IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Democracy depends on history to sustain it

JUST about now, 100 years ago, the scale of the carnage of the opening day of the Battle of the Somme was becoming apparent.

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Time to legalise and protect sex workers

YESTERDAY we reported on a survey that found that almost half of men who buy sex are in a relationship. As many said they paid for sex a few times a year. Some, heart-warmingly, expressed concern for women working in the sex industry.

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US air link delays

THE air is alive with talk of renewed protectionism and trade barriers and all of the limiting, opportunity sapping realities that back-to-the-future regression might bring. 

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Johnson won’t contest Tory job - A shameless abuse of democracy

IN the extremely unlikely event of Boris Johnson being asked to kneel before his monarch to be ennobled with one of those pompous-comic, Blandings Castle titles that seem debilitatingly quaint today, his choice of name would be irrelevant.

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Home care funding - Policy should be reviewed

THE various forms of dementia are a darkening and expanding cloud over the Western world. 

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Terror attacks - Minority acts

IN recent days, at least 77 people died in just two terrorist attacks in distant and not so distant cities.

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Battle of the Somme centenary - European unity for the end of wars

AT precisely 7.25am today a salvo of artillery fire from three First World War guns resounded in London’s Parliament Square.

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Our real ‘ambassadors’ - Paris to honour Irish soccer fans

SOCCER fans with long memories will remember the glory of Euro 1988, when Ray Houghton scored a looping header that secured England’s defeat against the Republic of Ireland.

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Charity malpractice - Trust broken

DAVID HALL, the external examiner appointed to look into finances and governance at the charity Console, has said that malpractice highlighted by RTÉ will never happen again.

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Britain votes to quit the EU - Crisis means new poll may be advisable

A WEEK ago tomorrow, Britain voted, by a narrow margin, to leave the European Union. 

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