Mohammed bin Salman: A carefully managed rise hides a dark side

Last year, at age 31, Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.

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Child welfare cases ‘inefficient and adversarial’

The often adversarial nature of cases involving child welfare and protection takes up much social worker time, threatens the principle of securing the best outcomes ...

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Climate change: 1.5C is worth striving for – but is it feasible?

When the Paris Agreement in December 2015 called for the IPCC to put together a “Special Report” on Global Warming of 1.5°C, scientists knew very ...

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WRC cases: Trying to solve problems in the workplace easier said than done

More people are taking work disputes to the Workplace Relations Committee but the complexities of the system can be hard to grasp for the parties involved, writes ...

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#Budget19: Extra funds to build and buy social housing

An extra 10,000 council homes are to be added to the social housing supply next year through a combination of new builds, purchases, and long-term leasing — ...

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#Budget19: Hospital capacity deficits unresolved

Family doctors and hospital consultants are warning that Budget 2019 does not address capacity deficits and will lead to longer waiting times to see GPs and more ...

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Charleville a small town with big hopes reflects on #Budget19

Charleville is braced for change but hopes for some breaks, writes Joe Leogue

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SPECIAL REPORT: Heat is on for radical action on a global scale

A new report says countries must take “unprecedented” action to slash carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Here we look at what countries need to do to ...

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How Patients for Patient Safety are speaking out for victims of medical mistakes

When patients are let down by health service failings, the damage can be compounded by the failure of medics and managers to be open with them about what happened. ...

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Fight for civil rights 50 years ago changed the North forever

Fifty years ago, civil rights marches took place in Derry, Belfast, and Armagh. Activists wanted equality, but what happened next changed the North forever, writes ...

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Central Statistics Office: Four out of five suicides last year were male

Eight out of 10 people who died by suicide last year were male, it has emerged.

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50 years of the Boeing 747: How the ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel

On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane once ...

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Meet the new kids on the Food Capital’s block

In recent years, Cork’s long-held — and, perhaps, too often, loudly self-trumpeted — status as Food Capital of Ireland had come to resemble parochial ...

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Hiqa plans to share info with gardaí after 4,600 allegations of abuse

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said it is developing agreements with the gardaí and the Ombudsman after it was criticised over its ...

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Veteran campaigner: ‘Women’s equality is really gender equality’

A veteran of the fight for women’s liberation from Kenya is guest speaker at a Cork charity’s fundraising event, writes Caroline O’Doherty

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Here's the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse, writes ...

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Have we become addicted to 'pseudo-outrage' in an image obsessed world?

In our image-obsessed world, we have formed a new habit: outrage, suggests Paula Kenny.

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Banking bailout 10 years on: The crash that killed the Celtic Tiger

The warning signs were there, and yet when it came to the crunch, the bank guarantee caught many by surprise, writes Political Editor Daniel McConnell.

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John McGuinness: The banking system is rotten and can only get worse — we need change

We have a great country full of hard-working people that needs fixing. Doing that will not be easy, but letting it continue along the path it is now on will bankrupt ...

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School guidelines set to tackle physical restraint

New Department of Education guidelines expected by next summer will tell schools that physically restraining or secluding children must not be used as disciplinary ...

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Stories of Struggle: ‘I have to choose between eating and heating’

“I often have to make the choice between eating or heating.”

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Money on our mind: The rise of crowdfunding for a good cause

From helping fight for repeal to medical incidences abroad, crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe and Kickstarter are proving popular with the Irish, writes Joyce ...

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Something doesn’t quite measure up about Waterford wind farm’s turbines

It was residents who first suspected the noise of a wind farm was louder than expected, says Michael Clifford.

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Defence Forces wages so low they are told 'not to have children’

The Irish Defence Forces is “broken” with wages so low that some soldiers are facing homelessness and being told not to have children, writes Joyce Fegan ...

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Puerto Rico has not recovered from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico was in crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit on September 20, 2017.

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Féile fans hope to relive magic of the Trip to Tipp

As the Trip to Tipp kicks off tomorrow, John G O'Dwyer remembers how the original Féile came together

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Big plans for policing — but getting them done is the biggest challenge

From gardaí on the street to the top job in Irish policing, all roles may see a change in the coming years, says Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Rogue hurricanes that head northwards may be new normal

Shortly after Hurricane Helene formed off the coast of West Africa on September 7, it did something unusual, writes Alexander Roberts.

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Twenty-five years after the Oslo Accords, the prospect of peace in the Middle East remains bleak

Looking back on events 25 years ago, when the Oslo Accords were struck on the White House lawn, it is hard to avoid a painful memory.

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Ireland’s women take centre stage – and medals – across sporting world

From hockey to boxing, soccer to camogie, Ireland’s women are tasting sporting success like never before writes Joyce Fegan

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Gearing up for the challenges ahead as new Dáil term set to commence

As the Dáil returns, the Irish Examiner political team examines the issues that will dominate the headlines inside and outside of Leinster House

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Comment: Centre won’t hold as housing crisis deepens

From Yeats to Joyce, there is little poetry to be found in the Ireland of today, writes Social Affairs Correspondent Noel Baker.

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Why are the family of Shane O'Farrell waiting for justice?

More than seven years ago, Shane O’Farrell was killed in a hit and run. The Dáil has backed a commission of investigation into the incident. The family ...

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Climate change impacts do not stop with our environment ...

Extreme heat has gripped the northern hemisphere in recent months, and the year 2018 is on track to be among the hottest ever recorded.

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Ten things you should know about Instagram's terms of use

Do you use Instagram? Probably. Did you read the terms of use? Probably not.

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Censorship through the millennia. And trying to locate it in the 21st Century

Once upon a time we all knew what censorship was, who the good and bad guys were, and what could be done to make the world a better place.

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Thousands receive their Junior Cert but mixed report card for education equality in Ireland

The Junior Certificates results being received by more than 62,500 students around the country today are largely in line with those of last year.

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'It was as if she didn’t know how to play': Almost 7,000 referrals to Barnardos last year

Children’s charity Barnardos dealt with almost 7,000 new referrals about children and families in crisis last year, up 10% in one year.

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Significant work needed to increase level of diversity on nation’s local authorities

We have the best policy in the world in terms of access to local elections and in running for local elections, but there are several problems and the primary one ...

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How to impeach a president: What could happen to Donald Trump

If Robert Mueller, an accomplished prosecutor, makes a case against Donald Trump it will be watertight legally — and that’s the danger for Trump, writes ...

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Animal welfare: if you want cheap knitwear, it’s the sheep that may suffer

Lindsay Hamilton examines the cruel link between economics and animal welfare

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Profiled: Fine Gael rallies new candidates as election speculation mounts

All Fine Gael members selected to run in the next general election will gather today, adding to speculation that Leo Varadkar is preparing to go to the country.

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Why war evolved to be a man’s game – and why that’s only now changing

One pattern characterises every war that’s ever been fought. Frontline fighting in warfare is primarily and often almost exclusively a male activity. From ...

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Special Report: Local landowners give greenway CPO the red light

After years of discussions with landowners, and failure to reach agreement, Kerry County Council has decided to progress plans for a Greenway by compulsory purchase ...

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Why the Catholic Church is so slow to act in sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads

The Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States, Carlo Maria Vigano, has accused Pope Francis and other officials of covering up that they were aware ...

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Presidential election enters Twilight Zone with everything from rail lines and ministerial P45s on offer

Eager presidential hopefuls are promising everything, from rail lines to handing ministers their P45s to dressing up as Hollywood icons to entertain foreign dignitaries. ...

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Lisdoonvarna matchmaker Willie Daly’s top chat-up line: ‘Will you marry me’

After 50 years of playing Cupid and matching more than 3,000 couples, Willie Daly, Ireland’s only traditional matchmaker, has what he believes to be the most ...

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Army of volunteers mobilises to transform ‘neglected and forgotten’ special school

Moved by their plight, they mobilised an army of volunteers. And tears of joy flowed yesterday as the results of their incredible DIY SOS-style makeover of a special ...

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Idris Elba: Isn’t it time for a black James Bond?

A black Bond? It’s an apparently unproblematic and straightforward question, right? Well, not quite. When suggested quite quizzically by a colleague, it sparked ...

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Rain and scandal failed to dampen the spirits and devotion of the faithful

For one section of Ireland the Papal visit was their chance to come together and affirm what they believe in, notwithstanding the wrongs done to so many, writes ...

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