IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Buying Hitler’s phone: A strange call

The relics of the past are hardly ever a silent partner. They resonate through our lives, even if today’s interpretation of what they actually stand for is more a version of the truth than the absolute truth.

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Community service in jeopardy: Creches need some support

One of the casualties of our economic humiliation was that social services so very long in the building, were reduced, almost fatally in some instances. 

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Social obligations: Let’s ensure this is the last housing crisis

The announcement yesterday that a €100m scheme will provide more than 1,300 houses in Cork is welcome. The announcement must, however, also provoke a sigh of relief.

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Too hot for life? - Australia’s heatwave

AUSTRALIA is in the grip of a relentless and record-setting heatwave that is probably beyond the comprehension of anyone who has spent the majority of their life living in a temperate European climate.

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Broadening our horizons - Innovation in libraries

THE internet has had a radical impact on access to education and knowledge.

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Lies shock tolerant US into action - President Trump’s fantasies

BY any standards, US president Donald Trump’s press conference last Thursday was unhinged. 

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Facebook facilitated the destabilising of American democracy

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is, at 32, a billionaire and one of the most powerful men in the world.

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Ruling will help keep our countryside open

Anyone who enjoys the freedom of the outdoors and appreciates the access to Ireland’s countryside more or less freely given by landowners will have welcomed yesterday’s High Court ruling in which Mr Justice Michael White overturned a circuit court decision to award a hillwalker €40,000 for injuries sustained after a 2013 fall on a boardwalk on the Wicklow Way.

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Injuries are taking too high a toll on players

The debate about what needs to be done to better protect sportspeople has been dominated by rugby’s efforts to minimise the risk of concussion.

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Air India bomber released: A sad lesson from the past

The past can reintroduce itself sometimes in the most unexpected ways.

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