IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

City unbowed - Manchester’s greatness and grit

A NATION’s strength lies not in its armed forces but in the capacity of its citizens to overcome the horror of barbaric acts through togetherness, compassion and even humour.

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We must act on farming deaths - Farm accidents

THE most dangerous occupation in Ireland is not a pilot, steel worker or industrial roofer but a farmer — yet too many doing this essential job either ignore or remain blissfully unaware of the dangers.

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Persecution rather than prosecution - Sean FitzPatrick trial

IT IS a fundamental rule of law that everyone — from prince to pauper — is entitled to the presumption of innocence and to a fair trial, no matter what criminal charges they face. 

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Do more to protect our way of life - Manchester bombings

ANYONE on this island who reacted with outrage, frustration, incomprehension, or something pretty close to a numbing sadness to the murder of 22 young people at a concert in Manchester must temper that reaction.

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We will face hard choices - Funding care in old age

THE officer class in the Tory election headquarters could probably do with a lie-in this morning but they will not get one anytime soon. The unexpected news that, in Wales, Labour has overtaken the Tories — Labour 44%, up 9%; Tories 34%, down 7% — might be dismissed as the political exception that vindicates the polls but the dishevelled, imploding Tory campaign will cut into their sleep time too.

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Icon of his time - Roger Moore

THE British actor Roger Moore, who died yesterday aged 89, is recognised as one of the best, if not the best, actor to take on Ian Fleming’s iconic but impossibly superior character James Bond. 

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These are not decisions for Facebook - Social media revealed

IT is possible to argue that Facebook is more influential and has a greater reach than history’s most successful empires. 

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Move policy debate to centre stage - Issues ignored in personality wars

THE Australian Svengali Lynton Crosby, who has led right-of-centre election campaigns around the world and is credited with David Cameron’s unexpected Commons majority two years ago, has contrived to reduce the British general election battle to one simple but excluding question: “Who do you want to lead Britain, Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Personality rather than policy is the battleground.

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Community care plan causing great concern

THE call from health watchdog, Hiqa, that social care services be regulated, rather than “buildings and centres”, seems a rational proposal. 

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Donald Trump presidency imploding: America is becoming a sinister place

THE Trump presidency is imploding. 

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