity rates, we seem unable to tackle the crisis in a meaningful way.

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Housing crisis: Alan Kelly’s forum is too little, too late

WITH 6,000 people, including hundreds of children, languishing in utterly inappropriate emergency accommodation up and down the country, yesterday’s call for a cross-party platform to tackle Ireland’s abysmal housing crisis could not be more timely. 

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Government talks: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil must compromise

AS the Fine Gael party continues to woo independent TDs in the hope of slipping a marriage ring on their collective fingers with a view to forming a new government, a major psychological logjam has finally been broken following an assurance from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that he and Taoiseach Enda Kenny will hold talks after next Wednesday when the Dáil returns to vote on nominations for taoiseach.

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IMO statement: Doctors depart

THOUGH he may have said it before, there was something chilling about the import of the statement by Irish Medical Organisation president Ray Walley that family doctors are leaving Ireland for the UK at a rate of one a day.

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Drip, drip feed of toxic water news State utility’s survival

IT is hard to imagine any Irish commercial state entity more out of touch with its customers than Irish Water.

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At last, Adi gets her reward - Freedom of Cork

ADI ROCHE, founder of the charity, Chernobyl Children International, is to be given the Freedom of Cork.

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A rotten affair - Berkeley tragedy

THE decision by the California District Attorney investigating last summer’s Berkeley tragedy not to bring any criminal charges in connection with it will come as a huge disappointment to the families of the six young people who died in the balcony collapse, among them five Irish students.

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Country needs stable government: Time for our politicians to get real

Now that the main ceremonies to commemorate the Rising are over, perhaps we can expect politicians of all shades to get on with the important job of forming a stable government.

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