IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Heed the warning on stronger sentencing

PEOPLE normally go to the local pub for a pint or two, a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee.

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Milestone verdict on white-collar crime

THE imprisonment of three former officials of Anglo Irish Bank for conspiring to hide from the Revenue Commissioners accounts connected to the bank’s then chief executive, Seán FitzPatrick, represents a milestone verdict in Ireland’s long-running banking crisis.

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A historic occasion

TODAY’S re-enactment of the funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin Cemetry is the first of 40 historic commemorations across the country in the State’s centenary programme for the 2016 celebration of 1916.

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Prison attack exposes our inhumanity - Cloverhill riot

Anti-racism organisations in Ireland are naturally concerned for the welfare of Walli Ullah, an asylum seeker seriously injured in Wednesday’s riot at Cloverhill prison in Dublin.

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Bank holiday road dangers - Safety on the roads

The August bank holiday has historically been one of the most dangerous weekends on Irish roads. There have been 12 deaths and 27 people seriously injured during August bank holiday weekends since 2010. That is a grim statistic.

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Crisis deepens - Calais chaos

The crisis in Calais is getting worse not just by the day but by the hour as thousands of migrants go to ever more desperate lengths to try to get into the UK.

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Renting is far from a choice for most - Substandard rental properties

REMARKS made by Conor Skehan, chairman of the Housing Agency and the Government’s lead adviser on housing policy, may come back to haunt him.

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Film studio to be built on Dell site - Hollywood hub

The late, great film actor Richard Harris must surely be smiling from above at the thought of his native city becoming a Hollywood hub.

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Go Team Ireland - Special Olympics achievement

Team Ireland’s remarkable achievement at the Special Olympics World Summer Games is testament not just to the athletes’ talents and hard work but also to the indomitable human spirit within each one of us to overcome adversity — even in the most straitened circumstances.

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Tracking PTSB - Mortgage holders let down

The admission by Permanent TSB that 22 of its mortgage customers lost their homes due to the bank’s failings is shocking but, sadly, not surprising.

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