It’s time to build a student town

It’s time to build a student town

Education is an uncontestable good. It empowers and liberates and helps us all to realise potential.

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Very different worlds

Very different worlds

It may not always be appropriate or even worthwhile to compare events unfolding in different arenas, especially if those events highlight different cultures. Nevertheless, ...

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FAI not only ones with questions to answer

FAI not only ones with questions to answer

The phenomenally successful English club Saracens arrives in Limerick today to play Munster. In recent years, the club has won four English Premiership titles and ...

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Needless deaths: Mumps cases soar by 600%

Needless deaths: Mumps cases soar by 600%

Mumps cases in Limerick have increased by almost 600% in a year. Like the Samoan measles outbreak, young people aged 15-24 are most vulnerable.

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Misuse of PAC process: Self-serving and wrong

Misuse of PAC process: Self-serving and wrong

Oireachtas members sitting on a Leinster House committee have an opportunity to add value to Irish life and enhance our democratic process.

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Learn the obvious lessons: Candidate selection is all-defining

Learn the obvious lessons: Candidate selection is all-defining

It was obvious in Wexford last week, when Fine Gael displayed Clinton-grade hubris.

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Homelessness on the rise: A national shame

Homelessness on the rise: A national shame

July 19 last marked the third anniversary of Rebuilding Ireland, the Government programme designed to solve the housing and homelessness crises.

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First Holy Communion: A greater role for families

First Holy Communion: A greater role for families

One of the main sacraments of the Catholic Church used to be known as Holy Communion but, considering the rapid commercialisation of this momentous event in the ...

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Smoky coal ban: Extend the prohibition nationwide

Smoky coal ban: Extend the prohibition nationwide

According to the Asthma Society of Ireland, 8,200 deaths have been prevented in Dublin since the ban was introduced in 1990.

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Cannabis as a medical option: First products to go on sale

Cannabis as a medical option: First products to go on sale

Just as legalising cannabis, even medicinal cannabis, is still regarded in some quarters as proof that the barbarians are at the gates, the legalisation of contraception ...

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Descent into the swamp: A dark genie escapes from the bottle

Descent into the swamp: A dark genie escapes from the bottle

Malta’s Joseph Muscat, is forced to resign over the proximity of the investigation into the car-bomb murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia ...

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Lisa Smith’s repatriation: Deprivation of citizenship a mistake

Lisa Smith’s repatriation: Deprivation of citizenship a mistake

It was right and proper that Lisa Smith and her daughter be brought back to Ireland as Irish citizens and treated in a humane manner.

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Opportunities and challenges: Maintaining European unity

Opportunities and challenges: Maintaining European unity

The changing of the guard at the European Commission and the European Council offers new opportunities as well as challenges for the EU.

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Fine Gael byelection troubles: Shift in power

Fine Gael byelection troubles: Shift in power

Was it the nightmare before Christmas?

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Jim Gavin steps down: Blue riband Dub

Jim Gavin steps down: Blue riband Dub

It is all but impossible to imagine how Dublin football manager Jim Gavin’s successor might emulate his record five-in-in-a-row All Ireland titles.

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Bond, Jane Bond: Gender switch for role of 007

Bond, Jane Bond: Gender switch for role of 007

Gender switch for role of 007

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Decline in numbers smoking: Still a long way to go for society

Decline in numbers smoking: Still a long way to go for society

A survey shows the number of smokers has dropped by an estimated 165,000 over the last five years.

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National Broadband Plan: Government warned of risk to exchequer

National Broadband Plan: Government warned of risk to exchequer

“A national solution to a national problem.” That is how the Taoiseach describes the National Broadband Plan (NBP).

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Leaders’ ratings: Polls suggest changes are unlikely

Leaders’ ratings: Polls suggest changes are unlikely

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson are in very similar, but entirely different, positions this morning.

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Vehicle vanity a climate wrecker: SUVs driving emissions growth

Vehicle vanity a climate wrecker: SUVs driving emissions growth

Fashion is one of our world’s foremost soft powers.

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Save our streets: Setting standards

Save our streets: Setting standards

It is impossible to walk along Dublin’s O’Connell St, our capital’s main street, and not wonder how such an elegant, well-proportioned, and beautiful ...

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