Sickening sense of déjà vu for those who lived through Troubles

My first summer job, at the age of 16, was as a shop girl in the Belfast branch of the fashion chain Wallis, writes Kate Thompson

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US Christian groups as big a threat to EU elections as Russia

Fundamentalists hostile to Europe’s values are covertly backing right-wing elements across the bloc, says Mary Fitzgerald

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Achieving the right human rights balance

The justice system and reformers must work hand in glove to restore the public’s trust after years of scandals, writes Donncha O’Connell

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Nuclear weapons might save the world from an asteroid strike – but we need to change the law first

The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest grossing film of that year, writes James A Green.

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Revictimisation and our sad links with Mexico

In Ireland, as well as in Mexico in recent years, people were disappeared. The difference is that here, the disappeared were children, writes

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Celebrating books and reading: Power of words

It is not necessary to have a dark view of our world to imagine that humanity is becoming a subservient adjunct to ever-more incongruous, unavoidable technology.

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Policing Authority report: More evidence of dysfunction

If Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has not asked himself the what-am-I-doing-here question, this week’s report from the Policing Authority may move it from ...

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Politicians ignoring obligations: Deadlock must end to end violence

A week ago this morning, Ireland woke up to shocking news.

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Readers' Blog: Fragility of peace

Tragically, the murder of young journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee may yet prove to be a watershed. It underlines the fragility of peace and the urgency for ...

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Shane's death requires a public inquiry

Open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality:

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