Analysis: Ian Bailey extradition hearing begins

Analysis: Ian Bailey extradition hearing begins

The latest chapter in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case opened in Dublin today.

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Juno McEnroe: Et tu, Barry? Fianna Fáil rancour means Micheál Martin will need to look over his shoulder

Juno McEnroe: Et tu, Barry? Fianna Fáil rancour means Micheál Martin will need to look over his shoulder

At a pivotal moment, Micheál Martin now turns a corner where his honeymoon period as Taoiseach is over.

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Richard Haass: Will a vaccine be free-for-all? Or just a free-for-all?

Richard Haass: Will a vaccine be free-for-all? Or just a free-for-all?

A national-level approach to a vaccine is a recipe for disaster - the approach must be global, writes Richard N Haass

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Aoife Moore: Christine Keegan battled such extraordinary sadness with little complaint

Aoife Moore: Christine Keegan battled such extraordinary sadness with little complaint

Some ordinary people are made extraordinary by things in their life they cannot control.

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Martin and Cowen driving in different directions - what happened on an extraordinary Tuesday in Leinster House

Martin and Cowen driving in different directions - what happened on an extraordinary Tuesday in Leinster House

The Taoiseach and his party colleague were at fundamental loggerheads over how to deal with the 2016 offence, writes Political Editor, Daniel McConnell

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Paul Hosford: In an extraordinary year, Barry Cowen's sacking marks an extraordinary day

Paul Hosford: In an extraordinary year, Barry Cowen's sacking marks an extraordinary day

17 days in, the party of "senior hurling" has yet to puck a ball.

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Jayati Ghosh: Even during a global pandemic there's still no care for our healthcare workers

Jayati Ghosh: Even during a global pandemic there's still no care for our healthcare workers

Decades of public neglect and underspending have brought us to the point that even an unprecedented global health emergency and economic collapse are not enough ...

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Darragh O’Loughlin: Covid-19 crisis provides a chance to improve patient outcomes

Darragh O’Loughlin: Covid-19 crisis provides a chance to improve patient outcomes

The mass production of penicillin was enabled after spores of it were found growing on an old melon. Fortunately, the discovery was not made in Ireland or it may ...

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Paul Hosford: Cowen presents early headache for Martin

Paul Hosford: Cowen presents early headache for Martin

When news first emerged that Agriculture Culture Minister Barry Cowen had been banned from driving for being over the legal alcohol limit in 2016, it was a story ...

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Michael Clifford: Is the long arm of the law extending too far?

Michael Clifford: Is the long arm of the law extending too far?

There are serious reservations in many quarters about the nature and length of criminal investigations into two senior gardaí in Limerick, writes Michael ...

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Chinese leadership making the wrong calls in global tussle

Chinese leadership making the wrong calls in global tussle

The Communist Party of China may be pursuing a flawed strategy which could ultimately undermine its aims, writes Minxin Pei

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Fadi Chehadé: Geeks, not governments, must stay in charge of the internet

Fadi Chehadé: Geeks, not governments, must stay in charge of the internet

We must safeguard the system of unique identifiers that allows the internet to function free from political interference or control, writes Fadi Chehadé.

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The boy in blue - a retired garda looks back on his decades on the front lineThis story is enriched with multi-media content

The boy in blue - a retired garda looks back on his decades on the front line

From tracking 'The General' to dealing with the murderous Kinahan-Hutch feud, Pat Leahy has seen it all, writes Security Correspondent, Cormac O’Keeffe.

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Olga Cronin: Tracker app is a giant leap for transparency, but beware its privacy implications

Olga Cronin: Tracker app is a giant leap for transparency, but beware its privacy implications

The authorities rolling out Ireland's Covid-19 smartphone tool have taken on board civil liberties concerns — but data protection experts say there is still ...

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Analysis: Tough new top cop on the beat in Hong Kong

Analysis: Tough new top cop on the beat in Hong Kong

Chris Tang has been pivotal in dousing the protest movement in Hong Kong as a new security law gives him the tools to quell dissent, write Greg Torode, James Pomfret ...

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Mandy Johnson: Gas times in Kinsale as production winds up after 42 years

Mandy Johnson: Gas times in Kinsale as production winds up after 42 years

Our political system needs to wake up to potential risks to our gas supply and explore the options, writes Mandy Johnson

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Analysis: Managing and living with coronavirus is the next test for humanity

Analysis: Managing and living with coronavirus is the next test for humanity

Covid-19 has undermined our societal and economic confidence but how we deal with what comes next will define humanity’s future, write Michael Ferrari, Parag ...

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Pádraig Hoare: Irish Water must urgently fix 'hazards' in public water supply, EPA says

Pádraig Hoare: Irish Water must urgently fix 'hazards' in public water supply, EPA says

Irish Water says it has "a solid base" to work from, but the Environmental Protection Agency is not so sure, writes Pádraig Hoare

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Dr Alec Rolston: Time to pray for rain amid spectre of water shortages

Dr Alec Rolston: Time to pray for rain amid spectre of water shortages

May was the driest month in Ireland since 1850 and the hosepipe ban shows that drought is a possibility unless we increase our retention capacity, writes Alec Rolston ...

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Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald find some common ground in opening Dáil exchanges

Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald find some common ground in opening Dáil exchanges

They say you shouldn't throw stones when you live in a glasshouse, and for Mary Lou McDonald and Micheál Martin, ensuring said house remained untouched was ...

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Alexander Soros: Time to renew the friendship between America and Europe

Alexander Soros: Time to renew the friendship between America and Europe

A Biden victory this November could reset transAtlantic relations, writes Alexander Soros

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Joseph Stiglitz: A time for hard choices and political will for post-coronavirus economic recovery

Joseph Stiglitz: A time for hard choices and political will for post-coronavirus economic recovery

Hopes of a sharp rebound from the Covid-induced recession are fading - policymakers should review what it will take to achieve a sustained recovery, writes Joseph ...

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Paul Hosford: Micheál Martin wouldn't have imagined his first nine days as Taoiseach going like this

Paul Hosford: Micheál Martin wouldn't have imagined his first nine days as Taoiseach going like this

The first time he took Leaders' Questions from the government side of the Dáil chamber will have played out differently had Micheál Martin ever imagined ...

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Daniel McConnell: Coveney dismayed at UK’s approach to Brexit talks

Daniel McConnell: Coveney dismayed at UK’s approach to Brexit talks

Last Thursday in Brussels talks between the European Union and the United Kingdom on a proposed post-Brexit trade deal ended abruptly.

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Paul Hosford: Housing is still a huge issue for the new Government to tackle

Paul Hosford: Housing is still a huge issue for the new Government to tackle

Over a quarter of voters told an exit poll in February that their key concern when casting their ballot was housing.

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Mick Clifford Podcast: As Dr Tony Holohan steps aside, revisit our profile of Ireland's chief medical officer

Mick Clifford Podcast: As Dr Tony Holohan steps aside, revisit our profile of Ireland's chief medical officer

As Dr Tony Holohan steps down from his role, revisit our profile of Ireland's chief medical officer by long time health correspondent Catherine Shanahan.

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Covid-19: Doctors hopeful of virus treatments as lessons learned over long six months

Covid-19: Doctors hopeful of virus treatments as lessons learned over long six months

A lot has changed in the six months since an entirely new coronavirus began sweeping the globe, with many lessons learned since then, writes Nick Brown and Deena ...

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Daniel McConnell: As Martin reaches promised land, the knives are out in Fianna Fáil

Daniel McConnell: As Martin reaches promised land, the knives are out in Fianna Fáil

"On several levels, it has been a week that has exposed many deep and worrying sores within the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party."

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A rock and a hard place: Sinn Féin's past and future meet at Bobby Storey's funeral

A rock and a hard place: Sinn Féin's past and future meet at Bobby Storey's funeral

For a party who believe they are hounded by media for every slight transgression, Sinn Féin rarely help themselves.

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Mick Clifford Podcast: Following the Kinahan money

Mick Clifford Podcast: Following the Kinahan money

The recent high profile spat over Daniel Kinahan rising in the world of boxing has thrown up interesting questions about organised crime and sport.

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Caroline West: Playboy's next move in an post-#metoo world

Caroline West: Playboy's next move in an post-#metoo world

Almost 63 years old, Playboy has shuttered its magazine, focusing on a packed digital landscape, writes Caroline West

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Daniel McConnell: Six days into the Fianna Fáil ministerial row and recriminations are still flying

Daniel McConnell: Six days into the Fianna Fáil ministerial row and recriminations are still flying

Most Cabinet appointments and reshuffles bring a degree of unhappiness, disappointment, and resentment. But, Mr Martin’s choices to fill his Cabinet and junior ...

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Dr Susan Finnerty: Rundown mental health system needs a major overhaul

Dr Susan Finnerty: Rundown mental health system needs a major overhaul

We need to improve our sub-standard mental health services, but without adequate funding that won’t happen, writes Susan Finnerty .

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Daniel McConnell: 'Humble' TDs eschew ministerial office for the backbenches

Daniel McConnell: 'Humble' TDs eschew ministerial office for the backbenches

What is it about politicians these days in that they don’t want a promotion?

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Yanis Varoufakis: The intensifying class war behind the Covid-19 crisis

Yanis Varoufakis: The intensifying class war behind the Covid-19 crisis

Strengthening the solidarity of Europe’s oligarchs is not a good strategy for empowering Europe’s majority and will push the majority into deeper despair, ...

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Michael Clifford: Department response on Kerry asylum centre an attack on tenet of democracy

Michael Clifford: Department response on Kerry asylum centre an attack on tenet of democracy

Direct provision, on the way out, appears to be leaving with a bang. The centre, opened in Caherciveen, Co Kerry, last March, illustrates much about what has rendered ...

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Bernard Mallee: Give patients access to new innovative medicines through a joint State-industry deal

Bernard Mallee: Give patients access to new innovative medicines through a joint State-industry deal

The new Taoiseach has an opportunity to make medicines innovation count for the economy and public health, writes Bernard Mallee

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Daniel McConnell: Coalition acts early to establish how it will deal with inevitable clashes

Daniel McConnell: Coalition acts early to establish how it will deal with inevitable clashes

On taking office in 2011, then Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his Tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore had a frank heart to heart.

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Sean O'Riordan: Name reversal helped to put Cobh on the map

Sean O'Riordan: Name reversal helped to put Cobh on the map

One hundred years ago this week, a small town took on the might of the world’s largest empire with an act of defiance which reverberated globally, writes Sean ...

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Juno McEnroe: The honeymoon period for Micheál Martin is already over

Juno McEnroe: The honeymoon period for Micheál Martin is already over

Political honeymoons can be brief, especially for incoming leaders.

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Col. Dorcha Lee: Big shock awaits Simon Coveney TD when he returns to Defence

Col. Dorcha Lee: Big shock awaits Simon Coveney TD when he returns to Defence

When the new Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD, returns to the Department he left four years ago, he will be shocked to see the extent to which the Defence ...

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Michael Clifford Podcast: And they're off

Michael Clifford Podcast: And they're off

Danny McConnell, political editor of the Irish Examiner spoke to the podcast about these and many other aspects of the new government in this special edition.

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Gary Murphy: Fine Gael is back in power, but faces an identity crisis

Gary Murphy: Fine Gael is back in power, but faces an identity crisis

What now for Fine Gael in a government where it holds just six cabinet seats, has a host of disgruntled backbenchers, and is facing an existential crisis of identity? ...

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Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer: Delay disaster preparations and the world will pay the price

Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer: Delay disaster preparations and the world will pay the price

The world has been planning for the future in the mistaken belief that it will resemble the past.

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Daniel McConnell: Micheál Martin finally Taoiseach but his big day was not without controversy

Daniel McConnell: Micheál Martin finally Taoiseach but his big day was not without controversy

Appearing to get emotional at times when speaking of his family, he said to be elected to serve as Taoiseach of a free republic is one ofthe greatest honours anyone ...

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Aoife Moore: Fine Gael hold on to many important cabinet portfolios but have fewer seats than FF

Aoife Moore: Fine Gael hold on to many important cabinet portfolios but have fewer seats than FF

Despite having fewer seats than Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael made an impressive showing in cabinet, holding on to some of the country's most important portfolios.

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Paul Hosford: Martin describes election as 'greatest honour' but day clouded by party row

Paul Hosford: Martin describes election as 'greatest honour' but day clouded by party row

Party sources said that while there was sympathy for other party figures who did not get appointed to Cabinet such as Thomas Byrne, Jim O'Callaghan and Anne Rabbitte, ...

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Michael Clifford: New government could be sign of Irish politics finally growing up

Michael Clifford: New government could be sign of Irish politics finally growing up

History tumbled on a sticky, showery morning as the people’s tribunes gathered to sound the death knell for the old way of doing things.

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Crossing the divide: How Covid-19 and other deadly disease made the leap from animals to humans

Crossing the divide: How Covid-19 and other deadly disease made the leap from animals to humans

What do Covid-19, Ebola, Lyme and AIDS have in common? They jumped to humans from animals after we started destroying habitats and ruining ecosystems, writes Ferris ...

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Aoife Moore: A day of ceremonies before the real work begins for this unlikely marriage

Aoife Moore: A day of ceremonies before the real work begins for this unlikely marriage

As one half of the country breathes a sigh of relief, while the other prepares for the worst, Ireland’s government is set to be formed today in Dublin’s ...

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