IRISH EXAMINER VIEW

Are there lessons for the Irish parties from the French elections?

Le Pen’s fall from grace breaks the mould of recent times.

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Macron vote casts old order aside

France lessons for Irish parties

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Dismantling a hateful past

The enduring power of symbolism and the different ways in which society deals with it.

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Crass vandalism shameful and offensive

The annual but illegal gorse burning season is upon us.

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New security norms: Alarm bell rings

Every society in every time gets a warning that something may be wrong, that something we regard as almost impossible may be about to happen. 

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Pope speaks on immigrants: Our obligation is to the person

Even as World War II fades from living memory, its vocabulary retains the power to shock, to call us to reckoning. 

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Citizens’ Assembly reports: No wriggle room left on abortion

Societies are judged by many criteria. Some regard gross domestic product as defining.

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Decisive weekend for France and for Europe

IN a world looking as if might be sliding backwards toward the division and horrors of the last century rather than embracing the bright tomorrow the hopeful among us believed was secure, history’s lessons assume a new relevance.

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Pension proposals are very welcome

THOUGH it can be difficult to get a person of a certain age to discuss pension provision, it is far, far easier to do that than face old age without one that might support a lifestyle other than the genteel poverty faced by many of today’s pensioners.

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Old and new Ireland

OVER the last number of days public debate has been animated by the prospect that the Sisters of Charity might be involved in the new National Maternity Hospital.

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