IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Would any politician be as radical?

Pope Francis challenges EU

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O’Sullivan faces huge challenge to renew force

A new Garda Commissioner

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Creating jobs is greatest challenge

OECD report

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Hope tinged with scepticism

Rural broadband promises

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Exemplary win

Katie’s fifth title

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Garda Youth Awards - Invaluable asset to the community

For several years, many of Ireland’s principal institutions, ranging from An Garda Síochána to the Catholic Church, have been embroiled in controversies of their own making.

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Anti-social behaviour - Time to tackle tenant issues

Judging by today’s front-page report on the growing incidence of anti-social behaviour in property owned by eight local authorities in five Irish cities, there has seldom been a greater need for Government to accelerate the enactment of meaningful measures to tackle the intolerable carry-on by a minority of tenants.

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Sporting glory - Dare we dream?

In a sports-mad nation, Ireland’s clean sweep in the Autumn series against two of the giants of Southern Hemisphere rugby, Australia and South Africa, plus the bruising encounter with Georgia, represents the crowning glory of a year when the team in green also emerged as champions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Let’s not waste yet another crisis

One of the clutching-at-straws lines we used in the early stages of our economic collapse was that the calamity was too good a crisis to waste; the hope being that the failure was so great that the response, the unavoidable reform, would be on an equally dramatic scale.

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A flagship project for city’s rejuvenation

That more than half of Cork city centre’s biggest ever office development — the hugely impressive €50m One Albert Quay project — has been reserved just a month after ground was broken, and 16 months before the project is scheduled for completion, suggests a vote of confidence in the region that will generate real momentum in the economic recovery.

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