Varadkar’s silence may cost him the initiative

The Taoiseach has continued to find ways to wiggle out of giving people his personal view on how we deal with the abortion issue, writes Political Reporter Elaine ...

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Michael Clifford: Sleepless nights the order of the day for stressed senior gardaí

The State solicitor tells of officers feeling ‘deflated’, writes Special CorrespondentMichael Clifford.

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Media’s coverage of Kerry Babies tribunal highlighted changing Ireland

Joanne Hayes became a symbol of an Ireland on the cusp of change, as her ordeal acted as a lightning rod for women’sgroups, writes Dan Buckley.

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Kerry Babies: Tribunal report was controversial, divisive, and raised more questions than answers

The Kerry Babies Tribunal report was controversial, divisive, and raised more questions than answers. Law expert Vicky Conway, as part of a book project, speculated ...

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Society needs a moral satellite navigation kit

The products of Church-run schools — the movers and shakers who now run Ireland Inc — haven’t done a particularly good job at instilling Christian ...

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Confrontational HSE must try different tact

Earlier this week, a Tipperary family received two apologies in the High Court after a father and son died 16 months apart as a result of poor medical care.

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Turning the page on the most challenging time of the year

This is the period of the year, cold, wet, still dark, besieging and unforgiving — and that’s before the Christmas credit card bill arrives — that, ...

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More must be done to ally treatment of crew on Irish trawlers

Early last year, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) met the Oireachtas Joint Committee on ...

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Readers Blog: Anglo-centric attitude of DUP detrimental to Irish State

Speaking at the recent Economic Conference on Brexit in Killarney the Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster called for further strengthening of the ties ...

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Readers Blog: Donegal Glaswegians’ disrespect for migrants

I had a conversation with a westDonegal man in the lead-up to Christmas who urged me in the strongest possible terms, to write about what he had to say.

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