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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Kerry Babies: A watershed in changing rigid old values of Irish society

Donal Hickey covered the six-month tribunal into the case. Here, he recounts how Joanne Hayes was subjected to relentless pressure in the witness box as Garda legal ...

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False alarm puts US national security issues in the firing line

The blunder that caused more than a million people in Hawaii to fear that they were about to be struck by a missile fed scepticismabout the government's ability ...

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The pen stripped them from pomp of power

Two men of the right were pulled from pedestals this past week: one, American, for being a source; the other, British, for having been a columnist.

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US and Pakistan relationship on a knife-edge of mistrust

Richard N. Haass looks at the risks involved as the United States’ relationship with Pakistan deteriorates into a Twitter shouting match.

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GRA’s top committee ‘not fit for purpose’

Michael Clifford examines a critical review of the Garda Representative Association,which paints a picture of corporate rot that seems to start with its leadership ...

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Electing a celebrity is no answer to US problems

Oprah Winfrey is an acclaimed philanthropist, humanitarian, and global television star but she should never become president of the US — simply because she ...

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North hasn’t changed strategy despite resumption of talks

Last year, Kim Jong Un shocked the world with the unexpected speed of his nuclear missile development, his brutal crackdown on apparent rivals and suspicions that ...

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Theocrats failed to anticipate dissatisfaction of majority in Iran

Attempts to undermine moderate president have backfired as mass protests against religious regime take hold, says Geoffrey Hoon.

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We are long overdue a merit system to honour our citizens

Today, the Irish Examiner publishes a special souvenir supplement marking 25 years of the Cork Person of the Year award, writes David O'Mahony.

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One woman tells the story of losing her home in hope will open eyes to the tragedy of homelessness

I’m on the cusp of losing my second house, having had to sell my first because I couldn’t afford it. I’m frightened. I will be rudderless without ...

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Cabinet faces deep divisions as abortion tops meeting agenda

This morning, the Cabinet will meet for the first time since the Christmas break, and at the top of the agenda is abortion, writes Daniel McConnell.

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Michael Clifford: Who judges the judges in Ireland?

A defendant in a case in Killarney in 2016 says Judge James O’Connor called him ‘English scum’, but there is no system to prove or disprove this ...

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Dithering US sidelined in new power structure

Despite their difference Iran and Russia are both becoming big players in the MiddleEast, sidelining Trump’s America. Josh Cohen looks at the shape of politics ...

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Solas shines a light on reform of neglected PLC sector

Worthy further education reforms may be unrealistic without extra funding, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray.

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Breaking down plastics’ problem as new solution abounds

The focus of the plastics industry has long been on a product’s functionality during its lifespan. This approach is no longer tenable, writes Michael Stephen. ...

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One woman’s story reveals the hidden heartbreak of caring for a loved one

An only child, Maureen Lowndesbecame her mother’s carer after her elderly father died. The endless duties made her bitter and suicidal, and damaged her life, ...

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