Fearless and free: Black Panther movie a defining moment for black America

Carvell Wallace on why the hit movie ‘Black Panther’ is a defining moment for black America.

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Time to put our eating disorders on the menu

By Joyce FeganShame and stigma have always been the big silencers in our society, but as a people, we have shown time and time again that we have the courage to ...

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Time’s Up, just not for poetic President

Time’s Up is a great campaign, and time’s up was a theme of the week. Time’s Up was established at the start of the year by a group of women in ...

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Ministers fail to lead by example on diesel

It is a case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ for the Government, with dirty diesel cars being their vehicle of choice, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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Every child has right to be heard

By Daniel McConnell, Political EditorI’ll never forget it. It was late December 1991 and I was just 12 years old.

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Women’s voices and needs must be heard in campaign

Removing the Eighth Amendment is the first step to ensuring caring and compassionate healthcare that meets the needs of all women and girls in Ireland, writes Orla ...

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We can’t stay silent in the fight for free speech

Germany’s law on social media sends an important message: Democracies won’t stand idly by while their citizens are exposed to hateful speech, writes ...

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Ireland 2040: ​Building ​a national framework ​for the future

​Ireland 2040 is an ambitious blueprint to develop the Ireland in which we will live and work and to put in place the services underpinning our society.​

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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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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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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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Ireland’s leaders must prepare for the worst on Brexit

As political zeal trumps economic interest, there may be full rupture between England and the EU, writes Denis MacShane

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Bessborough mother and baby home: We can’t blame the past for this latest shame

Bessborough burying children in unmarked graves as late as 1990 makes this a contemporary scandal, writes Conall Ó Fátharta

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Michael Clifford: Culture of keeping the bad stuff under wraps

Government departments appear to regard protected disclosures with as much enthusiasm as might ordinarily be reserved for a trip to the dentist, says Michael Clifford ...

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How America’s darkest deed in Vietnam was eventually revealed

In Saturday’s ‘Irish Examiner’, historian Ryle Dwyer described his university education in Texas during the period of the Kennedy assassination ...

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Bessborough children were buried in unmarked graves as late as 1990

The Tuam babies scandal recalled a more callous Ireland we thought we had left far behind, but as late as 1990 children from the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home ...

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Cape Town’s water crisis is a warning for us all

In the age of 24/7 news, our appetite for shock and awe has become insatiable, writes Joyce Fegan.

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Ghosts of the killing fields: The My Lai massacre 50 years later

The My Lai massacre — the worst American atrocity of the Vietnam War — took place 50 years ago next month on March 16, 1968, although US citizens did ...

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Ireland 2040: Sun, moon, and stars promised to the country

Ireland, as a whole, has won the lotto and can look forward to endless funding for transport, housing, and hospital dream schemes for the next decade. This was the ...

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Roadmaps have habit of veering off course

In its last hurrah the Citizens’ Assembly will examine fixed-term parliaments, writes Elaine Loughlin.

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Ireland 2040: Glitzy display but content hardly jaw-dropping

Perhaps in their efforts to unveil an overarching, big-picture plan of what Ireland will be like in 20 years time, Government simply overlooked the finer points ...

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US seems stuck in Syria without a mission

Holding the terrain the US occupies with the Kurdish SDF is achievable, but may require further reinforcements in the face of Syrian and Turkish pressure, writes ...

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Working together to prevent nuclear conflict in Europe

Reducing and eliminating nuclear risks is an existential interest that all countries share, write Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S Ivanov, and Sam Nunn

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Michael Clifford: Nobody has total recall despite the high stakes

A remarkable feature of the Disclosures Tribunal is the number of people who fail to remember conversations or communications that occurred, says Michael Clifford.

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Michael Ring: Government intends to redistribute investment to rural areas

Project Ireland 2040 will make villages and towns more attractive places to live, in expectation of substantial population growth, says Michael Ring.

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Michael Clifford: A series of unfortunate events on the part of Tusla

If history is just one damn thing after another, then perhaps the alleged smearing of Sergeant Maurice McCabe was just one damn error after another, writes Michael ...

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What Donald Trump gets so wrong about Mexico

Mexico is a largely positive story — and arguably a major US policy win — but it is portrayed inaccurately as a disaster by a president who refuses to ...

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Implications of drug resistance strategies must be considered

Any effort to restrict the consumption of antibiotics or regulate the food and drug industry will need complex ethical analysis, writes Christian Munthe.

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Breaking silence of repressive regimes

The universal struggle for justice is provoked by an individual’s sense of self worth, writes John Lloyd.

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One doctor reveals why she will be voting 'No' on proposed changes to law on abortion

GPs are not equipped to cope with what’s proposed on abortion, writes Dr Máire Neasta Nic Gearailt.

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Donald Trump’s spats with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un can mushroom into nuclear warfare

Donald Trump’s spats with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un about the size of their nuclear buttons are reckless, while his desire to expand his nuclear arsenal ...

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How fire that destroyed the Stardust in 1981 devastated lives for decades

Wednesday is the 37th anniversary of a tragedy that killed 48 people. The 1986 tribunal revealed the searing anguish of survivors, says Caroline O’Doherty.

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Cork events centre: Developers break silence in long-running saga

Funding deal agreed and construction of events centre could start before end of 2018, writes Eoin English.

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‘I will never forgive my son’s killers’ - How James Bulger's mother found a way to let go of the despair

As the 25th anniversary of the murder of James Bulger approaches, his mother Denise Fergus talks to Hannah Stephenson about how she has found a way to let go of ...

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Gerry Adams: Final draft of history likely to be kinder than the first

The first draft of history has been unable to achieve any clear consensus on Gerry Adams and what his legacy will be. As Mr Adams steps down as Sinn Fein president, ...

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Donald Trump parade may be more than fire and fury

A military parade in the US capital would further divide the nation, but many worry that such an event would also herald involvement in a future war, writes Carole ...

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Some traffic-control policies more roadworthy than others

Traffic congestion need not be a crippling aspect of urbanisation, not even in the developing world’s mega-cities, says Rema Hanna.

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Michael Clifford: ‘It was a mistake, judge, nothing more’

How a document falsely accusing Maurice McCabe of blackmail came to be written is the question currently at the centre of the Charleton inquiry, writes Michael Clifford. ...

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Ireland’s best-known suffragette: Munster woman Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Ireland’s best-known suffragette, was a Munster woman, although most of her adult life was lived in Dublin, writes Margaret Ward.

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Recriminations flow as taps dry in Cape Town

The way Cape Town has neared disaster has lessons for an era in which catastrophic climatic events are more frequent and long-term planning less so, says William ...

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Identifying problems with mooted Public Services Card

The Oireachtas Committee will be meeting this Thursday regarding the concerns attached to Ireland’s Public Services Card including its National Biometric Database, ...

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Bullying claims return as SF awaits new leader

At least 15 elected representatives have been expelled, suspended, or resigned from Sinn Féin in recent years. The issue can’t be dodged forever, writes ...

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Poland faces threat of isolation after adopting Holocaust law

Poland is leaving itself vulnerable to Putin’s revanchist Russia after adopting a law meant to combat the ‘Polish death camp’, writes Sławomir ...

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Shutters come down on way of life

A Tipperary family’s collection of photos offers a glimpse into life a century ago, writes John G Dwyer.

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Boarded-up, idle, and used to walk the dog: Shame of empty IDA sites

Undeveloped, underused and untenanted — the country is littered with vacant IDA sites seeking to attract foreign direct investment. The situation is particulary ...

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IDA has clear vision for the road ahead

There were 237 investments into Ireland in 2017 — 99 were in regional locations outside of Dublin.

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Contested Russia memo not ‘treasonous’ or ‘worse than Watergate’

No fair reading of the memo would compel anyone to argue that the probe into Russian interference in the US election is discredited, writes Eli Lake.

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Chinese Whispers: Whistleblower Guo Wengui lifts the lid on China's elite

Spies, corrupt business deals, and sex scandals. Exiled billionaire whistleblower Guo Wengui lifts the lid on China's elite. But is he telling the truth? Lauren ...

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