Ireland’s leaders must prepare for the worst on Brexit

As political zeal trumps economic interest, there may be full rupture between England and the EU, writes Denis MacShane

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Bessborough mother and baby home: We can’t blame the past for this latest shame

Bessborough burying children in unmarked graves as late as 1990 makes this a contemporary scandal, writes Conall Ó Fátharta

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Michael Clifford: Culture of keeping the bad stuff under wraps

Government departments appear to regard protected disclosures with as much enthusiasm as might ordinarily be reserved for a trip to the dentist, says Michael Clifford ...

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How America’s darkest deed in Vietnam was eventually revealed

In Saturday’s ‘Irish Examiner’, historian Ryle Dwyer described his university education in Texas during the period of the Kennedy assassination ...

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Bessborough children were buried in unmarked graves as late as 1990

The Tuam babies scandal recalled a more callous Ireland we thought we had left far behind, but as late as 1990 children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home ...

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Mandatory vaccinations: Common good should prevail

The conflict between personal choice and communal responsibility shapes the debate on whether vaccinations should be mandatory.

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Mortgages sale to vulture funds: Must do better

It seems fair to argue that unless a state uses its power to stand between its citizens and extremists — political, religious, environmental, philosophical, ...

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Baby Homes Commission: Report date must not be missed again

The Moriarty Tribunal, into certain ‘Payments to Politicians and Related Matters’, was established in 1997 and took nearly 14 years to reach its conclusions ...

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Readers Blog: Hostility to Gaelic is centuries-old and tribal

You’d think, from media coverage, that unionist hostility to the Irish language was a recent phenomenon; as if that hostility could have been avoided if Irish ...

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Readers Blog: Restrictions of Educate Together enrolments

Back in much darker days, when education was a rarity, we were blessed with visionaries who established schools for the downtrodden. Catherine McAuley, Ignatius ...

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