‘US policy puts people in cages who are not harmful to society’

Thousands of illegal immigrants with deep roots in their adopted communities are being locked up and separated from their families, write Mica Rosenberg and Reade ...

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Politicians drunk on excitement despite our ‘difficulty’

It was like the archbishop was coming to visit, writes Daniel McConnell.

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Michael Clifford on the Disclosures Tribunal: Splash of colour but black and white truth remains elusive

Mick Wallace laid it out with a splash of colour: “There’s never been a judge in the history of the State told so many lies,” writes Michael Clifford. ...

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Children have been separated from their families for generations – why Trump's policy was different

After weeks of mounting pressure, Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 20 to stop his administration’s policy of separating migrant children from ...

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Knife crime: I spoke to young people who carry blades – and they want to stop the violence

A new government crackdown launched in the wake of the UK’s knife crime “epidemic” will target gangs, drugs and ban “zombie blades”, ...

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Heatwave forecast: Be prepared

The weather forecast pointing to temperatures as high as 29C next week brings a kind of cheer that can only be really appreciated in a country that spends most of ...

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Let’s ditch the rose-tinted glasses: Delusion the drug of choice in this great little country

Every age and every society celebrated and imposed ideas it thought unquestionable.

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US exits human rights council: A wake-up call for UN to reform body

It would be easy to dismiss the withdrawal by the United States from the UN Human Rights Council as a sign of Donald Trump’s petulance, following criticism ...

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Readers Blog: Situation on US border is inhuman

The situation on the US border where immigrant children are separated from their parents is inhuman.

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Ireland’s Catholics should not be belittled

For those of us in this country who are still practising Catholics and who cherish their faith (and there are many of us who do), I find the constant negativity ...

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