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Government and Irish Water

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Security veto is open to abuse

Policing Authority constrained

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How revealing

Bicycle tax break abused

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Has Adams reached a Lewinsky moment?

Ireland’s longest-serving political leader may have reached his Monica Lewinsky moment.

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Multiple responses needed to fight crime

Irrespective of crime figures it is hard not to believe that today’s criminals have become more violent than their predecessors and that they disregard life — anyone’s— in a way that earlier generations did not.

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Putin gets tough

There are few phrase as laden with threat in modern Ireland than Gerry Adams’ infamous and revealing “they haven’t gone away you know.” 

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A trap or a life-changing opportunity? - Employers offer to freeze eggs

It’s barely more than 40 years since a woman had to surrender her job in the public service or a bank when she got married. 

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Pay cannot be kept off limits - Irish Water

It is entirely understandable that any minister would want to keep clear water between themselves and the deepening mess at Irish Water.

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Fight poverty - Preparing for ebola

Health Minister Leo Varadkar was stating the obvious yesterday when he said that we need to do more to prepare for an outbreak of ebola in Ireland, unlikely as that terrible eventuality may seem right now.

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Spud mystery - Vegetable, animal or mineral?

The revelation that only one-in-three children under seven know what chips are made of is almost a perfect opportunity for a certain kind of Col. Blimp rant but in reality it must be a cause for a kind of almost hopeless sadness and resignation.

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