The moral hazard of mortgage defaulters

Why should I continue to pay my mortgage if the State is to bail out those who aren’t paying theirs?

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Ghana offers blueprint on expanding access to healthcare

In a remote corner of Ghana ‘telemedicine’ is proving how effective digital care can be when coverage is extended to those on the medical margins, write Koku Awoonor-William ...

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The US’s hesitation is costing lives in Syria

America’s failure to commit resources has enabled a multiplicity of players — Iran, Russia, Islamic State, Hezbollah — to muddy the bloody waters of the civil war, ...

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We Protestants fear Gaelic, and we were raised to mock it

Ulster Protestantism associates Gaelic with republicanism, which we oppose, and our cultural insecurity has informed the DUP’s rejection of an Irish Language ...

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Magdalene Laundry survivors have waited too long for redress

It’s been five years since the Government apologised to the women of the Magdalene Laundries but it has yet to implement restorative justice, writes Maeve ...

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Death of Billy Graham: Bona fide voice

THE death of Billy Graham has robbed the United States of its most notable evangelist.

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Garda Policing Plan: Don’t put off essential reform

THE Garda Policing Plan 2018 has much to recommend it, including an initiative to deal with domestic violence in a more coherent way, a policy to recruit from minority ...

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Mortgage arrears: Edmund Honohan poses a good question

The Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, is correct in identifying the Government’s failure to address in any coherent way the concerns of the thousands of ...

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Government abandoning duty of care to children

A situation of unprecedented gravity is being revealed before our eyes.

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Readers' Blog: We need to pick up pace in slowing cars down

Certain areas of the south-east of Cork City are to be designated 30km speed zones. This is welcome. Why was the ward excluded? Arguments appear to be that cul de ...

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